Rumours that the KB-based Isuzu MU-X would make its way to SA shores in 2018 have finally been confirmed. Local SUV lovers can get ready to meet the body-on- frame MU-X in the third quarter of 2018.

Dominic Rimmer, Technical Services Executive for Isuzu, noted that the MU-X has enjoyed great acclaim in its existing territories and will serve to give local brand loyalists the option of enjoying a sophisticated application of the Isuzu features they have come to know and love. It is said to be competitively priced and extend the Isuzu product range, offering customers an option to choose between the tough and reliable Isuzu pick-up and a sophisticated Isuzu SUV for both work and leisure.

Although South African line-up and specification specifics have not yet been buttoned down entirely we do know that the MU-X 300 derivative with its 3,0-litre turbodiesel mill will be a part of the range. This means SA motorists can look forward to 130 kW and 380 Nm produced by a sleek, six-speed automatic transmission. Other nifty features include bi-LED projector headlamps, seven seats, a reversing camera and five-link rear suspension arrangement for smooth handling on SA's notoriously fickle terrain.

Rimmer stated "We are excited about the addition of the MU-X into the Isuzu portfolio, offering customers a SUV originating from a strong brand that is trusted and known for reliability by South Africans."

The KB-based Isuzu MU-X is by far one of the most exciting reveals on the 2018 motoring forecast.

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