30 July 2021

All-New 7-Seat MU-X Revealed

MU-X

Combining bold and dynamic design, with a comprehensive suite of standardised safety, driver-assist technologies and improved capabilities including segment-topping 3.5-tonne braked towing capacity, the All-New Isuzu MU-X is the most advanced Isuzu ever built. Available from Isuzu UTE Dealerships from the 2nd of August, the All-New Isuzu MU-X will be available across three model variants; LS-M, LS-U and LS-T in both 4x4 and 4x2.

Regardless of variant, each model is equipped with new-levels of premium features and finishes, the latest on-board technology including Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay® and is powered exclusively by Isuzu's new 4JJ3-TCX, 3-litre turbo-diesel engine producing 140kW and 450Nm—matched with an intuitive six-speed automatic transmission.

"Australia is a very competitive new-vehicle market and I'm proud to say that the Australian-spec All-New MU-X was designed with the feedback from Australian motorists. After all, Australia is the world's largest market for the MU-X outside of Thailand, and with the significant importance of Aussie customers we've been able to specify our MU-X to better suit their exact and unique requirements," said Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Hiroyasu Sato.

“By focusing on this feedback, we’ve fine-tuned the Australian specification; refined the areas that traditional Large-SUV drivers need, introduced new features that motorists want and improved the overall formula to broaden the appeal and capability with all buyer-types, particularly amongst families and travellers.”

"After all, not only did the first-generation MU-X prove exceptionally popular with families, it was a favourite with motorists travelling vast distances, often with something in tow. And, we're confident that the improvements in design and engineering instilled in the second-generation MU-X will meet—and exceed—the expectations of Australian motorists."

Traditionally favoured by customers seeking unparalleled value-for-money, dependability and capability in a large-SUV, the All-New Isuzu MU-X combined with its new-levels of refinement, capability and technology is set to amplify its adoration amongst a wider range of Australians.

MU-X towing

TOWING AND TOURING

Fuelled by feedback from Australian Motorists, Isuzu engineers have focused on fine-tuning the drivability and capability of the All-New MU-X for Australia. Maximising range, versatility and capacity whilst touring, towing and exploring, without compromising on occupant comfort and safety on Australian roads. Close to half of all Isuzu owners choose an MU-X to tow their caravans, boats and trailers, making range, efficiency and towing capacity key amongst towing motorists.

The All-New MU-X has the ability to tow 3.5-tonnes, and shares the same ladder-frame chassis constructed extensively of high-tensile steel as its D-MAX counterpart—affording it increased strength, rigidity and load-carrying capacities. This new MU-X also gains stiffer and stronger rear suspension geometry and independent double wishbone front suspension. All of this translates to improved overall vehicle composure, handling and dynamics and increases braked towing capacity to 3.5-tonnes, payload capacity, Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM), Gross Combination Mass (GCM) and front and rear axle loads—ideal for families who don’t pack light.

With new touring capabilities comes an expansion in the Isuzu UTE Accessory catalogue, with a selection of towing-focused accessories. These include a genuine tow bar kit, with either a 7-pin or 12-pin plug, a pair of ClearView extendable towing mirrors, with power-fold function and integrated Blind-Spot Monitoring alert lights and LED indicators, genuine Electronic Brake Controller and a genuine Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH)—which are designed and tested to work in harmony with the on-board systems.

With fuel range an important consideration when on the road, the fuel tank capacity has been increased to 80-litres—23% larger than in the previous-generation MU-X and combined-cycle fuel consumption figures returning 7.8-8.3-litres/100km.

MU-X

On the outside, optimal visibility for touring is achieved with Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL), featuring auto-levelling and automatic high beam control—with LS-U and LS-T further benefiting from LED front fog lights. Inside the cabin, all models feature front row and 2nd and 3rd row roof-mounted air-conditioning vents (with dual-zone air-conditioning control in LS-U and LS-T variants) and for cooler months, the LS-T adds a touch more comfort with variably controlled heated front seats.

MU-X engine

ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN

Engineered for touring vast distances and evolved from the famed 4JJ1-TC HI that powered the previous generation-MU-X the unique Australian-specification 4JJ3-TCX 3-litre, turbo-diesel engine in the All-New MU-X delivers linear and progressive torque across the entire rev-range. Power and torque outputs have been increased to 140kW and 450Nm—a 10kW and 20Nm improvement over the preceding engine respectively. Midrange torque has also been further improved—a benefit to four-wheel drivers who require low-down torque. Power and torque is also transferred to the wheels via a reengineered, smoother and more-refined Aisin AWE6B45 II 6-Speed automatic transmission. 

