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New-gen Isuzu mu-X SUV Launched In Thailand; Is It India-bound?

Modified On Nov 06, 2020 07:22 PM By Dhruv.A for Isuzu MU-X

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Apart from the exterior, feature and engine upgrades, it also gets radar-based active safety features like its rival, the MG Gloster

Isuzu has launched the new generation mu-X full-size SUV in Thailand. It is a significant departure from the model that it replaces not only in terms of looks and size but features as well. Isuzu hasn’t updated the previous-gen mu-X to BS6 emission norms in India yet. 

The new-gen mu-X is 25mm longer, 10mm wider, 35mm taller and has a 10mm longer wheelbase than its predecessor. Take a look at the table below for detailed differences. 

Aspects (in mm)

2021 Isuzu mu-X

Old Isuzu mu-X

Length

4850

4825

Width

1870

1860

Height

1875

1840

Wheelbase

2855

2845

The body-on-frame SUV gets bi-LED projector headlamps with daytime running lamps which flank a sharp twin-slat grille. There are neat and round LED fog lamps tucked in the bumper. On the sides, it gets a choice of 17, 18 and 20-inch alloy wheels to complement silver side steps and roof rails. The rear-end looks a lot bulbous and comes with sleek wraparound LED tail lamps and bumper-integrated fog lamps. 

The interior comprises a dual-tone brown and black theme with 9-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4.2-inch MID for the instrument cluster. Convenience features include an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, push-button start/stop, remote engine start and electronic parking brake among others. That said, a sunroof is missing from the picture. 

Safety equipment includes six airbags, ABS, EBD, traction control, terrain command control and traction control. The highlight, however, are the advanced driver-assistance systems that use dual front camera, 3D imaging stereo camera with two radars and eight sensors around the car. They enable adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking and more. The MG Gloster is the first SUV in this segment to offer such features in India. 

Powering the new Isuzu mu-X is a choice of 1.9-litre (150PS/350Nm) and 3.0-litre (190PS/450Nm) turbo diesel options. The smaller engine can be had with both a 6-speed MT and AT whereas the bigger engine can only be paired with a 6-speed AT and gets a 4WD option. The fuel tank capacity has spiked from 65 to 80 litres. 

The previous-gen Isuzu mu-X hasn’t been updated to BS6 emission norms since the emission norms kicked in in April 2020. Isuzu is expected to launch the BS6-compliant model soon. However, there’s a possibility that Isuzu could directly launch the new-gen Isuzu mu-X in India next year. Expect a starting price tag of around Rs 27 lakh when it reaches an Isuzu showroom near you. The new mu-X will renew its rivalry with the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, and Mahindra Alturas G4.

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