The local auto industry in the Philippines has seen competition in the mid-size SUV vehicle segment. For this car battle, Isuzu has brought its all-new MU-X, the first impression of this car great, the design of this car is made so that it warrants attention from its competing brands.
The Isuzu MU-X is made on safety-focused cutting-edge technology, making this vehicle a superb touring vehicle for family and friends. This mid-size SUV gives an impression of a typical seven-seater SUV that you see performing drop-offs and other daily tasks. But the reality is that this car is powered by a 4×4 option that makes it capable of doing off-roading and going on long road trips.
What’s New for The Isuzu MU-X 2022?
Isuzu has made many great changes in the latest MU-X 2022 model. The most notable changes in this car are the technology used in the contemporary cabin and more active safety features. The features offered in this car include automatic bi-LED headlights alongside reverse parking sensors and rain-wiping sensors. The car is offered with 17-inch alloy wheels. This car’s infotainment system offers a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (wireless).
The new safety features of this car include eight airbags that include a front-center bag and full curtains. This SUV is equipped with a lane-assist system that helps the driver while switching lanes. This car is made for towing and off-roading; it is equipped with a 4×4 body-on-frame. The chassis rails of this car have been made stronger than the previous models. It is estimated that this car has a towing capacity of around 3.5 tonnes.
The experts have taken a take on the latest Isuzu MU-X, where they said that this car is much easier to drive than its previous models, and it is a real seven-seater that will retain its market value once you buy it.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The engine specifications of this car include a ‘4JJ3-TCX’ 3.0-litre Isuzu four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, which has 140kW of power that produces 3600 rpm, and there is 450Nm of torque at 1600 pm.
The transmission of this car includes a standard six-speed Aisin automatic transmission that is connected to the option of a 4×4 and a rear-wheel drive.
The fuel consumption in this vehicle is estimated to be around 7.8 liters per 100 km for the 4×2 variant, and it offers 8.3 liters per 100 km for the 4×4 variant. The gear changes in this car are very smooth, and it does a good job in managing descents where it takes advantage of the engine brakes.
The braking capacity of this vehicle is also very great; when you take your foot off the accelerator, the car stops moving, even if your car is not on neutral. The electronic park brake auto-hold feature also comes in handy when you are standing at traffic lights.
The Interior and Comfort of the car
The interior of the Isuzu MU-X features a modern design with a premium feels with stitched accents. There is nothing in the interior that is cheap; the controls and the switches in the interior are easy to use and well-placed. The seat is made of high-grade cloth where the seats include an adjusting feature. The front seats of this car are very comfortable and are ideal for long trips and tours.
The Isuzu MU-X is a seven-seater SUV where every person will be comfortable in their seats. The second seating row includes dual USB ports that are optimal to keep your devices charged for your long trips. The boot space of this car has an in-floor storage compartment that has much space, plus a light and a 12v outlet are there too.
- Length: 4,305 mm
- Height: 1,515 mm
- Wheelbase: 100.9 in
- Width: 1,370 mm
- Passenger Volume: 89-90 ft3
- Cargo Volume (Cubic feet): 12.4
- Curb Weight (C/Dest): 2,117 lb.
- 1/4-Mile: 16.3–16.6 sec
- Top Speed: 112 mph
- 60 mph: 12.7 sec
Infotainment and Connectivity
This car is equipped with a 9.0-inch infotainment system that has good technology in it. This car’s infotainment and connectivity features include a satellite navigation system, Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay. The car is equipped with an 8-speaker surround sound system that provides you with an amazing audio experience.
Pricing of Isuzu MU-X 2022
The pricing of the SUV is different for all the variants. The price of each variant has been given below:
- Isuzu MU-X LS-T 4×2 – $59,900
- Isuzu MU-X LS-U 4×2 – $53,900
- Isuzu MU-X LS-M 4×2 – $47,900
- Isuzu MU-X LS-M 4×4 – $53,900
- Isuzu MU-X LS-T 4×4 – $65,900
- Isuzu MU-X LS-U 4×4 – $59,900