The Isuzu MU-X has now been officially launched in India. Prices start at INR 23.99 lakh for the 4×2 variant with the 4×4 version costing INR 25,99 lakh to own. Launched in the full sized SUV segment, this will compete against the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Chevrolet Trailblazer. The MU-X gets several of its design elements from the D-Max V-Cross pick-up truck. Here is the launch live highlights.
Isuzu MU-X Launch Live Updates
12:45 PM: Prices announced! Isuzu MU-X, to retail at a base 4×2 version price of INR 23,99,000 lakh. The top spec, 4×4 version to cost INR 25,99,000 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
12:43 PM: Here it is! In flesh! The Isuzu MU-X!
12:40 PM: Not feature rich? Here are all the on-board creature comforts that this SUV comes with!
12:37 PM: Not only powerful and capable, but also quite safe! Here are all the safety features that the MU-X is to come with.
12:35 PM: The MU-X, gets all the features that is to make it a capable off-roader.
12:31 PM: The Isuzu MU-X comes with a 3.0-litre, 4-cylinder DOHC diesel engine which churns out 174Bhp along with 380Nm. The engine promises to fuel efficiency figure of 13.8km/l.
12:29 PM: Here are a few exterior highlights of the Isuzu MU-X.
12:27 PM: ‘All Muscle, All Heart’ the philosophy on which Isuzu has based the MU-X on.
12:19 PM: Isuzu’s plans to bank on the rising sentiment, in favor of SUVs in the Indian car market.
12:12 PM: Mr. Hitoshi Kono, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India Private Limited takes the stage to explain the design language of the MU-X.
12:10 PM: Isuzu plans to make India as its global manufacturing hub.
12:08 PM: Here is Isuzu Motors journey in India so far, since its debut in the year 2012!
12:05 PM: The event for the launch of the Isuzu MU-X has commenced.
11:55 AM: The MU-X is to get a rather compact yet daunting exterior styling, reminiscent of all the full sized SUV which currently are present in the Indian car market.
11:50 AM: The Isuzu MU-X comes with a number of features on board, which is to make it an ideal competitor for its rivals. These are to include LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail-lamps, 18-inch alloy wheel, swelled wheel arches, skid plates among the others.
11:40 AM: The Isuzu MU-X will arrive in the Indian car market as a CKD unit and will be assembled here. Going by this, we expect the prices of this SUV to fall in the bracket of INR 25 to 30 lakh (ex-showroom).
11:35 AM: To launch in the full-sized SUV segment, the Isuzu MU-X will compete against the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Chevrolet Trailblazer.
11:28 AM: As a reminder, the Isuzu MU-X will replace the aging MU-7 in the Indian car market. This 7-seater SUV is based on the same underpinnings as that of the Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck.
11:25 AM: Want to know how well does the Isuzu MU-X scores against the Toyota Fortuner? Here is a quick price, features and specifications based comparison between the two!
10:22 AM: As you wait for the launch proceeding to begin, here read all you need to know about the Isuzu MU-X.
10:15 AM: The launch event of the Isuzu MU-X is about to commence in another couple of hours. For live updates, stay tuned to OnCars.in and keep refreshing the page.
Isuzu MU-X: Price
The Isuzu MU-X will arrive in India as a CKD unit and will be assembled here. Hence we expect the prices to fall in the range of INR 25 to 30 lakh (ex-showroom).
Isuzu MU-X: Features
The Isuzu MU-X is to arrive with features like LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail-lamps, automatic rain-sensing wipers, multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera with senors, electrically adjustable ORVMs, auto dimming IRVM, rear air-con vents, a 7-seater layout among the others.
Isuzu MU-X: Engine Specification
The Isuzu MU-X will be powered by a 3.0-litre, 4-cylinder DOHC diesel engine which is capable of churning out 174Bhp along with 380Nm of peak torque. The transmission responsibilities are to be carried out by a 5-speed automatic gearbox. Both 4×4 and 4×2 drivetrain options are to be made available.