by H&h Admin
Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) has announced the imminent arrival of the second generation mu-X.
Following on the heels of the first-generation mu-X, Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced that the newest seven-seater SUV, which is based on the Isuzu D-MAX will be launched in South Africa later this year.
“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 first-generation mu-X proved itself as a reliable, comfortable, and practical go anywhere family vehicle. Similarly, the up-coming generation mu-X is set to 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.
“We are steadily on track to launch the next generation Isuzu mu-X in South Africa,” says Dominic Rimmer, Senior Vice President Technical Operations
“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 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.
We’ll share additional product information and pricing when it becomes available.