Isuzu has introduced its first new model since General Motors' departure from the South African market: a 7-seater Adventure SUV named the MU-X.
This new offering is a rival to the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. The MU-X may share its workmanlike 3.0-litre 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine with the venerable KB bakkie, but its a well-specified, practical family vehicle with a pliant ride quality courtesy its multi-link rear suspension. Can the modernised Isuzu succeed where its now departed cousin, the Chevrolet Trailblazer failed?
Ciro de Siena reviews the top-of-range MU-X derivative: the 3.0 4x4 Automatic.