VEHICLE REVIEW – ISUZU MUX
MAKS Car Rental is the premier car rental company in Pattaya, it offers modern and well maintained vehicles at highly competitive prices. The fleet is extensive and offers every type of vehicle for every sort of occasion.
Among their fleet is the impressive Isuzu MUX and here is a road test of the vehicle.
The Isuzu MU-X
The SUV market has some serious competition, with the Fortuner and Everest being two of the top models. And in the mix of the best SUV’s on the market today is the thrilling Isuzu MU-X.
The 2017 version has a new exterior update with a streamlined front-end containing Bi-LED projector headlights with LED daytime running. The build finish of the Isuzu is right on the mark and sets new standards for the SUV industry.
The interior of the MU-X is uncomplicated and like a business suit, smart and efficient. The dashboard is two-tone with a sort of soft touch finish, and there is also new chrome and black trimming. All in all the cabin is a very pleasant place to be.
There is room for seven seats inside the Isuzu and the driver’s seat has a six-way adjustable electric control that is really easy to adjust. Overall the interior space is more than adequate with plenty of room for head, knee and shoulder height.
The back row is slightly more snug, but it has more space than any of its rivals and really easy to access.
The Isuzu MU-X SUV is the ideal vehicle to take on long road trips and one of the most important factors in a touring vehicle is storage space. The MU-X has room in abundance with nearly 240 litres of boot space, then the third row is stowed the space increases to a massive 900 litres. And if the second row is also folded this space increases to a colossal 1830 litres.
And if you opt for the roof rails they are also rated to carry a load of 60kg.
All variants of the Isuzu MU-X have seven seats and there are three trim options: LS-M, LS-U and LS-T available, in both two wheel and four wheel drive. Also you can opt for a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
As standard the MU-X comes with 7 inch touch screen, but this increases to 8 inch on higher specs. Cruise control, USB and Bluetooth audio systems all come with the basic model as well as rear parking sensors, Bi-LED projector headlights, keyless entry, front fog-lights, A/C, and 16 inch alloy wheels.
The top model the LS-T comes with leather interior, a roof mounted 10 inch DVD screen, passive start system, roof rails, spoiler and more.
The power plant of the Isuzu is a 2.5 litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine, and produces more power at lower rpm’s, and more torque, it is also more fuel efficient than the previous engine. Added to this the old transmission has been upgraded to a six-speed box.
On the road this SUV is well balanced for such a big unit, and the ride is just as good as it previously was. It is just as good to drive as to ride in, and will definitely suit any long drive or road trip.