All-new Isuzu D-Max could be fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking

It’s probably fair to pass the all-new Isuzu D-Max off as nothing less than impressive.

After soldiering for nearly a decade with a platform that should be in a museum than on a production line, the 3rd-generation D-Max has finally burst out of its cocoon and emerged as a beautiful butterfly.

The work that has gone into the new D-Max goes beyond its handsome new facade. It rides on a strengthened, more rigid and improved chassis with better brakes, equipped with modern amenities like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, complemented by a more sophisticated interior design with improved NVH.

Better yet, the new D-Max is also equipped with a Blind-spot Monitoring System and Rear-Cross Traffic Alert for the first time ever.

It’s safe to assume that Isuzu isn’t contented anymore with their D-Max being labelled as nothing more than a workhorse; seeing as the Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton, for example, are more “family-friendly” than ever.

Here’s the thing, when it arrives in Australia next year, it would have to be equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) – a requirement of Australia’s testing body – if it were to be in contention for a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

With that, local auto site CarsGuide reported that the Australian-spec D-Max is expected to be fitted with the system – something Malaysian car buyers seem to place increasing emphasis on.

Should the new D-Max arrive in Malaysia with AEB, the question then would be, would buyers be willing to pay the price?


Pan Eu Jin

Pan Eu Jin

Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.
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