Isuzu MU-X to launch in India on May 11 – Report

Posted on: Mar 30, 2017 - 1:36pm IST

Will replace the Isuzu MU-7.

According to Whatcar India, the Isuzu MU-X will launch in Indian on May 11. It will launch in its facelifted guise, which was launched in Thailand this year, and is being showcased at the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show.

India-bound Isuzu MU-X front three quarter at the BIMS 2017
The Isuzu MU-X will launch in its facelifted guise, which is on showcase at the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show.

Based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer (also on sale in India), the Isuzu MU-X will be assembled at the company’s new factory in Andhra Pradesh. Some of the exterior features you can expect include LED headlamps with a pair of LED DRL strips, sportier front bumper, restyled 18-inch six twin-spoke alloy wheels shod with 255/60 R18 tires, and LED-powered taillights.

Like the model sold in Thailand, the MU-X for India could also come with a dual tone beige and black interior with beige leather upholstery for the seats, armrest and door cards, silver garnish on the steering wheel and centre console, as well as faux wood trim. The centre console will house a new 8-inch touchscreen head unit with smartphone mirroring options, which could be a standard fitment.

India-bound Isuzu MU-X dashboard at the BIMS 2017
Like the model sold in Thailand, the Isuzu MU-X for India could also come with a dual tone beige and black interior.

It’s unclear which diesel engine will power the MU-X in India. One of the probable options is the RZ4E-TC1.9-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 110 kW (150 PS) and 350 Nm of torque, while the other could be the D-Max V-Cross’s 2,499 cc four-cylinder VGS turbodiesel engine that makes 134 hp at 3,600 rpm and peak torque of 320 Nm.

The model the MU-X is based on, the Chevrolet Trailblazer, is already sold in India.

2017 Isuzu MU-X – Image Gallery

[Source: Whatcar India]

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