Isuzu Expands 2024 MU-X Range With More-Efficient Options

Affording motorists more choice and more range, Isuzu UTE Australia (IUA) is set to introduce the highly-efficient 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine to its MU-X 7-seat SUV range, with 24MY (2024) prices starting with the MU-X LS-M 1.9L 4x2 at just $47,400 before on-road costs, and topping out with the MU-X LS-T 3.0L 4x4 at $67,990 drive away*.

Arriving at local IUA Dealers from 2nd April 2024, the 2024 MU-X range will, for the first time, offer customers the choice of two turbo-diesel engines; Isuzu’s venerable 3.0-litre 4JJ3-TCX with 140kW/450Nm and the quiet and efficient RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre with 110kW/350Nm. Both four-cylinder engines are paired exclusively to an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission, with 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain options available. Returning combined cycle fuel economy of just 7.4L/100km, the 1.9-litre engine will be available in three variants: LS-M 4x2, LS-M 4x4, and LS-U 4x4—positioning the new engine option as the pragmatic choice of motorists who value affordability, efficiency, and capability.

Value for money remains at the heart of the MU-X, a claim that was recently validated by Wheels Magazine, when they awarded the Isuzu MU-X the winner of their ‘Best Value 4x4 SUV’ award in late-2023. Wheels went beyond the initial vehicle price, analysing real-world ownership costs over three years, such as insurance premiums, depreciation, and fuel and servicing costs to determine that the Isuzu MU-X is the best value 4x4 SUV to buy and own.

For 2024, the MU-X range continues to offer the same high-level of standardised equipment, affording motorists unmatched value for money. Pricing across the 2024 Isuzu MU-X range remains competitive; with minor increases of $500 to $2,000; marking the first price increase to the range in two years. With customer feedback in mind, IUA’s long-standing drive away offer on the flagship SUV remains, with the MU-X LS-T 4x4 priced at just $67,990 drive away*.

"Value for money has always been at the core of our vehicles, and our team has worked hard behind the scenes to continue to offer that—regardless of the pressures from increased production and transportation costs that society has endured recently,” said Junta Matsui, Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director.

“Increasing the price of the 24MY MU-X range was a decision not taken lightly, with all options deeply considered. We’re confident that value for money has been maintained across the 24MY MU-X range and the addition of the 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine gives customers a more affordable option; not just at the showroom, but down the track, as it is up to 10 per cent more fuel-efficient than our 3.0-litre engine.”  

Engineered for a wide range of uses, including commuting and travelling vast distances, the unique Australian-specification RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre delivers linear and progressive torque across the entire rev-range. Since its local debut in 2022, this small-but-mighty engine has earnt a reputation with motorists, business fleets, and the media as a quiet, torquey and fuel-efficient engine; a welcomed arrival just as diesel fuel prices soared to record heights.

With an official combined-cycle fuel consumption rating of 7.4 Litres/100km; RZ4E powered MU-X models have the ability of travelling upwards of 1,000-kilometres on its 80-litre tank of diesel.

With 110kW of power at 3,600rpm, the RZ4E-TC generates its 350Nm maximum torque output over a quarter (26.6 per cent) of its available torque band, between 1,800-2,600rpm. Impressively, 85.7 per cent of the maximum torque output (300Nm) is available across 71.6 per cent of the torque band—from only 1,550rpm through to 3,700rpm—delivering strong mid-range torque across a 2,150rpm range in the middle of the band. The result is a wide and linear delivery of torque and strong mid-range response, which aids in both drivability and performance, particularly when carrying or towing a load.

Maximum braked towing capacity for MU-X models fitted with the 1.9-litre engine is 3,000kg+, with the Gross Combination Mass (GCM) coming in at 5,500kg. Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) is dependent on drivetrain, with 4x2 and 4x4 models coming in at 2,700kg and 2,800kg, respectively. Giving motorists more versatility and capability, 1.9-litre models have increased payload capacities, with the MU-X LS-M 1.9L 4x4 able to carry up to 735kg—which positions it towards the top of its class.

Instilling motorists with reassurance, all 24MY Isuzu MU-X models are backed by a national network of over 160 dealer sites, as well as IUA’s newly improved Service Plus customer care program, encompassing a five-year Flat Price Servicing Program, a six-year/150,000km warranty, and up to seven-year roadside assistance. For more information of 24MY MU-X Service Plus inclusions, click here

24MY Isuzu MU-X Pricing (RRP before on-road costs):

  • Isuzu MU-X LS-M 1.9L 4x2: $47,400
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-M 3.0L 4x2: $49,400
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-U 3.0L 4x2: $55,900
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-T 3.0L 4x2: $63,400
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-M 1.9L 4x4: $53,400
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-U 1.9L 4x4: $59,900
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-M 3.0L 4x4: $55,400
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-U 3.0L 4x4: $61,900
  • Isuzu MU-X LS-T 3.0L 4x4: $69,400 ($67,990 drive away*)


