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New Isuzu MU-X launching next month: Seven-seat Toyota Fortuner rival gets August launch date

The new Isuzu MU-X will be here in August

Isuzu has confirmed an August launch date for its new MU-X, with the seven-seat D-Max-based SUV to hit dealerships August 2.

The MU-X will follow hot on the heels of the all-new D-Max ute, and the SUV will share that model's 140kW and 450Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, which is an improved version of the powertrain found in the outgoing model.

The choice between 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains is expected to be on offer for the MU-X, with the latter coming with a rear differential lock, as per the D-Max.

The model will be revealed in full, and in Australian spec, at an online event on July 30, with the on-sale date coming on August 2

“Isuzu Ute Australia is very excited about the upcoming launch of the all-new MU-X, and we truly believe it will surpass expectations and offer a premium product replacement for the exceptionally popular first-generation MU-X,” says Isuzu's local MD, Hiroyasu Sato.

“We've received unprecedented interest in this vehicle since announcing the pending arrival and we look forward to hearing how it is received after its official unveiling on July 30.”

We also know that the M-UX will share much of its specification with its D-Max sibling, and will ride on 20-inch alloys, and will be fitted with bi-LED headlights and LED daytime running light

You'll also find a 9.0-inch touchscreen in the cabin, complete with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the D-Max's advanced safety systems.

Isuzu has launched a Register Your Interest site, which also promises remote engine start, a powered tailgate, an electronic parking brake and 4X4 Terrain Control.

The brand is yet to confirm pricing for its new model, but it's worth pointing out that D-Max prices increase by up to $4k depending on the model, so you can expect the M-UX to share those price increases.