The Isuzu MU-X facelift test mules were spotted testing in India, although heavily camouflaged. The MU-X was launched in India in 2017, and now finally the facelift is seen testing, so a launch is expected any time soon. The facelift had been launched in the international market much ago.
The car would be powered by the 3.0-litre diesel with either two or four wheel drive mated to a five-speed sequential shift automatic transmission. The international version has the automatic six speed transmission system. It might make its way to India too. The power produced will be 174 Bhp at 3600 rpm and torque will be 380 Nm at 1800 rpm. There is also a ‘Terrain Command’ variant with an electronic shift-on-the-fly rotary dial on the offer. The car also be powered by a 1.9 liter diesel engine producing 150 bhp.
New projector headlamps, integrated LED DRLs, LED guide lights and a revised front grille with horizontal slats and wider air intakes, new front and rear bumpers, refreshed fog lamps and a host of chrome accents are the exterior features the facelift will have. The rear side will show off new tail lamp cluster, fresh graphics and LED guide lights. 18 inch alloy wheels will replace the old 17 inch ones.
The interior features will be limited but enough, two-tone dashboard with faux wooden trim inserts, new soft-touch plastics, centre console featuring a large eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity options. The suspension duties will be handled by double wishbone in front and penta-link setup with shock absorbers at the rear.
Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and upcoming Mahindra-branded Rexton SUV will be the rivals of the Isuzu once its launched. The Japanese automaker had priced them at Rs. 24.79 lakhs and Rs. 26.76 lakhs, for the 4*2 and 4*4 ones respectively.
Image source : Autocar
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