The all-new 2019 Isuzu MU-X has been spotted on the roads wearing a lot of camouflage meaning that the 2019 model year will bring some changes in exterior and interior design. Therefore, the new Isuzu will get new lights and revised front and rear bumpers while the profile will mainly stay unchanged except perhaps the new design of the wheels. Beneath the hood, it should get the same engine as its predecessor while we might see some upgrades on the technology front.
2019 Isuzu MU-X powertrain, performance, and transmission
As the previous model year, the new 2019 Isuzu MU-X will be powered by the same engine and it is a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel unit. This engine will be able to deliver 174 horsepower and the torque of 295 pound-feet or 380Nm. The engine will work with a 6-speed manual transmission. However, a five-speed automatic gearbox will also be available. It will be offered with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. Furthermore, the Isuzu MU-X should be able to reach 60 mph in around 9 seconds.
The exterior design of the 2019 Isuzu MU-X
The Isuzu MU-X features a typical rugged SUV look and shape; it is well proportioned and we find it handsome and attractive. The front end sports a two-slat chrome grille and a two-tone bumper. The profile is also well shaped with muscular design and 17-inch alloy wheels which look really nice.
However, there is also the newest version of this model and it is the facelifted 2019 Isuzu MU-X which has been caught during its testing wearing heavy camouflage. And it seems that the carmaker has given it some small but noticeable changes.
So, this time, the new MU-X will get new projector headlights and integrated LED daytime running lights. As well, it appears that the grille will also be mildly revised so as the front bumper. Moreover, the round fog lights will be slightly larger compared to the previous model and will feature some nice chrome details. The profile of the vehicle should stay unchanged but we might see some new designs of the alloy wheels. Furthermore, the rear end will receive restyled taillights, a revised bumper, and more massive roof-mounted spoiler while the silver roof rails will stay the same.
Design of interior
The 2019 Isuzu MU-X comes with three rows of seats and can place seven passengers. It is very spacious and offers plenty of room for the storage and there are also lots of cupholders. The cargo room can be expanded with the second and the third row folded down. The seats are cozy and covered in nice leather. The driver’s seat is electrically adjustable as well. The dashboard looks plain but it is well organized and features a 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. There are also Bluetooth and USB ports. As for the safety, it is available with airbags, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, and traction control. Emergency braking assist and hill-hold assist will be offered too.
Release date and price
It is not yet official, but the 2019 Isuzu MU-X might go on sale in early 2019. The price should stay close to the current.