Isuzu MU-7 Automatic launching in India this month - IAB Report

21/07/2015 - 09:36 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Assembled in India through CKD kits.

Isuzu will launch its MU-7 SUV with an automatic transmission in India, in the next "couple of days", Indian Autos Blog comes to know.

Isuzu MU-7 AT teased
The MU-7 AT will continue to offer the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine.

Launched in India in December 2012, Isuzu began local assembly of the MU-7 in December 2013 at Hindustan Motors' Tiruvallur plant.

The MU-7 in India is powered by a 3.0-liter four-cylinder intercooled engine developing 163 PS at 3,600 rpm and 360 Nm of torque between 1,800-2,800 rpm. Currently, the MU-7 is offered only with a 5-speed manual, but with an automatic transmission, Isuzu is looking to further expand the reach of this ladder-frame SUV. Also, a 4x4 option is not available on the MU-7, making it a rear-wheel drive model.

Features on the MU-7 include dual AC, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, dual front airbags, ABS, keyless entry, a 2-DIN touchscreen audio system with DVD, Bluetooth and reverse camera, leather seats and 16-inch alloy wheels.

India-made Isuzu MU-7 dashboard
Dual front airbags and ABS are a standard fitment on the MU-7.

The MU-7 is offered in BS-3 and BS-4 variants, with the latter costing between INR 21.58 lakhs to INR 23.9 lakhs, ex-Showroom, New Delhi. Expect the AT variant to cost about a lakh more. Currently, the product is offered in three colors - Black, White and Silver.

Also read: Jointly developed Isuzu-GM pickup truck to be made in India

Apart from the MU-7, Isuzu also sells the D-Max pickup in India.

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