CHENNAI: Isuzu Motors on Wednesday launched its India-made D-Max, which is one of the largest selling pickup trucks the world over.The D-Max range comprises of three models - two cabin options and two deck options. D-Max Single Cab will be available in flat deck and the D-MAX Space Cab will be available in both flat deck and arched deck variants.D-MAX Single Cab is priced at an introductory launch price of Rs 5.89 lakh (ex-showroom NCR) and the D-MAX Space Cab is priced at Rs 6.09 lakh (ex-showroom NCR) for the flat deck variant and Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom NCR) for the arched deck variant respectively.
D-Max is propelled by a 2499cc, 4-cylinder intercooled turbocharged diesel engine, mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. This pumps out 134 hp power @ 3600 rpm and 294 Nm torque @ 1800-3200 rpm range, which enables D-Max to carry a payload of 1.2 ton effortlessly.D-Max has a heavy-duty chassis, a large cargo bed to "accommodate the bulkiest of loads" and its body structure is made from high-tensile-strength steel. It sports a bold and aggressive look on the outside and sophisticated, passenger-car like interiors, making it a pride for the owner.Apart from its sleek and stylish exterior, the interiors of D-Max are capacious and stylishly-finished, providing driver and passengers with an SUV-like feel. The seats in the all-new Isuzu D-MAX are designed with long-distance comfort offering excellent support.A completely new concept in India, the new D-MAX Space Cab's unique feature is its extended cabin space of 1.5 feet behind the drivers' seat, which can store valuable/ fragile goods. The D-MAX Space Cab offers advance safety measures along with other significant features like power steering, power windows, centralized door lock and AC with heater. The Space Cab would be available in three colour -- alpine white, sterling metallic silver and nautilus blue.
Shigeru Wakabayashi, Deputy MD, Isuzu Motors India, said, D-MAX is one of the world's favorite pickup truck brands, inheriting Isuzu's diesel engine technology. World over D-Max is known for its excellent power, torque and operating economy, besides delivering high standards of durability and reliability. With these attributes, D-Max will cater to the burgeoning consumer demand for stylish yet powerful, durable and efficient pick-up vehicles that would make their day-to day tasks easier. We are hopeful that D-Max pick-up will be able to establish a strong position in the Indian automobile segment, as it has in other parts of the world and revolutionize the Indian pick-up segment.