2018 Isuzu MU-X Facelift First Look Review – What’s new? All Details and Images Inside

2018-2019 Isuzu Mu-x facelift india engine front gearbox

Well most of us are familiar with the Isuzu MU-X SUV. The company first launched the SUV in India as a replacement for the MU-7 in May past year. The company has just launched a facelift of the MU-X for the Indian market market which brings on a bit more equipment upfront. Let’s take a closer look to see what’s new.

2018-2019 Isuzu Mu-x facelift india

 

Apart from the equipment, the MU-X facelift also adds a fresh look to the range. While the Front Bumper and Grille are mildly restyled, the wider LED Daytime Running Lamps are repositioned to the Headlamp Cluster.

2018-2019 Isuzu Mu-x facelift india

At the back, the contrast colored bumper now occupies a slightly larger area.

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Additionally there are new loop taillights, a dual tone spoiler and a shark fin antenna as well.

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Completing the visual changes to the exterior are larger alloy wheels which have increased by an inch and are now 18-inches tall.

2018-2019 Isuzu Mu-x facelift india interiors

Entry into the cabin is a Climb, given the ladder frame SUVs big proportions. However once you’re inside, you notice the cabin is well laid out with quite a few storage areas.

2018-2019 Isuzu Mu-x facelift india interiors

The dashboard, door panels and Armrest have plenty of soft touch surfaces which feel premium.

2018-2019 Isuzu Mu-x facelift india interior touchscreen center console

The silver surrounds on the Center Console is also a very nice touch, however the company continued to go with the 7-inch Touchscreen instead of the 8-inch available in the global market. Oddly, the indian market has been denied some equipment that is offered in the international market.

2018-2019 Isuzu Mu-x facelift india interiors

While the international gets a Dual-tone interior and a larger 8-inch touchscreen, the Indian version gets a touchscreen that is not only smaller but has a out-dated interface that lacks a smartphone integration. It also gets the monotone grey interior.

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At the back there is a good amount of headroom as well as legroom. 

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There are AC vents on the top and cupholders in the center armrest. The facelift sees the introduction of a USB port for the rear passengers, but overall when you look at the cabin you realize that Isuzu has focused more on durability rather than desirability.

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The seats finished in quilted leather offer a touch of premium-ness and feel quite comfortable.

2018-2019 Isuzu Mu-x facelift india interior back rear

However Isuzu has eliminated the roof-mounted 10-inch infotainment screen that was offered in the earlier model. It was a unique feature in the segment that set the MU-X apart.

2018-2019 Isuzu Mu-x facelift india interior back rear

Safety levels have now been improved though, with the MU-X now getting 6-Airbags as standard instead of two.

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There are no changes under the hood as you still get the same 3-Liter Turbo Diesel engine putting out 177 HP and 390 Nm of peak torque paired with a 5-Speed automatic gearbox.

2018-2019 Isuzu Mu-x facelift india engine front gearbox

Now let’s get to the important part, its price. The MU-X is priced at Rs 26,34,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the 4×2 variant and Rs 28,31,000 for the 4×4. Isuzu has taken quite some time in launching the MU-X facelift for the Indian market.

2018-2019 Isuzu Mu-x facelift india engine front gearbox

The model was already on sale in the global markets last year, nevertheless now that it’s here what do you think of the MU-X facelift? Does it make the Isuzu more desirable and would you consider it over the more established rivals. Let us know in the comments below.

 

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