While we wait, and wait and wait a bit more for the new Isuzu D-Max to arrive spy shots of the MU-X have been shared on the internet. The MU-X is Isuzu’s answer to the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest. The current model has given Isuzu a new competitive edge but it hasn’t seen the sales that the brand had hoped for. Will this new one attract more customers? Here are some details.
The 2021 MU-X has been spotted out in Australia. A avid fan of CarAdvice Australia sent them photos of the 2021 Isuzu MU-X being filmed by a crew in a matte black Mercedes SUV which was armed with camera equipment. They suspect that the crew were filming the TV commercial in the Sydney CBD.
While we know very little about the MU-X, there are some details which have surfaced in recent months. Here is what we know so far.
According to various sources the new MU-X will sport some of the latest safety technology. This includes a centre airbag between the front seats as well as technology such as radar cruise control, twin-camera autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, speed sign recognition, and more.
Some suggest that the top spec models will feature a 9 inch infotainment screen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto. We suspect it will also feature a digital instrument cluster.
Powering the new MU-X will most likely be the new 3.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder which will also feature on the new Isuzu D-Max. It is rated at 140kW and 450Nm and will most likely be pared with a 6-speed auto or 6-speed manual gearbox. As always, 2WD and 4WD will be on offer.
Unfortunately, we have no exact details for when this car will arrive in South Africa as we are still awaiting the arrival of the Isuzu D-Max. While these vehicles do sound promising, if the brand continues to wait any longer it could completely become redundant in the customer’s mind as the likes of Toyota and Ford are continuously offering new models and smaller names like GWM are offering value for money options. Hurry up Isuzu!