Isuzu mu-X special edition Type S arrives at RM182k

By CARSIFU | 26 October 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: A special edition Isuzu mu-X Type S sport utility vehicle (SUV) that uses the D-Max pickup truck's platform has been unveiled and is priced on-the-road with GST and insurance at RM181,841.

The seven-seater mu-X (launched in mid-2015) gets backed by a new five-year unlimited mileage warranty, which includes existing mu-X owners, and is currently available in four colour options of Splash White, Titanium Silver, Cosmic Black and Uluru Brown.

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A 65-litre fuel tank feeds the 4JK1-TCX 2.5-litre (2,499cc) Variable Geometry (turbo) System (VGS) diesel engine that's mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift to manage the 136PS at 3,400rpm and 320Nm of torque from 1,800 to 2,800rpm send to all four 17-inch wheels with 255/65 series tyres.

There are no changes to the brake system using discs all-round and the suspension system still uses telescopic hydraulic double action shock absorbers at all four corners paired with the front independent double wishbones with coil springs and stabilizer and the rear's five-link suspension with coil springs and stabilizer.

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Externally, the special edition mu-X features projector ellipsoid headlamps, front fogs with LED daytime running lights, roof rails, side-steps, rear spoiler and a muffler cutter.

Splashes of chrome are found on the engine hood garnish, front grille, electrically adjustable and foldable external mirrors with LED turn signals, door handles, rear bumper and tailgate garnishes.

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To ease entry is a new keyless entry system - Passive Entry System (PESS), that's paired with a push-start button, while the cabin's new features include an eight-inch touchscreen DVD player, e-Lumax (electroluminescent) meter panel with Multi-information Display (MID) and ivory-colour for the leather seats and armrest.

Finished in piano black are the dashboard, door panels and air-conditioning vents for more character

For safety, hill-start assist now joins the usual provisions of two airbags, anti-lock braking system, traction control, electronic stability control, electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist.

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CarSifu drives Isuzu MU-X for first time