It seems that the 2022 Isuzu Mu-X’s launch is upon us, and this is because we were able to capture a fresh batch of units being shipped perhaps to dealers or Isuzu’s own warehouse facility.
From these photos, we can tell that the units in this particular truck are the top-of-the-line variants with its 20-inch wheels, LED head and taillights, among other features. The large Isuzu badge at the rear tailgate is also easily seen. Higher-end variants are expected to feature a power liftgate, automatic high beam for the LED headlights, among other high-end features.
Of course at this point, we can’t tell what kind of features the 2022 Isuzu Mu-X will get for the Philippine market. What we do know is that, it will definitely get the same set of advanced driver-assist systems from the D-Max. Called Matrix Safety Intelligence, the system uses stereoscopic cameras at the front and a rear-facing radar to enable features such as full-speed adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert.
In Thailand, the 2022 Isuzu Mu-X is powered by a new 3.0-liter 4JJ3-TCX BluePower diesel engine that now produces 190 hp and 450 Nm of torque, an increase of 13 hp and 70 Nm over the outgoing 4JJ1-TCX. The 1.9-liter RZ4E-TC engine is an all-new engine, but it still produces 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Power is sent through the rear or all four wheels via a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, with the manual only being available in the 1.9-liter engine. Based on Isuzu’s past offering with the Mu-X, it’s also safe to say that out market will be getting both engines.
Isuzu Philippines has not yet even announced when the all-new Mu-X will make its local debut, so consider this your first-ever look at the Philippine-market Isuzu Mu-X.