Isuzu will pull the wraps off the MU-X SUV facelift in India on October 16, 2018. The updated SUV is already available for sale in the international markets, though Isuzu will officially launch the facelifted MU-X later next month. Among the changes, the Isuzu MU-X facelift will receive cosmetic tweaks with most of the changes made to the front. That said, it will get projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and restyled bumper. At the side, the SUV will sport redesigned alloy wheels, while the tail-lamps at the back will feature LED units and there will be slightly reworked bumper. Aside from the aforementioned changes, the SUV will remain unchanged.
Unlike the exterior, the cabin is likely to get a host of changes including styling tweaks and a bunch of new features. The dashboard inside will receive slight restyling and it will be enveloped with the beige and black dual tone colour scheme instead of the current black colour theme. It will additionally get artificial wood trim and some soft-touch bits for a plusher look. The centre fascia on the dashboard is expected to feature silver surround. While on the feature front, it could benefit from a touchscreen infotainment system along with other new bits details on which will be revealed at the official unveiling.
Mechanically, the Isuzu MU-X facelift will remain unchanged with the same 3.0-litre oil burner powering the SUV. In terms of power, this diesel unit makes 174 bhp at 3,600 rpm against peak torque of 380 Nm between 1800 to 2800 rpm. As per claims, a BS-VI compliant engine could be added to the range at a later stage. Transmission duties on the current model are carried out by the 5-speed sequential shift automatic gearbox. In the premium SUV space, the Isuzu MU-X fields against popular models such as Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Volkswagen Tiguan and Hyundai Santa Fe among others.