One of the country’s best accepted workhorses gets redesigned with a bigger body.
It isn’t co-developed with GM anymore, right?
After actuality on the bazaar for some seven years in second-generation form, the Isuzu D-Max has been redesigned with a new body, overhauled autogenous and bigger engine.
One of the country’s best accepted workhorses now gets a bigger and stronger anatomy to attempt with the brand of the Toyota Hilux Revo, the archrival of the D-Max in agreement of sales.
The new D-Max has developed hardly in admeasurement with the best notable access actuality the 3,125mm wheelbase length, which is 30mm best than before. Isuzu says the anatomy is 23% added rigid, too. Like before, anatomy styles accommodate standard, added and bifold cab. The closing two additionally accept high-riding bodies to accept from.
The autogenous architectonics has been overhauled added than the exoteric and includes a new axial touchscreen, added comfortable trim and an arrangement of accessibility items depending on model.
Isuzu’s latest mid-size auto isn’t co-developed with General Motors anymore for the Chevrolet Colorado sibling. Instead, the new D-Max will allotment its underpinnings with the next-generation Mazda BT-50.
Which agent has been improved?
The 3.0-litre diesel-turbo of the approachable bearing sees its ability ascent from 177hp to 190hp accomplished at the aforementioned 3,600rpm. Torque additionally rises from 380Nm to 450N but is now accomplished at a added accessible 1,600-2,600rpm (the antecedent ambit was 1,800-2,800rpm).
This 4JJ3-TCX assemblage is an change of the above-mentioned 4JJ1-TCX and is the additional best able motor in the Thai auto bazaar afterwards the Ford Ranger’s 213hp 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel.
A abate diesel-turbo charcoal in the calendar for buyers defective a lower amount point and bigger ammunition economy. The RZ4E-TC 2.0-litre produces the aforementioned 150hp at 3,600rpm and 350Nm amid 1,800-2,600rpm.
Transmission choices accommodate six-speed chiral and automated with the accepted 4×4 arrangement accessible in high-end models. While best rivals additionally use six-speeders, the Ranger stands out with a 10-speed auto.
Depending on anatomy appearance and drive arrangement in the D-Max, the 2.0 has a ammunition abridgement appraisement of over 15kpl; the 3.0 has a circa-13kpl figure.
Top models affection six airbags and active aids like blind-spot ecology and rear cantankerous cartage alert. Dual airbags are accepted beyond the ambit costing anywhere amid 510,000 baht to 1.157 actor baht (the old ambit was 518,000 baht to 1.02 actor baht).
And how altered will the BT-50 be?
People at Mazda accept been actual accessible about this by suggesting that the new BT-50 will be acclaimed from the D-Max in the aforementioned attitude as how it was differentiated from the Ford Ranger, the accomplice archetypal of the accepted generation.
This agency that the abutting BT-50, due 2020, will allotment the aforementioned platform, anatomy structure, engines, transmissions and electrical architectonics with the D-Max. Differentiation comes from the exoteric and autogenous design, specs and prices.
With the barring of the MG Extender, best models in the Thai auto bazaar accept anesthetized mid-life in their accepted generations. They accommodate the Colorado, Ranger, Hilux, Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara NP300.
The abutting footfall for Isuzu will be to advance a almsman for the MU-X pickup-based SUV rivalling the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Nissan Terra and Toyota Fortuner.
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