Isuzu has announced the new D-Max will be priced from £15,749 and offer up to 22% improvement in fuel economy, when it goes on sale later this month.
The heavily revised pick up will make its debut at the CV show on April 25 – when order books will be opened.
External changes are minimal but the D-Max has downsized its 2.4-litre engine to a more efficient 1.9-litre unit.
Standard equipment has been improved and the vehicle promises to be more refined and better to drive than before.
As per previous D-Max models, Shift-On-The-Fly 4x4 is a key feature of the new truck. The rotary dial allows the driver to select four-wheel drive on the move and is also equipped with low range gears.
The range-line up is retained; Utility, Eiger, Yukon, Utah and Blade with a range of single, extended and double cab variants available.
The entry-level Utility D-Max, priced from £15,749 (CVOTR) comes equipped with LED daytime running lights, Hill Start Assist, Variable Hill Descent Control, Bluetooth, power windows and air conditioning.
Eiger double cab (from £20,499 CVOTR) adds a reversing camera, 16-inch alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers, audio system with CD player and 6 speakers.
Yukon (from £20,499 CVOTR) adds 18-inch alloy wheels, silver side steps, new 7-inch multi-function touchscreen, LED rear lights, Cruise Control, rear load liner and a leather steering wheel.
Utah (from £24,149 CVOTR) takes comfort up a notch with keyless entry and push button start, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation, DAB, roof bars, leather upholstery with heated front seats, rear parking sensors and automatic air conditioning.
The range-topping Blade (from £26,999 CVOTR) adds tinted windows, 9-inch multi-function touchscreen, remote locking lower tailgate, Blade puddle lamps, front and rear parking sensors, and a colour-coded Aeroklas canopy or sports bar with roller cover.
Isuzu says the 1.9-litre engine was selected for D-Max because development simulations showed 1.9-litre to be the optimum size to blend efficiency and achieve the torque necessary for D-Max to retain its core workhorse capabilities of a 3.5 tonne towing capacity and 1 tonne payload.
The new engine develops 164PS with 380Nm of torque and returns up to 45.6mpg (4x2 manual) with CO2 emissions from 163g/km. Another key benefit is that it meets Euro 6 standards without the need for the addition of AdBlue.
1.9 Utility 4x2 Single Cab
1.9 Utility 4x4 Single Cab
1.9 Utility 4x4 Extended Cab
1.9 Utility 4x4 Double Cab
1.9 Eiger 4x4 Double Cab
1.9 Eiger 4x4 Double Cab Automatic
1.9 Yukon 4x4 Extended Cab
1.9 Yukon 4x4 Double Cab
1.9 Yukon 4x4 Double Cab Automatic
1.9 Yukon 4x4 Extended Cab NAV+
1.9 Yukon 4x4 Double Cab NAV+
1.9 Yukon 4x4 Double Cab Automatic NAV+
1.9 Utah 4x4 Double Cab
1.9 Utah 4x4 Double Cab Automatic
1.9 Blade 4x4 Double Cab
1.9 Blade 4x4 Double Cab Automatic