A brief summary of the Isuzu MU-7
Isuzu, a brand by itself in the commercial vehicles segment, had made quite an impression when they ventured into the passenger SUV car segment. The new Isuzu MU-7 comes with new options, automatic transmission and is definitely a muscular vehicle with loads of attitude. The SUV design of this vehicle is definitely very old school, yet catchy and appealing and perfect for the big boys who like SUVs in this category.
Isuzu did make an entry into India in 2013, but it didn’t really seem to make an impression then and now in 2016, the new Isuzu MU-7 comes bolstered with added features like the latest music systems, Kenwood 6015 and BT music system, top-end features and a powered diesel engine.
Isuzu MU-7 Exteriors
Isuzu MU-7 doesn’t seem to wear a smiling countenance. It has a neat appeal and its ruggedness is just perfect for SUV lovers. The logo seems to be perfectly placed and comes with a fitting side profile. It comes with a wide-based grille, strategically placed headlamps and comes with an attitude that says, ‘am not to be messed with.’ It comes with a good height, with a good wheelbase and wide footboards. Overall, the massive body and huge structure of this SUV is not one that deters consumers but piques interest.
|4825 mm.||1860mm.||1825mm.||2845 mm.||220mm|
|Front track 1507|
|Rear track 1507|
Isuzu MU-7 Interiors
Comfort seems to be the catchword when it comes to the interiors of the Isuzu MU-7. With neat spacing, relaxed legroom and good headroom that are perfect for taller occupants and great boot space with additional space available when the rear seats are folded, it wears a simple and neat look. Premium leather upholstery and a matching dashboard offer a rich look and the central console and a well-lit instrument cluster completes the overall appearance of its interiors.
Isuzu MU-7 Engine Specs and Transmissions
The Isuzu MU-7 comes equipped with a long-stroke, 3.0 litre diesel engine that is equipped with a good torque. The engines are expected to be in the BSIII and BSIV formats with a top speed of 175 kmph and can go from zero to 100 kmph in just about 11 seconds. The automatic version of this engine can achieve a speed of 185 kmph and can move from 0 to 100 kmph in just 13 seconds. With good acceleration and pickup, the SUV has definitely been fitted with choice, fuel-efficient engines.
|Fuel Mode||Transmission||Engine Specs||Power||Torque||Speed||Mileage|
|Diesel||Automatic||2999cc||130kW @ 3600rpm||380Nm @ 1800rpm||175 Kmph.||9-12 kmpl|
Isuzu MU-7 Pricing and Competition
The direct head-on contender to the Isuzu MU-7 is the Toyota Fortuner which is also a muscular vehicle on similar lines. Therefore, with the foray of the Isuzu MU-7 into the Indian auto market, it can definitely compete directly with the Toyota Fortuner. Its other competitors include, Ford Endeavour, Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevrolet Captiva in the luxury SUV segment. The expected pricing of this vehicle is expected to be in the range of INR 20-25 lakhs.
The Isuzu MU-7 will be showcased in the Indian Auto Expo 2016.
The Auto Expo is being held in New Delhi from February 5th - 9th 2016.
The Auto Expo that happened in New Delhi, India is evidently Asia’s biggest and also globally, the second biggest motor show. This is a biennial event organized jointly by the ACMA, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association, the CII, Confederation of Indian Industry and the SIAM, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.