OBJECTIVELY, and in comparison assessments, the aged – in every feeling of the phrase – Isuzu MU-X came base of the ute-dependent huge SUV pack, but in the profits charts it was by far the winner, even outselling preferred city-oriented possibilities these types of as the Hyundai Santa Fe.


All those who parked 1 in their garage had been charmed by the anti-progress, workhorse-like character and loved their agricultural-emotion Isuzus to bits. An aged-fashioned SUV backed by aged-fashioned shopper assistance (the brand’s trophy cupboard bulges with awards to this impact).


But will this know-how-packed, sleeker and slicker – inside and out – new MU-X attraction to admirers of its tough-edged, sincere-to-goodness predecessor?


Soaring profits of the most recent D-Max, from which the new MU-X is derived, say sure. There is also likely a prosperous seam of new customers who had been set off by the earlier model’s back again-to-fundamentals character but could be persuaded by this new one’s freshness, options and capabilities.


We analyzed the prime-spec LS-T 4×4 to come across out if the new MU-X retains sufficient of the very first-generation’s spirit to hold faithful customers satisfied while becoming fantastic sufficient to draw in new kinds.

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