Key Specs of Isuzu D-MAX
January 15, 2020: The Indian Pick Up truck segment has in recent years started to finally find its bearings and is witnessing rapid growth now. Among the newer players in the Indian pick up segment is Isuzu that brought truly modern and global standard pickups in the market only a few years back. Among the more popular commercial pickups from the maker in the commercial stream is the Isuzu D-Max, which comes with a maximum permissible GVW of 2700Kg and has a kerb weight of 1695kg while the maximum legal payload rating is set at a commendable 1005kg. It can be had either in a Cabin & Chassis vehicle configuration or a Cabin with a flatbed body option. The flatbed cargo deck dimensions are - 2440 mm x 1725 mm x 510 mm while the wheelbase for both variants is 3095mm. The ground clearance for both variants is different where the Cabin with Flatbed gets 190mm of ground clearance and the Cabin &Chassis variant getting 220mm. Turning circle radius are also different for both variants as well – 6.1m and 6.3m, respectively.
Powering the Isuzu D-Max is the company’s BSIV compliant 4 cylinder 2499c Isuzu Common Rail, VGS Turbo Intercooled diesel engine. This engine produced a maximum power output of 78bhp made at 3800rpm while the peak torque rating of 176Nm arrives in the 1800-2400rpm range. The transmission duties are taken care by an Isuzu MSG-5K Synchromesh 5 Speed manual gearbox mated to a single dry plate clutch. The top speed of the Isuzu D-x is limited at 80kmoh and the its offers a commendable gradeability of 27%. The fuel tank capacity is 55 liters.
In terms of features the Isuzu D-Max offers power steering with tilt adjustment while you get air conditioning as an optional accessory. The braking system consists of Ventilated Disc with twin pot caliper at the front and Hydraulic Drum with LSPV technology for the rear.
Isuzu D-MAX Price List (Variants)
|Isuzu D-MAX Standard Ride/Flat Deck||2850 kg|
|Isuzu D-MAX High Ride/Cab Chassis||2850 kg|
|Isuzu D-MAX Standard Ride/Cab Chassis||2850 kg|
|Isuzu D-MAX High Ride/Flat Deck||2990 kg|
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The current market has many needs that can’t be fulfilled by using bigger commercial trucks, thus small ones are required to reach the remote areas. There are a lot of options available in the market under this niche, however, only a few have been effective with their power, load carrying capacity and other options. One such truck is Isuzu D-Max, which is available in 4 variants.
With different cabin and load body options, this pickup truck from Japanese automaker Isuzu meets the buyer's demand quite easily and has many cabin features to make the drive comfortable.
Engine - 4 Cylinder 2.5 Litre Common Rail Turbo-Charged Intercooled Diesel
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) - 2,850 kg
Wheelbase and Turning Radius - 3,050 mm and 5,900 mm
Power Steering - Yes
Mileage - 10 to 13 Km/l
Engine and Performance
Fitted with best in class 4 Cylinder 2.5 Litre 2,499 cc Common Rail Turbo-Charged Intercooled Diesel engine, Isuzu D-Max is able to churn out a handsome power of 134 hp @ 3,600 rpm and decent torque of 294 Nm @ 1,800 - 3,200 rpm. The torque is quite effective with the load capacity it has and makes the truck move easily at the start.
The 5+1 forward + Reverse gear transmission box and Single Plate Dry-type clutch available in Isuzu D-Max also help it to hit the top speed of 175 km/h and with gradeability of 27%, it could climb steeps quite comfortably.
Vehicle Built and Load Capacity
Available in 4 variants, the wheelbase and turning radius for D-max is same, that is, 3,050 mm and 5,900 mm. The pickup is offered in several body type options such as (A) space cab with arched deck, (B) single cab with a flat deck, (C) single cab chassis and (D) space cab with a flat deck. The ground clearance of 195 mm is the same for all body options, however, dimensions like length, width and height are different for each variant.
Talking about the weight, the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of Isuzu D-Max is 2,850 for all, but the kerb & payload weight for variants A, B, C and D is 1,650 kg, 1,660 kg, 1,470 kg and 1,655 kg & 1,200 kg, 1,190 kg, 1,380 kg and 1,195 kg, respectively.
Handling and Suspension
Packed with Rack and Pinion power steering with tilt movement, it’s very handy and easy for the driver to maneuver Isuzu D-Max on any terrain, be it rocky or muddy. The tilt movement is also helpful for attaining a better drive posture and hence improves the overall efficiency of the driver.
Handling the suspension units are Double Wishbone Coil Spring at the front and Rigid Leaf Springs at the rear. Helping this unit work properly are Forged I Beam Reverse Elliot Type front axle and Rigid rear axle. The additional front Anti-roll bar is also available for improved stability.
Braking and Safety
Keeping a check on the safety front, Isuzu D-Max has been provided with Ventilated Disc brakes at the front and Drum brakes at the rear. There also are separate parking brakes for improved performance.
The vehicle is also equipped with extra safety features like tubeless tyres, seat belts, K-Brace strong chassis with high torsional rigidity, heavy load body with 20% more thickness than the contemporaries.
Design and Comfort
Aesthetically, Isuzu D-Max looks decent with next-generation headlights, and is able to support many business needs, proving to be a rough and tough adventure companion as well. The overall aerodynamic design helps D-Max to hit the top speed swiftly.
Interior wise, this pickup has one of the richest cabins with features like separate adjustable headrest, AC with optional heater, vinyl seats and carpet, 2-speakers with audio pre-wiring, front door pocket with cup-holder, driver footrest, key and headlamp buzzer, sliding + reclining front seat as well as a 12-volt mobile charge port.
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