isuzu-mux20140923THE all-new Isuzu MU-X took the spotlight at Isuzu Phils. Corp.’s (IPC) display at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS).

    Isuzu’s newest SUV arrives to the local market in four variants. The lineup is topped by the MU-X LS-A, available with either a four-wheel-drive or a two-wheel-drive system that’s paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. Following next is the MU-X LS-M, which is fitted with a two-wheel-drive system and a five-speed manual transmission. Bringing up the entry-level end is the MU-X LS that’s also equipped with a two-wheel-drive system and a five-speed manual gearbox.

    Powering the new MU-X is Isuzu’s 4JK1-TC (HI) 2.5-liter diesel engine that has common rail direct injection and an intercooled variable geometry system turbocharger. It is rated Euro2-compliant and makes 132hp and 320Nm.

    As IPC’s flagship model, the MU-X has leather coverings for the seats, steering wheel and door trim; a seven-inch touch-screen display for the six-speaker multimedia system that has aux-in, USB, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity; available built-in navigation; audio controls on the steering wheel; a 10-inch roof-mounted DVD monitor with remote control; dual climate control with rear coolers; speed-sensing door locks; a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat; passive keyless entry; and push-button start/stop ignition, among others. The vehicle seats seven.

    To prop up the MU-X’s role as a family vehicle, IPC at PIMS named Team Kramer as the MU-X’s brand ambassador. Team Kramer is composed of the family of celebrity basketball player Doug Kramer and wife, actress and TV host Cheska Garcia-Kramer, and their children, Kendra, Scarlett and Gavin. IPC said Team Kramer “embodies the lifestyle of those drawn” to the MU-X.

    Joining the MU-Xs at Isuzu’s display were a Crosswind XT Limited Edition and a D-Max LS X-Series.


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