Isuzu Thailand has just taken the wraps off the all-new D-Max, just a week after teasing the all-new pickup truck.
From the exterior, the all-new Isuzu D-Max gets a redesigned front fascia, incorporating a massive front grille with the Isuzu nameplate sitting right on top. Depending on the variant, the front grille is finished either in matte black (D-Max V-Cross), black with chrome (D-Max 2- & 4-door) or grey (D-Max Spark).
Bi-beam LED projector headlights are also available on upper variants of the all-new D-Max, while lower variants get halogen headlights.
The top-of-the-line D-Max V-Cross also gets flared wheel arches, black multi-spoke alloy wheels, black side mirror caps, black door handles, and black roof rails.
Underneath the new sheet metal is Isuzu’s new ladder frame chassis called Dynamic Drive Platform, now 23% stiffer than the outgoing model. The all-new D-Max also gets a body shell that is constructed out of ultra-high tensile steel, a new double wishbone front suspension, and a revised leaf spring rear suspension.
As for the interior of the all-new Isuzu D-Max, the company has given its new pickup truck an interior that could potentially shame some sedans and SUVs.
For starters, upper variants of the all-new D-Max get a large 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay support, hooked up to 8 speakers. Right below the infotainment display is a brand-new dual-zone automatic air-conditioning system, which also blows cool air to the rear passengers via rear air-conditioning vents located on the back of the centre console box.
Isuzu has also improved the safety of the all-new D-Max, as the V-Cross gets Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), electronic stability control, electronic traction control, and up to 6 airbags.
As before, two engines choices are available: a 1.9-litre DDi BluePower turbodiesel that does 150 PS and 350 Nm, and an updated 3.0-litre DDi BluePower turbodiesel. According to Isuzu, the new 3.0-litre unit is capable of churning out 190 PS and 450 Nm, up 13 PS and 70 Nm from before.
Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic, with power sent either to all four wheels or the rear wheels.
The all-new Isuzu D-Max is priced from THB 510,000 for the base Spark variant, all the way to THB 1,157,000 for the V-Cross.