Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has finally brought in the new 2023 Isuzu Mu-X. Receiving a facelift for this year, the changes made to the Mu-X are very subtle, but these are still welcome changes to make it competitive with the likes of the new Ford Everest.
For the 2023 Isuzu Mu-X’s exterior changes, these are highlighted by its new two-tone smoked grille as opposed to the pre-facelift’s chrome finish, while the top-of-the-range LS-E models now come with a new design for its 20-inch wheels. In addition, LS-E variants now have a new color to pick from, which is called Norwegian Blue. This replaces the pre-facelift model’s brown hue as well. On the upside, white is now available for the LS-E 4×4.
Apart from these aesthetic changes, the 2023 Isuzu Mu-X LS-E variants now come with a foot sensor for the powered tailgate. And that’s actually pretty much it in terms of changes. Oh, and Isuzu has also added a new multi-collision braking for its automatic emergency braking. Basically, this feature prevents the vehicle from moving further once the airbags have deployed.
Engine choices for the 2023 Isuzu Mu-X are still the same as before. The LS and LS-A still use a 1.9-liter RZ4E turbo diesel engine that produces 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque, while optional for the LS-A standard on the LS-E is a 3.0-liter 4JJ3-TCX turbo diesel that produces 190 hp and 450 Nm of torque. A 6-speed automatic is offered as an option only in the LS-A RZ4E, while all other variants get a 6-speed automatic.
“The latest edition of the Isuzu mu-X with its new premium styling and smart features does not compromise the vehicle’s core value of durability, reliability, fuel efficiency and 5-star safety. We think it is this complete package that will truly elevate the driving experience of Filipino families nationwide,” says IPC President Tetsuya Fujita.
Here are the prices of the updated Isuzu Mu-X:
- RZ4E LS AT – P1,650,000
- RZ4E LS-A MT – P1,815,000
- 3.0 LS-A AT – P1,945,000
- 3.0 LS-E AT – P2,155,000
- 3.0 4×4 LS-E AT – P2,505,000