The Isuzu D-Max has just been updated here in Malaysia for the 2023 model year, with a slightly refreshed exterior design, an updated equipment list, alongside a new price list. Offered in a variety of configurations, ranging from single cab workhorse variants all the way up to range-topping X-Terrain, starting from RM94,949 on-the-road, without insurance.
On the outside, all variants will get a new dual-tone radiator grille trim for an added touch of class. The new grille is paired to new 17- and 18-inch wheels, and on the X-Terrain, some additional dark grey accents to up the aggression.
The interior updates are also mostly aesthetic, with the most notable one being the switch to black upholstery – leather on the Premium and X-Terrain variants, and fabric on the rest. On the X-Terrain, this is further complemented by Cafe Brown trims on the dashboard and door cards, alongside brown cross-stitching.
The X-Terrain also adds an integrated front and rear dashcam, alongside new blue-coloured ambient lighting. The fast wireless charging pad is also now available on more variants, and on the two higher-end variants, there’s also new USB-C fast charging ports to go alongside it.
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There are no significant changes to the powertrain, either. You still get an option between the 1.9-litre turbodiesel unit making 150 hp and 350 Nm, or the 3.0-litre turbodiesel mill making 190 hp and 450 Nm, both paired to the same six-speed automatic gearbox.
What’s new here, however, is that all four-wheel drive variants will now come with an electronically locking rear differential as standard, useful if you actually do any off-roading.
For more details on the new 2023 Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck, check out our launch coverage, here.