ISUZU is claiming increased levels of comfort and refinement from its new D-Max pick-up range, on sale in March and priced from £20,999.
This latest D-Max, says Isuzu, offers the same workhorse practicalities that Isuzu customers have become accustomed to, with a one-tonne payload and up to 3.5 tonnes towing capacity and is backed by Isuzu's 125,000 mile / 5 year warranty.
The model range is structured into three segments: Business, All-Purpose and Adventure. A new line-up of trucks sits within each range to suit different customer's requirements.
The Business range features the Utility trim and this base specification workhorse is offered in a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 and in three different cab types: single, extended and double cab. Developed with work in mind, the Utility features a wide range of practical and safety features to ensure drivers are as productive, safe and comfortable as possible.
Standard equipment includes automatic headlights with high beam assist, automatic windscreen wipers, speed-sensitive power steering, DAB radio and a stop and start system.
Advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) are now standard on all models. Autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, intelligent speed limiter and lane departure warning and prevention are fitted on every model and, for the first time in the pick-up segment, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitor and emergency lane keeping are fitted on all double cabs.
Utility models are suited to working environments with features like an easily-cleanable vinyl flooring and durable steel wheels, while the bumpers, door mirrors and door handles are made from a hard-wearing black plastic.
The All-Purpose range consists of the DL20 and DL40, with ‘DL' signifying that the rear diff-lock becomes a standard feature and the ‘20' and ‘40' demonstrating the model hierarchy.
The DL20 features heated front seats, rear parking sensors, front fog lights and a front centre armrest for increased comfort and practicality, while body-coloured front and rear bumpers, silver door handles, a medium grey radiator grille and 18ins alloy wheels provide a more premium appearance.
Topping off the new model line-up is V-Cross which sits within the Adventure range. It features ‘Gun Metal' exterior styling on the radiator grille, side steps, door mirrors, door handles and 18ins alloy wheels. Inside, entertainment is provided by a nine inch multifunction colour touchscreen with a CD player and eight speakers, there is an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and automatic headlight levelling, and theleather interior is complemented with V-Cross branded carpet mats.