Isuzu has announced updates to the 2019 MU-X SUV range with the seven-seater getting a mild styling tweak, new steering calibration and access to more safety tech.
Starting with the exterior, the MU-X gets a redesigned grille finished in grey and black on LS-M models and in chrome and gloss black on LS-U and LS-T grades.
LS-U and LS-T variants feature new 18-inch machined-faced gloss black aluminium wheels wrapped in road-biased 255/60R18 Bridgestone Dueler Highway Terrain tyres. The company says this move delivers better durability, passenger comfort, all-weather grip and lower road noise.
The cabin of the MU-X benefits from extra soft-touch materials in key areas, gloss black accents and new ambient interior lighting.
Engineers have recalibrated the hydraulic steering rack based on Australian-customer feedback. Isuzu says the changes deliver a smoother and lighter experience that improves manoeuvrability at low speeds.
Though there is still no autonomous emergency braking, Isuzu is now offering blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as an option, buyers will need to stump up $955 to add the tech. Interestingly, the additional safety kit can be retrofitted to 17MY-onwards MU-X models. A win for current owners.
For those wanting to go a step further front parking sensors can also be added to all 17MY-onwards MU-X variants for $545.
Power comes from the same 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine which produces 130kW and 430Nm. There is no longer the option of a manual transmission, all variants are equipped with a six-speed Aisin automatic. Buyers can still opt for rear or all-wheel drive.
The updated MU-X is backed by Isuzu’s beefed up six-year warranty, six years roadside assistance and seven-year capped-price servicing program.
2019 Isuzu MU-X pricing (excludes on-road costs):
4×2 LS-M auto - $42,900
4×2 LS-U auto - $45,300
4×2 LS-T auto - $49,100
4×4 LS-M auto - $50,200
4×4 LS-U auto - $52,600
4×4 LS-T auto - $56,400
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