Isuzu MU-X 2024 model – all the details

Isuzu MU-X 2024 model – Isuzu has added a new engine choice for the 2024 range of MU-X 4WDs. There is a new highly-efficient 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine added to its MU-X 7-seat SUV range.

With 24MY (2024) prices starting with the MU-X LS-M 1.9L 4×2 at just $47,400 before on-road costs, and topping out with the MU-X LS-T 3.0L 4×4 at $67,990 drive away.

ISUZU EXPANDS 2024 MU-X RANGE WITH MORE-EFFICIENT OPTIONS

  • 24MY Isuzu MU-X range with 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine variants available from 2nd April
  • Pricing starts at $47,400 RRP for the Isuzu MU-X LS-M 1.9L 4×2
  • Flagship 24MY MU-X LS-T 3.0L 4×4 priced from $67,990 drive away

ISUZU EXPANDS 2024 MU-X RANGE WITH MORE-EFFICIENT OPTIONS

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Quick driving impressions

Given that the only changes really is the introduction of the 1.9L engine, lets chat about how that drives.

First up let me say that the 3.0L with 140Kw AND 450Nm of torque is good, but my view is more performance is always better. We have chatted numerous times about that motor and its ability to tow heavy loads economically.

Now to the new 1.9L engine that has been in the D-Max for a few years now.

You can  notice the difference, there is no denying that. But for many drivers the smaller engine will be enough. It will still tow 3000kg and has a wide torque band starting from around 1,500 rpm through to about 3,700 rpm.

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This makes for relaxed cruising and its still fairly responsive. If you are towing a smaller camper trailer or jet skis, but still want the larger sized Wagon, then the 1,9L engine may be a good choice for you.

It retains all the excellent off road and on road qualities of the larger engine MU-X. Its a bit lighter in the front end as the engine is lighter, but it has a marginal effect.

Having a choice of engines is good for many buyers. That’s the beauty currently. Buyers have a choice. Lets hope  it stays that way.

My fear is that eventually the 3.0L engine will be phased out and we will be left with the smaller engine only, thanks to the governments draconian NVES protocols.

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2024 Isuzu MU-X

Arriving  at local IUA Dealers from 2nd April 2024, the 2024 MU-X range will, for the first time, offer customers the choice of two turbo-diesel engines; Isuzu’s venerable 3.0-litre 4JJ3-TCX with 140kW/450Nm and the quiet and efficient RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre with 110kW/350Nm.

Both four-cylinder engines are paired exclusively to an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission, with 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain options available. Returning combined cycle fuel economy of just 7.4L/100km, the 1.9-litre engine will be available in three variants. The LS-M 4×2, LS-M 4×4, and LS-U 4×4.

Positioning the new engine option as the pragmatic choice of motorists who value affordability, efficiency, and capability.

ISUZU EXPANDS 2024 MU-X RANGE WITH MORE-EFFICIENT OPTIONS

2024 Isuzu MU-X value for money

For 2024, the MU-X range continues to offer the same high-level of standardised equipment, affording motorists unmatched value for money.

Pricing across the 2024 Isuzu MU-X range remains competitive; with minor increases of $500 to $2,000; marking the first price increase to the range in two years.

With customer feedback in mind, IUA’s long-standing drive away offer on the flagship SUV remains, with the MU-X LS-T 4×4 priced at just $67,990 drive away.

“Value for money has always been at the core of our vehicles, and our team has worked hard behind the scenes to continue to offer that—regardless of the pressures from increased production and transportation costs that society has endured recently,” said Junta Matsui, Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director.

“Increasing the price of the 24MY MU-X range was a decision not taken lightly, with all options deeply considered.”

“We’re confident that value for money has been maintained across the 24MY MU-X range and the addition of the 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine gives customers a more affordable option; not just at the showroom, but down the track, as it is up to 10 per cent more fuel-efficient than our 3.0-litre engine.”

Engineered for a wide range of uses, including commuting and travelling vast distances. The unique Australian specification RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre delivers linear and progressive torque across the entire rev-range.

Since its local debut in 2022, this small-but-mighty engine has earnt a reputation with motorists, business fleets, and the media. Its quiet, torquey and fuel-efficient engine; a welcomed arrival just as diesel fuel prices soared to record heights.

ISUZU EXPANDS 2024 MU-X RANGE WITH MORE-EFFICIENT OPTIONS

2024 Isuzu MU-X fuel efficiency

With an official combined-cycle fuel consumption rating of 7.4 Litres/100km; RZ4E powered MU-X models have the ability of travelling upwards of 1,000-kilometres on its 80-litre tank of diesel.

 CO2 – grams/kmFuel Consumption – Litres/100km
 CombinedUrbanExtra UrbanCombinedUrbanExtra Urban
MU-X 1.9L 4×21962371777.49.06.7
MU-X 1.9L 4×41962371777.49.06.7
MU-X 3.0L 4×22062531797.89.66.8
MU-X 3.0L 4×42202711908.310.37.2

ISUZU EXPANDS 2024 MU-X RANGE WITH MORE-EFFICIENT OPTIONS

2024 Isuzu MU-X engine and drivetrain

With 110kW of power at 3,600rpm, the RZ4E-TC generates its 350Nm maximum torque output over a quarter (26.6 per cent) of its available torque band, between 1,800-2,600rpm.

Impressively, 85.7 per cent of the maximum torque output (300Nm) is available across 71.6 per cent of the torque band—from only 1,550rpm through to 3,700rpm.

Delivering strong mid-range torque across a 2,150rpm range in the middle of the band. The result is a wide and linear delivery of torque and strong mid-range response, which aids in both drivability and performance, particularly when carrying or towing a load.

