Isuzu Tags D-MAX Blade As Permanent Flaghship, Available From £25,999

The Isuzu D-Max Blade was a special edition model which proved to be a success last year, when they had to build twice as many in order to satisfy demand for the car.

The Blade special edition also helped Isuzu sell a record 5,500 units last year which doesn’t sound like much, but it was actually a very good year for the Japanese manufacturer.

The MY2015 Isuzu D-Max Blade is exclusive to the UK market and will be available from £25,999 (CVOTR), plus a 5-year 125,000 mile warranty. You can order your D-Max Blade in Cosmic Black as a standard, but also with the option of having it on Pearlescent White.

Cosmetically the Blade has a ‘Shadow’ gray front grille and matching garnish, black door mirror caps, door handles and tailgate handles and 18″ six-spoke alloy wheels, while inside you get Piano Black interior highlights, bespoke side-sill scuff plates, an 8-speaker audio system and a 6.1″ Pioneer touchscreen sat-nav system – that comes with rear safety camera technology.

Engine-wise, the Blade uses a 2.5 liter twin-turbo diesel unit (the same as every other D-Max), good for 163 PS and 400 Nm of torque. You can either have it with a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission. It’s not the fastest pick-up in the world, but it will still tow 3.5 tonnes and return around 38.7 combined mpg according to Isuzu.

As the order books are now open, customers deliveries are expected to begin later in the month.

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