Key highlights are a new facade with blue spectrum bi-LED projector headlamps, six SRS airbags, soft touches interior, Hill Descend Control, 18-inch alloy wheels and a new colour of Havana Brown.
Also new to the seven-seater mu-X, is the Hill Descent Control (HDC) which allows a smooth and controlled hill descent on rough terrain.
The driver can adjust vehicle speed to suit slope conditions by depressing the brake pedal or accelerator (to maximum speed of 30kph).
It works for both hill forward and backward descent.
The 4X4 variant of the new mu-X costs RM183,000 on-the-road without insurance while the 4X2 is priced at RM176,640.
It comes in five-speed automatic transmission only, and retains the long proven world class fuel efficient diesel engine in the 2.5L VGS Turbo Intercooler.
The vehicle has been fitted with aggressive front fascia to depict its strong and powerful look.
The vehicle styling concept is inspired by the bald eagle, resulting in sharp and lustrous front fascia.
Both 4X4 and 4X2 variants are equipped with new 18-inch alloy wheels to complement its prestigious look.
To further enhance its exterior look, the mu-X is equipped with Bi-LED projector headlights in blue light spectrum and LED Daytime Running Light (DRL).
This feature improves driver vision when driving at night and reduces driver fatigue due to the blue spectrum light range.
The headlamps also come with an auto-levelling feature that keeps the light shining on the road even as the vehicle is loaded with heavy cargo.
New rear fog lamp is also included for better visibility on barely visible weather conditions.
Inside, the driver and passengers will get to indulge in refined interior.
It is upgraded with soft-touch surfaces and gets wood pattern panel at the door trims and front dashboard.
The centre graphic and new design electroluminescent (e-LUMAX) meter panel with Multi-Information Display (MID) gives the mu-X an upmarket feel.
The other prominent improvement is its new quilt pattern leather seats for more comfort.
Its infotainment system is upgraded with eight speakers surrounding the car delivering clear audio for all occupants.
The 4X4 variant comes with an 8-inch DVD touchscreen and comes with a fold down monitor for back row occupants.
The 4X2 version, meanwhile, has the 7-inch DVD touchscreen.
Aside from six airbags, other safety features include Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Hill Start Assist (HSA) among others.
Isuzu Malaysia is confident that this new mu-X will satisfy those shopping for a sophisticated-looking vehicle that comes with plenty of safety features.
Its CEO, Kenji Matsuoka, said he is confident in the build quality of the mu-X and that its diesel engine has always been known for its paramount durability and reliability.
“Our vehicles have always been designed on our three key principals in fuel efficiency, reliability and durability.
“The thousands of hours spent by our engineers in refining the mu-X has resulted in this pinnacle engine build, and enable us to provide five years unlimited mileage warranty,” he added.
The new mu-X comes in four attractive colours; Havana Brown Mica, Silky White Pearl, Titanium Silver Metallic and Cosmic Black Mica.
The new mu-X was unveiled at the inaugural History Convention which was sponsored by Isuzu Malaysia at Malaysian Agro Exposition Park in Serdang
Among those present at the launch were Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan, Isuzu executive director Hajime Machimura, A+E Networks Asia deputy managing director Prem Kamath, History Channel’s Counting Cars cast Michael Henry aka Horny Mike Henry and Isuzu brand ambassador, Yuumi.
For details on Isuzu’s range of vehicles, call 1-300- 88-1133 or visit www.isuzu.net.my/pickup/