The new Isuzu D-Max, the pick-up of the Japanese firm is already on the market after being presented at the Madrid Motor Show. The change from the previous model is total, and among other things, diesel engine incorporates the Euro 5. If anything can be said of Isuzu is its robustness, reliability and durability. And it is the only pick-up market designed from a truck manufacturer. Well, now comes this is new D-Max, which appeared in 2007, substituting the “Rodeo” and that is manufactured in Thailand.
Beginning with its outside, the renovation is complete: now has more modern lines and rounded headlamps integrated into the bodywork, rear fog daylight and integrated LED rear lights, which offer greater visibility and durability thanks to its low consumption. It should be noted the disappearance of the back markers in the most basic version, now replaced by bumper, either in black or chrome versions.
Another novelty, its engine: a 2.5-liter biturbo delivering 163 hp at 3,600 rpm and, most importantly, a torque of 400 Nm is reached at 1,400 rpm. Associated with this engine, it offers a six-speed manual transmission, but is also available a five-speed automatic.
How could it be otherwise, the security occupies a preeminent place among its top, incorporating a new structure and dimensions of chassis and high-rigidity body for better absorption on impact. In addition, it offers six airbags, Electronic stability control (ESC) and traction control system (TCS), in addition to 4-sensor ABS with EBD, already available in the current D-Max, both detachable for use off-road and present standard across the range.
Now let her inside: the change is complete, with a new electroluminescent instrument panel with optional on-board computer to measure a large number of parameters: climate control, steering wheel remote, electronically adjustable seats, central locking electric windows, etc…
Similarly, has revamped its system of administration drive 4 × 4, from the buttons above to a more modern roulette. The system is still the traditional rear-wheel drive with the option of inserting the 4 × 4 in long with the system “on the fly”, i.e. without stopping the vehicle, and 4 × 4 short (reducing) with vehicle stationary.
The new Isuzu D-Max is available with two pulls (4 × 2 and 4 × 4) and three cabins: single, double and extended, with possibility of 4 × 2 for the first 4 × 4 and the other two. Also, will be available with four endings: Cable, Planet, Solar and Qascar, the latter only available in crew cab and that will mean the top of the range, with steering wheel and heated leather seats, climate control, cruise control, pegs. With all these developments, the D-Max Isuzu and look face to face with such powerful rivals as the Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi L-200, Nissan Navara or Volkswagen Amarok.