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It’s been a long time coming, but come it will. Tomorrow, in fact. We’re of course talking about the long-overdue arrival of the new Isuzu D-Max on Malaysian shores. But before we get the full details, here’s another short peek at it through reader Ibrahim Ismail’s camera.

We’ve already seen plenty of the second-generation D-Max, first in the JPJ carpark back in March, then on public roads a month later. Just two weeks ago ads of the new pick-up sprouted on our sister auto classifieds site oto.my. This final round of spyshots gives us the best view of the local car yet.

The vehicle above looks to be the top-spec variant with its large wheels, chromed wing mirrors, fog lamps, roof rails and sports bar, though what’s underneath the hood is still unknown. It’s either a 3.0 litre turbodiesel engine with 177 hp, 380 Nm or a 2.5 litre VGS lump with 136 hp and 320 Nm. There’s also a base iTEQ 2.5 in 116 hp/280 Nm tune but that’s more likely to feature in lower variants.

That’s enough for now we think. Stay tuned for our comprehensive launch report with full details and complete live gallery tomorrow night.