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Is it worth waiting for the new Isuzu MU-X?

Asked by Brian

We are close to putting a deposit down on the Isuzu MU-X as it is on runout pricing. But with your experience on the new D-Max, do you think it would be worth waiting (and spending an extra $6000a) for the new model as it is likely to be fairly similar?

Answered by CarsGuide

15 Apr 2021 David Morley

When the new D-Max arrived in 2020, the big improvements included a step up in standard equipment and a big leap forward in refinement and ride quality. The engine and driveline, however, was carried over from the previous model, so performance and driveability were similar.

With that in mind, you can probably expect the all-new MU-X to offer a similar hike in standard equipment terms. But unlike the D-Max with its rear leaf springs, the MU-X already features coil springs all around, so there may not be quite the same boost to refinement or ride quality. That said, it’s unlikely Isuzu would go backwards in this department. If you can live without the creature comforts, then a run-out deal on the old model seems like a pretty good idea. It really all depends on how much importance you place on having the latest and greatest.

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