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Rugged, reliable and hearty – the Isuzu MU-X ticks all the right boxes. But, how does it fare when it's taken off-road? Paul Maric finds out.
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CARADVICE RATING 7.5
FUEL ECONOMY 8.1L/100km
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2021 Isuzu MU-X teased in video

The 2021 Isuzu MU-X has been teased in a short video ahead of its official unveiling later this month. The 15-second commercial, released on YouTube by Isuzu Thailand, shows glimpses of the upcoming MU-X with selective lighting. It does confirm the appearance of the new MU-X will resemble our own rendered version of the SUV, which was based on leaked patent images revealed in September (although we clearly guessed wrong at the LED signatures)...

2021 Isuzu MU-X Onyx Edition price and specs

2021 Isuzu MU-X Onyx Edition brings added value Updated infotainment system, auto headlights Unique styling features with darker highlights Priced from $56,990 drive-away The 2021 Isuzu MU-X Onyx Edition has been announced, delivering new tech, greater value, and enhanced style as the current MU-X range, which debuted in 2013, enters its run-out phase...

2021 Isuzu MU-X, Mazda 'CX-70' SUVs imagined

With the 'Isuzda' alliance up and running, now that both the 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 ranges have hit Australian showrooms, what else can we expect from the Isuzu-Mazda partnership? Well, we don't know for sure. The recent discovery of a series of MU-X patent images paints a clear picture of what Isuzu has in store for its seven-seat SUV range...

2021 Isuzu MU-X revealed in patent images

With the 2021 Isuzu D-Max already filing out of Australian showrooms, it comes no surprise the related 2021 Isuzu MU-X SUV isn’t far behind. Until now, Isuzu has remained tight-lipped on details and timing for its new seven-seat, off-roading family 4x4. Images retrieved from the Japan Patent Office by dutch publication AutoWeek have opened the floodgates however, giving the clearest look yet at what to expect from the 2021 MU-X...

How big is the boot? Every SUV in Australia, ranked smallest to biggest

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

2021 Isuzu MU-X: Everything we know so far

UPDATE, September 29: The 2021 Isuzu MU-X has now been revealed through a series of patent application images. Story here. The 2021 Isuzu MU-X will be among the safest and most advanced vehicles in the ute-derived four-wheel-drive class when it goes on sale in the second half of 2021 or the first half of 2022...

Isuzu MU-X outsells direct rivals again

One of the most commonly asked questions accompnying each month's VFACTS sales report centres around which brand is winning the ute-based SUV sales race. These rugged body-on-frame, towing-ready offerings clearly have a dedicated following. For the sake of one argument, we do not include Toyota's pricier Prado in this sub-segment, but you could argue the case either way...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: LIVE from our 11-ute comparison

Join us for our first episode of Automotive Industry Insights with Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Josh Dowling, live from the Melbourne 4x4 Proving Ground for our massive 2019 dual-cab ute comparison! We get to know the new CarAdvice and Drive CEO, Alex Parsons. Kez Casey compares the 2019 Abarth 124 Spider and Mazda MX-5 Roadster...

CarAdvice podcast 166: Civic Type R v i30 Fastback N!

On the podcast, this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet has been revealed, Peugeot has introduced Australia's first petrol particulate filter, why the latest Census data is bad news for young drivers, and Australian drivers have revealed their dirty habits...

Isuzu announces six-year warranty, seven-year capped price servicing

Isuzu Ute Australia has boosted warranty, roadside assistance and capped priced servicing coverage on all new vehicles sold after 1 May 2019. The extra customer care packages coincide with the arrival of the updated model year 2019 D-Max ute and MU-X SUV, which have had a subtle visual makeover and equipment changes...

CarAdvice podcast 134: Off-roading with the Isuzu I-Venture Club

Join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and James Wong for the last podcast for 2018! In car news, Australia's first Genesis showroom is taking shape, the Suzuki Jimny has been hit with an AEB bug, Ford Australia has announced it isn't planning to kill passenger cars, and a mobile phone detection camera will be trialled in NSW...