2023 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain, Premium – Five areas where the new models stand out!

Launched in 2021, the Isuzu D-Max has received some new upgrades for the 2023 models after being updated just last year. The D-Max is available either with a 1.9-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with 150 hp and 350 Nm, or a 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with 190 hp and 450 Nm

Transmission options include a six-speed automatic with sequential shift or a six-speed manual. The D-Max’s powertrain options and output may remain unchanged but here’s what’s new!

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New front grille & wheel designs

Up ahead, the 2023 D-Max’s new front grille loses the vertical slats from before and is offered in all variants. There are also new 17-inch (Standard and Auto Plus) and 18-inch (X-Terrain and Premium) wheel designs.

New locking differential & revised suspension

The 3.0-litre Premium Automatic variant’s suspension has been revised to handle heavier payloads, up from 580 kg to 775 kg. All four-wheel drive variants now also get an electronic locking rear differential as standard to allow the wheels to spin at the same speed for better traction.

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New colours & Dark Grey accents for X-Terrain

The new D-Max is available in the striking new Islay Gray Mica and Dolomite White Pearl (replaces Silky White Pearl) for the X-Terrain and Premium variants, while a new Biarritz Blue is available for the Premium, Auto Plus, and Standard AT variants, replacing the existing Sapphire Blue option. 

A new rear combination lamp housing is fitted onto the X-Terrain and Premium variant while exclusive to the former are roof rails, side mirror, door and tailgate handles, front bumper, side step and over fenders are finished in Dark Grey. Also new in the X-Terrain is a lower bumper garnish in Silver.

New seat design and Cafe Brown trims

In the X-Terrain and Premium variants, the seats now come with a new design and are wrapped in black leather upholstery. The X-Terrain in particular gets Cafe Brown garnishes and trims on the instrument panel, doors, dashboard, steering wheel and gear lever.

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New Cabin features

Building upon the wireless charger offered in the 2022 model update, the new wireless charger now comes with a power switch and LED status indicator and is available in the X-Terrain, Premium and Auto Plus variants. The X-Terrain and Premium are now also fitted with a 2.1A USB Type-C fast-charging port. The X-Terrain now gets blue ambient lighting, which comes on for 60 seconds when the doors are opened, along with front and rear digital video recorders (dashcam). 

There are now a total of eight variants with prices starting from RM94k for the 1.9-litre manual single cab, to RM150k for the 3.0-litre automatic X-Terrain variant.

  • 1.9L MT Single Cab – RM94,949.20
  • 3.0L MT Single Cab – RM101,888.40
  • 1.9L Auto Plus 4X2 – RM105,499.20
  • 1.9L MT Standard – RM104,099.20
  • 1.9L AT Standard – RM111,499.20
  • 1.9L AT Premium – RM129,149.20
  • 3.0L AT Premium – RM135,638.40
  • 3.0L AT X-Terrain – RM150,938.40


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