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Want to know when Isuzu PH will launch the all-new Mu-X?

If you’re waiting for this SUV, you need to learn this timetable

The unit you see here is from Thailand, hence the right-hand placement of the steering wheel. PHOTO FROM ISUZU

In March, Isuzu Philippines Corporation finally introduced the new-generation D-Max. Naturally, fans of the brand were asking when the company would launch the vehicle’s twin SUV, the Mu-X. It was globally unveiled in October last year, making many Filipino car buyers waiting for it. As you know, the outgoing model is rather old and now really due for replacement.

Well, our friends at Go Flat Out PH posted this photo on its Facebook page:

This picture was obviously taken in the Philippines. Yes, the units are here. PHOTO FROM GO FLAT OUT PH

So we asked a trusted source inside IPC. This is what we got: “Advertising teasers will come out next month (August), and launch is very, very soon.”

September, then?

“Yes, correct.”

Our informant also told us that the firm is trying to “manage the global chip shortage that has had an impact on the D-Max, which hopefully doesn’t affect the Mu-X.”

Based on the locally snapped photo of the Mu-X units, this is the same wheel design our version will get. PHOTO FROM ISUZU

Another tidbit that we received: The Philippine-market Mu-X will be a lot like the Thai-market version (as opposed to the Australian-market one, which will be officially released on July 30). “Some major modifications in the interior and safety features though,” our source said. Now, we are not entirely familiar with the specific differences between the Thai and Australian Mu-X editions, but we’re guessing that a lot of the variance will be found inside.

If you have been waiting for this SUV, the clock is ticking for when you will get to lay your eyes (and hands) on an actual unit.

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.