2020 Isuzu D-Max makes its official debut

Isuzu’s third-generation 2020 D-Max ute has made its official debut in Thailand, showing off its tough new looks and a slew of updated technologies.

On the styling front, the all-new D-Max is said to be developed under the concept of ‘Beyond the Pick-up Truck’. Starting with the front, the chunky front fascia is dominated by a large front grille flanked by a pair of LED headlights.

Around the back, the LED taillights feature stylish LED edge lighting, while the wedge shape profile is said to provide the D-Max is a ‘swishing’ silhouette.

Like the outgoing model, the new D-Max is available as either a Regular Cab, Space Cab, or Crew Cab model, while in Thailand a V-Cross trim serves as an off-road variant offered solely in Crew Cab 4×4 guise.

The stylish new cabin is highlighted by a 9-inch infotainment screen in the centre of a horizontally flowing dashboard featuring satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, depending on the variant. Isuzu says the new D-Max’s interior has been designed to ‘generate a first-class appearance’ with the introduction of a floor console. On the safety front, there’s blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert.

Australia will likely see the newly developed 3.0-litre turbo-diesel producing 140kW (188 horsepower) and 450Nm of torque. A revamped 1.9-litre turbo-diesel is also offered in certain markets with as yet undetermined power outputs.

Isuzu has also rejigged the D-Max’s steering to increase the tyre turning angle and reduce its turning radius. It now comes with a tilt and telescoping adjustable steering column.

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