Isuzu mu-X receives slight revamp for sales fight against formidable Fortuner

2020 Isuzu mu-X. Image: QuickPic
2020 Isuzu mu-X. Image: QuickPic

• mu-X refreshed for 2020 model-year

• Revised changes on exterior and interior

• 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine remains

The Isuzu mu-X has been revamped with several exterior and interior enhancements.

The revamped mu-X features a new, bolder radiator grille, new front bumper, and new covers for the fog lamps. Isuzu says that the revisions do add to the SUV's strong stance, all aided by the edition of gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels.

At the rear, the bumper features a colour-coded upper section, while the lower section is finished in gloss black. The roof rails are finished in black and silver, and the tail light clusters add further appeal to the vehicle.

Dominic Rimmer, executive, Technical Services at Isuzu Motors South Africa, says: "The launch of the mu-X in 2018 revived Isuzu's proud legacy in the SUV segment and the updated model for 2020 brings fresh design updates and improved safety to this accomplished and versatile seven-seater."


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Isuzu mu-X

2020 Isuzu mu-X. Image: QuickPic

Interior

The mu-X offers seating for up to seven passengers, with the second and third rows of seat folding flat when the need arises. All the seats are covered in leather, with the two front units offering electric adjustability.

READ: Need a new SUV? Why Isuzu's mu-X is an ideal family vehicle

Electric climate control is available for both front and rear passengers, and the aft occupants are allowed to adjust the airflow as they see fit.

As standard, an eight-inch colour touchscreen is fitted across the range, but users can specify the optional nine-inch unit. Front and rear USB slots are provided in conjunction with an auxiliary iPod input and HDMI port.

Isuzu mu-X

2020 Isuzu mu-X. Image: QuickPic

Familiar engine

The mu-X is powered by the familiar turbocharged 3.0-litre diesel engine that produces 130kW and 380Nm. Power is sent to either the rear wheels or to all four corners via Isuzu's 4x4 system. A six-speed automatic gearbox is standard across the range.

The Isuzu mu-X comes standard with Isuzu Complete Care, comprising a five-year/120 000km bumper-to-bumper warranty and Isuzu Roadside Assistance, a five-year/unlimited km anti-corrosion warranty and a five-year/90 000km Service Plan. Service intervals are every 15 000km/12 months.

Price:

• Isuzu mu-X 3.0 4X2 6AT - R630 400

• Isuzu mu-X 3.0 4x4 6AT - R698200

Isuzu mu-X
2020 Isuzu mu-X. Image: QuickPic
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