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The perfect family vehicle for the farmer has been enhanced even further when Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) revamped its sevenseater mu-X sport utility vehicle (SUV) with styling enhancements. Safety has been upgraded with the Brake Override System (BOS), which helps reduce stopping distances in emergencies.
“The updated mu-X brings fresh design features and improved safety,” says Dominic Rimmer, Executive, Technical Services, at IMSA. The refreshed mu-X features a bolder radiator grille design, a restyled front bumper and fog lamp bezels for a more robust and dynamic appearance.
More stand-out features are the striking new 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels and side steps. At the rear, the mu-X now has a colour-coded rear bumper with gloss black for the lower trim, silver and black roof rails, and new taillight clusters with a combination of chrome and gloss black finishes. The interior design of the Isuzu mu-X has also been updated with piano black finishes for the door switch bezels and trim panels, gear shift surround as well as the centre stack for the infotainment system and climate control.
The switches on the leather-trimmed steering wheel for the audio system, phone and cruise control are black with a silver garnish, while ambient lighting has been introduced in the door trims. The mu-X carries seven passengers in comfort. The electronic climate control system caters for both front and rear occupants – the latter having access to their own cooling vents. Leather trim is standard for the seats, with the driver’s seat offering six-way electric adjustment.
The multi-function infotainment unit boasts an eight-inch colour touchscreen display with Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
A nine-inch colour touchscreen is available as an optional extra, and offers added features, including access to the embedded satellite navigation and audio systems. Front and rear USB slots and an auxiliary iPod input and HDMI port are provided.
Standard features include convenient central locking with keyless entry and start, along with touch sensor opening and push-button locking functions on the door handles. Various storage compartments are located around the cabin, including dual glove boxes, an upper dash storage binnacle and cup holders for all three rows of seats.
The rear-facing camera makes parking and reverse manoeuvres easy, with audible sensors for the rear park assist system. The immobiliser and alarm system ensure vehicle security.
A new addition to the mu-X is the Brake Override System. The system is linked to the ABS braking system, and restricts accelerator input if the brakes are applied at the same time – thereby reducing the vehicle’s stopping distance in an emergency.
This new feature complements the already extensive range of active safety features including Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), along with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Hill Descent Control (HDC) that can be engaged in low range 4×4 mode. Passive safety equipment comprises dual front, side and full-length curtain airbags, and a high tensile steel passenger safety cell with outstanding strength and rigidity.
The mu-X is powered by Isuzu’s proven 3-litre four-cylinder intercooled turbodiesel engine that produces 130 kW of power and 380 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. A three-tonne towing capacity makes the mu-X perfect for pulling trailers and boats. A wide range of accessories includes functional items such as a mechanical diff-lock for the 4×4 and 4×2 models, a storage box beneath the luggage compartment, a tow bar, bonnet guard, weather guard kit for the windows, front spoiler set and rear bumper scuff plate.
Isuzu is committed to giving customers peace of mind. The mu-X comes standard with Isuzu Complete Care, comprising a five-year/120 000 km bumper-to-bumper warranty and Isuzu Roadside Assistance, a five-year/unlimited km anti-corrosion warranty and a five-year/90 000 km Service Plan. Service intervals are every 15 000 km/12 months. Extended cover can also be purchased for Roadside Assistance, Service Plans and Maintenance Plans through Isuzu Mobility.
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