Isuzu Malaysia has unveiled its new D-Max line-up, which is available in eight variants and three trim levels. The 2016 Isuzu D-Max is offered in Standard, Premium and Z-Prestige packages.
The new refreshed range boasts extensive exterior and interior enhancements and a host of new features although the powertrain options of 2.5 or 3.0-liter VGS turbo Intercooler diesel engine matched to a 5-speed automatic or manual transmission have been retained due to their proven reliability, performance and economy.
On-the-road prices range from RM83,000 for the D-Max 2.5L Standard with manual transmission to RM128,000 for the top-of-the-range D-Max 3.0L Z-Prestige with automatic transmission.
The new top-of-the-range Z-Prestige variant, with a choice of three exclusive color-coordinated models and equipped with a carefully curated list of accessories and user-friendly features, clearly reflects Isuzu’s desire to target the growing lifestyle segment.
The Z Prestige range was modeled after the past limited edition models which were successful in their own rights. The Silky White Pearl unit is designed for the busy executive with emphasis on a luxurious look and feel. For the rugged and adventurous, the variant in exclusive Velvet Red Mica is designed for them. Lastly, the option in Stallion Black follows a theme of edgy, urban underground living.
New features in the Z-Prestige variant included Passive Entry and Start System (PESS), 18” alloy rim, projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, 8-inch touch-screen DVD player with 8-speaker surround sound system, new design electroluminescent (e-LUMAX) meter panel with Multi-Information Display (MID), multimedia ports and smartphone compartment, leather seats and armrest.
The new D-Max is based on design concepts of strong, emotional and sportiness. The vehicle’s shape closely mimicked the orca, resulting in a high and rugged front and a spoiler shaped rear.
All variants including even the lowest specified model comes with the full complement of driving safety aids such as Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Hill Start Assist (HSA) among others.
At the launch, the special edition seven-seater Isuzu mu-X Type S sport utility vehicle (SUV), which is based on the D-Max platform, was also unveiled.
The mu-X Type S is enhanced with premium features such as Passive Entry and Start System (PESS), new 8-inch display audio system, new e-Lumax meter panel, new ivory color leather seat and armrest, new shark fin antenna, new piano black interior dashboard, door and air-condition vent trims, new body-colored front and rear skirting, rear bumper garnish and Type S badge. Hill Start Assist (HSA) has also been incorporated into the vehicle’s safety features.
The new refreshed Isuzu D-Max has now upgraded to a 5-year or 150,000km warranty from 3 years or 100,000km. In addition as an appreciation to existing mu-X owners, the Isuzu mu-X range, including the new limited edition, mu-X Type S, has also upgraded to a 5-year and unlimited mileage warranty.
Edited: Isuzu Malaysia