D-Max gets Venetian Red paint on Isuzu's 100th anniversary

By CARSIFU | 12 February 2016

LONDON: Isuzu UK is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Japanese truck maker with a centennial Venetian Red paint finish for the D-Max Blade – the flagship model of the pick-up range sold there.

The glowing red colour scheme will be limited to 100 D-Max Blade pick-up vehicles.

Isuzu UK said the colour was chosen because it would leave a lasting impression as it takes hints from the same shade of red consistently used by Isuzu throughout the brand’s history. The top-of-the-range double-cab Blade is available from just £25,999 (CVOTR) in manual transmission and the eye-catching Venetian Red finish comes at no extra cost. The Blade, launched in 2014, is already available in Cosmic Black or Pearlescent White.


The D-Max Blade range-topper comes with a host of extra features and quality interior appointments for a premium level of comfort and refinement, including superior leather upholstery, 18-inch Shadow alloy wheels and choice of Black Mountain Top Roller Cover with Black Rear Style Bar or Colour Coded Aeroklas Leisure Canopy.

At the heart of the Blade is the 2.5-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, producing 161hp and 400Nm of torque. Isuzu’s power unit returns a fuel economy of 7.3l/100km on a combined cycle. Owners also benefit from a heavyweight towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes (braked trailer) and 1,072 kg (manual) / 1,067 kg  (auto) payload.

Every new D-Max sold in Britain is backed by the company’s five-year / 201,168km warranty.