The new generation of the Isuzu D-MAX pickup truck will cost from £14,499 to £21,499 when it goes on sale in the UK this June, following its local premiere at the 2012 Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham on April 24.
The 2012 D-MAX, which is closely related to the also new Chevrolet Colorado, will be available with four specification levels and, for the first time in the UK, with an extended cab body configuration that will join the single and double cab variants.
Prices start from £14,499 (CVOTR) for the entry-level, single cab 4×2 derivative that comes equipped with standard features such as air conditioning, daytime running lights, electric windows and front, side and curtain airbags.
Further up the range is the ‘Eiger’ double cab priced from £18,499 CVOTR, which adds projector headlamps, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, 16-inch alloy wheels and body-coloured bumpers, while the ‘Yukon’ double cab costs £18,999 CVOTR and features a leather steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, and a six-speaker sound system, chrome exterior detailing and 17-inch rims.
The ‘Utah’ top trim level offers more luxurious comforts inside such as leather upholstery, heated front seats and automatic climate control, plus roof bars and rear parking sensors. The double cab version of the ‘Utah’ with an automatic transmission is priced from £21,499 (CVOTR).
In the UK, the new D-MAX will be offered with a 2.5-litre twin-turbo common rail diesel engine matched to six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmissions. The Euro5-compliant, four-cylinder unit produces 161hp (163PS) and a peak torque of 295 lb-ft (400Nm) at 1400 rpm.
Among other features, the 2012 D-MAX introduces a new ‘shift-on-the-fly’ system, which allows the driver to adjust between two- and four-wheel drive modes while travelling at speeds of up to 60 mph (96km/h).
The D-MAX has a three-tonne (braked) towing capacity and a payload capacity of 1,000 kg (2,204 pounds).