The Launching of the innovative Isuzu D-Max 4×4 and 4×2 has unveiled its development mate to its parallel Holden Colorado pickup with a number of cable styles.
As the new D-Max shares much of its ladder-chassis platform and mechanical components with the 2016 Colorado, Isuzu’s new ute bearing its own unique face, with an upswept headlights and a conventional grille design promising its 42 percent stiffer than the outgoing model, bringing a significant improvement to ride and handling.
Isuzu D-MAX is synonymous to its durability, reliability & economy. A seven-seat SUV variant is also expected to debut in the near future. As Isuzu D-Max is a diesel operated bearing 2.5L – 136 HP and 3.0L – 177 HP diesel 4 cylinders having transmission at 5 speed manual and auto.
Inside, the differences are less obvious, with the two pickups sharing a largely identical cabin. The dash, centre stack, steering wheel and doors all mirror the interior of the new Colorado though Isuzu new D-max has confirmed a pair of 2.5 litre diesel engines producing 85kW and 110kW and simultaneous upgraded version of Isuzu’s 3.0 litre diesel will also be offered, delivering 130kW and 380Nm of torque which includes familiar five-speed manual and a new five-speed auto, replacing the four-speed auto currently offered in Australia.
As in earlier remarks by Isuzu Ute Australia’s new Managing Director, Yasuhiro Takeuchi, said since due to growing competition in the dynamic commercials markets world over we are bent to bring a simultaneous change to make our stay in the world market. Since the Rodeo and Holden Colorado one-tonners were heavily based on the Isuzu ute, and therefore looked near identical, but having now a such familiarity with them.
Isuzu is not ready to talk about which engine will power the new D-Max although there is a good chance the current 3.0-litre four-cylinder, known for its excellent fuel economy, will continue on in the new vehicle. It is likely to be diesel only. Both the Holden and Isuzu uses will be produced in Thailand in separate factories as is the case with the current models.