2017 Isuzu D-Max

Isuzu is well-known for its trucks and buses, but pickup segment is not so popular among buyers. It’s about to change with 2017 Isuzu D-Max. Buyers in Philippines can already purchase their unit of new vehicle. It is sporty model, with less towing capacity, and better fuel economy than its bigger siblings. Furthermore, exterior design is attractive, and we believe Isuzu can compete with other trucks. Nevertheless, Philippines are only destination at this moment for new D-Max. But, company office is considering appearance in other markets also. It can depend on selling results and records in Asia, since North American buyers are very demanding.

2017 Isuzu D-Max

2017 Isuzu D-Max specs

A mid-size truck is not getting big engine. Only option is 3.0-l turbo-diesel powertrain with output of 163 PS, or 160 hp. This 4JJ-TC unit features Variable Geometry System for better performance. Torque level is at 380 Nm, or 280 pound-feet. A 5-speed transmission can be automatic or manual, which is at buyer’s choice. Power goes to front wheels for 4×2 driving system. Nevertheless, 2017 Isuzu D-Max is available in 4×4 variant. New truck can offer many features that boost overall performance. Some of them are electronic stability control and traction control. Hill-start assist completes updates in driver-assist package.

2017 Isuzu D-Max rear

2017 Isuzu D-Max styling

Ever since its first appearance in 2002, D-Max was improving. For new truck, there are hood and grille completed with headlights. Tailgate suffered changes, with updates on spoiler and bed. Other changes come with new side mirrors, LED turn signals and doors. Inside, fans can expect dashboard tuning and modern hi-tech features. Automatic climate control boosts comfort with new leather seats. Infotainment gets 7-inch touch-screen display and audio system improvements. Smart key entry is standard option, while navigation is available at higher trim levels.

2017 Isuzu D-Max cabin

2017 Isuzu D-Max price

Although 2017 Isuzu D-Max is available only on market in Philippines, it could be available soon in other parts of the world. However, price can be similar. Base 4×2 truck with manual transmission is standard and costs around $23,000. Top of the class is automatic 4×4 D-Max, whose price goes up to $31,000. There are also 4×2 automatic vehicle and 4×4 model, with manual gearbox.

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