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New Isuzu bakkies riding even prouder in UK market

  • Three of a kind for 2018 Isuzu bakkie range
  • UK marketers update comfort, work ethic, tech
  • Improved cabin comfort, farewell AdBlue
2018 ISUZU D-MAX: The popular leisure / work bakkie range has been updated in the UK. Image: Isuzu UK / Newspress
2018 ISUZU D-MAX: The popular leisure / work bakkie range has been updated in the UK. Image: Isuzu UK / Newspress

BIRMINGHAM, England – Isuzu UK has launched an updated Isuzu D-Max range of what it describes as ”good-looking, comfortable, hard-working pick-ups”.

The updated Isuzu D-Max bakkie range will be officially launched on October 1 2018 and, Isuzu added, ”will be packed with the latest technology and enhanced specification”.

For instance, automatic trailer-sway control will be standard on all 4×4 unit. Sensors will detect sway and, without driver intervention, reduce vehicle speed through reducing engine torque and braking. Brake lights will illuminate.

2018 ISUZU D-MAX: The popular leisure / work bakkie range has been updated in the UK. Image: Isuzu UK / Newspress
2018 ISUZU D-MAX: The popular leisure / work bakkie range has been updated in the UK. Image: Isuzu UK / Newspress

Suspension under double cab units will use five- instead of three-leaf springs. Strength, durability and towing ability will be unaffected though corrosion protection will be improved.

Three colours new to the UK will be introduced: red, blue and grey. The range topping Blade, however, will add another shade of grey.

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Among the benefits in the cabin will be softer armrest pads and binnacle and utility box lids. Gloss-black trim has been added to the window switches, air vents and glove box and new materials are said to improve the quality, look and feel of all premium models.

2018 ISUZU D-MAX: The popular leisure / work bakkie range has been updated in the UK. Image: Isuzu UK / Newspress
2018 ISUZU D-MAX: The popular leisure / work bakkie range has been updated in the UK. Image: Isuzu UK / Newspress

The freshened range will have turbodiesel power (123kW / 360Nm). The engines will not need AdBlue to meet Euro 6 emissions and can, the automaker says, achieve 7.1 litres/100km.

The bakkies will, the company adds, retain their 3.5-tonne towing capacity, 200 000km (or five-year) warranty (whichever comes first) and five years of roadside assistance in the UK and Europe.

Prices will start at the UK equivalent of R320 000. An automatic version is in the price list.

2018 ISUZU D-MAX: The popular leisure / work bakkie range has been updated in the UK. Image: Isuzu UK / Newspress
2018 ISUZU D-MAX: The popular leisure / work bakkie range has been updated in the UK. Image: Isuzu UK / Newspress

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