Riding on the success of the D-Max XTR that was launched in the UK last year, Isuzu has introduced the XTR Colour Edition in celebration of it and of course, for their customers to stand out even more.
The only difference between the standard XTR and the XTR Colour Edition lies in its aesthetics. Traditionally, the body parts and panels on the XTR models are finished in Raptor Black but Isuzu decided it needed a more aggressive twist.
In the Colour Edition XTRs, the front bumper guard, bonnet protector and head light surrounds adopt the same colour as the body while the fog light housing and grille have remained black to contrast the body colour. Offered as an option before, the green front grille badge is now standard on the Colour Edition.
As with the standard XTR, the Colour Edition is equipped with heavy-duty six spoke 17-inch alloy wheels in Satin Black paired with Pirelli Scorpion All-Terrain Plus tyres. The tyres are said to be quiet when on tarmac, but just as capable off-road.
The side steps on the XTR have an angular bar framework which is designed to prevent rocks and stones from damaging the bodywork. It has a durable textured black finish which prevents scuff marks or scratches while providing extra grip for passengers as they get in and out of the truck.
At the back, the Colour Edition distinguishes itself with a body-coloured tail gate spoiler, tail light surrounds and rear bumper. A little peak under the cargo bed and you’d notice even the anti-roll bars and rear dampers project a vibrant green finish.
Inside, the cabin is upholstered with a mix of leather, suede and carbon fibre with contrast green stitching. An XTR logo is embroidered on both the front seats and similarly on the rear centre headrest. The flat-bottom steering wheel is wrapped in leather and suede with green stitching – all of which were hand-sewn.
The XTR Colour Edition’s front brakes have been upgraded with ventilated and slotted discs, paired to kelvar ceramic brake pads for improved stopping power. Its 250 mm ground clearance is credit to the bespoke suspension by Pedders, which can sustain longer suspension travel and endure harsher driving conditions.
Performance front brake discs have been designed for a consistent brake pedal feel, high wear resistance and better anti–corrosion protection. They are also fully vented and slotted for improved heat dissipation and braking. Kevlar ceramic front brake pads work in combination with the discs to give a much improved braking performance and stopping power.