Key Specs of Isuzu D-MAX
October 15, 2020: Isuzu Motors India brings globally known D-Max pickup range in the all-new BS6 avatar. If you’re looking for an alternative to the Mahindra Bolero pickup and Tata Motors Yodha, then the D-Max is the right pickup. What's on the offer? Well, it gets the powerful engine, precise drivability, higher ground clearance, larger wheels, smooth and refined gearbox. Isuzu has built the body in high tensile steel rugged chassis, stronger suspensions, and tested for over 4 lac km in almost every terrain to withstand all challenging duty-cycles for reliability performance.
So what is on offer on the D-Max pick-up? Well, the D-Max pick-ups are globally known and sold in more than 100 countries. They have a proven track-record combining performance, reliability, safety, comfort.
Top Features: To appeal to its premium customers, D-Max pickup comes with a comfortable fabric seat cover, quiet and spacious cabin, a car-like interior, multiple storage spaces, higher comfort with AC and blower and all the ergonomic cabin control for effortless use of the vehicle. What’s more: A gear shift indicator, modern instrument cluster with high contrast and stylish, brake override system, rear parking sensor, co-driver sliding seats and high mount stop lamp.
Payload: In the BS6 avatar, Isuzu is offering D-Max Pickup in two variants- the D-Max regular with 1240 kg of payload in the flat deck and cab-chassis options and the D-Max Super Strong with 1710 kg of payload in the flat deck and cab-chassis option, both of them offer a high ride.
Engine: D-Max powertrain consists of 4-cylinder, 2499c Isuzu Common Rail, VGT Intercooler 2499 CC displacement diesel engine. It produces the same 78bhp of power at 176Nm of torque and tuned to Isuzu’s 5-speed manual gearbox.
Suspensions: The D-Max suspension in the front is a double-wishbone, coil spring and semi-elliptic leaf spring at the rear.
Brakes & Steering: Isuzu D-Max has hydraulic brakes with large booster and LSPV, the front brake is ventilated Disc with twin pot caliper and rear is drum type. For comfortable driving, the steering is a hydraulic type with tilt adjustment.
Rivals: D-Max takes on some of the most popular & well-established rivals in the Indian pick-up market, such as Mahindra Boler Family: Mahindra Bolero City Pikup, Mahindra Bolero MaxiTruck Plus, Tata Yodha Pickup, and Ashok Leyland Dost Strong.
Isuzu D-MAX Price List (Variants)
|Isuzu D-MAX Super Strong/Cab Chassis||3490 kg|
|Isuzu D-MAX High Ride/Cab Chassis||2990 kg|
|Isuzu D-MAX High Ride/Flat Deck||2990 kg|
|Isuzu D-MAX Super Strong/Flat Deck||3490 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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