Isuzu MU-7 automatic variant has been launched in India at a price of INR 23.90 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The company says that the move is in line with expectation from self-driving customers. The new variant is more expensive than manual model by a hefty INR 2.5 lakhs.
Neither the press release nor the official Indian website offers details of the automatic transmission but it is likely to be the 5-speed unit which is available in other Isuzu models in international markets. The AT is paired to the existing 3.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine which puts out 163 PS of power but the torque output has been reduced from 360 Nm to 333 Nm.
In terms of features, MU-7 AT comes with a new three-spoke steering wheel with integrated audio controls, a touchscreen Kenwood 6015 BT music system with Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation, reverse parking sensor and reverse camera, and dual tone black-beige dashboard with lacquer finished wooden trim.
Isuzu MU-7 AT is also assembled from CKD kits at Hindustan Motors’ assembly plant at Thiruvallur near Chennai. The Japanese automaker has a temporary arrangement with HM to assemble its vehicles until its Sri City plant becomes operational.
Isuzu MU-7 Automatic – Press Release