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Safest, strongest and most advanced Isuzu D-Max
Published on: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
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The outlook of the new Isuzu D-Max.
PETALING JAYA: The 3rd-generation all-new Isuzu D-Max was officially launched in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, that has been designed from the ground up arrives with a distinctively bold and sporty outlook that elevates the image of this rugged pick-up truck to offer a more SUV-esque appeal.

Sending a clear message that owners can have their style and comfort without sacrificing the favourite traits of their dependable and capable pick-up truck, Isuzu engineers have delivered a vehicle that is not only quieter, more comfortable and stylish, but also a tougher, more capable and dependable vehicle as well.

“Isuzu engineers set out to create a stronger, more able and durable machine with this new model.

“They invested years in development and over four million kilometres in testing the new model to achieve the best Isuzu D-Max they have ever created. They then added the soft touches and high-tech features to satisfy the discerning owners who desire comfort and sophistication in their modern day vehicles,” said Isuzu Malaysia CEO, Koji Nakamura.

Entering the high-end lifestyle pick-up truck segment with the X-Terrain variant, this new Isuzu D-Max flagship comes with a revised 3-litre engine that has been re-engineered and refined with numerous advancements to improve performance and engine response while reducing noise and vibration. 

The new engine that produces 190PS ensures that X-Terrain drivers enjoy more relaxed performance from its revised torque curve that peaks at 450Nm from as low as 1,600rpm, stretching all the way till 2,600rpm while the new 6-speed automatic gearbox matches the gearshifts to the new engine’s performance characteristics.

Built on a new Isuzu Dynamic Drive Platform, the all-new Isuzu D-Max employs a new ladder frame that offers improved stiffness and strength to ensure better handling and durability. Coupled to a new suspension configuration and a longer wheelbase that allows the engine bulk to be located further behind the front wheels, the result is a more dynamic handling and comfortable ride.

Finished immaculately in Valencia Orange or Sapphire Blue, the X-Terrain comes with exclusive features including remote engine start, rear differential lock, wet wiper system, brown leather seats with 8-way electronic adjustment including lumbar support, a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen panel that incorporates Android Auto and wireless Apple Carplay and an arsenal of Advanced Driver Assist Systems (Adas) including Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Turn Assist, Pedal Misapplication Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with stop & go function, Automatic High Beams (AHB), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Manual Speed Limiter (MSL) and Multi-Collision Brake that applies the brakes should any of the seven airbags be deployed. 

Joining the line-up of the all-new Isuzu D-Max are two Premium variants – a 1.9-litre 4x4 Auto and 3.0-litre 4x4 Auto – that offer outstanding motoring and comfort while remaining the dependable workhorse Isuzu is famously renowned for. 

Aimed at the discerning motorists whose applications lean towards daily duties, the Premium variants are an ideal model for drivers who spend significant hours in the saddle as the new comfort features and safety equipment in the cabin make it ideal for hours of fatigue-free motoring.

For the price conscious, there are two offerings of the Standard models available. Powered by the immensely-capable 1.9-litre engine that produces a hefty 150PS of power and 350Nm of torque is paired either with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox, the Standard models are a boon for the business community who aim to lower running costs and maintain good efficiency.

Also available will be two Single Cab models offered with either the 1.9-litre or 3.0-litre engines. These go-anywhere, do-anything trucks offer significant carrying capabilities and come with an array of safety features that has earned this vehicle and the entire range of Isuzu D-Max a  5-star Asean NCAP safety rating.

The X-Terrain comes exclusively in Valencia Orange or Sapphire Blue while other models share a choice of the colours including Silky White Pearl, Mercury Silver, Onyx Black and Splash White.

All Isuzu D-Max models enjoy a five-year or 150,000km warranty while the X-Terrain enjoys a class-leading seven-year unlimited mileage warranty.

“This all-new Isuzu D-Max has found many new fans in all the markets it has been launched. It appears to be the case here too in Malaysia where we have garnered over 1,000 bookings even before its official launch today. 

“With the strong interest in the all-new Isuzu D-Max, I believe that our target of 6,400 units this year will be achievable,” said Masayuki Suzuki, COO, Light Commercial Vehicle Division of Isuzu Malaysia.

The all-new Isuzu D-Max Breaking Boundaries Test Drive Campaign begins from May 10, 2021, at authorised Isuzu showrooms where visitors can get to know the remarkable new model up close and from May 10 to 31, there will be exclusive Isuzu merchandise giveaways and a chance to win cash prizes.

More details on the all-new Isuzu D-Max at Isuzu D-Max website: pickuptruck.isuzu.net.my/



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