With the Isuzu D-Max pick-up having received its mid-lifecycle update last year, the seven-seater Isuzu MU-X now receives its facelift, with updates applied inside and out. Having gone on sale in 2013, the facelifted SUV’s arrival coincides with the 60th anniversary of the brand’s presence in Thailand.

On its outside, the revised MU-X sports new bumpers front and rear, along with LED headlamps and tail lights. In front, an updated grille marks the ladder-frame SUV’s visual change, while rolling stock now comprises 18-inch alloy wheels, up from the 17-inch items on the pre-facelift. A roof-mounted spoiler rounds up the exterior aesthetic updates.

Powerplants for the facelifted MU-X are made up of the 150 hp/350 Nm 1.9 litre turbodiesel and the 177 hp/380 Nm 3.0 litre turbodiesel, which also reside in the engine bays of the updated D-Max. The 1.9 litre unit is enlisted solely for 2WD duty in the updated MU-X, with the choice of either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. The 3.0 litre is mated to a 4WD setup and a six-speed automatic transmission with hill descent control.

Inside, much of the architecture remains the same, albeit with updated cabin appointments: new soft-touch plastics have been introduced, as have wood-look trim inserts, while an eight-inch iConnect smartphone-capable infotainment unit sits atop the familiar circular HVAC control cluster from before.

The two-tier glove compartment, dashboard storage, and air-con vent-cooled cupholders are also carried over from the MU-X/D-Max front cabin. Meanwhile , the leather upholstery for the seats pictured here appear to use a revised trim pattern. The revised Isuzu MU-X goes on sale in Thailand from 1.09 million baht (RM138,532), with six variants making up the range.