The new D-Max sports a redesigned design, especially on the front face that gets almond-shaped eyes, but also a new shield in its lower part, at the level of the fog lights. Several configurations are sold. Single cab and crew versions are exempt from penalties in France because they are considered utility vehicles, while the double cab version will incur a full penalty of €40,000.
Isuzu D-Max: first live test photos + driving demonstrations
Inside, the new D-Max takes a big step forward in presentation and also inherits a touchscreen that varies in size between 7 and 9 inches depending on the version, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard. In terms of engines, the version focuses on the four-cylinder diesel 1.9 of 164 hp, updated for this generation. The customer will have a choice between a manual or automatic transmission and will have four-wheel drive available.
Rates are rising but remain competitively competitive with a starting price of €22,900 excluding tax. Note that all versions have a warranty of 5 years or 100,000 km. You discover today the first live photos of the test of this new generation Isuzu D-Max, before the full test is published very quickly on Caradisiac!
First impressions of driving
Under the hood, Isuzu updates the 4-cylinder diesel 1.9 hp 164 of its predecessor but with many improvements that allow it to pass the Euro 6d permit. Available in manual and automatic transmission, it delivers a torque of 320 Nm. This is more than enough to compensate for the 2 tons of machinery and provide driving pleasure worthy of the name. The four-cylinder is available early, takes less and offers enough power to meet all needs. Do not expect miracles in terms of consumption, which is about 9 l/100 km on the road.
Built for heavy duty use, the D-Max retains its original architecture, which is a ladder frame, leaf rear suspension and four-wheel drive that can be engaged. But everything changes. The D-Max is tougher, better trimmed and more accurate. In addition, the best surprise of this test is the copy made by D Max on the road. The progress is great and the pickup offers a good level of comfort. Professionals who have to put in a lot of miles will appreciate the improved soundproofing, damping and safety. We are very close, to this advanced version of the Ranger.