The arrival of the third-generation Isuzu D-Max is apparently just on the horizon for some countries, as Isuzu Thailand has just released a new teaser video ahead of its official launch.

From the video, we can see that the exterior has been heavily revised; with a sportier front end and more reserved use of chrome. The front grille is now larger and seems to be a single-piece trim instead of the split grille design we’ve grown accustomed to on the 2nd-generation. 

The grille is flanked by redesigned headlights, now with ‘U’ shaped daytime running light across the lower part of the headlight enclosure. 

Over at the rear, the new Isuzu D-Max sports a cleaner look with sharper taillights, with dual square LED rings. 

Isuzu also seems to have updated the interior of the D-Max with a more premium look as seen in a brief segment of the teaser video. Notably, the central air-conditioning controls have been replaced with a new flick-switch design which reminds us slightly of the Mercedes-AMG A 35 (or any new Mercedes-Benz for that matter).

There’s no mention on the powertrain yet, but the Ddi emblem in the video does hint of the 1.9-litre turbodiesel mill introduced in the facelifted 2nd-generation model, capable of producing 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque. 

We remember our test drive just like it was yesterday.. Check it out here

Ironically, Isuzu has just introduced the long-awaited D-Max facelift in Malaysia last month. Considering that we’ve had to wait four years for the facelift, chances of us seeing the 3rd-generation D-Max on our shores anytime soon looks all but bleak. 

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