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Isuzu MU-X gets slight makeover, will remain a SA no-no


On sale in markets such as Asia and Australia since 2013, Isuzu has celebrated its 60th anniversary of sales in Thailand by unveiling the facelifted MU-X SUV.

Effectively a restyled twin of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer but not expected to arrive in South Africa anytime soon due to pricing clashes, the revised MU-X, which has been a class top seller Down Under regularly outselling the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and the TrailBlazer, gets a new front bumper with LED daytime running lights, new grille, 18-inch alloy wheels and LED taillights.

Inside, its retains the D-Max (KB) interior but with upgraded materials, dual tone beige / black trim, wood inserts, a eight-inch Kenwood touchscreen infotainment system, contrasting silver steering wheel and new gear lever.

Changes underneath the bonnet are unchanged with power either coming from a 1.9-litre BluePower turbodiesel making 110 kW and 350 N.m of torque, or the familiar 3.0-litre D-TEQ with 130 kW and 380 N.m. A five-speed manual is standard on the latter and a six-speed on the former, with a six-speed RevTronic automatic optional on both. Unlike the 1.9, the 3.0-litre will be available only with four-wheel drive.

A choice of six trim levels will be made available with prices ranging between 1.09-million (R410 227) and 1.47-million (R550 204) baht in Thailand.

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Posted by: Eugene
Submitted: 08-07-2017
While GM is leaving SA I think it is time and a must for Isuzu to look after the TB owners now hasnt got anny way out as to wait anxiously for the arival of the Isuzu MU-X (SUV) theire is nothing else for these fans and in question is the problem for seen by Isuzu as price classhes q