The headlights sits firmly on the edge of the bonnet giving it a muscular stance. The SUV also has a darker shaded lower portion to give it the floating appearance. The side profile is typical SUV with three visible rows, a high roofline and sharply raked front windscreen and flared wheel arches.
The roof rails and alloy wheels will be standard across all variants. The rear of the Isuzu gets typical SUV design with sharp wraparound tail lights. The overall design philosophy is very similar to that of the Chevrolet Trailblazer.
All variants of the MU-X sold internationally are equipped with leather seats. The SUV also comes with an optional premium audio system with 6 speakers plus 2 roof-mounted speakers and Bluetooth phone connectivity along with audio streaming. The MU-X comes with 14 cup holders, steering wheel with integrated audio control, six-way electric driver seat and climate control. The MU-X also comes with foldable second and third row seats increasing the ability to carry large amounts of luggage.
Engine and gearbox
Sold in either a four-wheel-drive or two-wheel-drive combination globally, the MU-X comes mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox. We can expect the Indian-spec MU-X to be powered by the 2.5-litre 4JK1-TC (HI) common rail direct injection intercooler mill that produces 136bhp of power and 320Nm of torque.
Price and competition
The MU-X will replace the MU7 and be priced similarly between Rs 20 lakh – Rs 25 lakh. It will compete with the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Trailblazer, SsangYong Rexton, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and the Ford Endeavour