Isuzu Mu-X 2018 facelift officially rolled out in China

Dec 27, 2017 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
This version has much in common with that in our market.

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.

Chinese-spec Isuzu Mu-X 2018 angular front

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.

Chinese-spec Isuzu Mu-X 2018 rear view

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.

Chinese-spec Isuzu Mu-X 2018 interior

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.

Chinese-spec Isuzu Mu-X 2018 touchscreen

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.

Isuzu MU-X 2018 Price in the Philippines
Model Price
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.