IAB Report – Isuzu India begins customer showcases for the D-Max dual-cab pickup

Posted on: Jun 13, 2014 - 12:28pm IST

Isuzu India launched the D-Max range of pickup trucks last month. The D-Max series comes in three variants – single cab flat deck, space cab flat deck and space cab arched deck. While the latter is supposed to appeal to self-driven lifestyle-conscious customers, the flat decks are for the commercial goods carrying market.

Isuzu D-Max Double Cab
The Isuzu D-Max Dual Cab will be positioned as a top-end variant for lifestyle customers.

In a bid to increase its presence in the lifestyle segment, Isuzu is considering launching the dual-cab version of the D-Max in India. Speaking to Indian Autos Blog this week, the company’s Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Shigeru Wakabayashi, said that a few units of the dual-cab D-Max were imported into the country for test marketing and customer showcases. He said that the dual-cab variant was being shown to dealers and were used by select customers to gauge the response of the product.

If the response is positive, Isuzu will add this variant to their D-Max lineup he said. The engine specifications though will remain unchanged as the dual-cab variant will also be powered by the four-cylinder 2,499 cc diesel engine producing 134 hp and 294 Nm of torque.

Isuzu D-Max Spacecab Arched Deck Review rear quarter
The Isuzu D-Max Spacecab Arched Deck is the current top-end variant in India.

If launched, the dual-cab will be priced above the arched deck space cab which costs INR 7.09 lakhs, ex-Showroom, Mumbai. The dual-cab D-Max will compete mainly with the Mahindra Scorpio Getaway.

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6 thoughts on “IAB Report – Isuzu India begins customer showcases for the D-Max dual-cab pickup

  1. Sivakumar says:

    The Isuzu D-max really needs to provide dual cab version. It is not only business car, it’s also for big family car. People will like it anything that will come from Isuzu, because they are the pioneers of quality Diesel engine in the world. My good suggestion to Isuzu is, introduce hi-lander,Isuzu mu-x and v-cross in Indian market. These cars will really give big competition for innova,Scorpio,xuv,and all other suv in india. Come on Isuzu INDIA waiting for you.

  2. vijay says:

    Trust the news about twin cab launch is true..when I took a test drive of space cab arched deck yesterday, the dealer rep at hyderabad said that they have no news of a twin cab launch in the imm future..the test drive of the space cab was greatt though..esp the fit and finish..road presence..car like comfort in cabin..driving position and the superior driving feel and performance..this however cannot meet the requirement of lifestyle enthusiasts due to the mandatory yellow plate registration as a commercial veh and the need to have a professional driving licence…Trust the twin cab comes soon as a lifestyle option for personal use and white no plate..and yes.. with an optional 4×4 ofcourse..

  3. Hitin Suri says:

    I am one of there potential buyers if they really launch with all bell & whistles

  4. harsh says:

    Isuzu need to lanch dual cab d-max to reach every segment of consumer. then only they wud be able to compete with tata xenon.

    1. sampath kumar says:

      Yeah even dealers in banglore tell they have no idea about launch.. I am also waiting for one. ..

      1. Anto says:

        Provide us dual cab version

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