April 28, 2017

New pickup incoming – the Isuzu D-Max MY17

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There’s another new pickup on the way this year. Well, not entirely new – the Isuzu D-Max is getting a facelift and an engine overhaul to bring it in line with Euro 6 emissions standards.

The second-generation D-Max pickup gets a brand new 1.9-litre turbo diesel engine with a power output of 160ps and a maximum torque rating of 360Nm.

You may notice that this is slightly down on the previous 2.5-litre’s max torque capacity, but don’t worry – the D-Max retains its 3.5-tonne towing capacity and 1-tonne payload.

According to Isuzu, the new engine is a lot quieter – providing a far more refined and car-like driving experience. There are no details on fuel economy although given that the new engine is compliant with Euro 6 legislation the new D-Max should deliver improved fuel economy as well as lower emissions. It’s worth noting that the new engine is compliant with Euro 6 standards without the need for AdBlue solution.

Isuzu D-Max MY17 pickup – what’s new?

  • 1.9-litre turbo diesel engine
  • 164ps power output with 360Nm max torque rating
  • Most refined D-Max ever
  • 3.5-tonne towing capacity
  • 1-tonne payload
  • Euro 6 compliant engine does not require AdBlue

The facelifted D-Max will feature a new grille, bumper, bonnet and tailgate design and LED daytime running lights. Inside the cab there’s a new 8” touchscreen and roof-mounted loudspeakers. The distinguishing features from the previous model, like shift-on-the-fly 4×4 which has a rotary dial that allow the driver to switch to four-wheel drive on the move along with low range gears.

The new Isuzu D-Max MY17 will come with a five year/125,000 mile warranty, three year paint warranty and a six year anti-corrosion warranty. Recommended service intervals are at 12,000 miles or every two years.

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