Isuzu Mu7 Overview
2009 Isuzu MU7 Platinum now available at Thailand’s top and Singapore’s best exporter of Isuzu MU-7 or Alterra. Jim Thailand’s top and Singapore’s best 4×4 pickup SUV exporter of Toyota, Mitusbishi, Honda, Isuzu trucks SUVs
Isuzu DMax, since its introduction in May 2002, remained Thailand’s largest selling 4×4 pickup till 2005 when Toyota Hilux Vigo‘s and Toyota Fortuner‘s runaway popularity took Isuzu’s crown away, but Isuzu is trying hard not to cede any ground and it has responded with its new Isuzu DMax and Isuzu MU-7. 2009 Platinum edition of Isuzu Dmax and MU-7 promise to give Toyota Hilux Vigo a run for its money.
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The Isuzu MU-7 is a Pickup-based Passenger Vehicle (PPV) based on the Isuzu D-Max chassis and offers a seven-seat arrangement. Basically, the MU-7 has the same front fascia as the D-Max, but has a covered rear end instead of a truck bed. It is only available in Thailand and the Philippines. In the Philippines this model is called the Isuzu Alterra.
The Isuzu MU-7 is the new Sport Utility Wagon that has combined the convenience of multipurpose function, rugged sport-utility performance, a spacious seven-seat interior and passenger comfort and luxury. Since early launch, the drivetrain choices are 4×2 and 4×4. All come with one engine: the 3.0 4JJ1-TC DDi iTEQ engine.
Model Variations: The MU-7 presents 4 x 4 and 4 x 2 models. 4 x 2 model offers two-tone color variations as well as monotone color choice, and 4 x 4 model provides two-tone color variations.
Styling: The MU-7’s exterior boasts luxurious styling that features modern design with an impressive panoramic window and unique front face and rear body. The interior is elegant and designed for full utility. The MU-7 offers functional 7-seat arrangement. Leather seat is also available for customers who pursue more elegance.
Engines: The MU-7 is powered by the newly developed 3.0-liter DOHC 16-valve 4JJ1-TC common rail engine. This engine offers excellent performance and better fuel economy as well as complies with EURO III emission regulations.
Special suspension set which exclusively reserved for all MU-7 is called MOVE suspension. Front: Double Wishbone, torsion bar, anti-roll bar, gas-type shock absorber. Rear: SUV-typed leaf springs via gas-type shock absorber.
In the late third quarter of 2006, the MU-7 range of models was updated and separated as Primo (4×2) and Activo (4×4). With a new 3.0 4JJ1-TCX DDi iTEQ , new transmissions were implemented as well: MUA5H 5 speed manual and MaxMatic-III automatic transmission. Also new was the interior, incorporating a console with wood decoration and new “best” seat upholstery.
And just as for the Gold Series and D-Max, both MU-7 Primo GS and Activo GS also receive gold Isuzu badges in 3 locations. GS models also come equipped with a new navigation entertainment system incorporating a new reverse assist (with camera from Kenwood), all optional since early 2008. Primo and Activo received Wide Vision blind-spot rear view mirror. Also added was the additional new low cost 4×2 model, the S (with DDI ITEQ 3.0 litre (146 PS)) which is priced below the Primo.
MU-7 Platinum models commenced on market by 1st November. Frontal changed a bit by platinum tone. Revamped fenders and side trims (by lower tone). But emphasized much in inner accessories. Such as new DVD/VCD/MP3/DiVX player with 2 USB slots via 8.1′ touch-screen, built-in Bluetooth and Graphic Equalizer function. All this applied to highline Primo and Activo models. All models also received platinum painted engines. MOVE suspension for Activo and Primo also retooled. S model receives automatic transmission as optional. Click here for Isuzu MU7 Platinum 2009 specifications.
Work it hard or cruise it easy – Isuzu MU-7 makes things happen.
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