Isuzu MU-X Facelift Globally Unveiled with 188bhp Turbo Diesel Engine, Sportier Design, ADAS and More

The facelifted Isuzu MU-X SUV is a mid-cycle update over the second-generation version that went on sale globally in 2020.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on June 18, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Isuzu, the Japanese automaker, has unveiled the facelifted MU-X SUV in Thailand. For a mid-cycle facelift, the cosmetic changes are limited to a grille (now larger), LED headlamps (now sharper) and taillamps (full-width) along with modified bumpers at the front and rear. Thailand also gets the top-spec MU-X RS variant, which is a sportier version featuring blacked-out elements including a grille, roof, 20-inch diamond-cut alloys, and fenders. The gloss-black finish can also be seen around the bumper, skid plates, and rear bumper extensions, while the centre caps and RS badging are finished in a contrasting lime green. 

The 2024 Isuzu MU-X shares its platform with the D-Max V-Cross, making it one of the most capable SUVs in the segment. If that's not enough, the MU-X facelift also offers an ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) suite with multiple safety systems, depending on the variant selected. 

Also Read: 2024 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Range Launched in India at Rs 21.20 Lakh

Isuzu MU-X Facelift: Features

Updated Isuzu MU X Interior

The safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, traffic jam assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear-cross traffic brake. Owners also get a surround-view monitor, giving them a 360-degree view of the SUV including the vehicle’s floor during off-roading. For 2024, an updated 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system supports wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Accompanying this infotainment unit is a new 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster. The RS variant additionally gets red ambient lighting. 

Isuzu MU-X Facelift: Engine, Output

Under the hood, the facelifted Isuzu MU-X has two engine options – a 1.9-litre diesel and a 3.0-litre diesel engine. The former belts out 148bhp and 360Nm of torque, while the latter makes 188bhp and 450Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to either the rear or all four wheels through a 6-speed automatic gearbox. 

In the segment, the 2024 Isuzu MU-X faces competition from the Toyota Fortuner, the Ford Endeavour, and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. While Isuzu plans to launch the SUV in more than 60 countries, it remains to be seen whether the company will bring the updated version of the MU-X to India. 

Also Read: 2023 Isuzu D-Max, Mu-x Launched in India, Gets These Updates

In our market, Isuzu currently retails the previous-generation MU-X at Rs 37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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