Look out Fortuner and Everest. Isuzu has just updated its seven-seater MU-X for the second time this year, with an exterior facelift and a smarten-up of the interior atop the new built-for-Australia engine and new six-speed transmissions (manual and auto) that it scored in February.

As a sign of just how important the Aussie market is to Isuzu, Australia is the first country to get all of these updates. In a year of milestones for the company – the brand is celebrating 100 years in international business and 100,000 cumulative sales of D-Max and MU-X in Australia since 2008 (as of April 2017) – is Isuzu about to further improve its position in the full-to-bursting SUV market with an MU-X that will appeal to the masses?