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Not long more before the Isuzu MU-X makes its market debut in the country – first sighted in camo form, we snapped photos of the seven-seater SUV at its preview at Alamanda Putrajaya last month, but today’s the day it’s being officially introduced.

Pricing and full details are due to be announced later this evening, so stay tuned for our upcoming post on that. In the meantime, here’s a brief photo gallery of the vehicle, with a clearer look at the interior and the rear-most seating row.

The MU-X, which is based on the D-Max pickup, is powered by a 2.5 litre VGS turbodiesel that offers 136 PS and 320 Nm on the latter. The SUV will be available in 4×2 and 4×4 forms, equipped with a five-speed auto transmission with manual mode.

Kit includes leather seats, a touchscreen DVD-based infotainment system with navigation, cruise control and 17-inch alloys for the higher-spec 4×4 variant. The MU-X is set to go up against the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport as well as the third-gen Ford Everest, which will arrive here later this year.

Isuzu MU-X preview at Alamanda Putrajaya