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On to my second new Isuzu 3.0 ltr turbo .. The New model has much more power, more quiet and much better fuel efficiency ...As for petrol versus diesel ..you can keep your petrol cars ! PS .. God invented Car stereos the same day He invented a Diesel Engine !! So crank it up !! ENJOY ! thumbsup.gif.pagespeed.ce.dtxKiAJ9C7.gif alt=thumbsup.gif width=25 height=19>

My man!

.... and that's why sub-woofers were invented! Enjoy, indeed! thumbsup.gif.pagespeed.ce.dtxKiAJ9C7.gif alt=thumbsup.gif width=25 height=19>

Are you saying that the new MU-X has much more power and is even quieter than the 1st gen MU-7? What year is(was) your first Isuzu 3.0L turbo?

Previous was from the Platinum series , but the " All new" Isuzu have New Motor, drive train etc... big improvement !!! DRIVE ON !!

The MUX rear disc brakes are an improvement. 177 hp and 380Nm is better than the old model but Isuzu are really only keeping up with the other Jap pickups.

Is there any other big improvement in the 3.0L engine and drive-train?

The revised 3.0L dates back to 2011. Differences are updated commonrail system, slight revisions to turbo, and some changes to improve NVH. According to Isuzu they're "not playing the numbers game" but are instead focussed on drivability, FE and durability. Having driven the 3.0L current gen D-Max, I'd have to say there's no way you'd rate it (subjectively) below the Chev 2.8L, Ford 3.2L or Mitsu 2.5L when it comes to actual driving. The Toyota 3.0L is still the most refined in the segment though, IMHO.

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Is there any other big improvement in the 3.0L engine and drive-train?

The revised 3.0L dates back to 2011. Differences are updated commonrail system, slight revisions to turbo, and some changes to improve NVH. According to Isuzu they're "not playing the numbers game" but are instead focused on driveability, FE and durability. Having driven the 3.0L current gen D-Max, I'd have to say there's no way you'd rate it (subjectively) below the Chev 2.8L, Ford 3.2L or Mitsu 2.5L when it comes to actual driving. The Toyota 3.0L is still the most refined in the segment though, IMHO.

I try to let facts, statics, etc., guide me to my final list. At this time, I would rate the Isuzu 3.0L 'Top Dog' over the Toyota 3.0L solely because the Isuzu 3.0L has better FE and a steel timing chain (as opposed to a polyester-cord timing 'belt') for added engine integrity and worry-free longevity.

Plus, it can be modded - after warranty period of course) - to produce more power than its Toyota rival.

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Funny Lot some of You you rave about a Dead Slug Engine in Truck. then bash Toyota by saying one can Tune it better. Reminds Me of Benny Hills song..... Ernie, " Who drove the Fastest Milkcart in the West.".biggrin.png

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Here some photo`s I made yesterday in Maha Sarakam.

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What is this large box in the trunk on the last picture? Looks weird.

http://www.headlightmag.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6799:Exclusive-First-Impression-%E0%B8%97%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%82%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%9A-Isuzu-MU-X-3-0-VGS-%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%87%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%81%E0%B9%83%E0%B8%99%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%81-%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B0-%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%87%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%82%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%87-Headlightmag&catid=75:midsize-suv&Itemid=94

First impression on headlight mag. Asked my gf to quickly read it, seems like the journalist liked it.

Few key points : Very comfortable seats. Firm but comfortable suspension (?). 2.5l motor option more than enough but 3l more fun to drive, also quieter. Better than the trailblazer or pajero on pretty much all accounts.

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Here some photo`s I made yesterday in Maha Sarakam.

attachicon.gif6.jpg

What is this large box in the trunk on the last picture? Looks weird.

http://www.headlightmag.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6799:Exclusive-First-Impression-%E0%B8%97%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%82%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%9A-Isuzu-MU-X-3-0-VGS-%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%87%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%81%E0%B9%83%E0%B8%99%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%81-%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B0-%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%87%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%82%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%87-Headlightmag&catid=75:midsize-suv&Itemid=94

First impression on headlight mag. Asked my gf to quickly read it, seems like the journalist liked it.

Few key points : Very comfortable seats. Firm but comfortable suspension (?). 2.5l motor option more than enough but 3l more fun to drive, also quieter. Better than the trailblazer or pajero on pretty much all accounts.

Thanx for this review, it was very informative! coffee1.gif I like the way the article compares various components of the MU-X to its Trailblazer, Fortuner and Pajero competitors.

The article states that MU-X will be the first new car model ever to be launched here in LOS! Bite that, competitors! bah.gif

That 'large box' in the rear is a storage box.

Upholstery color option will be offered in off-white.

It's rear ceiling mount DVD screen will be a whopping 10.5"!

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The article states that MU-X will be the first new car model ever to be launched here in LOS! Bite that, competitors! bah.gif

Eh?

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It looks much better, but NEW.????, its a Tralilblazer/Captivo mix to me, The dials are the same as all the top end trucks as well. At least they have lost the" Fat Slug Look" at last but the Tuna still has it on Presence.coffee1.gif .

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Here some photo`s I made yesterday in Maha Sarakam.

attachicon.gif6.jpg

What is this large box in the trunk on the last picture? Looks weird.

http://www.headlightmag.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6799:Exclusive-First-Impression-%E0%B8%97%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%82%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%9A-Isuzu-MU-X-3-0-VGS-%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%87%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%81%E0%B9%83%E0%B8%99%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%81-%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%B0-%E0%B8%84%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%B1%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%87%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%82%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%87-Headlightmag&catid=75:midsize-suv&Itemid=94

First impression on headlight mag. Asked my gf to quickly read it, seems like the journalist liked it.

Few key points : Very comfortable seats. Firm but comfortable suspension (?). 2.5l motor option more than enough but 3l more fun to drive, also quieter. Better than the trailblazer or pajero on pretty much all accounts.

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Comes with a Fitted Toolbox, not very assuring !! . Free Towrope Inside.?..Looks just like the Lads Blazer in the BKK Post Test , and hes very pleased with it..thumbsup.gif

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Thanx for that insight! thumbsup.gif

Though the MU-X gains 2nd and 3rd row seats that fold flat, what is lost, sadly, is the plush-like quality of the 2nd and 3rd row seats of the MU-7! There is always a trade-off and a price to be paid in this segment of the economy.

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Thanx for that insight! thumbsup.gif

Though the MU-X gains 2nd and 3rd row seats that fold flat, what is lost, sadly, is the plush-like quality of the 2nd and 3rd row seats of the MU-7! There is always a trade-off and a price to be paid in this segment of the economy.

Your undying loyalty to Isuzu is commendable - even when faced with the fact that the MU-X lost the only two points of differentiation the previous model had (larger trunk and better 3rd row seats), and even though it's now a Brazilian designed Chevy with an 9 year old Isuzu engine it, you're still waving the flag just as proudly as ever :D

Finally, T/A and Fredob have some competition :P

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Pity Thaicruze wasn't around to wave the Chevy flag.

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