MU-X LS-M standard equipment

  • Isuzu's Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS), which includes AEB with Turn Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, Lane Keeping Assist, Emergency Lane Keeping, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Trailer Sway Control and eight airbags
  • 140kW/450Nm 3-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine
  • 110kW/350Nm 1.9-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine (LS-M and LS-U)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain
  • 4x4 Terrain Command: with 2-High, 4-High, and 4-Low dual-range transfer case (4x4 models)
  • Rear-Diff Lock and Rough Terrain Mode (4x4 models)
  • Automatic-Electric Park Brake with Auto Hold function
  • Ute-Based SUV class-leading boot space of 311 litres with all seats up, 1,119 litres with the third row folded flat, and 2,138 litres with the second and third rows folded flat
  • 800mm wading depth and 230mm ground clearance, with 28.6° approach, 22.6° ramp-over and 27.6° departure angles
  • 17-inch silver alloy wheels with 255/65R17 Dunlop AT25 All-Terrain tyres
  • Black trimmed door mirrors and door handles
  • Black and gunmetal grey grille
  • Black sidesteps
  • Black window trims
  • Polyurethane steering wheel and gear selector
  • Carpet flooring
  • High-grade cloth trim seven-seat upholstery
  • Dual vanity mirrors
  • Push Button Start with remote keyless entry
  • 7-inch infotainment with DAB+, Smart Phone Mirroring, Voice Recognition, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay® and 4-speaker audio
  • Air-conditioning with rear passenger air vents and controls
  • ISOFIX compatible anchor points on outer two seats of the second row, with three top-tether points
  • Automatic Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL), with auto-levelling and automatic high beam control
  • Automatic windshield wipers
  • LED combination taillights
  • Rear Park Assist Sensors
  • Reversing camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert Auto-Off when towing
  • Available in Mineral White, Mercury Silver metallic, Obsidian Grey mica, Basalt Black mica, Magnetic Red mica, and Cobalt Blue mica


MU-X LS-U adds:

  • 235mm ground clearance, with 29.2° approach, 23.1° ramp-over and 26.9° departure angles
  • 18-inch dark grey turbine alloy wheels with 265/60R18 Bridgestone 684II HT tyres
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Powered and heated body coloured door mirrors
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Magnetite and chrome front grille
  • Magnetite sidesteps
  • Magnetite roof rails
  • Magnetite lower rear bar trim
  • Rear privacy glass with chrome window trim
  • Premium leather steering wheel and gear selector
  • 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, with electric adjustable lumbar support
  • Magnetite, piano-black, chrome and silver trimmed interior
  • Embossed bronze, chrome and third-dimensional crystal-like textures across the dials
  • Push Button Start with Smart Entry and Start
  • Walk Away Door Lock – automatically locks when it senses the driver is over 3-meters away from the vehicle
  • 9-inch infotainment with DAB+, Satellite-Navigation, Smart Phone Mirroring, Voice Recognition, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay® and 8-speaker audio
  • Dual-zone air-conditioning with rear passenger air vents and controls
  • LED fog lights with Magnetite trims
  • Automatic windshield wipers with intuitive flat wiper blade design
  • Front Park Assist Sensors
  • Power tailgate, with remote and handsfree operation
  • Optional Moonstone White pearl and the Galaxy Blue mica, in addition to Mineral White, Mercury Silver metallic, Obsidian Grey mica, Basalt Black mica, Magnetic Red mica, and Cobalt Blue mica


MU-X LS-T adds:

  • 20-inch machined two-tone alloy wheels with 265/50R20 Bridgestone 684II HT tyres
  • Leather-accented seven-seat upholstery with stitched leatherette across interior door trims and centre console
  • Variably heated front driver and passenger seats
  • 8-way electric front adjustable driver’s seat, with electric adjustable lumbar support
  • 4-way electric front adjustable passenger seat
  • LED ambient interior lighting
  • Remote engine start – embedded with security measures to prevent unauthorised entry and theft

The first examples of the 24MY Isuzu MU-X range are set to arrive at Isuzu UTE Dealers towards the end of March, before the official on sale date of 2nd April, 2024.

1Private, ABN & Business Fleet Customers only on 24MY MU-X vehicles. Excludes government, fleet, rental & non-profit buyers. Includes one year business vehicle registration, CTP insurance, dealer delivery & statutory charges. Metallic/mica/pearl paint $695 extra. Only at Participating Isuzu UTE Dealers from 02/04/24 until 30/04/24 unless extended, varied or while stocks last. Excludes demonstrators. IDAS features are designed to assist the driver, but should not be relied upon nor used as a substitute for safe driving practices. Feature operation may vary in different driving conditions. For more information and an explanation of features use and limitations refer to the Owner & Driver’s Manual or talk to your local Isuzu UTE Dealer. ®Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC. Not all devices will be compatible & functionality will vary depending on the device. Mobile Data & SMS rates may apply and are the responsibility of the user. Please check your local road rules before using these functions. +3.5-tonne towing capacity on all 3-litre engine MU-X models and 3.0-tonne towing capacity on 1.9-litre engine models when fitted with an optional Genuine Isuzu MU-X tow bar kit and an Electronic Brake Controller.