- All new second generation mu-X to be launched in South Africa
- Will be a game changer in terms of design and technology
GQEBERHA – Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) has announced the imminent arrival of the second generation of Isuzu’s seven-seater SUV which will be launched in South Africa later this year. Based on the Isuzu D-MAX, the first-generation mu-X has proven itself as a reliable, luxurious, and practical go anywhere family vehicle.
“The upcoming Isuzu mu-X is a game changer for us, as it offers class leading driver assistance technology, new state of the art powertrains, and a luxurious interior designed for maximum comfort for seven occupants,” said Dominic Rimmer, Senior Vice President Technical Operations.
The next generation mu-X will be equipped with a suite of passive and active safety systems, as well as the latest infotainment systems with Android Auto and Apple car play. The bold exterior design is matched by an exquisitely crafted interior, with luxurious fittings and soft surfaces which should make any driving task an enjoyable and safe experience.
“We are steadily on track to launch the next generation Isuzu mu-X in South Africa,” adds Rimmer. “Vehicle testing was successfully conducted late 2020 and we continue to test the vehicle under a number of conditions to ensure it is suitably prepared for South African conditions.”
In preparation for the entry of the next generation Isuzu mu-X, the company has also embarked on Dealer technical training for Isuzu technicians who will be responsible for the servicing and maintenance of the vehicles once sales commence.
Another key element of the pre-launch activities for Isuzu is ensuring the ready availability of service and repair parts at commencement of sales. In this regard, Isuzu mu-X customers will benefit from Isuzu’s world class Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) in Gqeberha which stocks more than 30 000-line items of service, maintenance and crash repair parts. Isuzu dealers can expect to receive parts within one or two days of an order depending on the type of order placed.
The mu-X is manufactured at Isuzu’s Samrong vehicle assembly facility in Thailand. It will be fully imported into South Africa for sale to the South African as well as Right-Hand Drive markets of Rest of Africa.
Additional product information and pricing will be made available closer to the launch date.