Isuzu is known around the world because of its trucks. However, it has also been making SUV’s for the Australian market.
And the hottest SUV produced by Isuzu into the Australian market at the moment is the 2015 Isuzu MU-X.
This is a big family friendly car that has awesome off road capability. It is capable of carrying up to 7 people. You can find the Isuzu MU-X in many variants. There are those that are 4 wheel drive and others that are 2 wheel drive.
This versatile vehicle has a 3 litre four-cylinder engine that has been well mated with a 5 speed automated gear system. Some models have a 5 speed manual gear box.
This is a great car for anyone looking for a no nonsense SUV. It is stylish enough to be used in the city streets and can also cope well in tough terrain. This family car will give you the freedom to go anywhere you want without worrying much about the terrain.
There are three rows inside this car. 7 passengers can sit inside the 2015 Isuzu MU-X comfortably in theater style configuration. The back row can fold flat to the floor. This car fits the profile of a car that can be used for any function e.g. taking kids to school, going to work, towing up to 3 tons, taking off road trips etc.
The front row and the middle raw provide ample space for the legs and some side support while the third row does not seem to provide enough legroom for grown-ups. The third row is best suited for children or family members who are smaller in size.
The Japanese manufacturers always work hard to ensure that they can provide high performing cars with high performance efficiency. This is exactly what they did with the 2015 Isuzu MU-X. This is a high performance vehicle that keeps costs down. It’s 3 liter turbo diesel engine can deliver 130kW and between 1800 to 2800 rpm.
The models with automatic transmission have the sports mode that makes it possible for the SUV to be electronically controlled. This is achieved through the transmission control module using an adaptive learning function that is responsible for the constant monitoring of throttle behaviour and drivers brakes.
This helps it to select the best shift points. All 4 wheel drive models have Isuzu’s easy to use terrain command (4WD select dial low, select dial 4-high and 2-high).
Isuzu realised the fact that families will use this car for long journeys. When taking long journeys, family feuds can arise. That is why the car has a premium audio system that has 6 speakers, Bluetooth phone connectivity and iPod.
This is a standard across the whole range. This will help to keep the peace between family members when going for a long journey. This system provides a unique entertainment experience. There is also a 10 inch DVD monitor for passengers sitting on the rear seat.
Along with the great entertainment system, 2015 Isuzu MU-X also has satellite navigation system. This touch screen navigation system can provide the driver with traffic updates in multiple off road destinations.
There are many storage compartments that allow you to carry everything you need while travelling. It has 14 cup holders that help to ensure that refreshments are always at hand while travelling.
Isuzu MU-X has been built around a safety cell that has been made from high tensile steel. There are also side intrusion bars. Active safety electronic technologies have been used in the vehicle. This includes things like electronic distribution of brake force, ABS anti-skid brakes, emergency brake assist, traction control and electronic stability control.
Four wheel disc brakes provide the car with a good stopping power. There are six airbag responsible for providing passive protection in all models. All Isuzu MU-X variants have been fitted with rear park assist. This helps to ensure that there is adequate driveway safety.
Isuzu has always insisted that all the components of the Isuzu MU-X engine have been made with the aim of making this SUV highly fuel efficient. The 2015 model is slightly more efficient than the 2014 model. They also reduce emissions and the rate of wear.
This helps to ensure that the car’s engine last for very many years without engine related trouble. Forgetting about one or two of its disadvantages, Isuzu MU-X is a great family car that provides comfort and convenience.