And we bring you good news: here’s a full specifications list of the all-new MU-X (pronounced “miu-x”) that’s been confirmed for a debut on the 4th of June (next month).
As we showed you from our previous report of the car being showcased at the Alamanda Putrajaya mall, two variants were initially teased to be launched in Malaysia, and with that, a few brief specifications about it were revealed.
This time around, we can tell you far more about the all-new seven-seater SUV, and in more detail, with the company sharing these latest documents with us. Unfortunately, no indicative prices were shared with us, yet. Anyways, let’s get down to uncovering the all-new Isuzu MU-X.
POWERTRAIN: As disclosed before, there still isn’t a 3.0-litre VGS engine to choose from like there is with the D-Max V-Cross, leaving sole availability of the 2.5-liltre VGS turbo-diesel. Paired with a five-speed torque converter automatic transmission with a sequential shifter, power outputs equate to 136hp @ 3,400rpm, and 320Nm of torque between 1,800 to 2,800rpm.
4X2 and 4X4 versions of the car will be available, both sharing identical engines and transmissions. In these images, however, we’re only able to show you images of the 4X4, because this is the only version available for us to drive today.
EXTERIOR: We’ve probably shown you all you need to know already about our coming MU-X already, but with this spec sheet, we can detail the two variants for you more clearly.
As expected, it’s the higher-spec (and presumably more expensive) 4X4 version that benefits from the full barrage of features. As such, unique to that variant will be a set of LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, and a muffler cutter.
Highlights of what’s shared between the two available variants include projector headlamps, front fog lamps, lots of chrome detailing (wing mirrors, engine hood garnish, door handles) roof rails, side steps and more.
INTERIOR: Again, it’s the top-sped 4X4 that gets all the goodies, highlights of which include:
- Automatic climate control
- ISUZU Infotainment Audio Aystem (Blaupunkt)
- Multimedia DVD Player with Mirror Link, WiFi, USB, Bluetooth connectivity
- Rear DVD monitor
- GPS Navigation & Reverse Camera
- Cargo organizer box
- Tonneau Cover
- Cruise Control switches on the steering wheel
But that’s not to say that the base 4X2 doesn’t feature enough, because you still get:
- ISUZU Premium Audio System with six-speakers and MP3, Bluetooth, USB connectivity
- Leather seats and trims
- 2nd & 3rd row air-conditioning vents with fan speed control
- Bucket support seats with six-way electric driver’s seat
SAFETY: Isuzu Malaysia is offering both MU-X variants with nearly identical safety features – the only variable we can see thus far comes from the reverse sensor count, of which only 2 are available for the base model, while you get four in the top-spec one.
Then on, the list of safety features included appears generous indeed, but for the air bag count, which is limited to just two (dual front SRS), any way you look at it.
Compensating for this are a full ABS + EBD + BA, Electronic Stability Control, Traction control, ISOFIX child seat anchors with top tethers of the second row seats, and more.
Coming to Malaysia, very, very soon
As mentioned above, the all-new 2015 Isuzu MU-X will be launched in Malaysia come the 4th of June. No mention of prices were made as yet for the D-Max-based SUV, but various ads on Carlist.my has seen dealerships ask for some RM150k for it.
Will this give the Toyota Fortuner (RM169k) a good run for its money in the country? We don’t see why not, at all.
Stay tuned for our full test drive review of the car from today’s trip.