Isuzu MU7


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Isuzu MU7 4X2
2999 cc Diesel, 0 kmpl |
Rs. 22,30,000
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Isuzu MU7 Review

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Editorial Test Drive Review of Isuzu MU7

  Isuzu is a Japanese car, commercial vehicle and heavy truck manufacturing company, based in Tokyo. In India it has brought its SUV and pickup range which have a big following in many other markets worldwide. One thing that the MU-7 has in bucket loads is presence. This butch looking SUV is along the lines of the Force One and Toyota Fortuner. In fact in styling terms it is a lot closer to the Force One and just like the One it is a old school SUV with loads of presence. The side view makes the car look really long. The front is our best part of the looks with a mean looking face that looks like its ready to swallow everything in its path. Surprisingly the rear styling is soft and rather conservative.  The MU-7 has a gross vehicle weight of 2515 kg and with a length of 4955 mm you cannot mistake it for anything else on the road. Despite the ‘don’t mess with me’ front the rear is a lot soft and is simple looking.  We like our SUV’s to be big and you cannot get bigger than this, in fact this is a huge SUV that even dwarfs the Toyota Fortuner! Some serious brownie points earned here. The interior is just like the exterior i.e. simple and slightly old-school. The design of the dash is not futuristic but everything is simple to use and there are lots of storage palaces. The MU-7′s interior though lacks some of the premium feel which is present in its rivals like the SsangYong Rexton. Isuzu has tried to improve the interior ambience by giving it more features. It is well equipped as the MU-7 has plush leather seats and a great sound system plus a rear entertainment system which contains screens for rear passengers. Thanks to a wheelbase of 3050 mm the MU-7 liberates tonnes of legroom and headroom. The second row is the most spacious in its class and even the third row is comfortable. Thigh support is decent on the second row and the whole cabin has an airy feeling to it. Overall Isuzu has clearly worked hard to make it plush on the inside and it has worked though design is clearly looking a bit old. Isuzu is known for making tough, sturdy and high performing diesel engines. The MU-7 is powered by a 2999 cc turbo diesel engine which makes 163PS at 3600 rpm and a plentiful 360Nm of torque. Performance despite the weight is very good as it does 0-100 kmph in about 10.7 seconds and a top speed of 175 kmph. This will enable it to have sufficient power and will haul this beast well and truly on and off the road. The MU-7 comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox and is available only in 4×2 guise for now. The Isuzu MU-7 is priced at Rs 23.75 lakhs (ex-showroom Hyderabad) and looks Isuzu’s best bet for India due to its big SUV looks. For a detailed analysis read below

Here is a quick look at the MU7, also called the Alterra in some international markets.

 

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Isuzu MU7 Exteriors

 One thing that the MU-7 has in bucket loads is presence. Tons of it. It is probably the beefiest SUV in India and looks bigger than any of its rivals which is a plus point. The MU-7 is basically the wagon version of the D-MAX pickup and is called the Isuzu Alterra in some countries. This butch looking SUV is along the lines of the Force One and Toyota Fortuner. In fact in styling terms it is a lot closer to the Force One and just like the One it is a old school SUV with loads of presence. The side view makes the car look really long. The front is our best part of the looks with a mean looking face that looks like its ready to swallow everything in its path. Surprisingly the rear styling is soft and rather conservative. We like the hood scoop, aggressive front bumper and the chrome grille. As we have earlier said the styling is pure old-school SUV especially with its big wheel arches and roof rails.

 
The MU-7 has a gross vehicle weight of 2515 kg and with a length of 4955 mm you cannot mistake it for anything else on the road. Despite the ‘don’t mess with me’ front the rear is a lot soft and is simple looking. Build quality is great and it feels as tough as a battle tank and with Isuzu having worked on improving the appearance of the MU-7 to make it more plush, the overall effect is impressive. We like our SUV’s to be big and you cannot get bigger than this, in fact this is a huge SUV that even dwarfs the Toyota Fortuner! Some serious brownie points earned here.

