The Isuzu seven-seater SUV second generation will be launched in South Africa later this year.
The rest of Africa’s right-hand market will also receive this car.
A prototype of the new Isuzu mu-X has been manufactured at Samrong Assembly Plant in Thailand and is currently being tested for South African conditions.
Isuzu Motors South Africa Senior Vice President Technical Operations, Dominic Rimmer, said pricing and product details will be released closer to the launch date.
“We consider the upcoming Isuzu mu-X a game-changer because it offers class-leading driver assistance technologies, new power-trains, and an upscale cabin with maximum comfort for seven occupants,” said Rimmer.
The new mu-X will feature a package of passive and active safety features, as well as the latest infotainment systems, such as Apple CarPlay.
The exterior of this car is bold yet complemented by an exquisitely designed interior laden with luxurious fixtures and soft surfaces that will make every driving experience enjoyable and safe.
“We successfully completed vehicle validation tests in late 2020 and are now testing the vehicle in various settings so that it is well suited to South African conditions and ready for launch,” said Rimmer.
The carmaker has begun technical training for Isuzu technicians who will be in charge of vehicle repair and maintenance once sales begin.
As part of its pre-launch plans, the Japanese automaker will readily provide parts and services.
The Isuzu mu-X will benefit from Isuzu’s world-class Components Distribution Centre in Gqeberha, which supplies over 30 000 service, maintenance, and accident repair parts.
Depending on the kind of order, parts could be delivered to Isuzu dealers within one or two business days.