Isuzu Malaysia has introduced its latest round of updates for the D-Max 2011 model. The new D-Max arrived with new exterior design touches, new exterior colours and a new cabin colour scheme, all of which have been introduced so that the locally-assembled D-Max can now appeal to a younger audience and attract more dynamic crowd into Isuzu showrooms.
The new D-Max still used the same engine which is the 2.5-litre 4JA1, the 2.5-litre 4JK1 Super Commonrail, and the 3.0-litre 4JJ1 Super Commonrail. A platinum-coloured engine cover is now available across the range.
A total of seven distinct variants are on offer, there are :-
The 2.5-litre 4×2 version powered by the 78hp / 176Nm 4JA1 engine priced at RM74,273.40. Manual Transmission.
The 2.5-litre 4×4 version powered by the 114hp / 280Nm 4JK1 engine priced at RM83,007.40 (Type-B) and RM89,963.40 (Premium).Both Manual Transmission.
The 3.0-litre 4×4 version powered by the 4JJ1 engine priced at RM87,584.60 and RM94,366.60 (Standard). Both Manual Transmission.
The 3.0-litre 4×2 version powered by the 4JJ1 engine priced at RM90,462.60 (Standard). Automatic Transmission.
The 3.0-litre 4×4 version powered by the 4JJ1 engine priced at RM99,296.60 (Standard). Automatic Transmission.
The distinctive front grille is unchanged but the front bumper gains a new two-tone bumper guard which gives a more aggressive appearance and chromed fog lamp bezels adding a very sporty dimension to the vehicle.The new sports rims feature a polished finish with a 6-spoke design that is not only easy to clean but also offers an excellent visual contrast. The wheels have Goodyear Wrangler HP tyres as standard rubber. Further new design touches include re-designed side steps and a new roll bar, which is finished in a light-alloy texture.
Inside the latest D-Max, which is assembled in Malaysia, Isuzu has swapped out the previous grey interior for a sportier-looking black trim that covers the dash, door panels, pillars, and headlining. The air-con vents, speaker bezels and gearshift surrounds are now highlighted by shiny bits of chrome.
Besides cosmetic updates, the new D-Max is also offered with two new colour choices – a Frosty White Solid and Space Black Metallic colour – which join the existing palette which already has Galaxy Grey Metallic, Mercury Silver Metallic, and Inferno Red Mica, bringing to total choice of colours to five.
The new 2011 Isuzu D-Max is now available at all Isuzu authorized dealers nationwide. For more information and the nearest dealer location, visit www.isuzu.net.my or call 1-300-88-1133.
2011 DURA-MILES CHALLENGE – 1,600KM ON A SINGLE TANK
Isuzu Malaysia recently organised the 2011 Dura-Miles Challenge, which involves driving three of its variants, the 2.5-liter 4X4 manual, the 3-liter 4X4 Single Cab and the 3-liter 4X2 Automatic Double Cab, from Bangkok to Malacca, a total distance of 1600 km, using a single 76-litre tank of diesel.
Photo & information credit to Dinesh from ZTH.
In the challenge, all potential refueling points were sealed with high security stickers and the entire drive was observed to ensure the trucks didn’t get any external assistance. A target speed of around 80km/h was maintained and the air-conditioning was switched on at all times too.
“We decided to really see how we could prove the capabilities of Isuzu engineering by putting the load-bearing Single Cab model and the city-dwelling 3.0-litre Auto into the equation. Remarkably, all three vehicles made it to Ayer Keroh in Malacca convincingly,” said Product Manager of Isuzu Malaysia, Wan Zaqi Zacary.
At the end of the drive, the 2.5-liter model had consumed 73.7 liters of diesel while the Single Cab and Automatic had burned through 71.6 liters and 75.1 liters respectively.