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2013 Isuzu MU-X Drive and Review

Isuzu no stone unturned in wheeling-out the #8211; its first global SUV staging a massive international launch at home in Bangkok, and CarShowroom.com.au was there. We toured the new Gateway plant, 90-minutes from the CBD and we put the MU-X through its at Isuzu’s equally impressive 4WD track.

2013 Isuzu First Drive and Review

The giant is right to be confident from $40,500 and on-sale in in December, the seven-seat Isuzu boasts an impressive arsenal and can toe-to-toe with any rival in the SUV segment. Facts are lots of in this league tow large so tick a 3.0-tonne towing for the MU-X, lots of buyers in segment look for tough ability and we put the MU-X through challenges which would cars three times its and some buyers look for a luxury so the range-topping LS-T includes leather seats and a DVD entertainment system amongst its

Well known for its trucks has been a truck market leader in Australia for 25 years) the started in 1916 and is actually oldest vehicle manufacturer. As as the MU-X, Isuzu produces its (D-Max pickup), trucks, and stationary diesel engines construction, generators etc).

MU-X Overview

Isuzu MU-X is related to Colorado 7 but differences are significant not the of which is Isuzu’s own exterior and, with a nod to serious enthusiasts and heavy-duty fleet (such as mining companies), MU-X is available with a transmission).

2013 Isuzu MU-X Drive and Review

Isuzu is available in two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive and model grades entry-level mid-grade LS-U and range-topping Amongst its extras, Isuzu MU-X adds 17-inch alloy front fog-lights, chrome and exterior mirrors plus side-steps, while LS-T all that plus leather-trimmed climate-control air-conditioning, touch-screen navigation and a fold-down roof-mounted DVD system.

Another version is development tailored for the specific use and OHS of the mining industry.

The full is:

4#215;2 LS-M automatic

4#215;2 LS-U automatic

4#215;4 LS-M manual

4#215;4 LS-M automatic

4#215;4 LS-U manual

4#215;4 LS-U automatic

4#215;4 LS-T automatic

Isuzu MU-X Engine

Isuzu is one of the world’s leading diesel manufacturers, including GM’s subsidiary Opel amongst its

The all-new Isuzu MU-X employs the version of the familiar 3.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel with of power at 3600rpm and peak of 380Nm between 1800rpm and a flat torque curve a key to its operation at cruising and excellent prowess.

2013 Isuzu MU-X Drive and Review

Common-rail injection comes from and, in an update over the used in the Isuzu D-MAX the engine in the MU-X is a new overhead design with stainless drive belts.

Like the Isuzu MU-X drives via a five-speed manual or five-speed (ratios are slightly different to the in the pickup).

No six-speed? Isuzu the abundant torque and flat curve of the 3.0litre turbo-diesel at 100km/h) makes the extra redundant.

Combined cycle consumption for the five-speed manual is at 8.2l/100kms and 8.4l/100kms (automatic).

capacity is an impressive 3.0-tonnes and the tow ball mass load is both vital for those who tow caravans, horse floats and trailers. Development of the towing kit was in-house by ICL, Isuzu’s development arm, and is very engineering to suit the MU-X’s rear suspension.

And, its 4WD capability, unlike some which run plastic protector the Isuzu MU-X is equipped solid steel protectors for the sump and transfer case.

MU-X The Interior

Unlike of our international colleagues at the Isuzu media launch in Bangkok, was quick to climb into the seat to check it out. we did too ‘cause there’s good for families the tumble-fold function for row two made for easy access and there, leg-room was ample and superior to many rivals.

2013 Isuzu MU-X First and Review

Naturally there’s of the excellent D-MAX design the MU-X we like the instrumentation stylish pointer needles and the layout for the climate control pays dividends with operation. We also like stylish steering wheel (leather-wrapped in LST).

New design seats look good and good with ‘wrap-around’ for extra support.

Second-row are comfortable and split-fold 60/40 for versatility. There are three top for child seats and ISOFIX

Third row seat split-fold and, if you fold all the seats the Isuzu MU-X can accommodate up to 1995mm in length.

2013 MU-X First Drive and

Storage locations are plentiful and on the front, all models except run a six-speaker system with the connectivity. Amongst its extras, adds an eight-speaker system rear-seat roof-mounted 10-inch DVD reversing camera and satellite complete with live updates and HEMA off-road

Isuzu MU-X Exterior

The previous generation Isuzu was launched in 2004 and, it didn’t come to Australia, it has a massive seller at home in Design of the all-new model in 2007 and from the get-go the knew this was going to be a car for markets.

It was to be a true family-sized SUV highlighted by Flow’ looks (in ‘designer-speak’).

Isuzu MU-X First and Review

As we know, the Isuzu is closely related to both its ute stalemate and the Holden Colorado 7 but in the styling differences are significant. a wedge-shape, like the D-Max but only the bonnet and front are shared and, unlike the 7, MU-X’s roofline is extended at the plus Isuzu is straight at the rear three-quarter as opposed to the bulging rear hips.

further differentiating Isuzu’s seven-seat SUV from its pickup are new headlights, new tail-lights and new alloy

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Isuzu MU-X On The Road

The of the all-new Isuzu MU-X is different to the closely-related D-MAX Obviously the rear-suspension is markedly (a sophisticated five-link independent over the leaf-spring pickup), but not so is the ladder frame which is a design with unique and in fact, the seven-seat SUV is 250mm in the wheelbase than its pickup

2013 Isuzu MU-X Drive and Review

Isuzu the front suspension an “independent ride with coil gas shock absorbers, upper and wishbones and stabiliser bar”.

And, unlike the D-Max brakes), Isuzu equips the with 318mm discs.

talk off-road agility for a Isuzu MU-X provides clearance of 220-230mm, an approach of 29.4-degrees (LS-M) or 30 degrees and a angle of 24.4-degrees (LS-M) or

So Isuzu has its own 4WD adventure park and ‘epic’ #8211; designed to highlight the abilities of its vehicles. The has climb and descent which challenge gravity by being than 40-degrees.

Incredibly, by an Isuzu representative. we left our LS-T automatic to both and come-down the hill idling! Now the approved technique (4WD first gear and feet off for descents but to do it climbing was very Then we did it again with a LS-U model.

Isuzu wheel articulation over high humps also got a tick as did its stability while severe side slopes and thanks to its very small a full-size seven-seat SUV) circle of 11.6-metres.

Isuzu Challenges

We would like a camera as standard on all models the MU-X is very much a car.

Isuzu MU-X

We got some insightful ‘seat-time’ in the MU-X in Thailand enticing and we look forward to putting good-looking seven-seater over Aussie roads to get a feel for like road noise on bitumen etc. But, the movie The Hangover II (a scene of was shot at the roof-top bar of the hotel by Isuzu!) our Bangkok experience was positive and left no doubt the MU-X has what it takes to large sales numbers in the SUV segment.

2013 Isuzu MU-X Drive and Review

Sharp seven seats, outstanding capacity and off-road ability are to guarantee that already.

MU-X The Competition

Word is has reacted immediately to the announcement of MU-X details with to the Colorado 7.

Like the Isuzu MU-X, Challenger is ute-based (the in this case). Starting at the Challenger is certainly ‘challenged’ by the value position.

Ford’s is a CarShowroom.com.au favourite, but starting for the turbo-diesel is $43,240.

2013 MU-X First Drive and

Of course word on the street is is to join the ute-based-serious off-road- brigade with the all-new Everest which CarShowroom.com.au has seen in the metal undergoing at the Anglesea Proving Ground.

Great off-road; hefty towing capacity; useful layout; nice looks and out.

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