Chieftain Materia
Motown India|January 2019
Chieftain Materia

The new Isuzu mu-X which was launched late 2018 is a face lifted version of the previous model.

The design of the new Isuzu 4X4 mu-X which has been inspired by an eagle now gets smartl ooking LED DRLs. There is also a Bi-LED auto leveling projector headlamp. You also get a large 18-inches multi spoke twist design diamondcut alloy wheels that look smart. The rear gets redesigned tail-lights, two-tone spoiler and a shark fin antenna with gun metal finish. The ground clearance of this vehicle has gone up to 230mm which is 10mm more than the previous version. On the inside is a new ‘Lava Black’ finish, Passive Entry and Start Stop System, a reworked Multi Information Display and 8 speaker surround sound system.

The vehicle now comes with six airbags. The SUV also has other safety features like ABS with EBD, TCS, EBA, ESC, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control and rear parking camera. The new mu-X retains the same 3.0L Ddi VGS Turbo diesel engine that is good for 174hp and 380Nm of. There is a 5-speed Sequential Shift automatic transmission and the ability to switch to 4X4 on the fly.

At Around Rs 26.26 lakh ex-showroom price, it is competing with the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the Mahindra Alturas G4. The competition is extremely tough out there.

As a standalone product, the new Isuzu mu-X has a lot of features, yet it misses out on several features.

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE 2999cc, turbo diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve

TRANSMISSION 5-speed Sequential Shift AT and ability to switch to 4X4 on the fly

POWER 174hp@3600rpm

TORQUE 380Nm@1800-2800rpm

TYRES 255 / 60 R18

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January 2019