Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has officially launched the G-Class facelift in the country. The Gelandewagen, which was given another refresh last year, made its debut along with the GLC 250 4MATIC Coupe and GLS 400 4MATIC in a triple SUV introduction by the company earlier this morning.

The CBU G-Wagen goes on sale here in a single variant form, in this case the Mercedes-AMG G 63. It’s priced at RM1,181,888 on-the-road, excluding insurance. The company says that it’s possible to have the car in other engine forms (G 350 d, G 500), via special order.

The G 63 is powered by a M157 5.5 litre twin-turbo mill V8, which in the mild refresh had its output bumped up to 563 hp (571 PS) at 5,500 rpm and 760 Nm from 1,750 to 5,250 rpm. It’s paired with an AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic seven-speed transmission, and performance figures include a 210 km/h top speed and a 0-100 km/h time of 5.4 seconds.

All the things that have made the proven body and ladder-type frame offering what it is has been retained, including the rigid axles front and back and a recirculating-ball steering. Elsewhere, there’s permanent all-wheel drive, a low-range gearbox and three differential locks that can be engaged/disengaged while on the move.

Not many physical changes with the 2015 update, but new colour packages came about, and exclusive exterior paint finishes in solar beam, tomato red, alien green, sunset beam and galactic beam are cost options that are available for the wagen.

Pick a shade, and the interior topstitching follows suit, colour-matched to the paintwork. Elsewhere, it’s all minor, the cosmetic revisions. For the interior, a new instrument cluster makes the biggest shout out for new. Kit on the G 63 includes a tablet-style central display and a harman/kardon Logic 7 surround sound system.

Mechanical changes are primarily with the G-Wagen’s suspension, which has been revised with optimised shock absorbers for improved body control and ride comfort, while an adapted ESP setup provides enhanced driving dynamics as well as increased driving stability and safety. Optimisations to ASR and ABS, meanwhile, have improved traction while shortening the braking distances.

The launch vehicle you see in the photos is a special Edition 463 model, which adds on a host of sportier looking bits on the G 63. The exterior gets dressed with a stainless steel underguard, AMG racing stripe decals on the sides and a protective-strip insert in a dark aluminium look as well as 21-inch five-twin-spoke forged alloy wheels finished in matt black.

As for the interior, the Edition 463 comes fitted with AMG carbon-fibre trim and a designo Exclusive package. Elements include two-tone seats with side bolsters in carbon-look leather, and the seats and door centre panels feature designo leather with a diamond quilt design. There’s also a two-tone instrument panel and a Seat Comfort package in the mix.