2021 Isuzu D-Max launched in Malaysia

2021 Isuzu D-Max launched in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Unveiled globally a few months back, the all-new third-generation Isuzu D-Max is causing a stir in every single market it goes to. And, now it finally landed on the Malaysian shores after much teasing, where also it is expected to get the same kind of response. This time heading the seven-variant lineup is the all-new X-Terrain, loaded with all blow and whistles. Let’s go deeper into details, but before that have a look at the new D-Max price list.

Variants

Price (on-the-road, without insurance)

Single Cab 

1.9L 6MT

RM 88,599

3.0LL 6MT

RM 95,538

Double Cab 

Standard 1.9L 6MT

RM 99,599

Standard 1.9L 6AT

RM 106,999

Premium 1.9L 6AT

RM 121,549

Premium 3.0L 6AT

RM 128,038

X-Terrain 3.0L 6AT with ADAS

RM 141,938

X-Terrain 3.0L 6AT with ADAS

Built on a new Dynamic Drive Platform, all the trims of the new D-Max look distinctively bold and sporty with a more SUV-like stance. The new styling elements do not only enhance the pickup’s looks but also add to its aerodynamic efficiency, says Isuzu. With the 1.9L Standard 6AT trim, there are Bi-LED projector headlamps with DRLs, while in the upper trims, one can find automatic headlights, LED front fog lamps as well as rear combination LED tail lights. Auto-folding side-mirrors and tailgate assist are also available in Premium and X-Terrain trims. 

On top of these, the full-fledged X-Terrain looks different from others with its exclusive Valencia Orange or Sapphire Blue paintwork highlighted by some other exterior bits.

D-Max engine

Under the bonnet, the new X-Terrain is equipped with a revised 3-litre mill re-tuned for better performance. The engine now produces a maximum power of 190 PS (13 PS more) and a peak torque of 450 Nm (70 Nm more). On the transmission front, there is a new 6-speed automatic gearbox that matches the gear shifts with the new engine’s performance characteristics.

Another engine onboard is a 1.9 litre four-cylinder diesel engine.This mill is also refined for better throttle response, however, its output levels are unchanged at 150 PS and 350 Nm.

D-Max  cabin

Inside the cabin, the new Isuzu D-Max looks like a premium SUV with soft-touch plastics all -around the dashboard, centre console, and door panels. There are large seats with Anti-Vibration Elastic Comfort, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and contrast trimming at the main touchpoints. Variant-wise features list include a 9.0-inch infotainment display, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, remote engine start, and so on. 

D-Max  seats

The ADAS safety suite available with the X-Terrain includes Lane Departure Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Pedal Misapplication Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Automatic High Beam.

D-Max  safety

“Isuzu engineers set out to create a stronger, more able and durable machine with this new model. They invested years in development and over four million kilometers in testing the new model to achieve the best Isuzu D-Max they have ever created. They then added the soft touches and high-tech features to satisfy the discerning owners who desire comfort and sophistication in their modern day vehicles,” explained CEO of Isuzu Malaysia Mr. Koji Nakamura.

Also read: After ANCAP, Euro NCAP awards 5-star safety rating to Isuzu D-MAX

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