Isuzu D-Max pick-up review

Isuzu D-Max pick-up review

Improvement to the D-Max have helped it to keep pace in the pick-up market. 2017 saw the introduction of a more efficient 1.9 diesel, which has the same power figures as the older 2.5, but is more efficient. This is the sole engine choice offered, although six-speed manual and auto gearboxes are offered.

Rivals for the Isuzu D-Max are the usual pick-up truck suspects, such as the Mitsubishi L200Nissan NavaraToyota HiluxFord Ranger and VW Amarok

Image result for d-max kenyaThe Utility model is a genuine workhorse, and is offered in single cab, extended cab and double cab body styles. But it's also the most basic model, with steel wheels, unpainted bumpers and a basic interior. 

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Overall, the Isuzu D-Max is geared more towards a work life than family life, but its rugged, no-nonsense character means it'll take pretty much anything you can throw at it. It's a great tow vehicle, too, able to haul up to 3.5 tonnes, while the load bed can easily carry over a tonne of cargo.

Running Costs

All versions of the Isuzu D-Max use the same 1.9-litre turbo diesel engine, which develops 163bhp and 360Nm of torque. That’s the same power output as the old 2.5-litre unit, but with 40Nm less torque. However, Isuzu has shortened the gearing so that you stay within the power band, and if you're towing you won't feel the deficit.

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