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Explore The MU-X.

The 7-seat MU-X is here! Bringing new levels of SUV luxury and comfort, it has retained the durability and toughness that our MU-X is known for. Available in 2 variants, the LS-U and LS-T.

Both variants have a 6-speed automatic transmission powered by Isuzu's legendary 3-litre turbo diesel engine which Isuzu Good Bastards across New Zealand have come to love. This gives our MU-X SUV a 3,500 kg braked tow rating - towing your boat or trailer has never been easier.

With Isuzu's Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS*) as standard, MU-X is safer than before. It's been awarded a 5-star ANCAP safety rating and both variants come with added luxuries like Adaptive Cruise Control, dual-zone climate air-conditioning, rear parking sensors, and a 9-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 8 speakers.


Meet Deborah

This is Deborah.

Her and her husband, Graham, live on a dry stock farm in South Canterbury. They have 7 kids, 8 dogs, a new generation D-Max and an all-new MU-X LS-T. In fact, this is Deborahs third MU-X. She loved her old one, but once she tried the all-new model, she was keen to upgrade.

As you can imagine, with 7 kids and a farm, she's pretty busy. Her MU-X is a bit of everything - it's the work truck, the school bus, the family car, the portable office, and everything else in between. It's towing 3500kg of hay up a gravel road one minute, and the next she's off to drop the kids at rugby, or cricket, or highland dancing. Quick stop at the store, make some calls while she's got cell reception, then back to the farm.

Lucky she has the space, toughness, power and safety of her MU-X.

You could say it's as tough as a mother...

MU-X Colour Choices


Colour Options

Advanced Technology

  • 9" touchscreen with satellite navigation
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Smart keyless entry
  • Remote engine start
  • Power 8-way driver seat

More Power

  • 140kW of power and 450Nm torque
  • Rear differential lock
  • Extra 235mm wading depth
  • Hill-start assist and improved ground clearance
  • 3,500kg tow rating

Advanced Safety

  • 5-star ANCAP safety rating under the latest 2020 criteria
  • Full Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS)
  • New active safety, including blind-spot monitoring, lane keep assist, auto emergency braking, and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Front & rear parking sensors
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Automatic high beam lights

Design and driver comforts

  • 18" or 20" alloys
  • Chrome radiator grille
  • Option of a leather steering wheel with cruise, audio, and voice recognition controls
  • Optional heated front seats
  • 3 USB ports
  • Power-operated tailgate

MU-X Gallery

MU-X Features

The MU-X has had a complete redesign! A whole lot of extra bells and whistles have been added. Available in 7 colours, the all-new MU-X stands out from the crowd.


LED Tail lights

Ultra-bright and long-lasting LED tail lights on the MU-X provide excellent visibility in all conditions for added peace-of-mind.


Chrome Grille

The all-new MU-X comes standard with a chrome grille and eye-catching Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) that stand out from the crowd.


LED Headlights

The MU-X is equipped with powerful and durable LED headlights for excellent visibility under all conditions. These are combined with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) for added safety whilst out on the open road.



Powerful-looking alloy wheels adorn the all-new MU-X, ensuring that you will stop traffic next time you are in town. These are combined with Highway-Terrain (HT) tyres for solid road holding in all situations. (LS-T 20" wheels shown).

The Interior

Occupant and driver convenience has been greatly improved in the all-new MU-X. An abundance of thoughtfully placed storage and cup holders complete the interior giving it a striking sense of design and function.



Just like the D-Max, the all-new MU-X interior takes inspiration from airplane cockpits. This means that control ergonomics, occupant comfort, material quality & durability, and driver visibility are key priorities. Jump into the all-new MU-X and see for yourself how the design has come to life.



The all-new MU-X has 3 rows of seating to give a total of 7 seats. The front seats are bucket whiplash protected seats with electric adjustment and a heating feature for the LS-T those chilly mornings. The split-fold rear seats feature a foldable centre armrest and 2 USB ports. Double sealed doors and an excess of soundproofing makes the MU-X a peaceful and relaxing ride.



