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Earlier this year, we reported about the refreshed Isuzu MU-X's launch in Thailand. With the tagline 'Signature of Privelege', the rugged midsize SUV was upgraded to a more premium look and feel. New designs and changes to the grille, lights, and wheels gave it a sportier facade. Inside, new and redesigned screens and panels add that air of luxury.

We got to check out the new MU-X for ourselves at the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show. This version does look a lot more refined than you would expect, especially with the striking new LED lights. We're also quite fond of the new Havana Brown shade, which somewhat resembles the wooden panels inside. That's probably not a coincidence.

Meanwhile, on our shores, the pre-facelift MU-X  is still going strong. Isuzu Philippines revealed the new Black Series variant just a few weeks ago. Judging by the Japanese carmaker's absence from the launches at this year's Manila International Auto Show, we may have to wait a while before we get the face-lifted version. For now, we'll have to settle for these photos. Let us know what you think of this new midsize SUV in the comments.

Photos were taken using a Sony RX100 Mark V

Jason Tulio
Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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