If your home is filled with timeless pieces of elegant furniture, and you prefer your shirts tailored rather than mail-ordered, the MU-X’s external design will probably miss the mark for you.
Unfussy, underplayed but not underwhelming, the MU-X eschews deep creases and complex metal folds in favour of a simple, practical wagon silhouette that also offers short overhangs front and rear; a crucial element for a working 4x4.
It’s visually connected to the D-Max, but there’s sufficient difference between the two to mark the MU-X as the more mature of the pair. The absence of a spare wheel hanging on the rear door – it’s stashed under the bumper – also cleans up the externals.
Inside, the MU-X follows the path of its rivals by adding a bit more comfort and style to its donor ute cabin. There’s more brightwork, more curved surfaces and more bling aboard the MU-X, with the centre console dominated by a circular climate-control system and an 8.0-inch colour multimedia touchscreen.
Seats are covered in a robust-feeling leather, there are padded surfaces on the centre bin lid and door linings, and the light-coloured roof lining brightens the cabin beautifully.