The 2020 Isuzu D-Max ute has been arise in Thailand. A adeptness addition for the 3.0-litre engine, bigger off-road ability, avant-garde assurance tech, Apple Car Play and Android Auto are the banderole acts.
The abutting bearing Isuzu D-Max has clearly burst awning in Thailand avant-garde of its Australian exhibit accession in 2020.
Loaded with technology, the new archetypal has catapulted the Isuzu D-Max from a bald basal hypothesis to one of the best avant-garde utes in the class.
These latest images taken from the Isuzu website in Thailand appearance the abutting bearing Isuzu D-Max is all-new from the arena up and has developed in every dimension.
The big account is beneath the bonnet: the 3.0-litre turbo agent four-cylinder lives on and has been accustomed a adeptness addition from the accepted model’s 130kW/430Nm achievement to 140kW/450Nm.
This adeptness amount puts the new Isuzu D-Max into the blubbery of the activity amid the chic leaders (Ford Ranger 2.0TT 157kW/500Nm, Toyota HiLux 130kW/450Nm, Mitsubishi Triton 133kW/430Nm, Holden Colorado 147kW/500Nm, Nissan Navara 140kW/450Nm, Mazda BT-50 147kW/470Nm).
The new Isuzu D-Max promises to be added able off-road. A rear cogwheel lock has assuredly been added (the accepted Isuzu D-Max doesn’t alike accept a limited-slip, it’s an accessible diff) and the wading abyss has added from 600mm to 800mm, according best with the Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50. Any added and these utes will alpha to float.
Hill coast ascendancy and acropolis alpha abetment will additionally anatomy allotment of the off-road package. The avant-garde anchor discs accept developed from 300mm to 320mm in bore but the rears arise to still be boom brakes.
The autogenous of the new Isuzu D-Max has had a above makeover and is a big bound avant-garde from the basal architecture of the accepted model.
In the centre of the birr is a 9.0-inch tablet-style axial touchscreen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, and the apparatus array has a ample 4.2-inch agenda birr affectation – with a agenda speedometer.
Among the continued account of basal mod-cons added – not accessible on the accepted D-Max – accommodate one-touch three-flash indicators, dusk-sensing headlights, rain-sensing wipers and height-and-reach adjustable steering.
A sensor key with push-button alpha unlocks the agent aural 2 metres of access and automatically locks aback the sensor key is confused added than 3 metres away.
An eight-speaker beleaguer complete audio arrangement is accessible on top-end models. Flagship versions additionally get perforated covering sports seats.
To air-conditioned the berth in summer and balmy it in winter afore you get in, assertive variants of the new Isuzu D-Max accept alien agent start. Dual area air-conditioning is accessible and rear air vents accept been added for aback bench passengers.
The new D-Max is accessible with a UV-protection windscreen and has “wet” wiper accoutrements (the washer nozzles are anchored into the brand rather than squirting from the bonnet).
Meanwhile, new factory-fitted parking sensors accept four sensor active anniversary for the avant-garde and rear for added authentic warnings. The added parking sensors anatomy allotment of the new Isuzu D-Max’s auto parking mode, which agency the adeptness council has switched from hydraulic to electric. The rear bonanza now has a added chip design.
The video presentation to media in Thailand showed the new Isuzu D-Max will be accessible with avant-garde assurance aids such as rear cross-traffic active and dark area warning. Although free emergency braking was not highlighted, this is accepted to be added to Australian models accustomed it is now a claim for best assurance ratings.
As CarAdvice appear aftermost anniversary aback the brain-teaser video appeared, although it looks accustomed this is in actuality an all-new barter from the arena up – and the aboriginal abounding archetypal change for the Isuzu D-Max back the accepted adaptation went on auction in 2012.
The Mazda adaptation of the Isuzu ute is due to chase about 12 months afterwards the admission of the D-Max. Mazda is assertive to end its analeptic affiliation with Ford afterwards added than 30 years and will about-face to administration Isuzu’s belvedere from 2021.
While it appears the Isuzu D-Max 3.0-litre looks set to alive on, there is a achievability the accompanying turbo 1.9-litre Isuzu agent accessible in added countries – and complied to added avant-garde Euro VI emissions standards rather than the accepted Euro V allowable in Australia – could be added to the D-Max ambit as an advantage on assertive models.
Isuzu Ute Australia is yet to affirm any capacity about the 2020 D-Max for the bounded bazaar or aback in 2020 it is due to go on sale. We will accumulate you adapted as anon as we apperceive absolutely what engines Australia is accepting and aback the new archetypal is due to access in showrooms.
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