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A glimpse of the all-new Isuzu Mu-X before its Sept. 22 launch

See these photographs sent by a customer of Isuzu Bacolod

We bet you can't wait for this SUV to reach your local showroom. PHOTO FROM CRIS EDWARD KHIA

Like we told you in late July, the Philippine launch of the all-new Isuzu Mu-X will take place this month of September. On the 22nd, to be precise. As expected, many customers looking to purchase a midsize SUV are eager to wait for the vehicle’s arrival. Unfortunately, we all need to stay patient until Wednesday to find out about the SUV’s specs and prices.

Well, maybe these photos (and some information) could entertain you in the meantime.

The two units shown in the pictures are both 3.0L 4x2 variants, according to their sender. PHOTOS FROM CRIS EDWARD KHIA

These were sent by a customer of Isuzu Bacolod, who says that the two units shown here are both 4×2 variants powered by the 3.0-liter 4JJ3 turbodiesel engine. Like the D-Max, the photo sender points out, the all-new Mu-X will also have a 1.9-liter oil-burning powerplant.

This is the 3.0-liter 4JJ3 turbodiesel engine. PHOTO FROM CRIS EDWARD KHIA

Now, here’s the interesting part. The salesperson attending to the customer quoted him the following prices:

  • 3.0L 4×2 LS-E – P2,140,000
  • 3.0L 4×2 LS-A – P1,940,000

Asked if these are official figures, the customer says yes (although he adds that prices in Bacolod seem to be different from those in Metro Manila due to shipping costs). And he agrees that these prices are quite high for 4×2 variants.

Is he getting one?

“Yes. I’m getting the LS-E. It has seven airbags, a power tailgate, and the Advanced Driver Assist System.”

He also notes that the variants offered to him sound a bit confusing. In the case of the D-Max, the LS-E is an exclusive 4×4 variant.

It's finally here. You can soon drive one home. PHOTOS FROM CRIS EDWARD KHIA

So…tempting enough? We’ll update you with the official specs and prices on September 22. Dalawang tulog na lang.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.