The all-new Isuzu D-Max has finally made its Philippine debut earlier this year, and we were already able to get our hands on one as a matter of fact. The Japanese automaker, however, isn’t resting on its laurels, because the 2022 Isuzu D-Max gets a number of aesthetic updates.
First making its debut in Thailand, the main highlight of the 2022 Isuzu D-Max is a new V-Cross variant. This sportier variant of the D-Max gains a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels and black housings for the LED headlights. Aesthetic updates were also made across all variants, and this is highlighted by the new “Double Dimension” grille, in which its “fangs” have now been reduced. This is then finished in two-tone dark chrome for a more aggressive look.
As for the interior, there’s a new brown and black two-tone leather upholstery, and an Isuzu-first Cool Max ventilated front seat, which will definitely be useful for our hot climate. There are also more brown interior trims on the doors and dashboard as well.
Powertrain options remain unchanged for the 2022 Isuzu D-Max in Thailand, and this will definitely be the case when it eventually gets sold in the Philippines. This means that the 3.0-liter 4JJ3-TCX BluePower diesel engine will still produce 190 hp and 450 Nm of torque, while the 1.9-liter RZ4E-TC engine will still produce 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Power is sent through the rear or all four wheels via a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Since the all-new Isuzu D-Max just made its Philippine debut earlier this year, it could take a while before the Japanese automaker brings the updated D-Max to our shores.