Have you seen the all-new Isuzu mu-X 1.9 LS? This 4x2 AT SUV brings that same luxurious mu-X feel to a much broader market – being a wallet-friendly alternative to the traditional 3.0 models.
Adding a 1.9-litre model to the mu-X range significantly broadens its appeal. Perfect for SUV enthusiasts who are drawn to the outstanding space, comfort and versatility provided by the popular mu-X models on the market, except with greater affordability and lower running costs.
The competitive pricing makes the 1.9 LS an attractive proposition for family-oriented customers making the step up from a sedan, hatchback or bakkie. The proven 1.9-litre Ddi engine’s exceptional fuel economy will be a major drawcard too.
At the heart of the new 1.9 LS mu-X, is Isuzu’s 1 899 cc four-cylinder intercooled turbodiesel engine (also used in the D-Max range). This engine is renowned for its gutsy performance, outstanding fuel economy and trusted durability, made possible by its advanced design that uses a high-pressure common rail direct injection system and high-efficiency variable geometry turbocharger.
The 1.9 Ddi engine delivers a power output of 110 kW at 3 600 r/min matched to a healthy torque figure of 350 Nm available from 1 800 to 2 600 r/min.
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, which provides a seamless driving experience. Furthermore, a rear differential lock is fitted as standard to aid traction on slippery surfaces.
The new 1.9 LS mu-X features the latest styling updates applied to the rest of the range for 2023. This includes privacy glass for the rear windows, a stunning new Norwegian Blue colour option, and classy dark Magnetite finishes for the radiator grille, front and rear bumpers, front fog lamp bezels, roof rails and side steps.
Modern LED lighting is standard across the range for the daytime running lights, Bi-LED headlamps, fog lamps and combination tail lights. 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.
The spacious and welcoming cabin that has always been a hallmark of the mu-X range has been updated too, featuring dark Magnetite accents that further enhance the sophisticated look and feel. Standard leather trim adds a further touch of luxury, with the driver’s seat boasting eight-way power adjustment, and four-way adjustment for the front passenger seat.
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.
Driving convenience and safety
Although the 1.9 LS is the most affordable model in the mu-X range, there’s 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 an accident, 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.
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.
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