Isuzu Malaysia has announced that it has updated its D-Max range of pick-up trucks for the 2018 model year. The new models come with minor equipment upgrades as well as a new colour.
Pricing has risen across the board, with the single cab variants now priced at RM85,671 for the 2.5 litre 4×4 manual and RM91,250 for the 3.0 litre 4×4 manual. The double cab 2.5 litre models start from RM85,989 for the 4×2 Hi-Ride manual, rising up to RM95,741 for the 4×4 manual, RM105,811 for the 4×4 Premium manual and RM108,991 for the 4×4 auto.
Meanwhile, the V-Cross 3.0 litre models are priced at RM116,892 for the 4×4 auto, RM115,249 for the 4×4 Premium manual and RM123,517 for the 4×4 Premium auto. Lastly, the range-topping Z-Prestige retails at RM122,559 for the 2.5 litre model (RM119,379 without the bed lid) and RM130,354 for the 3.0 litre model. All prices are on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of a five-year/150,000 km warranty.
Kicking off the list of additions is a new infotainment system for the Premium and Z-Prestige 2.5L and 3.0L models. Although the system retains the use of an eight-inch touchscreen, it adds navigation (with built-in locations of official Isuzu outlets) and smartphone screen mirroring. The Premium 3.0L and Z-Prestige models also gain new leather upholstery with rectangular geometric shapes.
At the back, Z-Prestige models get a sliding cargo tray that is an option on other models – this makes retrieving items from the bed easier and reduces the risk of back injury, Isuzu says. There’s also a new Cavalry Purple Mica option that replaces the current Nautilus Blue Mica hue.
It should be noted that this update is not the second facelift introduced in Thailand late last year, and the Malaysian-market D-Max still does not receive the latest 150 hp/350 Nm 1.9 litre Ddi Blue Power turbodiesel sold in the Land of Smiles since 2015.
Instead, our models receive the existing 4JK1-TCX 2.5 litre oil burner making 136 PS at 3,600 rpm and 320 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 2,800 rpm, as well as the 4JJ1-TCX 3.0 litre mill producing 177 PS at 3,600 rpm and 380 Nm between 1,800 and 2,800 rpm. Transmission options include five-speed manual and automatic units, with either rear- or four-wheel drive.
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