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Catherina Cunnane
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PHOTOS: New Isuzu D-Max has pick-up truck’s capability

The all-new Isuzu D-Max “tough workhorse” combines “smart new styling and improved off-road performance with impressive safety technology”.

The company claims that its latest release delivers the “capability and durability you would expect from an Isuzu pick-up truck”.

The D-Max appeals to a “wide variety” of drivers, from fleet operators to families, and the model range is structured into three segments: business, all-purpose and adventure.

The business range features the utility trim, and this base specification workhorse is offered in a choice of 4×2 or 4×4 and in three different cab types: single, extended, and double cab.

Developed with work in mind, the utility features a wide range of practical and safety features to ensure drivers are as “productive, safe, and comfortable” as possible.

What is new? 

The all-new Isuzu D-Max has additional equipment on all variants. Comfort and convenience are assured in this versatile pick-up, thanks to automatic headlights with high beam assist, automatic windscreen wipers, speed-sensitive power steering, DAB radio and a stop & start system.

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Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) are now standard on all models.

The company has fitted autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, intelligent speed limiter and lane departure warning & prevention on every model.

Furthermore, for the first time in the pick-up segment, the firm has fitted rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitor and emergency lane keeping on all double cabs.

According to the manufacturer, utility models are ideally suited to working environments with features such as easily cleanable vinyl flooring and durable steel wheels, while the bumpers, door mirrors and door handles are made from hard-wearing black plastic.

The all-purpose range consists of the DL20 and DL40, with ‘DL’ signifying that the rear diff-lock becomes a standard feature and the ‘20’ and ‘40’ demonstrating the model hierarchy.

All-purpose models are also available with an automatic transmission, which comes with the additional ADAS functionality of Adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist.

The DL20 features heated front seats, rear parking sensors, front fog lights and a front centre armrest for increased comfort and practicality. Its body-coloured front and rear bumpers, silver door handles, a medium grey radiator grille and 18” alloy wheels provide a “more premium appearance”.

DL40 adds a variety of “sophisticated” enhancements like distinctive Bi-LED headlights, LED front fog lights, daytime running lights and rear lights, a chrome radiator grille, silver side steps and two-tone 18” alloy wheels. Also, DL40 models include front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.

all-new Isuzu D-Max

Leather and keyless entry

Keyless entry, introduced from DL40, works on both the driver and passenger side, and is accompanied by a push-button start system and welcome light.

The interior benefits from leather upholstery, a leather steering wheel, and an 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat.

The 7” multifunction colour touchscreen is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and there is also a dual-zone climate control system, allowing the driver and passenger to set different temperatures.

Topping off the new model line-up is V-Cross which sits within the adventure range.  It features distinguishing ‘Gun Metal’ exterior styling on the radiator grille, side steps, door mirrors, door handles and 18” alloy wheels.

The premium interior is practical and fuss-free: entertainment is provided by a 9” multifunction colour touchscreen with a CD player and eight speakers.

Besides, there is an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and automatic headlight levelling, and the smart leather interior is complemented with V-Cross branded carpet mats.


There are up to eight colours to choose from on the all-new Isuzu D-Max.

Utility models are available in four colours:

  • Splash white;
  • Mercury silver;
  • Obsidian grey;
  • Onyx black.

DL20 models also come with the option of spinel red; the vibrant new valencia orange is offered from DL40 and the stylish pearl white is exclusive to V-Cross models.


Priced from £20,999 CVOTR, the “stronger, smarter and safer” all-New Isuzu D-Max combines “attractive new styling, impressive safety technology and superior levels of comfort”.

Towing power

The all-new Isuzu D-Max offers the same workhorse practicalities that Isuzu customers have become accustomed to.

These include a one-tonne payload and up to 3.5 tonnes towing capacity.

The new model is backed by Isuzu’s 125,000 mile / 5-year warranty.

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