Isuzu will unveil the India-spec updated MU-X SUV on October 16, 2018. The refreshed MU-X has been on sale internationally for some time and will finally see a market introduction and a price announcement late next month.
The facelifted SUV will sport projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and subtle changes to the front bumper. Other noticeable changes include new alloy wheels, LED elements inside the tail-lamps and a slightly restyled rear bumper. The rest of the car remains largely unchanged.
The big changes are likely to be inside the car, with a slightly redesigned dashboard that will now have a two-tone beige-and-black colour theme (that’ll replace the all-black version) and will get artificial wood trim to lift the cabin’s appeal, along with some soft-touch bits. The centre fascia on the dash is also likely to get a silver surround and a new touchscreen infotainment system will also be on offer. That aside, Isuzu will also add some new features to make the MU-X more appealing.
Under the hood, the model is likely to continue with the same 177hp, 3.0-litre diesel motor. A BS-VI ready engine could join a little later.
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