What we like

 Design has loads presence and attitude


What we don't like

 Design is old school SUV

 
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Isuzu MU7 Alloy wheel
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Isuzu MU7 Chrome Grille
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Isuzu MU7 Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Isuzu MU7

Toyota Fortuner

Ford Endeavour

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Exterior rating
What we like
  • No nonsense looks
  • Improved styling looks great
  • Presence
  • Improved looks
  • Tough looks, presence
  • Front styling
What we don't like
  • Plain looking side view
  • Not as tough as early version
Gallery link View Isuzu MU7 Photo View Toyota Fortuner Photo View Ford Endeavour Photo View Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Photo

Isuzu MU7 Front design

This butch looking SUV is along the lines of the Force One and Toyota Fortuner. In fact in styling terms it is a lot closer to the Force One and just like the One it is a old school SUV with loads of presence. The side view makes the car look really long.

Isuzu MU7 Rear design

Surprisingly the rear styling is soft and rather conservative.

Isuzu MU7 Side profile

The side view makes the car look really long.

Isuzu MU7 Ground Clearance

Isuzu MU-7 has an excellent ground clearance of 210 Nm which aids it excellent off-road ability

Isuzu MU7 Bumpers

Isuzu MU-7 has body coloured bumpers at the with integrated fog lamps at the front.

Isuzu MU7 Head lamps

Isuzu MU-7 has sharp looking front headlamps which are angular

Isuzu MU7 Tail lamps

Isuzu MU-7 has sharp looking tail-lamps with chrome

Isuzu MU7 Fog lamps

Isuzu MU-7 has foglamps

Isuzu MU7 Tyres

Isuzu MU-7 has 245/70 R16 tyres

Isuzu MU7 Alloy wheels

Isuzu MU-7 has 16 inch alloys

Isuzu MU7 Outside mirrors

Isuzu MU-7 has body coloured outside rear view mirrors

Isuzu MU7 Colors

Isuzu MU-7 is available in three colours

Isuzu MU7 Rear wiper

Isuzu MU-7 has rear wiper

Isuzu MU7 Roof rails

Isuzu MU-7 has roof rails

Isuzu MU7 Sun roof

Isuzu MU-7 does not have sunroof

Isuzu MU7 Spoiler

Isuzu MU-7 does not have spoiler

Isuzu MU7 Side Steps

Isuzu MU-7 has side steps

Isuzu MU7 Spare wheel

Isuzu MU-7 has spare wheel

Isuzu MU7 Comfort & Suspension

 The MU-7 is an old school SUV but simply goes over everything on its path. 


What we like

What we don't like

Isuzu MU7 Comfort

Isuzu MU-7 has tough suspension and is good of-road plus it gives a good ride

Isuzu MU7 Front suspension

Isuzu MU-7 has independent double wishbone front suspension

Isuzu MU7 Rear suspension

Isuzu MU-7 has leaf spring rear suspension

Isuzu MU7 Engine & Performance

 Isuzu is known for making tough, sturdy and high performing diesel engines. The MU-7 is powered by a 2999 cc turbo diesel engine which makes 163PS at 3600 rpm and a plentiful 360Nm of torque. Performance despite the weight is very good as it does 0-100 kmph in about 10.7 seconds and a top speed of 175 kmph. This will enable it to have sufficient power and will haul this beast well and truly on and off the road. The MU-7 comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox and is available only in 4×2 guise for now.


What we like

What we don't like
 
Isuzu MU7 Engine
Isuzu MU7 Engine

Isuzu MU7 Acceleration

Performance despite the weight is very good as it does 0-100 kmph in about 10.7 seconds

Isuzu MU7 Top speed

Isuzu MU-7 has a top speed of 175 kmph

Isuzu MU7 In-gear acceleration

Isuzu MU-7 has strong in-gear acceleration

Isuzu MU7 Gearbox

The MU-7 comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox

Isuzu MU7 Power

The MU-7 is powered by a 2999 cc turbo diesel engine which makes 163PS at 3600 rpm and a plentiful 360Nm of torque.

Isuzu MU7 Torque

Isuzu MU-7 has a plentiful 360Nm of torque.

Isuzu MU7 NVH levels

The MU-7 has decent refinement and noise is decently contained in the cabin

Isuzu MU7 Handling Braking & Safety

 The handling will not be its forte as the huge size will mean tons of body roll


What we like

What we don't like

Isuzu MU7 Handling

Isuzu MU-7 has bodyroll if you push it hard but steering is direct

Isuzu MU7 Braking performance

Isuzu MU-7 has ABS and braking performance is good

Isuzu MU7 Safety features

Isuzu MU-7 has ABS and driver/passenger airbag

Isuzu MU7 ABS

Isuzu MU-7 has ABS

Isuzu MU7 Traction control

Isuzu MU-7 does not have traction control

Isuzu MU7 Mileage and Running Costs

 Isuzu hasn't shared any fuel economy figures with us but going by the big engine and the weight of the SUV, expect it to deliver no more than 8kmpl in city and 10-12 on the highway

