“Isuzu” refers to “50 bells ” which is the name of a river flowing through the province dotted with ancient Shinto shrine in Japan. Isuzu's roots date back to 1916 when Ishikawajima Shipbuilding engineering company decided to broaden the business to include automobile industry. After World War II, the production of Isuzu boomed while the company's products played a marvellous role in Japanese reconstruction effort. With increasing success of Trooper in 1990, the company got the overwhelming success. Trooper made the extra effort to make the massive popularity of Isuzu in SUV category. Unfortunately the new millennium, brought bad news when its best-sellers like Rodeo and Trooper were outclassed by the newer and more sophisticated models. Currently, its lineup includes the SUV and truck vehicles which are based on GM products. Since 2002, Isuzu has been producing the series of pickup truck which shares the same platform built by General Motors. In middle east the re badged version also got the name of Chevrolet Colorado while the original D-Max is sold alongside in Thai Market.In Indonesia, D-Max comes with six trim levels which are discriminated with single cab, double cab and Rodeo variant. All variants are comes equipped with manual, VGS and automatic transmission. Under the all variants get the power from two engines : 4JK1TC and 4JK1-TC-H. The base 2.5 litre engine available in single cab and double cab offers the power output of 109 PS at 3400 rpm with the peak torque of 280 Nm at 1800-2200 rpm while more powerful 3.0 litre VGS engine generates the efficient power output of 136 PS at 3400 rpm with peak torque of 294 Nm at 1400-3000 rpm. Both of engines are mated with the 5 speed automatic transmission with sequential shifts offering exceptional experience to ride the vehicle. The 3.0 litre diesel engine makes the impressive effort and allows the vehicle to achieve 100 km within 12 seconds. This pick up truck offers the fuel economy of 12.04 kmpl in combined condition which is appreciable. Isuzu D-Max offers the perfect blend of masculine styles with well known conventional designing cues which makes it more distinctive. The font part is the reason for attraction with distinctive styled grille and huge headlamps while side profiles are made elegant with step rails and body coloured door handles. The interior is made attractive with the soft touch material and hight adjustable seats while the front dashboard houses the multimedia system with touchscreen which allows to easy change of track. Further the cupholders and stowage places makes the enhanced ease of driver. The car completely lives upon the criteria and fulfills the expectation of users.
All variants of Isuzu D-Max are powered with the highly efficient engines which include 2.5 litre and 3.0 litre engine. Both engine utilizes advanced technology to deliver a decent mileage. The variant powered with the 2.5 litre diesel engine allows to travel for 12.04 km while sipping just one litre of fuel which is quite appreciable.
Triggered with the powerful engine within the hood D-max never disappoints you in terms of performance. The powerful personality of pickup justifies with the expectation of consumers with making the superlative level of power. The available 2.5 liter engine puts a power output 109 PS at 3400 rpm with the peak torque of 280 Nm at 1800-2200 rpm while the 3.0 litre more powerful engine generates the power output of 136 PS at 3400 rpm with peak torque of 294 Nm at 1400-3000 rpm.
The attractive and impressive variants are available with the choice of two powerful engine which makes the better use of Manual and automotive transmission where the VGS transmission is also further available with sequential shift which provides the excellent acceleration and pickup. The highly efficient engine takes 12 seconds to achieve 0 to 100 kmph checkpoint.
The true touch of athleticism and robust character are exuded with its fresh designs and compelling appeals. In order to complement its grace effectively, the clack tinge colour scheme is used in rendering the external finish. The overall structure of the vehicle is not made to be the house for superior and elegant designs rather it is made decently styled and impressive with wide stance of practicality. The front fascia makes the impression with the chrome furnished front grille with Isuzu's insignia at the center. Being available with single body colour the snazzy character of the vehicle is manifested. Synchronizing the front styling cues the highly visible day time running lamps and LED technology blazes the path while broad headlamps suits with the robust character. The flat bonnet and impressive side character line with step rails makes the extra edge of sportiness and enhances its stout hearted look. Its rump made your cargo safe with the stylish D-LOC with aero spoiler which keeps the cargo safe while the rear combination lights boosts the appeal. The flat and high top is embedded with the roof rails making the more adventure while increases the practicality of the pickup. Further the car houses the aerodynamic sunvisor which harmonizes with the bold and robust outline of the new D-Max.
