The pickup truck segment is getting overcrowded given the fact all major manufacturers are either launching new models or giving the makeover to existing ones. Isuzu is not exactly a top player but that has not prevented the Japanese carmaker to spruce up its models. The D-Max model, sold by Isuzu is also getting revamped for 2019. This model shares the same platform used in various GM trucks including GMC Canyon and the Chevrolet Colorado. The upcoming model gets styling updates and amenities have also been enhanced to woo the buyers. Later the company will launch a new model in alliance with Mazda.
2019 Isuzu D-Max – Design
The exterior styling of upcoming 2019 Isuzu D-Max is aggressive and stylish. The massive chrome radiator grille, projector headlamps, vertical fog lamps and L shaped DRLs exude a macho appeal. A skid plate adds to the ruggedness. The ally wheel design also looks new. The exterior colors include Obsidian Grey mica, Splash White, Venetian Red, Tundra Green mica etc. It will be released in a few trims.
The cabin of the upcoming truck has also been revamped to an extent and it is in sync with a stylish exterior. The storage options in the cabin are aplenty. Along with glove boxes and cup-holders, you get a 12V power outlet. A ladder rack is also there to augment carrying capacity. The V-Cross variants get more upscale materials in the cabin including two-toned upholstery.
2019 Isuzu D-Max – Engine
The powertrain to be used in the upcoming model may vary from one market to another. However, some markets will get a powerful 3.0-liter diesel engine along with a 6-speed manual gearbox. This combination will deliver an output of 177 HP and 380 Nm of torque. Towing capacity is expected to be around 3500 kg and payload should be close to 1200 kg.
The 2019 Isuzu D-Max is going to be laden with advanced safety technologies and amenities are going to be abundant too. The touchscreen infotainment system may get a larger screen for the new model. It is also going to be enhanced to offer better speed and compatibility with latest wireless communication protocols. GPS, Bluetooth and USB support will be there. Amenities like leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, dual zone climate control are also expected.
Apart from several airbags, the vehicle is going to be equipped with safety features like ABS, EBD, electronic stability control, hill start assist, traction control and reverse parking camera. However, a few advanced safety features like pedestrian detection and automated emergency braking are not included.
Price and Release Date
There is no confirmation on exact pricing of 2019 Isuzu D-Max. However, the expected base trim price may be around INR 12.5 lakh which is around $19,100. It may get released in late 2018.