Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
5 minute read
13 Oct 2020
9:00 am

Touched-up Isuzu MU-X puts ruggedness for seven first

Charl Bosch

Whereas its rivals invoke a sense of unease when going off-road despite their capability, the MU-X feels off-the-tar ready from the get-go.

Facelift Isuzu MU-X

The cliché of how popular SUVs have become over the last few years is admittedly an old and overused one, but still noteworthy as more and more manufacturers join the party. Of the established brands with a proven track record though, the lacklustre performance of the Isuzu MU-X remains something of a mystery, especially in the popular body-on-frame or bakkie-based segment. The twin of the erstwhile Chevrolet TrailBlazer, the D-Max underpinned MU-X, which many observers felt should have been marketed in South Africa instead of the bowtie in the first place, has been something of a disappointment since coming to...