New Isuzu MU-X emerges

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New Isuzu MU-X emerges

Last we exclusively revealed that will present an all-new SUV named the MU-X in Thailand in October, before the replacement for the MU-7 goes on sale in in December.

Now the first unofficial of the Japanese brand’s new off-road which is based on Isuzu’s D-MAX ute, has appeared in the Post this week, of an Isuzu enthusiast website.

We can vouch for the legitimacy of the image here, but it’s known the MU-X will wear front-end styling to the D-MAX, the large five-door wagon feature three rows of and redesigned suspension including a rear-end. 4×4 and entry-level versions will also be

As we reported in August, Isuzu Ute first direct rival for the Toyota Prado – as well as Colorado 7, the Mitsubishi Challenger and upcoming Ranger-based Everest – has federal regulatory approval for in Australia, where a pre-production is currently being evaluated,

While the MU-X is based on a ladder-frame chassis to Holden’s 7, the two SUVs (like their cousins) are built in separate in Thailand and it’s understood the will wear completely sheetmetal to the Holden.

Like its tray-backed cousin, the will also come different engines to the Colorado 7, is powered by a Thai-built VM Motori turbo-diesel.

We reported last that the MU-X will be by the same 130kW/380Nm 3.0-litre as the D-MAX, but that it could be offered with Isuzu’s more efficient and Euro 5 twin-turbo 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, which produces in the European D-MAX.

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Reports from Thailand now backed that up, indicating four MU-X variants be available in Thailand from all fitted as standard with an transmission.

According to the Isuzu fan site, the 2.5 VGS will open the MU-X below the mid-range 2.5 VGS Prestige and 3.0 VGS 4×2 Prestige Navi, the four-wheel drive 3.0 VGS 4×4 Navi will top the Thai

Expect the MU-X to be priced under $50,000 when sales commence in December – between the Colorado 7 (from and Prado (from $55,990), of which will be upgraded the MU-X arrives.

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Published: Friday, 27 September Words: Marton Pettendy

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