An SUV is a vehicle of choice when it comes to outdoor activities, not just for off-roading. An activity like fishing is particularly a task suited for a sturdy SUV like the Isuzu MU-X. The Isuzu MU-X is currently observing its first anniversary since its arrival in the country, in the middle of last year.

As a celebration of sort for their first SUV model in the country, Isuzu Malaysia recently organized its first Fishing Fest at Pulau Indah in Klang for more than 50 VIP guests; which comprise of owners and their families of the Isuzu 7-seater SUV. The special event was aimed at encouraging Isuzu MU-X owners to optimize their vehicles’ multi-capable functionality to enjoy the great outdoors. “The Isuzu MU-X is an all-terrain vehicle that allows you enjoy an active lifestyle without restrictions of space, comfort, safety or fuel economy. As its tagline says, it is definitely ‘all set for more’. For the avid angler, it is the perfect vehicle to take off the beaten track for a spot of fishing,” said Isuzu Malaysia’s Executive Director Hajime Machimura.

At the Isuzu MU-X Fishing Fest, participants were able to experience the thrill of catching their own fish at the one-acre salt water pond stocked with more than three tonnes of barramundi, golden snapper and grouper fishes. The Isuzu MU-X Fishing Fest offered two Grand Prizes comprising camping sets worth RM3,000 each, from Coleman.

As partners for the Fishing fest, Coleman even ‘glamped-up’ four units of the versatile Isuzu MU-X specially for the inaugural event.

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Isuzu MU-X: First SUV model to join the domestic line-up

Using a platform based on the venerable Isuzu D-MAX, the Isuzu MU-X carries over many of the D-MAX’s strong traits including its robust ladder frame, versatile drivetrain and dynamic safety features.

Powered by the proven and highly fuel efficient 2.5-liter Variable Geometry System (VGS) diesel engine, the Isuzu MU-X presents drivers with a comfortable and smooth performance while the all-round coil spring suspension system features a double wishbone up front and a 5-link design in the rear, offering greater stability, comfort and handling.

Inside, the Isuzu MU-X’s intelligent space design creates a comfortable environment for everyone and everything. The back seats fold in a variety of configurations allowing owners to mix and match their space either for people or cargo. Overhead air-conditioning vents for all three rows of passengers ensures that everyone is comfortable and cool.

Available in both 4×4 or 4×2, the Isuzu MU-X boasts one of the highest levels of safety in its class. Featuring such electronic aids as Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), it also has Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and a Traction Control System (TCS) to keep you and your family safe on your journeys.

Featuring Isuzu’s intelligent Terrain Command four-wheel drive system, the 4×4 version uses a rotary dial mounted near the gear selector to allow drivers to quickly and safely change the driving modes between 2WD and 4WD according to the road conditions.

The Isuzu MU-X is available in Titanium Silver, Cosmis Black, Splash White and Ulure Brown hues. The Isuzu MU-X 4X2 is priced at RM 151,944.56 and the 4X4 is RM 164,969.84; all prices are on-the-road with insurance.

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