New Isuzu D-Max 2019 launched in Malaysia, new 150 PS 1.9L turbodiesel

Eric · Sep 18, 2019 04:00 PM

2019 Isuzu D-Max front

Isuzu Malaysia has just introduced the updated  Isuzu D-Max 2019, now available with the new 1.9-litre Ddi BluePower turbodiesel engine.

2019 Isuzu D-Max rear

The new smaller capacity 1.9-litre engine replaces the older 2.5-litre engine. Although smaller, it makes 14 PS more power (150 PS) and 30 Nm more torque (350 Nm).

The larger 3.0-litre engine remains available. As before, it makes 177 PS at 3,600 rpm and 380 Nm at 1,800 - 2,800 rpm.

Transmission choices for the new 1.9L include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic, available in both rear and four-wheel drive (Part-time), while the 3.0L will use the carried over 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic.

2019 Isuzu D-Max range

The updated Isuzu D-Max 2019 range comes in a shocking total of 11 variants:

1.9L Single Cab 4x4 MT: RM 85,799
3.0L Single Cab 4x4 MT: RM 92,838
1.9L Double Cab 4x2 MT Low Ride: RM 80,149
1.9L Double Cab 4x2 MT Hi Ride: RM 86,699
1.9L Double Cab 4x4 MT Type B: RM 96,699
1.9L Double Cab 4x2 AT Hi Ride: RM 100,049
1.9L Double Cab 4x4 AT Type B: RM 104,599
1.9L Double Cab 4x4 MT-P: RM 105,999
3.0L Double Cab 4x4 MT Type B: RM 106,738
1.9L Double Cab 4x4 AT-P: RM 115,799
3.0L Double Cab 4x4 AT-P: RM 120,838

2019 Isuzu D-Max interior

Prices start from RM 80,149 for the D-Max 1.9L 4x2 MT Low Ride, while the range-topping 3.0L 4x4 AT-P sets buyers back at RM 120,838.

2019 Isuzu D-Max interior

Features in all Premium variants (AT-P) of the Isuzu D-Max 2019 include:

  • Bi-LED headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels with 255/60 R18 tires
  • e-Lumax multi info display
  • 8-inch touchscreen head unit with Smart Link
  • 8-speaker audio system
  • Automatic single-zone air-conditioning

2019 Isuzu D-Max rear seats

The D-Max 3.0L Premium further adds side and curtain airbags to the mix, bringing the total airbag count to 6.

2019 Isuzu D-Max rear

There's a lot of variants on offer but to keep things simple, urbanites who want to get into the urban truck lifestyle but don't need a 4x4 can opt for the 1.9 4x2 AT Hi-Ride variant, which starts at just RM 100,049. 

2019 Isuzu D-Max USP

The 4x2 variant offers all the cargo hauling utility of a pick-up truck but consumes less fuel than 4x4 variants. For those that want a pick-up that matches the features of a passenger car, there's the 4x4 AT-P variant, at RM 115,799.

Business owners however, might prefer the 1.9 4x2 MT Low Ride.

2019 Isuzu D-Max Easy Closing Tailgate

All variants except for the Double-Cab 4x2 MT Low-Ride and 4x2 AT Hi-Ride are locally-assembled at the DRB-Hicom plant in Pekan, Pahang.

The two aforementioned variants are imported from Thailand. The remaining  locally-assembled variants qualify for Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) incentives – the first pick-up truck in the country to do so, thus the reduced prices.

2019 Isuzu D-Max variant

In addition to EEV incentives, the 1.9-litre variants of the Isuzu D-Max 2019 benefits from lower road tax, as owners need to pay just RM 329 annually, as opposed to the RM 839 for the older 2.5L variant.

2019 Isuzu D-Max road tax

For buyers who place their bookings placed between 18 September to 31 October 2019, Isuzu Malaysia is offering a buyers of the Isuzu D-Max 2019 with a 5-year unlimited warranty (standard warranty is limited to 150,000 km) and a 8-year free maintenance package (maximum mileage of up to 80,000 km, depending on variant).