ISUZU Motors known for commercial vehicles has launched mu-X SUV in India. This is premium 7 seater SUV and will be built at ISUZU’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh.
The mu-X is powered by the 3.0 litre ISUZU Ddi VGS Turbo Hi-Power engine which gives a maximum power output of 130 kW (177 PS) and a maximum torque of 380 Nm with a superior flat torque curve. The mu-X will be available in 4×2 and 4×4 variants with a 5 speed sequential shift Automatic Transmission. The 4×4 variant sports a ‘shift-on-the-fly’ 4×4 select dial for an excellent off-roading capability.
On the exterior, the mu-X is styled with a tiger-inspired dynamic and muscular exterior that make it look truly spectacular. With its double slat chrome grille, multi-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels, and two-tone front and rear bumpers, it gives very dominating look.
ISUZU vehicles are renowned for their tough build and the mu-X stays true to this reputation with a high tensile steel body with tailor welded blanks and crumple zones with anti-intrusion bars.
It comes with advanced active safety systems like ESC (Electronic Stability Control), TCS (Traction Control System) and ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) with EBA (Emergency Brake Assist) and EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution).
This seven seater SUV has key aspect of its 3rd row seating which allows full-size adults comfortable seating with ample leg room and foot-well. Another key feature is the fully folding second row seat with a one-touch fold-and-tumble feature with maximum ingress space.
This SUV has a twin cockpit design with easily accessible controls for both, the driver and the front passenger. In addition to these, the Penta-Link rear suspension provides excellent comfort for all passengers, while the supremely spacious cabin features a number of smart storage compartments. The mu-X is also almost like a personal air-conditioned theatre on wheels as it has in the rear roof-mounted 10-inch DVD entertainment monitor with great surround sound. The driver seat too features 6-way power adjustable control for prolonged comfort even on long road trips.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Hitoshi Kono, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, added, “The ISUZU mu-X is the perfect SUV for the modern Indian SUV buyer and it has been designed to offer the perfect combination of style, power and road presence while also providing excellent space and comfort. The Indian market for SUVs is now coming of age and we are excited to be present here in these times with our latest offering. We are confident the mu-X will set a new benchmark for full size premium SUVs in India.”
The price of mu-X 4×2 and 4×4 variants in Automatic Transmission is Rs. 23.99 and Rs. 25.99 lakhs, respectively ex-showroom Delhi.