Rounding up the crazy pick-up truck month is the all-new Isuzu D-Max, which has just made its official launch in Malaysia today. The third-generation D-Max is available in seven variants here on our shores, starting at RM89k for the single-cab 1.9L workhorse variant, moving all the way up to RM142k for the range-topping X-Terrain variant you see here.
The all-new Isuzu D-Max sports a brand-new look, most noticeably on the front end where it’s now dominated by a new larger grille, accented by the iconic four-fang trim element. Flanking it are the new headlights, which get Bi-LED illumination with LED daytime-running light as standard on the 1.9L Standard AT and above variants.
The Premium variants get LED tail lamps and fog lamps as standard, together with chrome finishing on the grille, door handles and side mirrors. Wheel sizes range from 17 inches for Standard to 18 inches on the Premium and X-Terrain models – and specifically for the latter, the wheels are finished in a dark grey colour to match the painted overfenders, wing mirrors, side steps, door handles, and the four-prong trim on the grille.
The biggest visual change on the all-new Isuzu D-Max however, is on its interior. This swanky brown-leather upholstery is exclusive to the range-topping X-Terrain variant, but leather upholstery alongside soft-touch material on the dashboard is standard-fit items on the Premium variants.
All variants come with an analogue instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch multi-info display in the centre, paired to a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment display on the Premium variants, and a nine-inch unit on the X-Terrain – both with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Two powertrain options are on offer here, depending on variant. First up is the same 1.9-litre turbodiesel mill as the outgoing model, which is good for 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque. This engine is available on the single-cab workhorse MT, Standard MT & AT, as well as the Premium AT variants.
The main highlight of this new generation however is the all-new 3.0-litre 4JJ3 turbodiesel engine, now making 190 hp and 450 Nm, which is a 13 hp and 70 Nm improvement from the previous model. This powertrain is available for the single-cab MT, Premium AT, and X-Terrain AT variants.
For the full specification breakdown of all seven variants, do check out our launch coverage of the all-new Isuzu D-Max, here!