The MU-X definitely looks like it means business, and that it can handle almost anything. That’s what the exterior is telling you.
There’s nothing refined or sophisticated about the MU-X, with a large, bullish front end and square-ish back end. Could they have done better? Most certainly, but it’s not a car you’re buying for looks. This car is about functionality and doing a job. Looks don’t come into the equation.
The inside is a little more stylish, but you still feel as though the car is built with the purpose of going off-road, with the intent to power through whatever mud you can sling at it.
Hence the plastic-y finishes around the dash and doors, the leather-ish seats that will wipe clean, and the functional centre console area with a satisfyingly large dial for changing the air temperature. All this is quite well put together, so you feel good sitting in it.