Alongside the unveiling of the Isuzu D-Max facelift is the introduction of the special edition Isuzu mu-X Type-S SUV. Built on the D-Max platform, this 7-seater SUV rides on 5-link rear suspension with coil springs and stabilizer, instead of the semi-elliptical leaf springs in the D-Max. The rear brakes are also switched to solid discs from drum. Further, instead of the 16″ or 18″ wheels of the D-Max, Isuzu Malaysia has opted to kit the mu-X with 17″ alloys.
The mu-X Type-S comes with enhanced features like the new body-colored front and rear skirting, rear bumper garnish and shark fin antenna, but retains the existing headlight styling. Inside, the mu-X Type-S seats, door trim and center armrest wear new Ivory premium leather. The meter cluster is also updated with the electroluminescent e-LUMAX design with integrated multi-information display. The dashboard and door trims also get piano black finish like the D-Max Z-Prestige.
Other updated equipment include the 2-DIN multimedia DVD player with 8″ touchscreen display, roof-mounted rear DVD monitor and 6 speakers, new multimedia ports and smartphone compartment, keyless entry and start.
Notable features include the Terrain Command 4WD system, automatic climate control, 2nd and 3rd row cooling vents with fan speed control, 6-way electric driver’s seat, 4 reverse sensors, reverse camera, cruise control, 2 airbags, ABS, EBD, BA, hill start assist, stability control and traction control.
The Isuzu mu-X Type-S is only available with the 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine that’s good for 136 PS at 3,400 rpm and 320 Nm between 1,800 – 2,800 rpm, and paired with a 5-speed automatic with sequential shift. It is priced at RM 181,841, on the road with insurance in Peninsular Malaysia, and is available in 4 colors i.e. Cosmic Black, Splash White, Uluru Brown and Titanium Silver. The mu-X Type-S is covered by a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.