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Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Everest vs Isuzu MU-X vs Pajero Sport – price and power

Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) has launched its second-generation Isuzu MU-X into the market in South Africa.

Based on the upcoming Isuzu D-MAX bakkie, the brand new MU-X boasts daring new styling, a bigger and quieter cabin, luxurious supplies, and next-generation driver help and security options.

Aimed at rising households who desire a 7-seater that also suits their life-style wants, the brand new MU-X provides consolation and comfort options for as much as seven adults with a cabin that’s the largest within the phase.

Like its predecessor, Isuzu faces stiff competitors in its class, together with the formidable Toyota Fortuner, the spectacular Ford Everest, and a loyal favorite, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

The MU-X will arrive South Africa with a brand new model of Isuzu’s 3-litre engine matched to a fast-shifting 6-speed automated gearbox. Isuzu engineers have paid explicit consideration to the engine’s efficiency in three key areas, particularly gas consumption, power, and engine noise. Power is now 140 kW, it mentioned.

Viewed from the entrance, the MU-X boasts a brand new entrance grille showcasing the intricate element of the arrow-shaped Bi-LED headlamps.

The headlamps observe an arrow signature design motif with lengthy sharp outlines which additional add to the general high-quality upmarket look, it mentioned.

“The rear end combines an advanced look with an elegant yet solid stance. New tailgate badging harmonises with the new MU-X’s design language and presents a keen and elegant look. The rear lights and indicators are combined in a winglet design with precise LED details which give a sense of depth when seen from behind.”

Eight paint colors, together with 5 new colors can be found; Splash White, Dolomite White, ONYX Black, Mercury Silver, Obsidian Gray, Red Spinel, Santos Brown, and Sapphire blue.

Interior noise ranges have been diminished by way of door sealing structure enchancment on the A-Pillar surrounding to enhance wind noise. In addition, elevated physique stiffness and extra noise insulation have contributed to significantly decrease cabin noise ranges, Isuzu mentioned.

Model Line-up and pricing:

  • 3.0 Ddi mu-X 4×2 LS A/T Price: R693 800
  • 3.0 Ddi mu-X 4×4 LS A/T Price: R771 600
  • 3.0 Ddi mu-X 4×2 LSE A/T Price: R763 300
  • 3.0 Ddi mu-X 4×4 ONYX A/T Price: R860 500

The new MU-X will probably be out there at Isuzu dealership nationwide from the primary week of December 2021.

The new Isuzu boasts 130kW @ 3600 r/min and 380Nm of torque with a easy 6-speed transmission and is obtainable in 4×2 and 4×4.


Pajero Sport

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4D Auto

  • Maximum Power: 133 kW
  • Maximum Torque: 430 Nm
  • Fuel Consumption (l/100km) 8.0
  • Starting Price: R634 995

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4D 4X4 Exceed Auto

  • Maximum Power: 133 kW
  • Maximum Torque: 430 Nm
  • Fuel Consumption (l/100km) 8.1
  • Starting Price: R719 995


Toyota Fortuner

Fortuner 2.4 GD6 RB MT

  • Maximum Power: 110kW
  • Maximum Torque: 400 Nm
  • Fuel Consumption (l/100km) 6.8
  • Starting Price: R599 000

Fortuner 2.8 GD6 4×4 VX AT

  • Maximum Power: 150kW
  • Maximum Torque: 500 Nm
  • Fuel Consumption (l/100km) 7.9
  • Starting Price: R837 100


Ford Everest

2.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 2WD

  • Maximum Power: 118kW
  • Maximum Torque: 385 Nm
  • Fuel Consumption (l/100km) 7.3
  • Starting Price: R558 600

2.0 SiT XLT SPORT 10AT 4WD

  • Maximum Power: 132kW
  • Maximum Torque: 420 Nm
  • Fuel Consumption (l/100km) 7.1
  • Starting Price: R713 300


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