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.
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.