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Isuzu MUX

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ANy news on this? Apparently there was a launch at Paragon today but I cant see any mention of prices or even pictures anywhere?

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Replacement of that ugly MU-7.

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NEW Isuzu MU-X 1,014,000 1,401,000 4

- 3.0 VGS 4WD DVD NAVI
- 3.0 VGS 2WD DVD NAVI
- 2.5 VGS 2WD DVD
- 2.5 VGS 2WD CD

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Looks...already boring... wink.png

The new 2nd generation MU-x, does look to be contemporarly designed, IMHO - of course.

First off, I would certainly like to have one in that burnt-orange-brown color. I also see that the new models have steering wheel controls, and newly designed console and nice fold-down-flat 2nd-3rd row seat interior! thumbsup.gif Though I hope the new fold-down-flat seat interior design of the new MU-x is not at the expense of the nice, roomy and (class leading?) comfort of the 2nd-3rd row seats of the MU-7!

We will be able to see first hand next week when they are due to be in the Isuzu dealership showrooms.

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Do they finally have cruise control?

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Do they finally have cruise control?

.... and electric seat(s)?

With little to no change in the initial MSRP, it would seem as though this first year model of the new MU will not have many new features.

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Has to be the most beautiful thing on 4 wheels to grace the showroom of Isuzu dealers....ever!

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Took a Toyota Wish to the Car Wash today. Id sooner have that if i had a young family again. Beats all those "Blobby Things" hands down. No Clacer Motor, silent running, smooth ride , and deceptively roomy.thumbsup.gif . No one mentions them here.!

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There's no petrol option only diesel. sad.png

You mean to say that, especially with the way things are setup here in LOS, you would opt for a petrol engine over a diesel engine??

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Certainly wouldn't you ? with diesel you are stuck with that one fuel and held to what ever price they put on that fuel, years ago when diesel was half the price of petrol or less it was not an issue but now the fuel is the same price, with petrol you have more choice and even an option to convert to gas. smile.png

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Certainly wouldn't you ? with diesel you are stuck with that one fuel and held to what ever price they put on that fuel, years ago when diesel was half the price of petrol or less it was not an issue but now the fuel is the same price, with petrol you have more choice and even an option to convert to gas. smile.png

Where to start ....

Economics?

In this class of SUV, you generally get more km/L with the diesel engine than with the petrol engine (and that is w/o having to invest thousands of baht in retro-fits to do so). The diesel engine has an overall longer longevity life.

Of all the SUV models in this class and < Thb 1.5 mil, I believe you will find only one petrol engine offered.

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Its not only me who believes a Diesel belongs on a Farm. they have their place but for me i can't stand the noise , and rev limit with just bottom end power for towing boats about.As for economy . there isnt much difference anymore , imo.coffee1.gif

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I must go along with that Ace of Pop, having spent my working life driving diesels and running diesel generators and welding units I have the greatest of respect for them but as for having one in my car or SUV ? no thanks.

Diesels are still believed to be more reliable than petrol engines and have longer lives because people are relating them to diesels of the past that had no electrics on them, at the same time petrol engines had troublesome carburetors that were wasteful on fuel, now times have changed diesels are now full of electronic components and petrol engines are now injected, if you check up the mpg of the new petrol Honda CRV for instance there's nothing in it anymore between petrol and diesel.

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This thread is about the MUX is a heavy car with no petrol option. If it did, the engine would be less than 3.0L and medium power like say the 2.7L Fortuner.

If you want to get the feel of what a petrol engine is like in this type of car, drive of a 2.7L Fortuner, compare it to the diesel version and then let us know.

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Yes we can read , its not about a Fortuna Either. Many would not bother because theres no option Engine wise.coffee1.gif .

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Its not only me who believes a Diesel belongs on a Farm. they have their place but for me i can't stand the noise , and rev limit with just bottom end power for towing boats about.As for economy . there isnt much difference anymore , imo.coffee1.gif.pagespeed.ce.Ymlsr09gMJ.gif alt=coffee1.gif width=32 height=24>

I must go along with that Ace of Pop, having spent my working life driving diesels and running diesel generators and welding units I have the greatest of respect for them but as for having one in my car or SUV ? no thanks.

Diesels are still believed to be more reliable than petrol engines and have longer lives because people are relating them to diesels of the past that had no electrics on them, at the same time petrol engines had troublesome carburetors that were wasteful on fuel, now times have changed diesels are now full of electronic components and petrol engines are now injected, if you check up the mpg of the new petrol Honda CRV for instance there's nothing in it anymore between petrol and diesel.

This thread is about the MUX is a heavy car with no petrol option. If it did, the engine would be less than 3.0L and medium power like say the 2.7L Fortuner.

If you want to get the feel of what a petrol engine is like in this type of car, drive of a 2.7L Fortuner, compare it to the diesel version and then let us know.

You beat me to the punch .... that is exactly the point I would make! I am specifically referring to engines in SUVs in this classification.

I have drove SUVs with both types of engines on trips for thousands of km. The Fortuner 2.7L petrol is far thirstier than the larger body Isuzu 3.0L diesel.

But, of course the Fortuner 2.7L petrol is 'quieter' (in general) if that is what fulfills your 'engine of choice' criteria.

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That is not the Point Mr Undercover and I are trying to Make. My Lad has a new Traiblazer . not bad at all, but if one had a choice of an equally powered Benzine engine , many would take that option. Out of Cities you can still wait ages whilst Farmer Nop fills 50 Gal Drums, whilst there's no one at the Benzine pumps. As for Gas the queues are even worse around here.coffee1.gif .

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I must have been lucky as I have not found diesel pumps to be any more busy than petrol.

People choosing Petrol over Diesel for small cars or where the car price difference is excessive would be understandable. For bigger heavier vehicles like Pickups and PPVs Diesels are popular because they are better. That Fortuner 2.7L petrol engine has similar power to the diesel, but a lot less torque. It is much thirstier and not as good to drive. A petrol version of the MUX would be similar. Even the V6 petrol PJS does not sell well, despite having more power than the diesel.

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