The all new robust D-Max makes the dominating presence over the road while offering the enhanced practicality. The exterior dimension of the car is measured as 5295 mm x 1860 mm x 1795 mm(L x W x H) where the wheelbase stands at 3095 mm.
Isuzu D-Max surrounds with the new level of comfort inside the cabin. The spacious cabin offers the greater head and leg room for front and rear passenger while the wider door arches, A-Pillar assist grips allows the easy access for cabin. The comfort and ample support is given with the ergonomically designed seats which further offers the luxury touches. The advanced noise insulation mechanism keeps the outer world at bay while multitude of storage compartments offers the increased utility with cupholders and stowage compartment at ease. Inside, the red colour theme adds snazzy touch while rear coloured premium Italian upholstery is fabricated in the cabin of new Isuzu D-Max which attracts top have the ride. The rocker plate is mounted with the illuminated company logo and makes the captivating appeal while standard appointments of equipments with 3 spoke leather covered steering wheel.
The Isuzu D-max offers the room to stretch legs and arms while encourages the soul to explore true level of comfort. The large exterior dimensions provides spacious cabin where the passenger can sit back and stretch their legs. Isuzu never compromises with the passenger comfort and convenience and offers the refresh ambiance with the auto climate air conditioner while the ease and convenience is made with plenty of logically placed cupholders positioned throughout which further adds the utility of vehicle.
The pickup is offered with the large and wide bucket which is intended to load the heavy luggage where the D-LOC makes your cargo safe. The larger wheelbase of D-Max makes the decent legroom while the shoulder room is ample with the wide stance of the vehicle. The large bucket measures as 1920 mm x 1720 mm x 480 mm(L x W x H) which allows huge amount of luggage.
The all new Isuzu D-Max makes the striking performance in the hotly contested pickup segment where it comes in six trim level which are classified with single cab, double cab and Rodeo. Isuzu gets the power from choice of two powerful engine. The 2.5 litre engine generates a maximum power of 109 PS at 3400 rpm with the peak torque of 280 Nm at 1800-2200 rpm. The 3.0 litre engine on the other hand generates 136 PS of power with peak torque of 294 Nm at 1800 to 2800 rpm.
Although not so impressive but still Isuzu offers quite interesting features in this segment. All variants of Isuzu D-Max come equipped with the BLAUPUNKT Multimedia featuring DVD player system with reverse camera. The series of quality speakers makes the theatre like experience to passengers. In order to makes the extra convenience to connect the device, the smartphone connectivity system and axillary interface is available as standard while the multimedia system s integrated with the touchscreen system which allows to play the desired audio.
The suppressive presence is made with the beastly black coloured rim which makes the impressive performance and allows to drive with confidence. The 17 inch Lenso black coloured alloy rims get the size as 255/65 R17.
The improved performance pickup is featured with the advanced technology to enhance the stability of vehicle. The ventilated disc brakes with 2 pot callipers for front and trailing drum type brakes for rear deliver efficient braking performance. Further the braking system is enhanced with antilock brake system which prevent the vehicle from skidding while the electronic brake distribution mechanism makes the appropriate distribution of brake powers to all wheels. If we take a look at suspension, the front axle is appointed with independent double wishbones with coil springs and stabilizer while the rear axles are employed with the semi-elliptical leaf springs for efficient handling.
Isuzu focuses very deeply over the safety technology and offers the vehicle with the confident protection mechanism. The pickup comes fitted with the traction control mechanism and ABS/ EBD technology which prevent the wheel from locking while panic braking condition also assist in cornering. In order to reduce the impact of collision the car is provided with the airbag system inflating instantaneously while providing safety to driver and passenger. This sturdy vehicle comes equipped with the ESC and Emergency brake Assist system.