MU-X performance

OFF-ROAD PERFORMANCE

With off-road enthusiasts in mind, MU-X 4x4 models further benefit from a new, stronger and more-efficient 4x4 drivetrain—making shifting into 2WD-High Range, 4WD-High Range and 4WD-Low Range even easier via the '4x4 Terrain Command' dial. All 4x4 models are equipped with an electromagnetic locking rear differential (rear diff-lock) and a new off-road electronic driver aid, ‘Rough Terrain Mode'—which maximises drivability in technical, slippery and rough conditions. Coupled with a welcomed improvement to the Approach, Departure and Ramp-Over Angle due to the shorter front overhang, Isuzu engineers have also cleverly engineered the engine air intake system—increasing the MU-X’s wading depth to up to 800mm. When combined with the new body and chassis affording impressive clearance angles and class-topping ground clearance, and improvements made to the powertrain and underbody protection, the All-New MU-X is now more capable than ever to handle off-road terrain.

MU-X safety

SAFETY AND DRIVING CONVENIENCE

With safety an intrinsic strand of the DNA architecture of the All-New Isuzu MU-X, Isuzu’s Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) offers a comprehensive suite of safety and convenience features that complement the driver and dramatically improves the level of safety for all occupants, pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. Standard across all variants, IDAS encompasses the main driving systems, combining Active Safety, Passive Safety and Driver Assistance technology into one complete package.

At the heart of IDAS is a Hitachi 3D Stereo Camera, a binocular camera system that can precisely detect and measure distance, size, velocity and depth of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other potential obstacles in front of the MU-X. Mounted high-up at the top of the windshield—to increase the camera’s range, field-of-view and depth perception—this 3D camera system enables the MU-X to detect more subjects with a lower risk of miss-detection and take the necessary countermeasures. All Isuzu UTE Genuine & Approved accessories have been specifically engineered and calibrated to work in complete harmony with Isuzu’s IDAS—allowing for a seamless integration with provisions to mount an UHF antenna and additional driving lights.

Some of the active safety features that IDAS encompasses include Adaptive Cruise Control with stop & go traffic functionality, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Prevention, Trailer Sway Control, Misaccelaration Mitigation, alongside other potentially lifesaving technology such as 8-airbags, including a knee and centre airbag.

Standard across the range, automatic windshield wipers detect rain and moisture on the windshield and automatically wipes when needed, while the LS-T grade now benefits from an anti-glare Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror; significantly reducing glare from dazzling-headlights behind when necessary. Providing additional safety and convenience, all models come standard with a high-definition reversing camera with dynamic guidelines, which aids drivers by envisioning vehicle trajectory with parking lines that move according to steering input when reversing. 

MU-X interior

INTERIOR, INFOTAINMENT & STORAGE

With the majority of Australian motorists spending upwards of three-hours on average behind the wheel each day, Isuzu designers meticulously integrated luxury and comfort into the very ethos of the interior design—making the All-New MU-X the most relaxing and comfortable vehicle ever designed by Isuzu.

Commanding the driver’s view is a new premium leather-wrapped steering wheel (LS-U and LS-T) that is both supple to  touch and moulded to fit comfortably in hand. Sitting boldly behind the wheel is a new instrument cluster, featuring both analogue dials for the tachometer and speedometer, with a 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display (MID) sitting squarely in between. This MID relays vital vehicle data back to the driver, including a digital speedometer, turn-by-turn navigation instructions (LS-U and LS-T), drive modes, fuel usage and range data, menu sequences to the vehicle’s IDAS and new to the MU-X LS-T, a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. 

MU-X infotainment

Featuring the latest in connectivity and infotainment technology, at the heart of the interior is a new 9-inch high-definition infotainment system (LS-U and LS-T), while the LS-M sports a 7-inch infotainment display. Smartphone mirroring is standard across all models, with Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay® conveniently ensuring that Android devices and iPhones® respectively remain connected. Moving to the centre console, drivers will find a new Electric Park Brake (EPB)—featuring a new Auto Hold system that can be activated at the push of a button; maintaining brake pressure when the vehicle comes to a halt. All MU-X models feature three USB ports and two 12V/120W accessory sockets located up front in the centre console and in the boot.

