Isuzu D-Max truly stands out among the rest of pickup trucks. The 2018 Isuzu D-Max will have a new twin turbo engine along with extensive remodeling of the exterior and interior.
This seven-passenger freshly-designed body-on-frame SUV will be boasting many new things like independent front suspension, multi-link and coil design on the real axle springs, a new turbo-diesel powertrain available with a manual transmission. It will be optionally a 4WD.
2018 Isuzu D-Max – Design Details:
It is not a secret that Isuzu has some of the best designers and engineers in the world. They have already produced many excellent trucks. It is not believed that Isuzu will skim their budget regarding the tough and durable materials required to manufacture a powerful pickup truck. And also, Isuzu has never been in the shameful position of someone questioning the safety and performance of their products. Because of the current fierce competition in the market, we can expect very innovative exterior features to help the D-Max stand out amid its competitors.
It is expected to have new LED lights, as well as 21-inch alloy wheels. Also, boasts not little amounts of chrome on the window trim, the grille, wheels, and the rear tailgate. It is not a low-ride, there is a spacious ground clearing under the new 2018 Isuzu D-Max that will help you navigate through high obstacles. The rear bumper has more lights housed down below and some parking sensors as well.
Concerning the D-Max’s interior, nobody knows anything for sure because it is still in the making. But everyone is certain there will be a new dashboard and Bluetooth connectivity. It is also very likely that Isuzu will start integrating navigation systems that are handled via Google Maps on a touchscreen LCD.
The announced safety features are reversing camera, hill start assist, anti-lock brakes, electronic traction, and stability controls. These are all common features in most of the today’s vehicles, but it is also expected that Isuzu will add lane departure warning, emergency braking, and blind zone monitoring features.
2018 Isuzu D-Max – Drivetrain:
The highlight of this model is its engine. Isuzu already made history before when they put a twin-turbo engine in a pickup truck for the first time ever. It will be the first D-Max truck to have a twin turbo engine. That is expected to be a 3.0-liter twin turbo with four cylinders. The engine debuted in the Philippines for the 2017 model should also be available in the new model and in other markets. The engine is expected to deliver 175 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The model will also be equipped with two- or all-wheel drive. Revised transmissions will include
The model will also be equipped with two- or all-wheel drive. Revised transmissions will include a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic. The previous D-Max models could go around 13.1 km per one liter of fuel. But with the integration of twin turbos into the new engine, it is logical that this new model will have better fuel utilization and efficiency. It should be able to carry about one ton on its back and tow about three and a half tons.
2018 Isuzu D-Max – Release Date and Price:
Regarding its price, it is till early to be accurately determined but it is speculated to be around $35,000 – $45,000 for the base model. The 2018 Isuzu D-Max is not yet available in the markets. But it should be at some point during the summer of 2018.