Isuzu MU-X facelift SUV unveiled in Thailand

The MU-X facelift will be a direct rival to the likes of the Toyota Fortuner.

Isuzu has unveiled the facelift version of its MU-X SUV in Thailand. The facelift is part of a mid-cycle refresh for the 2nd-gen SUV.

Isuzu has given the MU-X a significant facelift, including a major design overall, along with a bunch of new features and tech. Starting off with the exteriors, the MU-X now comes with a redesigned front end featuring a sportier front grille, new LED headlights, a larger air intake and new bumpers. The SUV also gets thick body cladding all around the side, sporty alloy wheels, blacked-out B and C-pillars, a refreshed rear bumper and full-width LED tail lights. Isuzu now offers the MU-X in a new 'RS' variant with 20-inch black alloy wheels, blacked-out fenders & roof and lime-green highlights all around.

Inside, the Isuzu MU-X facelift gets a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, brown leather upholstery and a bunch of other creature comforts all around the cabin. The new MU-X also comes with ADAS, featuring multiple safety systems depending on the variant. There is also a transparent bonnet view to help during off-roading.

The Isuzu MU-X facelift carries forward the same engine & transmission options as before. This includes a choice of either a 148 BHP 1.9-litre turbo diesel or a 187 BHP 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine. 4WD is optional but is offered as standard on the RS variant. Both engines come standard with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Prices for the Isuzu MU-X facelift start from approximately Rs 26.90 lakh and go all the way to Rs 39.90 lakh for the top-spec RS trim.

Isuzu is yet to confirm whether or not the new MU-X facelift will make its way to India. If launched, it will directly take on the Toyota Fortuner.

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