With a focus on passenger comfort, extra room has been afforded to 2nd and 3rd row passengers. Seats are now trimmed in two levels of upholstery; premium high-grade cloth on LS-M and LS-U and quilted leather-accented on LS-T—offering 6-way adjustment to the driver’s seat in the LS-M and LS-U and 4-way adjustment on the passenger seat, with the LS-U further benefitting from power-adjustable lumbar support for the driver. The LS-T features variably heated front seats, with 8-way power adjustment on the driver’s seat with under-thigh adjustment, power adjustable lumbar support and 4-way power adjustment on the passenger’s seat. Coupled with soft-touch, elegant and premium appointments throughout the interior, it is clear there is no bad seat in the cabin.

The MU-X is also well-equipped to accommodate the needs of modern families. All models feature dual glove box storage (main is lockable), 1.5-litre bottle accommodation as part of the twelve drink holders available on-board, centre console storage, large door storage pockets and more. Rear luggage volume has also been improved to store 2,138 litres (SAE measurement). Optimised for easier use, the tailgate is now lighter, opens further and in the LS-U and LS-T, adds the extra convenience of an electronically controlled power tailgate—operated remotely via the key fob, from the button on the dash, or via the buttons on the tailgate.

MU-X colours

COLOURS

The All-New Isuzu MU-X range will be available in a tasteful selection of colours and finishes:

  • Mineral White
  • Basalt Black mica (NEW)
  • Mercury Silver metallic (NEW)
  • Obsidian Grey mica
  • Magnetic Red mica
  • Cobalt Blue mica (NEW)
  • Jasper Brown mica (NEW) (LS-U & LS-T only)
  • Moonstone White pearl (NEW) (LS-U & LS-T only)

 

RANGE GUIDE:

MU-X LS-M

The entry-level of the MU-X range, the LS-M is the ticket to adventure for savvy motorists and families who value a pragmatic and utilitarian interior with easy-to-clean trims and All-Terrain rubber—whilst still capable of towing up to the maximum of 3.5-tonnes braked. With the full-suite of Isuzu's Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS), this is the dual-purpose seven-seat SUV for work and play. 

MU-X LS-M

MU-X LS-M highlights (points in bold are unique to the LS-M):

  • Isuzu's Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS)
  • 2,035kg (4x2) and 2,135kg (4x4) kerb weight
  • 140kW/450Nm 3-litre turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain with 2-High, 4-High and 4-Low, Rear-Diff Lock and Rough Terrain Mode (4x4 models)
  • Electric Park Brake with Auto Hold
  • 230mm ground clearance, with 28.6° approach, 22.6° ramp-over and 27.6° departure angles.
  • 17-inch silver alloy wheels with 255/65R17 Dunlop AT25 All-Terrain 
  • Black trimmed door mirrors and door handles
  • Black and gunmetal grey front grille 
  • Polyurethane steering wheel and gear selector 
  • Carpet floor
  • High-grade cloth trim seven-seat upholstery
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Interior trimmed with easy-to-clean plastics and cloth door trim
  • Push Button Start with remote keyless entry
  • 7-inch infotainment with DAB+, Smart Phone Mirroring Voice Recognition, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®
  • 4-speaker audio 
  • Air-conditioning with rear passenger air vents and control
  • Automatic Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL), with auto-levelling and automatic high beam control
  • Automatic windshield wipers
  • LED combination taillights
  • Rear Park Sensors
  • Reversing camera with dynamic guidelines

 

MU-X LS-U

A traditional favourite with travellers, caravaners and families who sought increased levels of convenience and comfort, the MU-X LS-U represents value, pragmatism and comfort, packaged in an SUV that features new-levels of premium-appointments and inclusions previously unseen in an MU-X. 

