By Staff Reporter
Isuzu has taken covers off its all-new 2020 D-Max bakkie. The major news is that the 3,0 litre turbo-diesel lives on but gets a hike in power from 130kW/430Nm to 140kW/450Nm.
The new exterior is done from ground up but the flavours from the current shape are evident on the side profile. The brief to designers was probably to go for a middle ground approach that will appease the base whilst attracting a new following. In terms of looks, the grille migrates to a single-frame shape whereas the bumper is stretched out to incorporate a total of four spot lamps (two on either side). New shaped LED lights complete the fresh new front look.
At the back, a new LED light design and the new integrated rear bumper stand out.
A glimpse of the interior reveals a whole new bakkie. A more upmarket look is adopted. The top spec model dumps the floating screen for a mature 9-inch infotainment screen that is integrated into the dash. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also part of the deal.
New active and passive safety features such as s rear cross-traffic alert, blind zone warning and autonomous emergency braking are expected to feature in the new Isuzu D-Max.
As stated above, the tried and tested turbo-diesel mill soldiers on albeit with more power. A twin turbo 1.9-litre engine, with power details yet to be announced, is said to be also joining the range.
Local availability is yet to be announced.
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