Custom Isuzu MU-X - Motorshow Focus

Dec 11, 2018 - 12:43pm IST | | Yatharth Chauhan

The Isuzu MU-X was put on display at the 2018 Thai Motor Expo in a regular as well as a customised avatar. The refreshed version of the Toyota Fortuner rival has been on sale in Thailand in a price bracket of 1,04,000 baht (INR 22,00,577) to 1,42,000 baht (INR 30,01,172).

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The customised Isuzu MU-X displayed at the Thai Motor Expo features a sporty look owing to a dual-tone paint scheme, bolder bumpers, side skirts, and larger rims shod with low profile tires.

The mid-cycle facelift for the Isuzu MU-X brought along a pair of stylish LED projector headlamps with LED DRL strips, a bolder front bumper, new 18-inch alloy wheels shod with 255/60 R18 tires, and LED taillights.

Furthermore, the customised MU-X on display at the motor show sports a dual-tone orange-black paint scheme, sportier bumpers, multi-spoke alloy wheels shod with low profile tires, a gloss-black finish on the front grille, and grey side skirts and wheel arch cladding.

The interiors of the 2017 Isuzu MU-X units on display at the motor show carry a black base colour theme with faux brushed aluminium trim. The Kenwood touchscreen system of the pre-facelift has made way a new 8-inch touchscreen head unit with smartphone mirroring options.

The Thailand-spec Isuzu MU-X (facelift) is available in two turbocharged diesel engine options - RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre and  4JJ1-TCX 3.0-litre. The former outputs a maximum power of 150 PS) and a peak torque of 350 Nm, while the latter delivers 177 PS and 380 Nm. The smaller oil-burner comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. A 6-speed Rev Tronic automatic unit is available with both the engine options.

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While the Indian-spec Isuzu MU-X is powered by a 3.0-litre diesel engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission, the Thai-spec model is available in 1.9-litre and 3.0-litre variants with 6-speed transmission options.

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The mid-cycle facelift of the Isuzu MU-X was launched in India on 26 October 2018, with prices starting from INR 26,26,842 (ex-showroom). The India-spec MU-X carries all the styling changes that are found on the international version but is available only with the 3.0-litre diesel engine option. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission, while a shift-on-the-fly 4WD system is optional.

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