The forthcoming 2019 Isuzu MU-X is a functional SUV that can accommodate seven passengers. A solid off-road performer with a comfortable interior and plenty of updates. The MU-X model is a long-awaited replacement for Isuzu’s MU-7 model.
This SUV shares a platform with Isuzu D-Max. This platform is basically the same as on Chevrolet Trailblazer but with different engine and transmission. The exterior suffered some minor updates and it now looks more aggressive. Overall, Isuzu MU-X is a practical SUV with a strong stance.
Furthermore, the upcoming model comes with a new engine built-for-Australia and also with new six-speed transmissions.
2019 Isuzu MU-X Exterior Changes
The 2019 Isuzu MU-X is not the best looking SUV in its class, it never was it never will be. However, new design upgrades make the MU-X a nice-looking vehicle with a strong stance and aggressive look. The front is similar to the V-Cross model, especially the chrome grille. The headlights are almost the same as on Trailblazer model.
The front bumper is unique, however, it looks aggressive and is body colored. LED daytime running lights are embedded in it. Funny thing about MU-X is that there is no black cladding at all. The rear comes with new D-pillar, a styling cue taken from some Chevrolet’s models, but wraparound tail-lamps give this SUV a unique and distinctive look. Wheels are 17-inch alloys and the overall exterior design looks nice. This attractive SUV will be offered with few exterior colors that include White, Brown, Titanium Silver, Brown Metallic and Osybian Blue.
Interior is comfy
The interior is now much more stylish. Again, some amenities are clearly taken from D-Max model, but there is a great number of new embellishments as well. The plastic materials don’t feel cheap with some nice textures and even piano black frames on the center console are looking great. Those frames are used around vents mostly, and silver accents can be found on the steering wheel and some other controls.
The armrest and door pads are wrapped in a soft leather. The equipment is also on an advanced level, starting from a seven-inch touchscreen to a keyless entry and go. The rear passengers can enjoy in a new 10-inch screen that folds out of the roof, it is a great entertainment feature, especially for long trips. However, in the front, we can see the 7.0-inch touchscreen media unit that can regulate cabin temperature or adjust your seat.
Front seats of the model are very comfortable, and the large people can enjoy. Also, for the entertainment, there is DVD/CD/USB/MP3/FM/AM/AUX Bluetooth connectivity, Phone & Audio Streaming (Remote Control Include). For the sound, the Bose system will be in charge with Live Surround Sound Roof-Mounted Sound System and 8-Speakers.
However, the 2019 Isuzu MU-X still fails to match up with more modern competitors. For an example, a touchscreen is easy to use and is very functional, but it still comes with no smartphone integration. Generally, the interior of MU-X is very neat and comfortable.
2019 Isuzu MU-X gain maximum five stars from ANCAP
The new 2019 Isuzu MU-X model comes with an interesting mix of safety features. It is gain maximum five stars from ANCAP. The features that will highlight this model are the latest one on the market like reversing camera, rear park assist, emergency brake assist, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability control and traction control system.
However, let’s not forget hill start assist, hill descent control, six airbags, pedestrian safety bonnet, anti-intrusion bars and impact absorbing chassis.
2019 Isuzu MU-X comes with Turbodiesel Engine
The 2019 Isuzu MU-X comes with a 3.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine under the hood. This unit is capable of producing up to 175 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque or 380Nm. The drivetrain coming with a 6-speed automatic transmission and both front-wheel and all-wheel drive are available. And while the transmission is very smooth, we can’t say that for the engine that is too loud at some moments.
A lot of noise and vibes are especially felt when the engine goes past 2,000rpm. The driving is all well and good, and surprisingly, the 2019 Isuzu MU-X is quite good at steering the corners, having in mind that this is an SUV with a great mass. The new model will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 9 sec. This is very good time if we consider this engine and output.
2019 Isuzu MU-X Price and Release Date
The approaching 2019 Isuzu MU-X will cost around $43,000 for the model with the rear-wheel drive system and the price can go up to $52,000 with all options loaded and 4WD system.
The newest Isuzu’s SUV will go on sale before the end of the year. We must add that all models Isuzu MU-X comes with a 5 years Roadside Assistance program. So if you ever need something on the road, this system will try to help you. The main competitors of the newest 2019 Isuzu MU-X are Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest.