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Friday, August 13, 2021

Isuzu Philippines Teases All-New 2022 mu-X


Global chip shortage be damned. Isuzu Philippines Corporation is firing on all cylinders, and pushing to launch the all-new 2022 Isuzu mu-X by the end of this year.

The move, confirmed by a teaser post posted on their official website also opens the official inquiry page for anyone who’s interested in reserving or purchasing the brand-new 7-seater SUV.

Isuzu Philippines has yet to confirm how many variants and the specs of the all-new mu-X, but it is very likely that they will stick with their four-variant line-up consisting of three 4x2 and one 4x4 variant.


If that is the case, the top-trim 4x2 and sole 4x4 variant will set to benefit from the brand-new 4JJ3-TCX engine. Also found in the all-new D-MAX, it generates 190 horsepower at 3,600 rpm and 450 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 2,600 rpm. Meanwhile, lower-end variants will stand to get a revised RZ4E-TC engine with 150 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic.

Built on a brand-new platform constructed exclusively of high-tensile steel, the mu-X offers increased stiffness, rigidity, and load-carrying capacities (towing capacity is rated at 3.5 tons). Along with the stiffer body, the new suspension with front independent double wishbones and rear five-link coil springs gives it improved handling and dynamics.

Standard across the mu-X range is a ground clearance of 235 mm and a water wading depth of up to 800 mm, while the sole 4x4 variant is expected to benefit from Isuzu’s Terrain Command system with both high and low range four-wheel drive, and even rear lockers.


Exterior features of the all-new mu-X include LED headlights and front fog lights, and wheel sizes ranging from 17 to 20 inches. Inside, it’s fitted with features such as a 4.2-inch color TFT display embedded in the instrument cluster, paddle shifters, a 9-inch touchscreen with ceiling mounted speakers (there are a total of 8 all around), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a 6-way power front passenger seat, an electronic parking brake with auto hold, and much more.

The higher trims will also stand to benefit from Intelligent Driver Assist System (IDAS). Using a pair of Hitachi 3D stereo cameras, it gives the mu-X adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, alongside other safety technologies such as ABS with EBD, stability control, and 8 airbags.

Interested in the all-new Isuzu mu-X? You can sign up here.

5 comments:

  1. Sir Ulysses, hopefully, all the safety features of the D Max will also be present in the Mu X 😊👍
    - Mark J

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  2. I think the Nissan Terra also has updated safety features, but the MuX trumps it with an updated ASEAN NCAP rating - Mark J

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  3. How much is the estimated selling price?

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  4. There are not much difference from outgoing model except the Design and Very expensive selling price. Better wait and Watch out for it's twin brother Mazda Version it looks better than the Isuzu one.

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