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Toyota Fortuner Rivaling Isuzu mu-X Returns In BS6 Avatar

Along with the updated D-Max V-Cross, Isuzu Motors has also launched the long-overdue BS6-compliant mu-X full-sized SUV in the Indian market. While a new generation mu-X has already been launched globally, we have to satisfy with the updated powertrain only. Here're the new prices: – 

2021 Isuzu mu-X price in India

2021 Isuzu mu-X Variants

Old Price (BS)

New Price (BS)

Premium

4×2 (rear-wheel)

Rs 27.35 lakh

Rs 33.23 lakh

+ Rs 5.88 lakh

4×4

Rs 29.32 lakh

Rs 35.19 lakh

+ Rs 5.87 lakh

All prices, ex-showroom.

Compared to its BS4 model, the updated mu-X has undergone a price revision of up to Rs 5.88 lakh. For this price premium, it only gets BS6 emission norms compliant diesel engine and a new exterior shade. 

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Isuzu mu-X specifications

Starting with the powertrain, the Isuzu mu-X has received a new 1.9-liter DDi turbocharged BS6 diesel engine instead of the older 3.0-liter unit. This downsized engine churns out a maximum power output of 160PS and a peak torque of 320Nm, 14PS/20Nm less than the outgoing motor. This CI mill also gets an updated 6-speed automatic gearbox that can be had with either a rear-wheel or a shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drivetrain. 

Design-wise, this 7-seater Japanese SUV remains unchanged. It will continue to get the upright & husky stance with notable design elements like heavily chrome-finished grille, bi-LED projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, dual-tone bumpers, 18-inch alloy wheels with muscular wheel arches, LED elements inside the LED taillamp cluster, etc. However, to keeps things fresh, Isuzu has introduced a new Nautilus Blue color. Besides, it also gets all the existing shades: Red Spinal Mica, Silky White, Pearl Galena, Grey Black Mica, and Silver Metallic.

Isuzu mu-X features

Inside, 2021 mu-X retains the older dashboard layout, which looks pretty outdated now, especially against its competitors. In terms of features, it maintains most of the equipment from the previous model. The highlights include auto climate control with individual vents & blower control for rear seats, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, “Live Surround Sound” roof-mounted sound system with 8 speakers, leather upholstery, engine start/stop button, one-touch split/fold function for 2nd & 3rd-row seats, 6-way powered driver’s seat, multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, etc. It also gets a Passive Entry & Starts System (PESS), and newly designed 3D electro-luminescent meters with a multi-information display (MID). Safety is covered by six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, hill descent control, park assist with rear-view camera, and traction control. 

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isuzu mu x safety features

Safety, on the other hand, is covered by six airbags, ABS with EBD, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), all-wheels disc brakes, ESC, hill descent control, traction control, 3-point retractable seat belts for all seating positions, 3 ISOFIX child seat mounts, automatic door lock release on airbag deployment, underbody steel skid plate, anti-theft alarm system, rear parking sensors with camera, and many more. 

The other specification of the 2021 Isuzu mu-X are as follows: – 

Length 4825mm
Height 1860mm
Width 1860mm
Ground Clearance 230mm
Min. Turning Radius 5.8m
Boot space 235 liters (all seats up), 878-liters (3rd-row folded), 1830-liters (both 2nd & 3rd row folded)
Approach Angle 30.1°
Breakover Angle 22.6°
Departure Angle 25.1°
Max Gradeability 4×2 mode – 25°, 4×4 mode – 30°
Tyre Size 255 / 60 R18
Fuel Tank Capacity 55-litres

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Isuzu mux off road capability

In the Indian market, the SUV continues to be positioned against the likes of the Mahindra Alturas G4 (Rs 28.73 – 31.73 lakh), Ford Endeavour (Rs 29.99 – 36.25 lakh), Toyota Fortuner (Rs 30.34 – 38.30 lakh), and the MG Gloster (Rs 29.98 – 36.08 lakh).