The Isuzu D-Max range has received a number of updates for 2023, offering the highly-popular pick-up truck with a timely boost to cement its appeal and strengthen its position as one of Malaysia’s favourite trucks.
Most notable is the introduction of new body colours for the flagship X-Terrain and Premium variants including a new Islay Gray Mica that presents the vehicle with a more chic and trendy outlook. Both variants also benefit from a new shade of white – Dolomite White Pearl that offers a more lustrous sheen than the previous Silky Pearl White. New too is the more sprightly Biarritz Blue Metallic replacing the Sapphire Blue, available primarily with the Automatic Premium, Auto Plus and Automatic Standard variants.
Further adding to its new outlook are a new radiator grille, rims and some refreshed body accents that complete the sportier and more dynamic outlook.
Inside, the seats receive a new design and are finished in a stylish black in most of the line-up. For the flagship X-Terrain, the new-look seats offer a striking contrast to the new Café Brown finish on many of its soft-touch surfaces.
“The Isuzu D-Max has made tremendous inroads by being a highly innovative, sophisticated, safe and capable truck wrapped in a very handsome and modern design package. For 2023, we have taken it up a notch with a number of enhancements that will increase its appeal,” said Shunsuke Okazoe, Chief Executive Officer of Isuzu Malaysia.
Apart from its fresh outlook, the X-Terrain now comes with greater peace of mind in the form of a Digital Video Recorder capturing crisp footage from class-leading front and rear cameras. The front camera that is mounted neatly in the ADAS module captures amazingly clear 1440P videos while the rear records in high definition 1080P. Videos can be saved to the onboard memory card or downloaded to the phone via an app.
New too is the ambient lighting feature added to the footwells of the X-Terrain. Apart from offering convenience to occupants when entering or alighting the truck, the blue hue affords the vehicle with an added touch of class.
With convenience in mind, the X-Terrain, Premium and Auto Plus variants now receive an improved wireless charger that boasts a 15W output allowing for quicker recharging times. The former two variants also receive an additional USB-C port for rapid charging when required.
Great news for Isuzu D-Max users who utilize the vehicle’s excellent off-roading capability; the entire range of 4x4 variants now come with the added feature of an electronically-actuated rear differential lock. The Diff Lock offers peace of mind when off-roading as it provides additional traction particularly over uneven terrain or highly slippery surfaces.
Further updates include a new remote keyless entry access and a 12V power socket for the Single Cab variant while the 3.0-litre Premium Automatic variant receives a revised suspension set-up that’s configured to handle heftier payloads, increasing from 580kg previously to 775kg, an improvement of 195kg making exceptionally suited to the requirements of users particularly in East Malaysia.