2016 Isuzu D-Max showcased at 2015 Thailand Motor Expo - IAB Report

01/12/2015 - 17:52 | ,   | Riza Rizvi

Isuzu has showcased the 2016 Isuzu D-Max pickup truck at the 2015 Thailand Motor Expo. The vehicle made its global debut on November 4.

Isuzu D-Max front at Thai Motor Expo 2015

The exterior of the pickup features several revisions which come in the form of a bolder front end that gets sleek headlamps with LED DRLs, twin-strip chrome grille and round fog lamps in new peeled-back enclosures. The pickup is hoisted on 18-inch wheels (top-end variant) and has body-coloured side mirrors.

Isuzu D-Max Isuzu Connect 8.0-inch touchscreen at Thai Motor Expo 2015

The interior is updated with an optional 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Isuzu Connect, new TFT multi-information display and roof-mounted loudspeakers. There is also an Isuzu Insight economy driving app to get driving recommendations directly to a smartphone.

The highlight of the Isuzu D-Max facelift is the new 1.9 Ddi diesel engine that churns out 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque. This mill is paired with a 6-speed Sport Shift gearbox and has an impressive carbon emission figure of 161 g/km.

Isuzu D-Max rear three quarters at Thai Motor Expo 2015

In comparison to the outgoing 2.5-litre Ddi VGS turbo-diesel engine, this new unit is 10 per cent more powerful, has 9.4 per cent more torque, provides 8 per cent increase in acceleration and 19 per cent improvement in fuel economy. The larger 3.0-litre turbo-diesel option continues and belts out figures of 177 hp and 380 Nm of torque.

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