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Just when you thought Isuzu Philippines is done revealing new iterations of its popular midsize SUV, we're introduced to yet another one.

This time, the Japanese carmaker revealed the MU-X Rz4E, named as such thanks to its engine. It's powered by a Euro 4-compliant 1.9-liter turbodiesel with 148hp and 350Nm. The official brochure promises that the engine will give you low fuel consumption, light weight, low noise and vibration, and easy serviceability. That's a fair few boxes to tick off.

During the press con today, Isuzu Philippines claims that the RZ4E variant has a fuel economy of 35.8km/L on the highway. For your reference, the 2.5-liter LS-A AT variant can achieve a 24.13km/L fuel economy on mixed highway and city driving.

The RZ4E will slot beneath the LS variants of the MU-X among the growing lineup. The base variant, Isuzu says, will be targeted for fleet use. Official prices are as follows:

*LS RZ4E base variant MT: P1,395,000

*LS-A RZ4E 4x2 MT: P1,570,000

* MU-X LS-A RZ4E 4x2 AT: P1,595,000

Sales of the MU-X RZ4E will start on April 1, while the D-Max RZ4E is slated for June. The official reveal will take place at the Manila International Auto Show, which kicks off on April 5. Customers can place their reservation for a unit during the show. 

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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