Specs and pricing have been announced for the new 2022 Isuzu MU-X ahead of a showroom arrival next month.
Built on the same platform as the D-Max, the new version of the off-road wagon gets a significant tech and safety upgrade along with higher prices.
Isuzu will offer LS-M, LS-U and LS-T trim levels in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations.
Prices start at $47,990 plus on-road costs for the rear-wheel drive LS-U and top out at $65,900 plus on-roads for the LS-T 4x4.
Scroll down for each grade’s equipment highlights.
All models are powered by the same 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine as the D-Max ute, making 140kW and 450Nm.
In 4x2 variants, drive is sent to the rear axle through a six-speed automatic transmission.
4x4 models also use a six-speed auto, but gain a switchable four-wheel drive system with high- and low-range, along with a locking rear differential.
The MU-X has a 3500kg braked towing capacity and a larger 80L fuel tank for those wanting to explore.
Dimensionally, the new MU-X measures 4850mm long, 1870mm wide and 1815mm tall, with a 2855mm wheelbase. For context, when compared to the outgoing car it’s 25mm longer, 10mm wider and up to 35mm lower, with a 10mm longer wheelbase.
Ground clearance is 230mm in LS-M models, and 235mm in the LS-U and LS-T.
The MU-X’s approach, departure, and ramp-over angles have jumped to 29.2, 26.4, and 23.1 degrees respectively, while the wading depth is 800mm.
The new MU-X range officially goes on sale on 2nd August, 2021.
2022 Isuzu MU-X pricing (excludes on-road costs):
MU-X LS-M 4×2 - $47,990 (+$4090)
MU-X LS-U 4×2 - $53,900 (+$7600)
MU-X LS-M 4×4 - $53,900 (+$2700)
MU-X LS-T 4×2 - $59,900 (+$9800)
MU-X LS-U 4×4 - $59,900 (+$6300)
MU-X LS-T 4×4 - $65,900 (+$8500)
2022 Isuzu MU-X equipment highlights:
Electric park brake
17-inch alloy wheels with Dunlop AT25 All-Terrain tyres
Black-trimmed door mirrors and door handles
Black/grey grille
Urethane steering wheel and shifter
Cloth seat trim and carpet flooring
Keyless entry and start
7.0-inch touchscreen
Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto
DAB+ digital radio
Four-speaker sound system
Manual air-conditioning with rear vents and controls
Bi-LED headlights and LED daytime running lights
Rain-sensing wipers
Rear parking sensors
Reversing camera
Autonomous emergency braking with turn assist
Post-collision braking, which stops the car after a rear-end accident
Forward collision warning
Wrong-pedal braking, which stops if it thinks you’ve hit the accelerator instead of the brake
Adaptive cruise with stop/go
Traffic sign recognition
Lane-departure warning
Lane-keep assist
Driver attention monitoring
Rear cross-traffic alert
Trailer sway control
LS-U adds
18-inch alloy wheels with Bridgestone 684II HT tyres
Body-coloured door mirrors and handles
Silver/chrome front grille
Leather steering wheel, gear selector
Electric lumbar support for driver
Piano black, chrome/silver/cloth door trims
Bronze, chrome dashboard trims
Keyless entry and start with walk-away locking
9.0-inch infotainment system
Satellite navigation
Eight-speaker sound system
Dual-zone climate control with rear vents and controls
Auto-levelling, auto high-beam headlights
LED fog lights
LED tail-lights
Front and rear parking sensors
Powered tailgate with remote entry
Roof rails
Rear privacy glass with chrome window trim
LS-T adds
20-inch alloy wheels with machined finish
Tungsten silver and chrome front grille
Carpet flooring
Quilted, leather-accented seats
Quilted, leatherette door trims and centre console
Heated front seats
Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar
LED ambient lighting, backlit gear selector
Piano black, chrome interior trim
Remote engine start
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