Based on the top-of-the-range MU-X 4X4 LS-T, Isuzu UTE Australia releases a limited production ONYX Edition of the MU-X.
Limited to an initial run of only 420 vehicles, the MU-X ONYX Edition will be on sale from October 12, 2020. Priced at $56,990 Drive Away, the ONYX Edition will be available in two premium finishes; Silky White Pearl and Obsidian Grey Mica.
Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Hiroyasu Sato, said, “This is our first-ever special edition MU-X, and the MU-X ONYX Edition is our boldest and most connected SUV to date. With Sat-Nav, DAB+ radio, Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay, among styling enhancements that customers have been longing for.”
“Since its debut back in December 2013, the Isuzu MU-X has found favour with Australian families, tourers and adventure seekers, continuously evolving with updates to its performance, comfort and off-road ability, which has cemented its place atop of the sales charts as the ‘best-selling Ute-based SUV’ for the last six years. For 2020, we’ve taken it a step further with bold and impactful exterior enhancements and the latest in smartphone connectivity, to make the MU-X ONYX Edition the most desirable MU-X to date,” Mr Sato continued.
The MU-X ONYX Edition modernises the exterior with shadow chrome treatments across the rear tailgate and signature horizontal front grille. Gloss black elements further accentuate the front-end attitude, which is bolstered by an aggressively-styled lower front chin spoiler.
The angled Bi-LED Headlights with LED daytime running lights now benefit from a dusk sensor, automatically illuminating when needed. From the side, the large wing mirrors forgo the usual chrome treatment in favour of the body colour, while the gloss black treatment continues towards the rear, with the sidesteps finished in this premium hue. The rear end receives the same welcomed shadow chrome and gloss black treatment as the front, with the lower rear spoiler commanding the rear, instead of the traditional two-tone.
Inside the MU-X ONYX Edition, it’s stylish and bold with its quilted-leather accented trim, all of which is highlighted by a high-definition 6.8in infotainment system featuring DAB+ Radio, Sat-Nav, Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay.
Based on the top-spec Isuzu MU-X 4X4 LS-T, the ONYX Edition inherits the full suite of features usually reserved for the LS-T. These features include a six-way electric driver’s seat, quilted-leather accented interior, and Passive Entry and Start System (PESS). Of course, power is sourced from Isuzu’s exclusive three-litre, turbo-diesel 4JJ1-TC HI — generating 130kW/430Nm and paired with Isuzu’s proven six-speed automatic transmission with dual-range ‘Terrain Command’ 4X4.
Inside, there is the LS-T standard fit roof-mounted 10in DVD screen, eight-speaker audio, aircon vents for all rows, three 12-volt outlets; two up front, one in the rear, for fridges and other auxiliaries, and three five-volt USB ports; two fast-charging 2.1Amp and one 1.0-Amp.
Versatility and practicality have always been the MU-X’s forté as a family hauler, with space for seven adults, 12 cup holders, capacity to fit up to three ISOFix child seats and up to 1830 litres of storage space with a fold-flat floor with 60/40 split seats.
A three-tonne braked towing capacity, and a hearty 5750kg Gross Combination Mass will appeal to tourers looking to tow a boat or caravan. While in addition, 230mm of ground clearance, dual-range Terrain Command 4X4 and multi-link coil suspension across all four wheels caters for drivers wanting to head off the beaten track.
The complete range of Isuzu SUVs and Utes, including the MU-X ONYX Edition, comes standard with Isuzu UTE Australia’s comprehensive ownership care package program, Service Plus 6-7-7. This warranty encompasses a six-year/150,000km Warranty, up to seven years Roadside Assistance when serviced through IUA Dealers and seven years Capped Price Servicing (CPS) program.
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