The Japanese utility vehicle manufacturer Isuzu is a renown manufacturer of diesel engines. Isuzu blessed the Isuzu MU-7 SUV with a 3.0-litre Intercooled VGS Turbo diesel engine, which has four cylinders and also has an intercooled VGS (variable geometry system) turbocharger. The engine features the CRDi (common rail direct injection) fuel injection technology, which makes it more efficient and frugal. This engine uses the DOHC (dual overhead cam shaft) technology to operate its sixteen valves, and makes it further effiecient. This powerful engine has been mated with the MUX5S, 6-speed manual transmission gear box for smoother and proficient gear shifts. This mighty engine churns out a maximum power output of 160.8bhp at 3600rpm with a peak torque output of 360Nm between 1800 – 2800 rpm. The engine perfroms well, but there is a slight lag at the low RPMs. If you lives in Metros, where BSIV emission norms have been regulated, then you can't own this beast as it is only available with BSIII compliant engine. The other big drawback is the mileage the SUV returns a moderate mileage in the range of 9.8 kmpl to 10.3 kmpl.
The MU 7 has the ability to attain a top speed of around 175 kmph, it can done a 0-60 kmph sprint in just about 4.3 seconds , while it further gets better as this SUV is apparently said to cross the 100 kmph barrier in slightly lesser than 11 seconds.