All new or upgraded pickups continue to arrive on the market and buyers have difficult decision to make when buying one. Among the names such as the Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi L200, Toyota Hilux, Mercedes X-Class, the Isuzu D-Max is surely one of the most utilitarian ones but is also the good value for money. The model is not very refined as some rivals and feels dated compared to others but delivers strong performance, long range of configurations and long warranty. The model was also recently updated in 2017 with the upgraded engine and towing capability plus with some styling and interior upgrades. Isuzu also updated the equipment range.
The new version of this reliable truck comes as the 2019 Isuzu D-Max and considering recent facelift big changes are not expected. Isuzu’s truck will continue to offer the same powertrains depending on the market and won’t change the way it looks and feels inside. However, Isuzu will surely offer more standard and upgraded equipment and could add few active safety systems.
2019 Isuzu D-Max: Styling
The new 2019 Isuzu D-Max won’t change the way the model looks as Isuzu updated this truck recently. The changes facelifted model brought are the new hood and grille design combined with the subtly restyled rear bumper. The model has unique look defined with the specific grille design, swollen fender flares and simple rear.
The D-Max will return in three cab styles the single, extended and double cab. Isuzu will likely refresh the offer with new color options and wheel designs.
The interior of the model also received some refinement and tech updates with the recent facelift and the new model year won’t bring big changes. We should expect more standard equipment and probably the introduction of active safety systems like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, etc.
The model will offer standard air-conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, electric windows, LED running lights, etc. Alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, body colored bumpers, etc. will be available after the base trim. Upper trims will bring bigger touchscreen, sat-nav, DAB radio, leather heated seats, and more.
2019 Isuzu D-Max: Power options
The 2019 Isuzu D-Max will return with the same power options but what it has under the hood will depend on the market. Some markets will get a 1.9-liter turbodiesel engine which replaced the old 2.5-liter unit when the model was recently updated. This engine yields 163 hp and 360 Nm of torque. In Australia, the D-Max will run on the 3.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel. This unit provides 174 hp and torque of 430 Nm.
The engines will come in the combination with the six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The D-Max will also be available with the rear- and all-wheel drive. The model will meet max class towing capacity of 3, 500 kg. The payload maximum will be above 1, 200 kg.
2019 Isuzu D-Max: Release, Price
The 2019 Isuzu D-Max will arrive in the second half of 2018. The price range won’t change much from the current.