MU-X LS-U

MU-X LS-U highlights (points in bold are features in addition to the LS-M):

  • Isuzu's Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) 
  • 2,060kg (4x2) and 2,155kg (4x4) kerb weight
  • 140kW/450Nm 3-litre turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain with 2-High, 4-High and 4-Low, Rear-Diff Lock and Rough Terrain Mode (4x4 models)
  • Electric Park Brake with Auto Hold
  • 235mm ground clearance, with 29.2° approach, 23.1° ramp-over and 26.9° departure angles
  • 18-inch tungsten silver 'turbine' alloy wheels with 265/60R18 Bridgestone 684II HT 
  • Powered body coloured door mirrors and door handles
  • Tungsten silver and chrome front grille
  • Carpet floor
  • Premium leather steering wheel and gear selector, with silver appointments
  • High-grade cloth trim seven-seat upholstery, with electric adjustable lumbar support  (Driver's seat)
  • Dual driver and passenger vanity mirror with LED light
  • Interior trimmed with piano-black, chrome and silver and cloth door trim
  • Embossed bronze, chrome and third-dimensional crystal-like textures across the dials.
  • Push Button Start with Smart Entry and Start – smart proximity key allows for true, keyless entry and start/stop at a push of a button
  • Walk Away Door Lock – automatically locks when it senses the driver is over 3-meters away from the vehicle
  • 9-inch infotainment with Sat-Nav, Voice Recognition, DAB+, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®
  • 8-speaker surround sound audio
  • Dual-zone air-conditioning with rear passenger air vents and control
  • Automatic Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL), with auto-levelling and automatic high beam control
  • LED fog lights
  • LED combination taillights
  • Automatic windshield wipers with intuitive flat wiper blade design 
  • Front and Rear Park Sensors
  • Power tailgate, with remote entry
  • Roof rails
  • Rear privacy glass with chrome window trim
  • Colours: Jasper Brown mica and Moonstone White pearl 

 

MU-X LS-T 

Ruggedly refined, the new-flagship MU-X LS-T headlines the range by combining a lavish piano black and quilted leather-accented interior with bold 20-inch alloys, all packaged up in Isuzu's most comprehensive vehicle ever. With more technology fitted standard than any Isuzu vehicle before it, it doesn't get more feature-packed than this.

MU-X LS-T

MU-X LS-T highlights (points in bold are features in addition to the LS-U and LS-M):

  • Isuzu's Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) 
  • 2,085kg (4x2) and 2,175kg (4x4) kerb weight
  • 140kW/450Nm 3-litre turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain with 2-High, 4-High and 4-Low, Rear-Diff Lock and Rough Terrain Mode (4x4 models)
  • Electric Park Brake with Auto Hold
  • 235mm ground clearance, with 29.2° approach, 23.1° ramp-over and 26.4° departure angles
  • 20-inch machined two-tone alloy wheels with 265/50R20 Bridgestone 684II HT 
  • Powered body coloured door mirrors and door handles
  • Tungsten silver and chrome front grille
  • Carpet floor 
  • Premium leather steering wheel and gear selector, with silver appointments
  • Quilted leather-accented seven-seat upholstery with quilted leatherette across interior door trims and centre console
  • Dual driver and passenger vanity mirror with LED light
  • Variably controlled heated front driver and passenger seats
  • 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, with electric adjustable lumbar support
  • 4-way power adjustable front passenger's seat
  • LED ambient interior lighting
  • Premium leather steering wheel and gear knob with embedded ambient lighting
  • Interior trimmed with piano-black, chrome and silver and leatherette trim
  • Embossed bronze, chrome and third-dimensional crystal-like textures across the dials
  • Push Button Start with Smart Entry and Start – smart proximity key allows for true, keyless entry and start/stop at a push of a button
  • Walk Away Door Lock – automatically locks when it senses the driver is over 3-meters away from the vehicle
  • Remote engine start – embedded with security measures to prevent unauthorised entry and theft
  • 9-inch infotainment with Sat-Nav, Voice Recognition, DAB+, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®
  • 8-speaker surround sound audio
  • Dual-zone air-conditioning with rear passenger air vents and control
  • Automatic Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL), with auto-levelling and automatic high beam control
  • LED fog lights
  • LED combination taillights
  • Automatic windshield wipers with intuitive flat wiper blade design 
  • Front and Rear Park Sensors
  • Power tailgate, with remote entry
  • Roof rails
  • Rear privacy glass with chrome window trim
  • Auto-Dimming rear view mirror
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Colours: Jasper Brown mica and Moonstone White pearl

Discover more about the All-New Isuzu MU-X here.

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