Isuzu is testing a new D-MaxJanuary 29, 2019
Car noticed on trials in Northern Europe. Appearance is expected to change, but the line of engines, presumably, will remain the same. The release of the third generation is expected during this year.
The second generation D-Max is produced since 2012, so the time for replacement has already come, although it happens less frequently in pickups than in mass cars. It is not by chance that the new D-Max is being tested in winter Europe – this market remains one of the main ones for the model.
Despite the dense masking, it is easy to notice the main elements: the grille has become larger and more impressive, bumpers, headlights and lanterns have changed. The rear doors of the double cabin have become wider, which should speak about more room for rear passengers. Photos salon do not succeed.
There will be three types of cabins – single row, one and a half and double.
As for the line of engines, it probably will not change. In Europe, the main will be a 1.9-liter turbodiesel with a capacity of 161 hp. and a torque of 360 Nm, presented in 2017. Transmission – manual or automatic, in both cases a reduced number of gears is available. Drive – full.
In Asia, Australia and some African countries, the D-Max will retain the 3.0-liter turbodiesel, but unlike the 1.9-liter, it will be upgraded.
A substantial upgrade of electronics is expected with the installation of more active safety systems, especially in the European version.
It is noteworthy that the third generation D-Max will become the basis for the Mazda BT-50 pickup – the corresponding agreement between the two Japanese companies was signed in 2016.
The official presentation and the start of sales of the new Isuzu D-Max are expected during this year, the car will be indicated by the 2020 model year.
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