Towing, touring or city cruising, the MU-X can take it all on. The Isuzu 3.0L turbo-diesel engine delivers a massive 450Nm of torque matched with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Using highly-advanced Isuzu common-rail diesel technology balances the power with superior fuel efficiency. The end result is outstanding performance to tackle any hill, overtake on the freeway and tow a load.

Magnetic Red Mica MU-X on mountain road MU-X Driving on Dusty Road


At the heart of the MU-X is the Isuzu turbo-diesel engine. With over a century of specialist engineering experience, the MU-X is perfectly equipped for all of your needs - no matter if hauling a caravan, or just the family.

3.0L Turbo-Diesel

The secret to producing efficient power is having a large capacity, under-stressed engine that can cope with any challenge. The 3.0L turbo-diesel engine is why the MU-X delivers more power and torque using less fuel, making it one of the most fuel efficient 7-seat SUVs out there.

The exposed D-MAX engine under the bonnet Turbo Diesel

1.9L Turbo-Diesel 

Offered in select MU-X models for 4x4 and 4x2 drivetrain configurations, the Isuzu RZ4E-TC 1.9L turbo-diesel engine generates 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque, delivering exceptional fuel efficiency and refined operation. The 1.9L MU-X is a versatile and cost-effective solution for small business owners, fleet and tradies. 


Let the intuitive 6-speed automatic MU-X do all the smooth shifting for you. Grade Logic technology makes sure you are in the correct gear when ascending and descending tough terrain. If you do wish to take control, select Rev-tronic mode for sequential shifting.

Transmission Transmission


The advanced 3.0 litre turbo-diesel engine produces 140kW and an avalanche of torque on demand, with 450Nm available from just 1,600 through to 2,600rpm. This provides exceptional take-off and acceleration with a broad, flat torque band aiding overall drive-ability - also perfect for when carrying a load, or towing up to 3.5T+.

1.9L Power & Efficiency

The Isuzu RZ4E-TC 1.9 litre turbo-diesel, available for select models, delivers the perfect balance between power and fuel efficiency. Generating 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque, available from just 1,600 through to 2,600rpm.



One of the greatest things about Australia is going your own way with a caravan, boat, or trailer in tow.

The power and dependability of Isuzu’s proven 3-litre turbo-diesel engine make light work of every journey, and a genuine Isuzu UTE tow-bar kit will enable 3.5 tonne towing+. With the Isuzu MU-X, you’ve got the perfect travelling companion.

MU-X towing a caravan over water MU-X towing a caravan over water


Dirty, dusty off-road adventure is where the MU-X really shines. With advanced engineering and technology features, the MU-X will keep you going across all types of terrains.


The MU-X has been designed with over 100 years of Isuzu engineering expertise. Here are just a few clever design features that lie beneath the skin.

Steel Timing Chain

Replacing a timing belt can be an expensive job. But there's no need in the MU-X as it doesn't have one. Instead, a heavy-duty steel timing chain is used and is designed to last the life of the engine. The double scissors design in the 3.0L engine also offers increased durability and reduced noise.

Steel Timing Chain Steel Timing Chain

Split Camshafts

This unique Isuzu engine design eliminates backlash on deceleration, reducing engine wear.

Double Scissor Gears

A double scissor idler gear design in the 3.0L engine results in reduced engine and gear noise for quieter and smoother operation.

Double Scissor Gears Double Scissor Gears

Heavy-Duty Isuzu Engine

Isuzu diesel engines are built to withstand higher temperatures and pressures than other engines. The powerful and efficient 3.0L 4JJ3-TCX engine in the MU-X is tough by nature, hard wearing and delivers legendary Isuzu reliability.

D-MAX heavy duty engine D-MAX heavy duty engine


Diesel engines are 20-30% more efficient than regular petrol engines. The MU-X is so fuel efficient because our engineers have decades of experience in commercial transport, where every litre counts.
+3.5-tonne towing capacity on all 3-litre engine MU-X models and 3.0-tonne towing capacity on 1.9-litre engine models when fitted with an optional Genuine Isuzu MU-X tow bar kit and an Electronic Brake Controller. Up to 800mm of wading depth on all 4x4 MU-X models when travelling at a consistent speed of 7km/h. Water ingress may occur if speed is not maintained or if the vehicle is static in water above 350mm.