The all-new MU-X has cup holders in all 3 rows, storage for tissues, a 12v 120-watt power socket and 3 USB ports in total. The upper center console storage, under steering wheel storage, deep door pockets, and seatback pockets provide storage solutions for those easily misplaced but much-needed items. Still need more space? Fold-down the rear seats, or make use of the roof rails which come as standard on the all-new MU-X

Enhanced Performance

Since developing Japan's first air-cooled automotive diesel engine in 1936, Isuzu has continued to build a reputation for world-class diesel engines. Constant technological improvements, innovations and in-depth experience across the production of more than 26 million diesel engines means Isuzu is an established global leader in developing capable and efficient engines.


Isuzu 4JJ3 3.0L Engine

The dependable 3.0L 4JJ3 turbo-diesel engine has been given a tickle-up and now produces even more power and torque. Revisions to the high-pressure injector system, electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharger and engine internals result in an extra 10 kW of power, plus another 20 Nm of torque, all while maintaining class-leading dependability.


Terrain Command

The Terrain Command dial in the all-new MU-X allows you to shift between 2WD and 4WD Hi mode on the move (up to 100km/h) for improved traction when driving conditions change.


3,500KG Towing Ability

Your search for the perfect travelling companion is over. The MU-X can seat up to 7 people, and tow up to 3,500kg. Isuzu’s legendary 3-litre turbo diesel engine delivers high torque across the range, making light work of a caravan, boat, or trailer. Trailer Sway Control (TSC) assists with towing in high winds or on uneven surfaces.


Off-Road Performance

The all-new MU-X's go-anywhere ability has been further improved providing you with a 7-seater SUV that is as at home up in the backcountry hills as it is out on State Highway One. Wading depth has been increased to 800mm for those extra deep crossings, and the all-new MU-X now includes a rear differential lock for improved traction on slippery surfaces. For on-road excursions, there is a range of new electronic driving aids to keep you on the straight and narrow.


The all-new MU-X brings an entire new level of technology. As standard, the all-new MU-X has a 9.0" touchscreen with inbuilt satellite navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto phone mirroring capability - allowing you to project sat nav directions, play your music, make and receive calls and more. For the owner that spends plenty of time on the open road, the MU-X also includes adaptive cruise control which automatically adjusts your speed depending on the vehicle in front of you.


9" Touchscreen Multimedia System

Your entertainment needs are at your fingertips with the premium 9" touchscreen audio system, featuring USB, Bluetooth® phone and audio streaming, iPod® connectivity, and an inbuilt satellite navigation system to keep you on the right track.


Apple Carplay® and Android Auto™

The all-new MU-X features wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto phone mirroring capability allowing you to project sat-nav directions, play music, make and receive calls, and more.


Dual Zone Climate Control Air Conditioning

The climate control air-conditioning on the all-new MU-X now includes dual-zone functionality enabling both front seat passengers to be able to select their own desired temperature. Back-seat passengers benefit from rear air vents for added air circulation.


Multi Info Display

The new smart Multi Information Display (MID) includes a digital speedometer, safety information, fuel economy and range, odometer, trip information, and a service reminder. This information is conveyed via a new advanced colour TFT display.

All-New MU-X. Taking Safety to A New Level.

Standard across the range, Isuzu’s Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) technology includes an extensive list of both active and passive safety systems. Employing state-of-the-art sensors and a stereo camera, IDAS constantly monitors your surrounding environment for danger. Should it detect a collision is imminent, the system will work to help the driver to defuse dangerous situations via alert systems and automated functions. Each MU-X model includes eight airbags as standard and a stronger, more robust chassis, as well as a reinforced cabin safety cell for ultimate protection.


Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Automatically adjusts your speed based on vehicles around you when cruise-control is activated making open road driving a breeze.


Driver Attention Assist (DAA)

Your MU-X recognises traffic signs, displaying information such as speed limits in the Multi-Information Display (MID) for easy reference.


Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)

If your MU-X detects a potential collision, emergency braking is applied automatically. That's clever and safe technology to help keep you and others safe out on the road.


Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

An audible warning sounds and red warning lights flash on the dashboard when an obstacle is detected in your path giving you a chance to avoid a collision.