The Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck has been updated across its entire range for 2023 here in Malaysia, with several aesthetic upgrades, bumps in its equipment list, alongside a price hike.
With the new update, the Isuzu D-Max in Malaysia is now priced from RM94,949, jumping all the way up to RM150,938 for the range-topping X-Terrain variant, on-the-road, without insurance.
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In terms of visual upgrades, the 2023 Isuzu D-Max is now equipped with a new dual-tone radiator grille garnish across all variants. The new grille is complemented by new 17- and 18-inch wheel designs – and on the X-Terrain variant, the wheels, alongside several exterior trim pieces, have also been given a dark grey accents for an added splash of pizzazz.
Wrapping up the exterior aesthetic changes are the new colour options, including Islay Gray Mica (pictured), Dolomite White Pearl, and Biarritz Blue Metallic. The new gray and white hues are exclusive to the X-Terrain and Premium variants, while the new Biarritz Blue exterior colour is available on the Premium, Auto Plus, and Standard AT variants, replacing the existing blue offering.
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Inside, the main change also comes in the form of aesthetic updates. The upholstery now comes in black across the range, leather on Premium and X-Terrain, and fabric on the other variants, while the X-Terrain also gains additional Cafe Brown accents on the dashboard and door panel trims.
The 15W wireless charging pad is now available on the X-Terrain, Premium, and Auto Plus variants, and on the former two, it’s also paired to a 2.1A Type-C fast charging port. The existing USB-A ports are still available on the centre stack and behind the centre armrest, the former used for smartphone connectivity to the nine-inch touchscreen infotainment display (with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto).
Other interior updates are exclusive to the range-topping X-Terrain variant, consisting of an integrated front (1440p) and rear (1080p) dashcam, as well as new ambient lighting in the footwells, that are only activated for 60 seconds when the doors are opened.
The 2023 Isuzu D-Max will still be offered with the same powertrain options as before: a 1.9-litre turbodiesel inline-four unit, with 150 hp and 350 Nm, as well as a 3.0-litre turbodiesel mill offering 190 hp and 450 Nm. Both powertrains are paired to the same six-speed automatic gearbox.
For the 2023 update, all four-wheel drive variants will now get an electronic locking rear differential as standard. The Premium Auto variant meanwhile gets a revised suspension set-up that increases its payload from 580 kg previously up to now 775 kg.
The advanced driver’s assistance kit is also unchanged, and is still similarly offered only on the range-topping X-Terrain variant. The suite includes autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, rear-cross traffic alert, and automatic high beam, among others.
In terms of pricing, the Isuzu D-Max line-up is priced as follows, on-the-road, without insurance:
- 3.0L AT X-Terrain – RM150,938.40
- 3.0L AT Premium – RM135,638.40
- 1.9L AT Premium – RM129,149.20
- 1.9L AT Standard – RM111,499.20
- 1.9L MT Standard – RM104,099.20
- 1.9L Auto Plus 4X2 – RM105,499.20
- 3.0L MT Single Cab – RM101,888.40
- 1.9L MT Single Cab – RM94,949.20
The Isuzu D-Max is offered with a five-year/150,000 km warranty as standard, except for the X-Terrain which gets an extended seven-year unlimited-mileage warranty.