The Isuzu MU-X 2018 facelift has formally made its launch in China with a refreshed styling and a new 1.9-liter BluePower diesel engine.
The refreshed Isuzu MU-X 2018 has formally made its launch in China
For the Chinese-spec, the 2018 MU-X strongly resembles the ASEAN version, which was premiered in our country back in September, when it comes to exterior design. The front end, correspondingly, is dominated by revised grille with more creases at corners, a new front bumper as well as bi-LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights.
As for the rear, it currently comes outstandingly with new taillights adorned by LED strip and lower bumper mouldings.
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The rear comes outstandingly with new taillights adorned by LED strip and lower bumper mouldings
Sharing the architecture with the Chevrolet Trailblazer, it goes without saying that the MU-X’s overall shape is nearly the same as the Chevy’s SUV.
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Interior-wise, door panels and dashboard are both reworked, boasting a more modern and premium feeling on the inside. Steering wheel, gear selector, new instrument cluster, climate control and especially, LED lighting are fully equipped in the new Mu-X. Entertainment source comes from an 8-inch touchscreen compatible with Baidu’s CarLife connectivity and Apply CarPlay.
New design boasts a more modern and premium feeling on the inside
Taking the place of the dated 2.5-liter base engine under the sheet metal is the latest 1.9-liter BluePower RZ4E-TCd diesel unit with 150 PS and 340 Nm, paired with a either a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual. In the meantime, a bigger 3.0-liter 4JJ1-TCX mill can dish out 430 Nm of peak torque and a full power of 177 PS.
Entertainment source comes from an 8-inch touchscreen
Pricing for the new 2018 MU-X in China has remained secret. For Philippine-spec, it’s slightly higher owing to added goodies.
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS-A 4x2 AT BluePower||₱1,598,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS-A 4X2 AT (Pearl White)||₱1,608,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS-A 4x4 AT BluePower||₱1,908,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS-A AT 4x4 (Pearl White)||₱1,918,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 2.5 LS 4X2 MT||₱1,268,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 2.5 LS 4X2 MT (Silky Pearl White)||₱1,278,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 2.5 LS-A 4x2 MT||₱1,378,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 2.5 LS-A 4x2 MT (Silky Pearl White)||₱1,388,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS-A 4x2 AT||₱1,508,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS-A 4x2 AT (Silky Pearl White)||₱1,518,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS-A 4x4 AT||₱1,788,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 3.0 LS-A 4x4 AT (Silky Pearl White)||₱1,798,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 2.5 LS-A 4x4 AT||₱1,828,000|
|2018 Isuzu MU-X 2.5 LS-A 4x4 AT (Silky Pearly White)||₱1,838,000|
The BluePower Technology engine has no longer been strange to us since its local debut in late September. Click here to learn more about this up-to-the-minute engine. Or else, if you want to have a closer look at the Isuzu Mu-X 2018 Philippines, here comes our in-depth review of this SUV.
Know more about Isuzu mu-X 2021
<p>The Isuzu mu-X is a seven-seater midsize SUV with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive layout. It is based on the Isuzu D-Max, and like its pickup truck brother, it uses a body-on-frame chassis. For the Philippine market, the Isuzu-made SUV has two available engine options. The smaller one is a 1.9-liter RZ4E Bluepower turbodiesel capable of making up to 148 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. It can come with a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic transmission. The larger engine option for the mu-X is a 3.0-liter inline-4 turbodiesel. At most, this mill can produce up to 175 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. Only a six-speed automatic transmission is available with this engine. The mu-X variants with this engine is either rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. For those unaware, this Isuzu model's name is an acronym which stands for Mysterious Utility eXtreme."</p> <p> </p>