Maximum braked towing capacity of MU-X models fitted with the 1.9-litre engine is 3,000kg, with the Gross Combination Mass (GCM) coming in at 5,500kg.

Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) is dependent on drivetrain, with 4×2 and 4×4 models coming in at 2,700kg and 2,800kg, respectively. Giving motorists more versatility and capability, 1.9-litre models have increased payload capacities.

With the MU-X LS-M 1.9L 4×4 able to carry up to 735kg—which positions it towards the top of its class.

Instilling motorists with reassurance, all 24MY Isuzu MU-X models are backed by a national network of over 160 dealer sites. As well as IUA’s newly improved Service Plus customer care program. Encompassing a five-year Flat Price Servicing Program, a six-year/150,000km warranty, and up to seven-year roadside assistance.

ISUZU EXPANDS 2024 MU-X RANGE WITH MORE-EFFICIENT OPTIONS

2024 Isuzu MU-X Pricing (RRP before on-road costs):

  • Isuzu MU-X LS-M 1.9L 4×2: $47,400
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-M 3.0L 4×2: $49,400
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-U 3.0L 4×2: $55,900
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-T 3.0L 4×2: $63,400
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-M 1.9L 4×4: $53,400
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-U 1.9L 4×4: $59,900
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-M 3.0L 4×4: $55,400
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-U 3.0L 4×4: $61,900
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-T 3.0L 4×4: $69,400 ($67,990 drive away)

ISUZU EXPANDS 2024 MU-X RANGE WITH MORE-EFFICIENT OPTIONS

2024 Range Model Walk 

MU-X LS-M standard equipment:

  • Isuzu’s Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS), which includes AEB with Turn Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, Lane Keeping Assist, Emergency Lane Keeping, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Trailer Sway Control and eight airbags
  • 140kW/450Nm 3-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine
  • 110kW/350Nm 1.9-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine (LS-M and LS-U)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain
  • 4×4 Terrain Command: with 2-High, 4-High, and 4-Low dual-range transfer case (4×4 models)
  • Rear-Diff Lock and Rough Terrain Mode (4×4 models)
  • Automatic-Electric Park Brake with Auto Hold function
  • Ute-based SUV class leading boot space of 311 litres with all seats up, 1,119 litres with the third row folded flat, and 2,138 litres with the second and third rows folded flat
  • 800mm wading depth and 230mm ground clearance, with 28.6° approach, 22.6° ramp-over and 27.6° departure angles
  • 17-inch silver alloy wheels with 255/65R17 Dunlop AT25 All-Terrain tyres
  • Black door mirrors and door handles
  • Black and gunmetal grey grille
  • Black sidesteps
  • Black window trims
  • Polyurethane steering wheel and gear selector
  • Carpet flooring
  • High-grade cloth trim seven-seat upholstery
  • Dual vanity mirrors
  • Push Button Start with remote keyless entry
  • 7.0-inch infotainment with DAB+, Smart Phone Mirroring, Voice Recognition, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay® and 4-speaker audio
  • Air-conditioning with rear passenger air vents and controls
  • ISOFIX compatible anchor points on outer two seats of the second row, with three top-tether points
  • Automatic Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL), with auto-levelling and automatic high beam control
  • Automatic windshield wipers
  • LED combination taillights
  • Rear Park Assist Sensors
  • Reversing camera with dynamic guidelines
  • BSM and RCTA Auto-Off when towing
  • Available in Mineral White, Mercury Silver metallic, Obsidian Grey mica, Basalt Black mica, Magnetic Red mica, and Cobalt Blue mica

Isuzu MU-X LS-U adds:

  • 235mm ground clearance, with 29.2° approach, 23.1° ramp-over and 26.9° departure angles
  • 18-inch dark grey turbine alloy wheels with 265/60R18 Bridgestone 684II HT tyres • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Powered and heated body coloured door mirrors
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Magnetite and chrome front grille
  • Magnetite sidesteps
  • Magnetite roof rails
  • Magnetite lower rear bar trim
  • Rear privacy glass with chrome window trim
  • Premium leather steering wheel and gear selector
  • 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, with electric adjustable lumbar support
  • Magnetite, piano-black, chrome and silver trimmed interior
  • Embossed bronze, chrome and third-dimensional crystal-like textures across the dials
  • Push Button Start with Smart Entry and Start
  • Walk Away Door Lock – automatically locks when it senses the driver is over 3-meters away from the vehicle
  • 9.0-inch infotainment with DAB+, Satellite-Navigation, Smart Phone Mirroring, Voice Recognition, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay® and 8-speaker audio
  • Dual-zone air-conditioning with rear passenger air vents and controls
  • LED fog lights with Magnetite trims
  • Automatic windshield wipers with intuitive flat wiper blade design
  • Front Park Assist Sensors
  • Power tailgate, with remote and handsfree operation
  • Optional Moonstone White pearl and the Galaxy Blue mica, in addition to Mineral White, Mercury Silver metallic, Obsidian Grey mica, Basalt Black mica, Magnetic Red mica, and Cobalt Blue mica

MU-X LS-T adds:

  • 20-inch machined two-tone alloy wheels with 265/50R20 Bridgestone 684II HT tyres
  • Leather-accented seven-seat upholstery with stitched leatherette across interior door trims and centre console
  • Variably heated front driver and passenger seats
  • 8-way electric front adjustable driver’s seat, with electric adjustable lumbar support
  • 4-way electric front adjustable passenger seat
  • LED ambient interior lighting
  • Remote engine start – embedded with security measures to prevent unauthorised entry and theft

The first examples of the 24MY Isuzu MU-X range are set to arrive at Isuzu UTE Dealers towards the end of March, before the official on sale date of 2nd April, 2024.

About Rob Fraser 2500 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.