Isuzu updates the MU-X for 2023

ISUZU MU-X get a few extra touches – The Isuzu MU-X is the third best selling large SUV in Australia out of the 39 different models on the market. It is only beaten but two Toyotas – the Prado and the Kluger.

23MY 4x4 MU-X LS-T in Galaxy Blue mica.

It is a genuine four-wheel drive vehicle that is well suited to off-road and towing.

They have just given it the mildest of make overs.

A functional change across the range is a simplified system that when you are towing the vehicle will automatically disable Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert driver aids when a trailer is hitched and detected via the genuine trailer wiring harness plug.

The mid spec model (LS-M) gets

  • A tyre Pressure Monitoring system
  • Hands free tail gate

In addition, the top spec LS-T variant get some cosmetic improvements of magnetite accents on the front of the vehicle and across the interior dashboard and door trims.

There are a few minor cosmetic changes for all variants

  • New designed wheels
  • LED rear combination lights trimmed in dark grey metallic
  • Two-tone black grille

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RRP excluding on-road costs

MU-X LS-M 4×2 – $48,900

MU-X LS-U 4×2 – $55,400

MU-X LS-T 4×2 – $61,400

MU-X LS-M 4×4 – $54,900

MU-X LS-U 4×4 – $61,400

MU-X LS-T 4×4 – $67,400 ($65,990 Special Driveaway Price)

The Isuzu MU-X remains a very good value for money vehicle that can travel comfortably on the highways and cope with a wide range of off-road situations.


Available in three grades; LS-M, LS-U, and LS-T, in either 4×2 or selectable 4×4, all 23MY Isuzu MU-X variants will be powered by Isuzu’s 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine generating 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque.


Proving that base-models don’t necessarily need to be sparce, the LS-M is the ticket to adventure for savvy motorists and families who value a pragmatic interior with easy-to-clean trims—whilst still capable of towing up to 3.5-tonnes braked. With its new six spoke 17-inch alloy wheels and all-terrain rubber, providing surefooted reassurance when off-road. In keeping with the dark exterior theme, the LED rear combination lights feature dark grey accents in lieu of the chrome of the previous model-year.


A popular choice amongst travellers, caravaners, and families who seek increased levels of convenience and comfort. Whilst retaining the same dark grey 18-inch turbine wheel design of the previous-model year, the 23MY LS-U is equipped with a new Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), affording the driver precise monitoring of tyre pressures to maximise traction and tyre life.


Adding a touch of additional functionality, Isuzu designers have introduced a handsfree tailgate system on the LS-U and LS-T, allowing the key bearer to open the rear tailgate by walking towards it and taking a step back—a welcomed feature for those who need access to the boot whist their hands are full. The tailgate can then be closed via the handsfree tailgate sensor, or at the push of a button on the dash, tailgate itself, or via the smart key.

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