D-MAX (Isuzu)

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May 11, 2021

On May 10, Isuzu India announced the launch of new BS-VI complaint models.  
D-Max series is offered in three variants including the D-Max Hi-Lander, D-Max V-Cross Z 2WD AT, and D-Max V-Cross Z Prestige 4WD AT.
Its prices vary between INR 1.7 million to INR 2.5 million.
The D-Max range have a new 1.9 litre diesel engine generating 161 hp power and 360 Nm of peak torque.
Isuzu India also introduced BS-VI compliant mu-X SUV. It is also powered by new 1.9 litre diesel engine. It is available in 4x2 AT variant, and the 4x4 AT variant.
Its price starts from INR 3.3 million.
Based on Isuzu India social media updates

Apr 27, 2021

On April 26, 2021, the 3rd-generation all-new Isuzu D-Max pickup truck was officially launched in Malaysia. There will be 7 available variants from Single Cab, Standard Premium, and the top X-Terrain models, priced from MYR 89,000 to MYR 142,000. All of them are fully imported from Thailand, but there are plans for local assembly down the line. The new D-Max which rides on Isuzu’s new Dynamic Drive Platform, arrived with a distinctively bold and sporty outlook.
In terms of powertrain, the existing RZ4E-TC 1.9 liter common-rail four-cylinder diesel engine (with variable geometry turbo) has been refined further and offers better throttle response. Outputs are unchanged, at 150 PS and 350 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the 3.0-liter engine received greater upgrades, including a new engine head and turbocharger. The 4JJ3 engine produces 190 PS and 450 Nm of torque, representing a 13 PS and 70 Nm increase over the older 4JJ1 3.0L unit. Both the 1.9L and 3.0L engines can take up to B20 biodiesel. Also new are the 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions (both tweaked to provide smoother gearshifts), as well as a shift-by-wire 4×4 selector dial.
Isuzu Malaysia unveiled that over 1,000 bookings were recorded even before its official launch. The firm targets sales of the all-new D-Max to reach 6,400 units in 2021.
(From Isuzu Malaysia press release and an article of Paul Tan on April 26, 2021)

Apr 22, 2021

On April 16, 2021, Isuzu Vietnam officially launched the all-new D-Max, following a series of successful launches in Thailand, Australia, the Philippines and some countries all over the world.
This most advanced D-Max pickup trucks features include exterior with Emotional and Macho design, extremely luxury interior, advanced technology, and outstanding safety. Available in 3 versions, PRESTIGE 1.9 MT 4×2, PRESTIGE 1.9 AT 4×2, and TYPE Z 1.9 AT 4×4, the all-new D-Max’s starting price is from VND 630 million.
The pickup comes with the new impressive front surface with a large grille and two large horizontal bars along the top edge creates a bold and sharp look. It is powered by a 1.9L Ddi diesel engine; the combustion chamber capacity is small but delivers maximum power of 150 PS and 350 Nm of torque, paired with a 6-speed transmission, smooth operation; Rear-wheel drive or 4×4 2-wheel drive with electronic clamping system are available.
The all-new D-Max’s overall dimensions are (LWH) 5265 x 1870 x 1790 mm with a wheelbase of 3125 mm. Compared to old D-Max, this new version is 10mm wider but 30mm shorter. However, the 30mm longer wheelbase makes the vehicles more stable and creates spacious space for the cabin.

(From Isuzu Vietnam press release on April 16, 2021)

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