The new-generation Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck is set to be unveiled at the CV Show in the NEC Center, Birmingham, U.K. from 25 – 27 April. Promptly after, the new Isuzu D-Max is scheduled to hit the markets in Europe, then the rest of the world.
D-Max has been extensively overhauled; with a brand new 1.9 liter turbo diesel engine, which produces 164 PS and 360 Nm of torque. The engine builds upon D-Max’s workhorse character and retains the 3.5 tonne towing capacity and 1 tonne payload whilst providing a quieter, more refined and economical driving experience.
Inside, a range of new touchscreen entertainment systems are available, equipped with CarPlay and Android Aut as well as updated ergonomics and trim quality.
As per previous D-Max models, Shift-On-The-Fly 4×4 is a key feature of the 17MY truck. The rotary dial allows the driver to select four-wheel drive on the move as well as low range gears. New Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist are fitted across the range.
On the local front, Isuzu Malaysia’s latest D-Max range were unveiled in October 2016. The 2016 D-Max range consists of eight variants and three trim levels, and available in Standard, Premium and Z-Prestige packages.
The 2016 D-Max line-up 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 RM 83,000 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 op-of-the-range Z-Prestige D-Max 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.