Isuzu MU7

Isuzu MU7 Variants

Diesel Variants
Isuzu MU7 4X2
2999 cc Diesel, 0 kmpl
Rs. 19,99,000

Editorial Test Drive Review of Isuzu MU7

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Isuzu MU7 Side View

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.

Isuzu MU7 Interiors

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. We liked the seats which are comfortable and not very hard. When talking about its seats it leads to the best thing about MU-7 which is its space as there lots of it inside. 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.

What we like
The interior is spacious and has loads of feature
What we don't like
None really - it really is HUGE on the inside

Isuzu MU7 Interiors Details

Isuzu MU7 Speedometer

The speedometer of the Isuzu looks simple and old world.

Isuzu MU7 Gear lever

The gear lever is well within the reach of the driver on the MU-7

Isuzu MU7 Cup holders

There is cup holder in MU-7

Isuzu MU7 Glovebox

The glovebox is fitted in the dashboard and is quite spacious.

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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

Isuzu MU7 Exteriors Details

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

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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.

Isuzu MU7 Engine and Performance Details

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

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Isuzu MU7 Mileage and Running Costs

Isuzu MU7 Diesel Mileage --

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

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Isuzu MU7 Diesel Variants
Isuzu MU7 4X2 --

Isuzu MU7 Mileage Details

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

Isuzu MU7 Handling Braking & Safety

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

Isuzu MU7 Handling, Braking & Safety Details

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 driverpassenger airbag

Isuzu MU7 ABS

Isuzu MU-7 has ABS

Isuzu MU7 Traction control

Isuzu MU-7 does not have traction control

Isuzu MU7 Comfort & Suspension

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

Isuzu MU7 Comfort & Suspension Details

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 Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4955 mm
Overall Width 1800 mm
Overall Height 1805 mm
Ground Clearance 210 mm

Engine

Torque 390Nm@1800-2800rpm
Displacement 2999 cc
Power 163PS@3600rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

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Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 245/70R16
Wheel Size 16 inch
Wheel Type Alloy

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Isuzu MU7 Price

Isuzu MU7 Price in New Delhi

Rs 19.99 L - 19.99 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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The ex showroom price of Isuzu MU7 is Rs 19.99 Lakh. Isuzu MU7 is available in 1 variants. To find the on road price of Isuzu MU7 you need to click on the check on road price.

Isuzu MU7 has 1 Diesel variant(s), which has a Diesel engine, and starts at Rs 19.99 Lakh.

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Isuzu MU7 Reviews

User Reviews (3 of 3 ) View all Write A Review

MU7 good suv but isuzu dealer is not very good
By Posted on Mar,03,25 5:25 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,

Cons Average Interiors,Average Fuel Efficiency,

Great SUV with great power. I like very much. I bought this after bad experienc with scorpio suv from Mahindra. They give me horrible service but now Isuzu also need to improve their service capacity. They treat me like premium customer but service engineer does not know information to fix this vehicle. I had accident and bumper and radiator got damaged. Service cost was okay and insurance helped me pay for loss. I want to suggest this car to my friend but Isuzu brand is not famous so no one wants to buy. Isuzu should improve quality of interior to become like german cars.

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Isuzu is great buy
By Posted on Mar,03,05 3:44 PM

Pros Great Interiors,

Cons Average Performance,Average Interiors,

If you like big vehicles and need attention on the road, the Isuzu MU7 will do the job perfectly well. Get one in white, get the windows tinted and you could be mistaken for a wrong guy. On a serious note, the MU7 is a very comfortable and spacious SUV - however, the problem lies in the limited network that the company has in India. So if you live in Delhi, you cant have one - at the time being. However, there is no 4x4 or automatic option at the moment and that can be a turn off point

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Isuzu MU7 should have been better
By Posted on Mar,03,14 10:34 AM

Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Looks,Average Interiors,Poor interiors

I had a chance to check out the new Isuzu MU7 recently. And I have a few things to say about it. Isuzu is known for making stellar engines and the MU7 is no exception from this fact. The MU7 is powered by a 2.2 litre common rail diesel engine that is very responsive and has good power with 163PS on tap. This big SUV also handles well and has a comfortable ride. Sadly, good things about the Isuzu MU7 come to an end here as there is little else the vehicle can boast about. While the cabin is spacious and can seat seven people in ease, seat comfort could have been better. And this is a vehicle that compares against the Toyota Fortuner at Rs. 22.4 lakh. But the MU7 is barren and does not have much features for its segment and price. To make things worse, the interiors of the MU7 feel very cheap and built to a cost. I have to say that even the Maruti Alto 800 has better plastic quality than the Isuzu MU7. This is a big disappointment for what is otherwise a very well engineered product and could have been a hit for Isuzu in India.

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By s.senthilkumar Posted on Nov,15,2014 at 22:05 PM

it was looking very good and seating was very nice.like it


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