Kiwi pricing revealed for all-new Isuzu D-Max
Isuzu New Zealand has confirmed pricing, spec, and local availability for its all-new D-Max ute.
The model lands in local dealerships in mid-October, and will be available in two different bodystyles (single cab, double cab) and four different levels
of spec; LX, LS-M, LS, and X-Terrain.
The base-model LX comes with a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with Isuzu’s relatively comprehensive active safety suite — which includes adaptive cruise control in automatic models. It’s the only model available as a single cab (the rest are exclusively double cabs) and in either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
Atop the LX is the LS-M, which adds LED headlights and day-time runners, 17-inch alloy wheels, and improved cabin trim. The LS is similar to the LS-M, but adds a larger 9-inch touchscreen with sat nav, dual-zone climate air, rear parking sensors, and 18-inch wheels.
At the top of the range is the X-Terrain — Isuzu’s take on a rival for the Ford Ranger Wildtrak. Along with additional exterior cladding, a smarter set of wheels and the like, the X-Terrain adds more luxury goodies inside. Leather trim, a power driver seat, proximity key, front parking sensors, and more.
Each comes powered by the same 3.0-litre turbo-diesel producing 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. The cheapest D-Max LX (2WD double cab, manual) wades into the ute segment with a price of $49,990. The 2WD LS starts at $54,490, and the LSM and LS in 4WD trim start at $61,990 and $65,990, respectively.
Last but not least at the very top of the line-up is the $75,490 X-Terrain, set to do battle with the $71,990 Ranger Wildtrak 3.2.
“It’s a very exciting time for Isuzu with the introduction of the all-new D-Max, a model that has been worth the wait. There’s a whole lot more to this ute, whilst retaining its toughness and durability,” says Isuzu Utes New Zealand General Manager Sam Waller.
With new active safety, greater power and torque, even more off road ability, plus enhanced technology and improved driver comfort, the all-new D-Max is ruggedly refined.”