2018 Isuzu MU-X facelift gets revised exterior and interior along with addition of new features; no mechanical changes likely on cards
Isuzu Motors India Pvt Ltd is all prepared to introduce a facelift for the range-topping MU-X SUV in the domestic market on October 16 and we will be there in Hyderabad to give you a comprehensive coverage. Having made its local debut in May 2017, the facelifted MU-X is arriving with a slew of cosmetic changes.
The exterior has been updated thoroughly as evident from the number of changes. It includes new projector headlights with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights, chrome garnished fog lamps that have become larger in size, restyled grille portion with prominent horizontal chrome slats, as well as a newly designed bumper.
Round the back, the 2018 Isuzu MU-X facelift gains a new set of LED taillights, while the bumper has also been tweaked. The major update can be expected on the inside as the full-sized SUV should adorn a redesigned dashboard with dual-tone beige and black theme replacing the all-black ambience.
Moreover, to enhance the premium appeal, the facelifted MU-X will likely get new seat upholstery, faux wooden trim and soft-touch materials with revised equipment list. The centre console may get silver surrounds and the larger eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system could enable Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth and smartphone mirroring.
In addition new comfort and convenience features could be added to make the MU-X a more valiant rival against segment-leading Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and the upcoming Mahindra XUV700 which is a rebadged version of the SsangYong G4 Rexton sold internationally.
Though the seven-seater MU-X is retailed with a 1.9-litre turbocharged diesel engine overseas, India could stick with the existing 3.0-litre oil-burner producing 174 bhp at 3,600 rpm and 380 Nm peak torque at 1,800 rpm. It is connected to a five-speed automatic transmission with 2WD and 4WD options.
The 4×4 Terrain Command variant has shift-on-fly dial while safety features on board are dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Brake Assist (EBA), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Start Assist (HAS), etc. The D-Max V-Cross pickup truck is also expected to get an updated version early next year as Isuzu embarks on renewing its domestic lineup.