With a large number of features, room for 7 people, and a proper all-wheel drive, the 2018 Isuzu MU-X aims to combine enhanced off-road capabilities with family values. Even though the MU-X model has always gravitated towards the utility spectrum of the SUV world, the newest edition will also provide a bit of sportiness, as well. This model will not differ so much aesthetically from the past models but it will feature a new engine and some subtle interior changes. With these improvements, the Japanese manufacturer looks to challenge the Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Pajero and the Toyota Fortuner.
2018 Isuzu MU-X – Platform and Features
The original MU-X model was based on the D-Max ute. The latest 2018 Isuzu MU-X will use the same platform and feature some very subtle exterior changes. While this might disappoint some fans, the fact is that the MU-X does not require any drastic changes. This SUV is, undoubtedly, still one of the prettiest and most athletic looking models on the market. With the new model, it is obvious that Isuzu has no intentions of changing the winning formula.
The upcoming MU-X will sport a slightly revamped front end, with a set of sleeker headlights and a somewhat softer-looking grille. In addition, we will also see a new set of fog lights, larger air intakes, a redesigned rear bumper and a set of 18-inch alloy wheels. All in all, the latest edition of the MU-X will be more of what we have seen in the past, but with some notable updates.
Anyone looking for plenty of passenger and cargo space will be more than satisfied with the 2018 Isuzu MU-X. The interior space of this SUV is massive. It can easily accommodate up to 7 fully grown individuals, as well as plenty of cargo. There is an abundance of legroom and headroom and the cargo space can be further expanded by lowering the 3rd seat row. The cabin of the MU-X will offer maximum convenience and simplicity.
However, it will not be able to match the cabin design of many top-end SUV models. It will feature the same layout and the design of the D-Max ute. Regardless, the cabin will still look stylish and be capable of providing a smooth experience. When it comes to the tech features, we will most likely see a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity and phone streaming, FM/AM radio, power windows, DVD and CD players and more.
2018 Isuzu MU-X – Engine Specs and Performance
All variants of the 2018 Isuzu MU-X will sport the same engine model. This is going to be a 3.0-liter 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine. According to the latest tests, this engine is capable of outputting 180 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Whereas the previous MU-X models used a 5-speed gearbox, the latest iteration will come paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive.
2018 Isuzu MU-X – Release Date and Price
The fans of the MU-X and potential customers can expect to get their hands on the upcoming SUV from Isuzu during the first quarter of 2018, with a starting price of 45.000$.