The new D Max pickup truck from Isuzu has arrived with a starting price of USD 27,000. The top end model LS-Terrain costs you $51,700.
Alike its predecessor, the new BT-50 and Ranger Twins, new D-Max is developed along Holden’s new Colorado.
Design and Platform
D-Max shares its mechanical components and ladder-chassis platform with the new 2012 Colorado. The company is getting its new unique face guards, conventional grille design, and upswept headlights.
When it comes to interior, differences are less palpable, with 2 pickup trucks sharing an identical cabin. Center stack, dash, doors, steering wheel, and mirrors resemble that of the new 2012 Colorado.
D-Max is also offered as single crew cabs, Ute, and Ute in high ride form. There are almost 22 models in all, spanning a single engine, automatic, and manual transmission, 6 trim grades, and 4×2 and 4×4 configurations.
New D-Max range is powered by a 3.0L turbo-diesel engine that can deliver 130kW of power at 3600rpm and torque developed is around 380Nm.
Transmissions include 5-speed manual with modified gear-lever pivot point, and freshly developed 5-speed ‘Rev-Tronic’ auto transmission with sequential sports mode.
2013 D-Max offers a new Terrain Command 4WD, which allows drivers to adjust between 2- and 4-wheel drive modes.
Across the range, the other standard features in the vehicle include air conditioning system with fine-particle pollen filter, Bluetooth, and iPod connectivity.
Depending upon the trims, you can also see a ‘SkySound’ roof-mounted surround system.