Isuzu MU7 Mileage

Isuzu MU7 Diesel Variants
Isuzu MU7 4X2 N/A

Isuzu MU7 Diesel Mileage


Isuzu MU7 Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Isuzu MU7

Toyota Fortuner

Ford Endeavour
Similar Diesel Cars Mileage 4X2N/A
2WD AT12.55 kmpl
2WD MT13 kmpl
4WD MT12.55 kmpl
2.5L 4x213.1 kmpl
3.0L 4x2 AT11.4 kmpl
3.0L 4x411.4 kmpl

Isuzu MU7 City fuel economy

The Isuzu MU-7 despite the weight gives a good average if you drive it carefully

Isuzu MU7 Tank Range

It has a tank capacity of 76 litres

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Isuzu MU7 Features

Isuzu MU7 4X2
Safety
ABS Yes
EBD Yes
Airbags Yes
Child safety lock Yes
Immobilizer Yes
Traction control No
Hill control No
Hill descent No
4WD No
ESP No
Central locking Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes
Tilt Steering No
Power windows Yes
Auto down for power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Anti-pinch for power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Cup holders All-Yes
Air-con Yes
Rear A/c vents Yes
Audio system Yes
Keyless start-stop button No
Electric mirrors Yes
Electric foldable mirrors No
Deffoger Yes
Tachometer Yes
Leather seats Yes
Arm rest Yes
Reversing camera No
Steering controls No
Bluetooth connectivity No
Driver info display Yes
Cruise control No
Foot rest Yes
Remote boot release Yes
Driver seat height adjust No
Chilled glovebox No
Power Seats No
Exterior
Keyless entry Yes
Fog lights Yes
Sunroof No
Moon Roof No
Rear wiper Yes
Auto headlamps No
Rain sensing wipers No
Steel rims No
Alloy wheels Yes
Rear spoiler Yes
Roof rails Yes
Chrome grille Yes
Projector lamps Yes
Day time running lamps No

Isuzu MU7 Colors

No Color is availbe on site for Isuzu MU7.

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Isuzu MU7 Price

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Isuzu MU7 Diesel Price
Isuzu MU7 4X2 Rs 22.30 Lakh On-Road Price

Isuzu MU7 Price vs Similar Cars Price

Petrol Option Diesel Option

Isuzu MU7
N/A   Rs 22.30 L - 22.30 L On-Road Price

Toyota Fortuner
N/A   Rs 21.82 L - 23.06 L On-Road Price

Ford Endeavour
N/A   Rs 19.84 L - 23.06 L On-Road Price

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
N/A   Rs 23.50 L - 23.50 L On-Road Price

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kiran d gan | Posted on Dec,27,2013 at 14:57 PM
why dont you introduce Automatic transmission Reply to this post  
Adabala srinivas | Posted on Jun,05,2013 at 22:47 PM
this is good suv for buiseness people mileage 15km very need Reply to this post  
Pranesh Rathod | Posted on Jun,05,2013 at 11:59 AM
Please send me quotation (ahmedabad - Gujarat) Reply to this post  
Babu | Posted on Feb,18,2013 at 21:24 PM
I love isuzu cars,Buses and trucks , because cheep price , high performance the engine and attraction body design Reply to this post  
HARISH VASUDEVA | Posted on Feb,15,2013 at 13:50 PM
I like your SUV but you are not showing the all featurs your SUV.Please send the all features & rates for Ambala
(Haryana).I wait your response Reply to this post  
kumar | Posted on Feb,15,2013 at 11:02 AM
i am expecting in your company car, i like it... Reply to this post  
hemant singh | Posted on Feb,12,2013 at 14:25 PM
i will always like power & style of the vehicle but it is weastage of money and natural sources (ie,diesel &
petrol) so i will always request to all Bhartiya to use small vehicle so you will save money, time, to your and country,
if some manufacture makin Reply to this post  
vasanth | Posted on Feb,12,2013 at 08:57 AM
how abt the dealers and spares availability Reply to this post  
mannoj | Posted on Feb,11,2013 at 18:52 PM
please send middle version price Reply to this post  
syed amjad pasha | Posted on Feb,10,2013 at 13:00 PM
ple send me your quatition Reply to this post  
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