The 3.0-litre line-up has been bolstered with a new four-wheel drive version of the popular high-spec 3.0 LSE, along with a new value-oriented 1.9 LS model for the first time. “Advanced technologies and impressive safety make Isuzu mu-X an exceptional family-oriented vehicle ideally suited to those with active lifestyles,” says Kevin Fouche, Department Executive: Product Planning and Programme Management at ISUZU Motors South Africa.

A total of five 3.0-litre mu-X models are now available, comprising the 3.0 LS and 3.0 LSE which can be specified in 4x2 and 4x4 versions, as well as the luxuriously appointed range-topping 3.0 Onyx 4x4 – all of which use ISUZU’s six-speed automatic transmission.

Model range
  • 3.0 LS 4x2 AT
  • 3.0 LS 4x4 AT
  • 3.0 LSE 4x2 AT
  • 3.0 LSE 4x4 AT (new)
  • 3.0 Onyx 4x4 AT

Packed with outstanding safety and driveability

Standard driver aids across the ISUZU mu-X range, including the LS models, comprise 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, as well as front and rear parking sensors with a rear-view camera.

The mu-X offers top-level driving visibility across all models, featuring LED daytime running lights, as well as Bi-LED headlamps, LED fog lamps and LED combination taillights.

The passive safety features are no less impressive, encompassing driver and front passenger airbags, front seat side airbags, curtain airbags and driver knee airbag. Remote central locking is combined with a factory-fitted anti-theft alarm system, transponder immobiliser and selectable door unlocking.

On the multimedia and connectivity front, the mu-X LS is equipped with a seven-inch touchscreen system with integrated Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Wi-Fi, plus front and rear USB charging ports.

The LSE and Onyx models step safety even further with standard a tyre pressure monitoring system, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert and rear radar. Convenient keyless operation utilizes the Passive Entry Start System (PESS) with walk-away automatic door locking, and the two exciting new features added for the 2023 model year: remote start, and hands-free powered tailgate with step sensor.

Luxurious interior

The spacious, comfortable, and flexible cabin of the mu-X has received several styling and functional enhancements. The door and instrument panel garnishes echo the dark Magnetite accents featured on the exterior, giving the interior an even more exclusive and upmarket ambience.

Leather seats are now standard across the range in place of cloth previously used on the lower-spec models, incorporating eight-way power adjustment and manual lumber support for the driver, along with four-way power adjustment for the front passenger. The seat cushions have also been revised to improve overall comfort and support, while heel mats are added for greater durability and wear resistance in the front floor areas.

To aid parking and overall manoeuvrability in tight spaces, the LS models gain front and rear parking sensors. On the LSE, an auto-dimming rear view mirror is now standard, along with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel, giving the driver fingertip control of the six-speed automatic gearbox.

Adventure-ready 3.0 LSE 4x4 AT

The new four-wheel drive LSE model shares ISUZU’s latest 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine with the rest of the range, which develops 140 kW at 3 600 r/min, along with a substantial 450 Nm of torque from 1 600 to 2 600 r/min. An electronically controlled part-time four-wheel drive system allows easy switching between two-wheel drive (2H), 4x4 high range (4H) and 4x4 low range (4L) using a rotary dial on the centre console.

The latest version of Isuzu’s six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the mu-X range. It provides a seamless driving experience, with a standard rear differential lock further aiding traction on slippery surfaces.

The ISUZU mu-X is sold with a five-year/90 000 km service plan, 5 year/120 000km 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 discuss this or for more information, please contact Tony Dos Reis at 031 713 3111 or