Tuesday, February 27, 2018

UPDATED: Isuzu Philippines Introduces Limited-Edition mu-X and D-MAX (w/ 16 Photos, Specs)

UPDATE: Prices for the D-MAX X-Series and mu-X Luxe have been revealed (2/27).

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) introduced two limited-edition variants of its best-selling D-MAX pickup truck and mu-X mid-sized SUV hoping to broaden the reach of the country’s best-selling commercial brand.

“Keeping our line-up fresh is the key to the very demanding market, especially for the pick-up and SUV segment. To keep up with the competition, we are offering two new variants which are designed to exude the more aggressive and luxurious side of the D-MAX and mu-X models,” said IPC President Hajime Koso.

Introduced is the latest D-MAX X-Series which aims to tap a younger, more urban-oriented market segment; while the mu-X Luxe, as its name suggests, becomes the most well-appointed mu-X variant to date, aiming for those who want the ruggedness and durability of an SUV with the luxury features common in the executive sedan class.

The 2018 edition of the D-MAX X-Series sports a black radiator grille, front and rear skirts, roof rails, and 18-inch alloy wheels. A rear cargo spoiler also aids in improving the overall aerodynamics while sleeking up the D-MAX’s rugged silhouette. It’s also made a touch more menacing thanks to red accents on the Isuzu logo, front fog lamp garnish, and alloy wheel lip. The D-MAX X-Series is exclusively available in two colors: Freestyle White and Black Hawk.

Greeting its occupants, the D-MAX X-Series has red illuminated rocker plates, matching the red Isuzu logo on the steering wheel and leather seats stitched with the words, “X-Series.” Adding even more convenience, the D-MAX X-Series adds additional USB ports for mobile device charging.

Meanwhile, the mu-X sees the addition of the new mu-X Luxe. It stands out thanks to its special Red Spinel exterior color complimented by light gray overfenders.

Inside, it features a blue illuminated scuff plate and a 3D surround sound system that compliment the mu-X’s high-quality quilt-stitch design leather seats. A new power tailgate system provides for hassle-free cargo loading. Fitted with an obstruction detection system and a programmable height adjustment, it can be safely used by anyone in the family.

Both the D-MAX X-Series and mu-X Luxe series are mechanically unchanged. This means they are both powered by Isuzu’s Euro 4 compliant 4JJ1-TCX 3.0-liter Blue Power Diesel engine. Producing 177 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque, the D-MAX X-Series comes in both manual and automatic flavors, while the mu-X Luxe is solely equipped with an automatic. Both of these limited-edition models run with a 4x2 drivetrain.

Isuzu Philippines Corporation has yet to finalize the pricing of the mu-X Luxe and the D-MAX X-Series. They will announce the pricing at a later time released the pricing of the D-MAX X-Series and mu-X Luxe:
  • D-MAX X-Series 4x2 M/T - P 1,355,000
  • D-MAX X-Series 4x2 A/T - P 1,420,000
  • mu-X Luxe 4x2 A/T - P 1,895,000

2018 Isuzu D-MAX X-Series Major Specifications:
  • Engine: 3.0-liter DOHC 16V inline-4 (4JJ1-TCX)
  • Power: 177 horsepower @ 3,550 to 3,650 rpm
  • Torque: 380 Nm @ 1,800 to 2,200 rpm
  • Dimensions (L x W x H, in mm): 5,295 x 1,860 x 1,795
  • Wheelbase (in mm): 3,095
  • Ground Clearance (in mm): 235
  • Transmission: 5-speed AT with Sequential Shift OR 5-speed MT
Exterior Features:
  • Projector-type Headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Front fog lights with red garnish
  • Cosmic Black radiator grille with red Isuzu logo
  • Chrome finished side mirror with LED turn signals
  • Roof rails
  • Bedliner
  • Color-keyed cargo spoiler with Cosmic Black accent
  • Front color-keyed skirt with Cosmic Black accent and honeycomb material
  • Rear color-keyed skirt
  • 18-inch all black alloy wheels with red lip
  • 255/60 R 18 tires
Interior Features:
  • Automatic climate control
  • Push-start with passive entry
  • USB charging port x 3
  • 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display with 6 speakers
  • 3-spoke leather steering wheel
  • Illuminated rocker plate with Isuzu logo
  • Leather seats with X-Series logo
2018 Isuzu mu-X Luxe
  • Engine: 3.0-liter DOHC 16V inline-4 (4JJ1-TCX)
  • Power: 177 horsepower @ 3,550 to 3,650 rpm
  • Torque: 380 Nm @ 1,800 to 2,200 rpm
  • Dimensions (L x W x H, in mm): 4,825 x 1,860 x 1,840
  • Wheelbase (in mm): 2,845
  • Ground Clearance (in mm): 230
  • Transmission: 6-speed AT with Sequential Shift
Exterior Features:
  • Bi-LED projector headlights with daytime running lights
  • Color-eyed front bumper with metallic gray lower
  • Extended type fender with metallic gray overfender
  • Chrome power folding side mirrors with turn signals
Interior Features:
  • 8-inch touchscreen display with 6 speakers
  • 3D surround sound
  • 10-inch roof mounted monitor with remote control
  • 3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather quilt-stitch design seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Power tailgate with jam protection and height adjustment
  • Power adjustable driver’s seat
  • USB charging ports x 3


  1. I liked the older look better. Its reliable but how this became the SUV/pickup truck of the year is beyond me.

  2. I hope isuzu focuses more on safety and brings in the mux model with 6 srs airbags,as they have in Malaysia.

  3. Ayan na, ang walang katapusang "limited edition" ng isuzu.

    1. They keep using the word "limited edition". I don't think anyone in Isuzu even know what it means.

  4. Expect that isuzu will still use their current euro 4 engine until almost car companies are already using euro 8 engines haha

  5. "mechanically unchanged".. Can isuzu please stop using the word limited edition. Puro ka landian lng binago nyo ayan nnman yang X,Y,Z sport, blah blah nyo.

  6. 1.8 million price and the shifter knob feels like you are touching a very cheap auto.

  7. Wake up Isuzu! You're competitors are the Navara Sport and Ranger FX4 both around 1.2m and the Hilux Conquest priced at 1.3m. Is the Dmax that good to justify pricing above the top sellers? Not in your dreams

  8. What.. 1.89m for thIS lame isuzu? There has to be a cheaper way to look CHEAP!

    1. Oh but there is a cheaper way! Look no further, the legendary airbagless euro2 crosswind sportivo that is priced above 1M is the answer to the prayer of thousand of Filipino buyers!

    2. Are they stilling selling that trash!?? It should be taxed 300%!


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