Isuzu Gives Birth to New MU-X SUV with the Help of GM

Here’s a quick quiz: what do the Chevrolet Colorado (international model), Holden Colorado and Isuzu D-MAX pickup trucks have in common with themselves as well as with the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Holden Colorado 7 and the just introduced Isuzu MU-X SUVs?

The answer is that, leaving aside emblems, grilles, lights and trims, they are the same pickup trucks co-developed by GM and Isuzu, while the other set of vehicles are the passenger SUV versions of the former.

All that said, the only true differentiator between the new Isuzu MU-X that was unwrapped this week in Thailand with the two GM models is the mild restyling of the front and rear ends and the interior décor and trims.

Isuzu said it will offer the MU-X with a choice of two turbo diesel units, a 3.0-liter rated for 177hp at 3,600 rpm and maximum torque of 380Nm (280lb-ft) at 1,800-2,800 rpm, and a smaller 2.5-liter delivering 136hp at 3,600 rpm and maximum torque of 320Nm (236lb-ft) at 1,800-2,800 rpm. Buyers can choose between 2WD and 4WD models – the latter with a TERRAIN COMMAND switch.

Inside there’s room for up to seven passengers in three rows of seats. Available features include a navigation system with a 7-inch monitor and a DVD player with 7-inch touch-screen monitor.

Thanks to Bonn from Autodeft for the heads up!

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  • Seven23

    Gm and isuzu must join force sto bring back the médium-duty truck segment !!

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