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Isuzu MU-X prices cut by Rs. 1.5 lakh in lieu of GST

Isuzu India has announced a massive price cut for its recently launched flagship SUV – the Isuzu MU-X. Both variants of the SUV have been given a price cut of Rs. 1.5 lakh, thus making it a very value for money product in the market.

The said price cut is a revision of the upcoming GST tax reforms that will likely decrease taxes applicable on large SUVs by up to 12%. This will bring down prices of all SUVs that are currently pegged above the 15 lakh mark. While GST will be implemented from July 1, various manufacturers have already forwarded the aforementioned benefits to customers in order to boost their sales figures. Isuzu too has followed suit and has thus dropped prices of the MU-X, across the range.

2017 Isuzu MU-X

The Isuzu MU-X launch in India took place last month. It was introduced in the country in two variants – 4×2 AT and 4×4 AT. While the former was launched in India at a price of Rs. 23.99 lakh, the latter was pegged at Rs. 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).Interestingly, the MU-X will be assembled locally at the Isuzu manufacturing plant, and thus Isuzu has been able to significantly undercut prices of most of its competitors, including the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

However, with its latest price cut that has been brought into effect in less than a month from the SUV’s official India launch, the Isuzu MU-X price in India has now been slashed to Rs. 22.4 lakh and Rs. 24.4 lakh, for the 4×2 and 4×4 variants, respectively. This price cut has surely made the SUV a mouthwatering proposition for anyone in the market who is looking for a full-size, seven-seater vehicle.

 

The MU-X is essentially an SUV version of the D-Max V-Cross pick-up. As a result, it borrows its styling cues from the same. Interestingly, the D-Max itself is based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer, which makes all the three vehicles (MU-X, D-Max and Trailblazer) identical to each other under the skin. Moreover, they share most of the interior design elements as well.

The MU-X is a seven seater SUV that gets some serious off-road credentials. It is powered by a 3.0-litre powerplant, which is bigger than the current segment leader – Toyota Fortuner’s engine option. However, the MU-X is slightly short on creature comforts, which has been deliberately done to limit the final price tag.

 

Isuzu MU-X price in India

The MU-X has been launched in two variants – 4×2 AT and 4×4 AT. Both these variants share the same engine, gearbox and feature options, with the only difference being the presence of a 4×4 drive setup on the costlier trim.

 

Isuzu MU-X Specifications

Powering the Isuzu MU-X is a 3.0 litre Ddi VGS Turbo Hi-Power engine which gives a maximum power output of 130 kW (177 PS) and a maximum torque of 380 Nm. The engine has been tuned to offer a flat torque curve over a wide rpm range. It comes mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox and an optional 4×4 drive system with shift on the fly compatibility. This allows the driver to shift between 4×2 and 4×4 modes without the need to stop the vehicle.

 

Isuzu MU-X Mileage

Isuzu claims that the MU-X can deliver 13.8 km/l mileage figure. This is more than the corresponding ratings of the Toyota Fortuner (12.9 km/l) and Ford Endeavour (10.9 km/l).

 

Isuzu MU-X Colours

  • Silky White Pearl
  • Orchid Brown Mica
  • Cosmic Black Mica
  • Titanium Silver Metallic

 

Isuzu MU-X exteriors

The MU-X has been given some contemporary design cues, especially at the front. In fact, the front is seemingly inspired from the fascia of the D-Max V-Cross and thus looks a lot more modern than that of the MU-7. The nose houses a wide chrome grille, flanked on both sides by projector headlamps with DRLs. The front bumper features a large blacked out area that adds butchness to the SUV’s character.

The side profile is identical to that of the Chevy Trailblazer. However, the new 19-inch diamond cut alloy wheels look great and manage to enhance the car’s stance. The rear end adorns large wrap-around taillights and a wide number plate housing on the centre of the tailgate.

 

Isuzu MU-X interiors

The interior layout too has been borrowed from the Chevrolet trailblazer. It gets the same steering wheel, though the horn pad now features the Isuzu logo in the centre. The upper dashboard are gets a black treatment while the lower portion adorns a beige colour scheme. Some faux wood inserts have been added on the dashboard and door pads to add detailing.

The centre console is dominated by a 7-inxh touchscreen infotainment system, vertical AC vents, and a circular layout for the automatic climate control system. Meanwhile, the instrument cluster adopts a twin pod layout with an MID screen in the centre.

 

Isuzu MU-X Safety features

  • Anti-skid brake system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency brake assist (EBA)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Hill start assist (HSA)
  • Dual front airbags
  • Rear parking assist camera
  • 3 ISOFOX child seat anchors for the 2nd row seats