The BS6 compliant Isuzu MU-X is likely to be launched soon in India. The company had delayed plans to introduce BS6 models in the country due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Back in October 2018, the MU-X received an update in the form of updated design and more features. It is believed that the BS6 model will get similar feature highlights and changes are expected to be limited to a BS6 engine update.
The updated MU-X receives a more aggressive fascia with what the carmaker calls ‘Eagle-inspired’ styling. The Bi-LED projector headlamps now come with LED day-time-running lights and a redesigned rear. Both the bumpers have been slightly tweaked to keep things fresh and the SUV rides on larger 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. The new MU-X also has a higher ground clearance of 230mm.
The cabin gets sportier Lava Black leather upholstery done in fine quilted leather. The soft touch plastic and silver inserts make the cabin appear more premium than before. The feature list includes updated infotainment system, a roof-mounted screen, 60:40 seats with integrated armrest and cupholders, a USB port in the middle console box, cruise control, electric driver’s seat and keyless entry.
Mechanically, the vehicle is expected to get a BS6 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine. The BS4 version produced 174bhp and 390Nm, and the BS6 version is also expected to deliver similar performance figures. At the time of launch, the MU-X is expected to be offered in both 4x2 and 4x4 guise.