Isuzu gives the D-Max a facelift in order to keep it fresh from the competition that has received some changes as well. The most prominent being the front of the D-Max. It now has a more sculpted face. Equipped as standard are projector halogen headlamps with LED daytime running lights, which give the D-Max a modern presence on the road. At the back, the new D-Max receives a spoiler-like design, which supposedly helps aerodynamics (seriously?) and makes it better looking (I think we can all agree on that one). New, larger 18 inch alloy wheels complete the new outside look of the Isuzu D-Max.
Inside, the D-Max also receives generous changes. There’s a new electroluminescent gauge cluster, a sharper LCD color screen sandwiched between the two gauges, which for manual models, comes equipped with a gear shift indicator, telling the driver when is the optimum time to shift up or down for better fuel consumption. Improving the driving experience is a powered driver’s seat, leather seats, smart entry with push button start, and a 7-inch touch screen system that can be fitted with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
If you’re wishing for the 1.9 liter Ddi BluePower diesel engine from the D-Max in overseas market, you’d be hugely disappointed by the D-Max’s engine. It is still powered by the proven but less powerful, and less environmentally friendly 3.0 4JJ1-TC diesel enigne. It still produces 163 hp @ 3,200 rpm and 380 Nm of torque @ 1,800-2,200 rpm, and is mated to either a 5-Speed Automatic or Manual Transmission, with the choice of 4×2 or 4×4.
3.0L LS 4×2 MT: P1,140,000
3.0L LS 4×4 MT: P 1,450,000
3.0L LS 4×2 AT: P 1,210,000
3.0L LS 4×4 AT: P 1,520,000