Isuzu MU-X LS-T
Something nothing. Two for one. Extract the maximum value; As the president of the United States has a daughter and a special assistant, all in one. And you get your husband as a senior advisor, for free!
Getting more than you expect is an experience that feels good, right? And the big players in the dual ute SUV game and seven seats above all.
Ford has an increasingly popular Ranger, strong Holden Colorado, Mitsubishi Triton fit, tough Nissan Navara like nails and Toyota Imitation HiLux have been introduced into the prestigious hall from decades ago.
So why not make these tough trucks work even harder by sliding an SUV body on the same platform, turning them into strong and reliable family trucks?
Hello Ford Everest, Holden Trailblazer, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Fortuner.
Another skilled player in this game is Isuzu, who transforms his D-Max ute into ever-seated carriage cars.
Launched in 2004, the last generation D-Max twin brother, MU-7, never saw daylight here (though, the previous model was renamed Holden Frontera). We had to wait until its successor, Isuzu MU-X, launched in 2013. A significantly upgraded version, with the new turbo-diesel engine, was released in May this year.
We brought the top MU-X LS-T 4×4 through the spinning machine, to see how it arranged for your first family.
Is there anything interesting about its design? October 7
If we had a dollar for every time Isuzu called the latest iteration of MU-X “pumped up,” we were installed at Point Piper, the flute of champagne flutes with a resident on the road. Wunulla.
The well-used line – so old that Reebok used it to change basketball shoes – mainly geared to the new 3.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, but it can also be applied to outside.
A two-piece chrome grille is located between a pair of angry bi-LED projector headlights, with LED daytime running lights (DRL) integrated into their upper edges. There’s more chrome around standard front fog lamps, so you won’t miss the LS-T when it comes close.
The bits are actually pumped as guardians, looking like The Rock biceps, with a steroid stab in front to take good measures. There, there’s plenty of fresh air between the tires (sitting on the 18-inch alloy rim) and the top of the wheels, giving the MU-X a regular four-wheel-drive posture.
The standard alloy side steps, chrome door handles and exterior mirrors, as well as full long roof rails keep the daring look away. And the rear door is headed by a high-mounted spoiler, with many chrome details above the plate number.
It was a subjective call, but we assumed that the smart covering effect of the rear window and side glass, created by the blackening of the rear columns, did not create an increase in the side glass. and the corner of the jagged tail lamp.
The interior is not uncomfortable and no exception, with dark gray tones highlighted by high-gloss ‘black piano’ streaks on the door and metallic effects around the center console.
The ‘tuck and roll’ drapery effect in the front row and middle row is an excellent highlight and the 8.0-inch multimedia touch screen adds a technological suggestion, but for us, the overall appearance is a generation behind the game.
Bland, or annoying You are a judge, but it’s definitely not expensive.
How realistic is the space inside? October 8
Practicality must be any strong suit of a seven-seater SUV and MU-X offers plenty of front seats, with multiple compartments, including decent glove boxes (with 12 volt sockets), two heads on the other USB and 12 volt outlet panel, the top compartment with a lid, a lid with a lid between the two front seats, two compartments, the bag has a space for the bottle at the entrance, plus a sunglasses case high above.
The second row is also provided with a generous amount of space. This 183cm long tester, sitting behind his own driving position, loves his head and legs. There are also adjustable vents and control panel fans on the roof panel, door bins with bottle racks, central USB sockets and a pair of cups at the center fold armrest.
However, parents’ balance points will skyrocket when the 10.0-inch standard roof-mounted DVD monitor turns down. Winner! And not just for children. Feel the serenity when it comes in!
The people behind (like the Cleary family like to call them) are provided with another cup and bottle case, as well as a handy storage tray on the left hand side.
Access to that last pair of seats is easy, thanks to the convenient roll and folding operation of the middle row, though, as expected, the legs and head are decidedly cozy for adults. Even so, it is good for children to adolescence.
With all the seats upright, modest luggage capacity can be understood at 235 liters; Enough to accommodate our large suitcase (105 liters) and some soft bags. But that quickly increased to 878 liters with a 50/50 split split. Enough to swallow our entire three-piece suitcase (35, 68 and 105 liters), CarsGuide trolley, etc.
The center row also folds 60/40, and your voice will echo down to an 1830 liter cave, with the floor mostly flat. There is an additional 12 volt outlet there, as well as useful anchor and lighting points.
Does it represent good value for price? What features does it come with? October 7
The range of eight MU-X models started at $ 42,800 (plus on-road costs) for the front-drive LS-M, rising to $ 56,100 for LS-T 4WD tested here.
It’s not a small change in the well-equipped top-class family car and MU-X market, with standard features including ‘accented leather’ decoration in the first and second rows of seats. , six-way power adjustable driver’s seat, reversing camera, rear parking sensor, LED headlights and LED lights, front fog lamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear protective glass, air conditioning, Central locking with passive start and start system, cruise control, ‘Sky Sound’ eight- audio speakers, 8.0 inch central touch screen, sat nav, reversing camera and mounted DVD screen 10.0 inch roof (with remote control).
Not bad at all, despite some notable absences, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, auto headlights and wipers. They really should be there in a $ 55k car.
What are the important statistics for engine and transmission? October 8
The MU-X LS-T’s 3.0-liter, four-cylinder, 16-valve, diesel engine comply with Euro5 emissions regulations, and Isuzu claims its melody was developed exclusively for Australian market, after “local research”.
With a mix of cast iron and cast alloy, alloy and direct injection, ‘Hi-Power’ (4JJ1-TC) has been upgraded completely with everything from pistons and fuel injectors. The material is redesigned into a new turbo geometry variable and a diesel particle diffuser.