Hi there, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with my review at the 2018 Isuzu MU-X LT-R. I’ve been tripping around South-East Queensland for the ultimate 7 days, and it’s been a very well enjoyable experience. From choose up at Eagle Farm up to Peachester inside the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the MU-X has delivered outstanding reminiscences again for my time as a supplier. What Is it? The Isuzu MU-X is a huge SUV with seating for 7, a 3.0-liter diesel engine, and six-velocity computerized transmission. Competition? There are loads indexed at the RJ Pound Comparative Price Guide, which I use for my studies, but I’m going to exclude fancy ‘premium’ 7-seater soft-roaders and deal with those which could do the process of towing a heavy van or boat.

Ford Everest, Holden Acadia, Holden Colorado 7, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mitsubishi Pajero and Pajero Sport, Toyota Fortuner, and Prado. Price? Isuzu Ute usually has a sharp provide to compete in their market. Currently, the car I drove, the Isuzu MU-X LT-R, retails for $52990 power away together with 2 years free scheduled provider, a 6-yr guarantee, and roadside assistance. The entry version, Isuzu MU-X LS-M, is on sale for $44,990 simultaneously as the 4×2 version, which is some $6000 less expensive if you don’t need the 4 wheel drive capability once more, all with the provider and guarantee package deal. As always, that’s the Isuzu marketed price, and you must be able to do better if you store round (Refer dealer panel beneath).


Ken Hill is a golfing pal of mine from the Redcliffe Golf Club. Early in 2017, Ken and his spouse Kathy approached me to source a new tow automobile for them after the beneficial lifestyles in their Prado V6 had been completed. Given my history with Isuzu Ute, my first thought changed into a D-MAX or MU-X. Here’s what Ken has to mention approximately their Isuzu MU-X revel in after 2 years. “In 2017, we upgraded our caravan and purchased a brand new twenty and a half foot caravan. As an end result, it has become pretty glaring that the 2004 Toyota Prado, which we had on the time, become no longer going to tow 2750kg legally. We have constantly pushed Toyota vehicles, but the new Prado became not going to do the task.

We researched the brand new car marketplace, after which we sought advice from Bob Aldons of Car Business. We explained our situations, budget, and so forth, and among Bob`s guidelines became the 2017 6-velocity automatic Isuzu MU-X. We have been given the choice of the D-MAX, but, given our bodily barriers, we decided at the wagon. We’ve now traveled over 30,000 kilometers with journeys around Australia and “off avenue” on Fraser Island. This changed into my first diesel vehicle. We’re thrilled about the Isuzu MU-X. It without problems tows the brand new caravan which offers us peace of thoughts.

The fuel financial system becomes a pleasant wonder, some distance better than the V6 Toyota Prado. We have grandchildren, and Kathy does a “school run” most days. She unearths the vehicle very cozy, easy to address, and power. The two child seats within the returned seat enable the “school run” to be affected without difficulty. Fraser Island can be a lure for quite a few inexperienced 4-wheel drivers. As an own family, we’ve been going to Fraser for the ultimate 12 years. Off-Road, the MU-X dealt with the terrain effortlessly.”

Front: When Isuzu released the D-Max right here in Australia in 2008, the tagline changed into “Spirit of Truck.” This played on the records of Isuzu within the light and medium truck market and their popularity as a builder of sturdy, tough motors. Both D-Max and MU-X preserve that popularity near their coronary heart. The wide variety of worries in line with a thousand cars offered, at the least in my time as an Isuzu dealer, become minuscule. Owners love their MU-Xs. MU-X and D-Max are both fitted with a three. The zero-liter faster diesel engine and now include a 6-speed vehicle transmission.

There’s enough energy (130kw) and torque (430Nm) to easily get the activity carried out. The front of the vehicle features Isuzu Ute’s sturdy face – massive grille, masses of chrome, and a tough stance. I was expecting the LS-T Version of the MU-X to have updated protection capabilities, however lacking from contemporary top specs became adaptive cruise control, independent emergency braking, and lane-departure caution. Whilst Isuzu is marketing the MU-X and D-Max as ANCAP five-star safety cars, the truth that they lack those crucial items might help arguably simplest score the pair three or four stars. But suffice to say that if you’re a ‘driver’ no longer just steering the truck around, these capabilities might not be that crucial to you. Since Isuzu Ute Australia has now finished 10 consecutive years of the boom (extra sales yr on 12 months), there’s were given to be something that those consumers like.