No matter what are your priorities when deciding what mid-size pickup truck to pick you will be in serious trouble because there are so many available options and good options as well. Every conscious truck maker offers its ute in broad range of variants where everybody can find their treat. So, if you are in similar kind of trouble you won’t certainly mistake if you make 2018 Isuzu D-Max as your choice. This ute will include all recommended attributes that make some truck good. It will be strong and reliable, better at towing and loading than many others, available in many configurations, and you will get a long warranty period as well.
What might be new?
The current version of Isuzu D-Max has been in its second generation since 2012 model year and with many upgraded and improved rivals it is now set to get facelift for 2017 model year. This facelifted version will debut in the Philippines and it is expected that same treatment will be applied for other markets worldwide. So, the 2018 version will come a year after this update and hence it isn’t expected to undergo serious redesigning. Changes are expected in available equipment and more standard features as well as expanded safety kit should be in the list of novelties.
2018 Isuzu D-Max: Styling and Interior
The new 2018 Isuzu D-max will be one good-looking truck and its unique front end styling will stand out from the crowd. The facelift, as the manufacturer claims, has made this truck bolder and sportier and it doesn’t need much more for the new model year.
Its front side includes curvaceous design. Dual-piece grille is flanked by Led headlights which are adorned with DRLs. The front bumper is also rich with shapes and hood is nicely sculpted with creases matching the grille’s top contour.
The profile is more traditional and its boot includes refreshed taillights and massive step-bumper. Different wheel designs and dimensions will be available with this model as well as new color options.
It is still unclear what amendments the model will introduce inside the cabin. We should expected refreshed and better materials and possibly new trims in order to be more competitive with class leaders.
We should also count on upgraded infotainment system which will be available on all versions and more standard equipment will also push it closer to the top-end of the class. In same regard, the model should also come with more advanced safety features in higher-spec versions which would also improve its chances against top rival versions.
2018 Isuzu D-Max: Performance
On the performance font, we should expect the 2018 Isuzu D-Max with different specs in different markets. Details are scarce but we should count on at least two diesel engine options. A familiar and proven 3.0 liter four-cylinder should remain and it will likely continue with some power and fuel efficiency improvements.
Also the engine which debuts in the Philippines for the 2017 model should be available in the new model in other markets as well. It is expected to be able for around 150 hp and torque of 350 Nm.
The model will also be equipped with two- or all-wheel drive and revised transmissions will include six-speed manual and same gears number automatic.
2018 Isuzu D-Max: Release date, Price
About price and release date we can only speculate because it is still too early and official details are unknown. But the 2018 Isuzu D-Max will probably arrive sometime in late 2017 or early 2018. The price will depend on some factors that might vary but anyway it should not be changed by large margins compared to the actual model.