Isuzu may not be doing big numbers here in India but it’s a popular brand in the UK where it sells a number of lifestyle and commercial models. The brand has just launched a new version of the D-Max in the UK.
The pick-up model has been overhauled with the biggest changes under the bonnet. A new 1.9-litre turbo diesel engine has been introduced which produces 164bhp and 360Nm of torque. The engine builds upon D-Max’s workhorse character and retains the 3.5 tonne towing capacity and 1 tonne payload.
Isuzu says this new engine offers a quieter, more refined and economical drive. Another key benefit is that it meets Euro 6 standards which is crucial for future sales aspects. As per previous D-Max models, shift on the fly 4x4 is a key feature of the truck. The rotary dial allows the driver to select four-wheel drive on the move as well as low range gears.
The D-Max is also sold in the Indian market. Besides it, Isuzu also sells the now popular V-Cross which is a proper lifestyle vehicle with a decently sized flatbed and seating for five occupants.