An all-new, value-oriented, 4 X 2 ISUZU 1.9 LS mu-X has been launched. The new budget-friendly derivative, along with the addition of a 4x4 version of the popular 3.0 LSE, expands the local line-up to a total of six mu-X models.

What is the attraction of the all-new 1.9 LS mu-X? “Adding a new entry-level 1.9-litre model significantly broadens the appeal of the mu-X. It is perfect for customers who are drawn to the outstanding space, comfort and versatility provided by our popular SUV, but require greater affordability and lower running costs,” says Kevin Fouche, Department Executive: Product Planning and Programme Management at ISUZU Motors South Africa.

Fouche adds: ““The competitive pricing makes it an attractive proposition for family-oriented customers making the step up from a sedan, hatchback or bakkie, and we are confident that the proven 1.9-litre engine’s exceptional fuel economy will be a major drawcard too.”

As with the rest of the mu-X range, the 1.9 LS is equipped with the latest version of Isuzu’s six-speed automatic transmission, providing a seamless driving experience. A rear differential lock is fitted as standard to aid traction on slippery surfaces.

Upmarket design

The new 1.9 LS mu-X features the latest styling updates applied to the rest of the range for 2023. Modern LED lighting is standard fare across the range for the daytime running lights, Bi-LED headlamps, fog lamps and combination taillights. The sporty character of the mu-X is further reinforced by the attractive 18-inch alloy wheels, with a matching full-size alloy spare wheel fitted for added peace of mind.

Driving convenience and safety

Although the 1.9 LS is the most affordable model in the mu-X range, there is certainly no compromise in safety or convenience. Front and rear parking sensors along with a rear-view camera make parking manoeuvres a cinch.

The package of standard safety features includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control, ABS brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS), Brake Override Accelerator (BOA), Hill Start Assist (HAS), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Trailer Sway Control, Cruise Control.

In the event of a road crash, the occupants are protected by driver and front passenger airbags, front seat side airbags, curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag. Vehicle security is taken care of with remote central locking, a factory-fitted anti-theft alarm system, transponder immobiliser and selectable door unlocking.

A seven-inch touchscreen system with integrated Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi, and front and rear USB charging ports provides seamless smartphone connectivity and charging options while on the move.

The ISUZU mu-X is sold with a five-year/90 000 km service plan, 5 year/120 000 km warranty and roadside assistance, and 5 year/unlimited distance anti-corrosion warranty. Service intervals are every 15 000 km or 12 months.

If you wish to view the 1.9 LS mu-X or discuss this for more information, please contact Tony Dos Reis at 031 713 3111 or