Isuzu MU-X shows up in a teaser vid
The third generation of Isuzu’s body-on-frame SUV, the MU-X, revealed itself two weeks ago when patent pics leaked online, and now, the manufacturer decided to show it in an official short clip as well.
The off-roader comes based on the same Isuzu Dynamic Drive platform as the latest D-Max pickup, but otherwise looks little like it. Differences go as far as the front bumper, the grille and the LED headlights.
Like before, the cabin contains three rows of seats. We don’t know about equipment yet, but the D-Max comes equipped with a two-zone climate control system, six airbags, a blind zone monitor, and an infotainment system available with 7” and 9” display sizes.
The powertrains will also likely mirror those of the D-Max pickup. This includes a 1.9-liter turbo diesel engine rated at 150 hp (112 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) and its larger 3.0-liter counterpart good for 190 hp (142 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). Both can be obtained with six-speed manual or automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive comes standard. The rear axle, which used to be a solid beam suspended on leaf springs, gets replaced in the new generation by a per-wheel suspension system.
The model will originally debut in Thailand on October 28, 2020, and will be produced in that country.
Editor Andrew Raspopov