Isuzu Mu-X is a seven-seat SUV Crossover from Isuzu – Japan. After Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport have facelift versions respectively, Isuzu Mu-X “plays bigger” when launching a completely new generation in Vietnam. The Isuzu Mu-X 2021 is scheduled to launch around the end of February 2021. Let’s review about Isuzu Mu-X 2021!
The all-new 3rd generation Isuzu Mu-X 2021 was launched in Thailand in October 2020. Isuzu Mu-X’s direct competitor in the Vietnamese market today: Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santafe, Ford Everest, Nissan Terra, Chevrolet Trailblazer …
Exterior Isuzu MU-X 2021
Developed on the latest generation Isuzu D-Max, the Isuzu Mu-X 2021 shares a chassis with its brother. Compared with its predecessor, Isuzu Mu-X 2021 is larger with DxRxC 4,850×1,870×1,875, wheelbase 2,855 mm. Length increased by 25 mm, width increased by 10mm, height increased by 35 mm and wheelbase increased by 10mm. The vehicle has a ground clearance of 235 mm.
Isuzu MU-X 2021 has an exterior design “transforming”. The front end of the car, Isuzu Mu-X 2021 retains a large chrome-plated grille but is refined with stylized and enlarged inner bars. The pair of lights are designed to be thinner and sharper, using LED technology. Daylight with arrow animation. The angled air intakes contain low placed fog lights.
The bodywork is newly designed, the D-pillar is the same color as the body instead of the border around the old version. The body of the car has a longitudinal rib extending from the front wheel arch to the rear lights. The Active standard version has 17-inch wheels, the Luxury and Elegant version has 18-inch wheels and the most advanced version has a size of 20 inches. These 20-inch wheels are the largest in the segment.
The rear section is prominent with LED taillights, a slimmer design. The rear glass window is square, looking more beautiful than the predecessor.
Isuzu MU-X 2021 interior
The new-generation Isuzu Mu-X interior is different from the previous generation thanks to a more modern and technological design style. The material uses softer plastic materials instead of hard plastic. The new 3-spoke design of the steering wheel looks more elegant and eye-catching. The infotainment screen with support for Apple carplay, Android Auto integration … 9 inch size.
Vehicle with automatic air conditioning 02 zones with fine dust filter function. In addition, the car has interior lighting. Sound system includes 08 speakers. USB fast charging.
Isuzu equipped with eight-way electric driver’s seat, steering wheel integrated with gear shift pad and function buttons. The smart key enables the car to detonate and open / close the trunk remotely. The car is equipped with ADAS technology package with the support of 02 front cameras, 3D simulation camera, 2 radar and 08 sensors around the vehicle.
Operation and safety of Isuzu MU-X 2021
Isuzu Mu-X 2021 has two options for the Turbo diesel engine:
RZ4ETC 1.9 liter four-cylinder engine produces a maximum capacity of 150 hp at 3,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 350 Nm from 1,800 to 2,600 rpm. This engine is used for 04 versions 1.9 Active, 1.9 Luxury, 1.9 Elegant and 1.9 Ultinmate.
– Engine 3.0-liter, 4-cylinder 4JJ3-TCX produces a maximum capacity of 190 hp at 3,600 rpm and 450 Nm from 1,600-2,600 rpm. This engine is used for 02 versions 3.0 Ultimate and 3.0 Ultimate 4WD.
All versions use a 06-speed automatic transmission, except for the 1.9 Luxury version that uses a 06-speed manual transmission.
The car is quite fully equipped with safety features including:
– 06 airbags
Electronic vehicle body stability control
ABS, EBD, brake assist and hill start assist
– Control pass and traction control.
In addition, on the premium versions, the car is equipped with:
– Blind spot warning, warning vehicles crossing behind,
– Forward collision warning
Automatic emergency braking.
– Lane departure warning, automatic headlights
– Parking assist and the system to prevent the wrong gas pedal.
Review Isuzu mu-X 2021 about driving pleasure
The Isuzu mu-X 2021 has good cornering despite the heavy steering wheel.
The combination of multi-link suspension and double wishbone helps the previous generation Isuzu mu-X which performed well on paved roads. The car can bend well, although the steering is still quite heavy.
Besides, the old mu-X also works quite well on unpaved roads, especially on sandy and gravel terrain. The aforementioned suspension setup can really limit the bounce. Thanks to its considerable ground clearance and powerful engine, the Japanese SUV can easily cross other imperfect terrain.
Plus, the windows provide a good view of the outside. This makes it easier for the user to park the car even when the rear camera is not in use.