Isuzu D-Max lineup updated for 2024 from RM99,000

PETALING JAYA: Isuzu Malaysia has updated its third-generation D-Max pick-up truck lineup for 2024, providing more tech and refinement.

The pick-up truck is available in single- or double-cab styling, six-speed manual or automatic transmission, 4x4 or 2-wheel drive (2WD), and a 1.9- or 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine options.

(From left) Isuzu Motors Co (Thailand) vice-president Chifumi Saito, Isuzu Motors International Operations president Junya Fujiwara, Okazoe and Isuzu Malaysia COO Kenkichi Sogo with the new D-Max 3.0 X-Terrain.
(From left) Isuzu Motors Co (Thailand) vice-president Chifumi Saito, Isuzu Motors International Operations president Junya Fujiwara, Okazoe and Isuzu Malaysia COO Kenkichi Sogo with the new D-Max 3.0 X-Terrain.

The 1,989cc RZ4E-TC direct-injected turbodiesel engine provides 150hp at 3,000rpm and 350Nm of torque from 1,800 to 2,600rpm while the larger 3.0-litre (2,999cc) 4JJ3-TCX turbodiesel engine produces 190hp at 3,600rpm and 450Nm from 1,600 to 2,600rpm.

The flagship X-Terrain variant is only offered with a 3.0-litre engine that's mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with 4x4 system and priced at RM157,938.


The top D-Max variant get a number of changes which includes its wheels, front and rear design elements and interior.

The front end now sports newly-designed automatic bi-LED headlights, bumper, grille and bonnet which is said to provide better aerodynamics.

The hood now features a central bulge that provides a stronger presence to its looks.


The rear has been fitted with new combination tail lamps as well as a revised tailgate and new alloy wheels for a more dynamic look.

Inside, the cabin gets a larger 10-inch infotainment system and newly designed leather-wrapped seats that are accompanied by classic Japanese origami Miura design elements among others.

The instrument panel also features a 7-inch TFT LCD colour display.


What is being touted strongly is its latest suite of Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) that can now detect and recognise a wider range of objects including child pedestrians as well as provide quicker and more accurate reactions.

A new Rough Terrain Mode has also been included in the X-Terrain and all double cab variants with 4x4 system.

Regardless of it being in 2H, 4H or 4L, traction is said to have been further enhanced for greater off-roading confidence.


The list of kit now includes an automatic headlight levelling function, infra-red cut front windscreen and door glass, x-Terrain welcome light, Dark Grey over-fenders, lower front bumper and 18-inch Matt Dark Grey alloy wheels.

Inside, there's now light brown stitching on the steering wheel, remote engine start, auto-dimming rearview mirror, digital video recorder, wireless charging and running LED illumination scuff plates.

The X-Terrain variant now comes with the full list of ADAS which includes forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, turn assist, AT Pedal Misapplication Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic High Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Manual Speed Limiter, Multi-collision brake and rear cross-traffic alert.


Next is the Premium variant that is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission with 4X4 drive only.

The 1.9-litre engine version is priced at RM134,649, and the more powerful 3.0-litre at RM141,138.

Its bi-LED headlights and wipers are automatic while the roof gets fitted with rails.


Externally, there are now chrome mirror housings, LED rear combination lamps, tailgate assist and 18-inch alloys with 265/60 series tyres.

Inside, the meter panel introduces a gunmetal ornament, cruise control, keyless entry and walk-away door lock.

The audio system is upgraded to eight speakers, and the climate controls are also the automatic dual-zone type.


Additionally, there are a wireless charger, black combination leather with eight-way adjustable driver's seat and a leather-wrapped gear knob.

For safety, the Premium also gets a digital video recorder, around view monitor, blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.

One step below is the Auto Plus which features a 1.9-litre engine mated to six-speed automatic transmission with 2WD system priced at RM109,499.


Other variants are the Standard with a 1.9-litre engine and 4x4 system priced at RM116,999 for the automatic version and RM109,599 for the manual transmission.

Finally, the only non-double cab variant in the lineup is the Single Cab that features 4x4 and manual transmission with the 1.9-litre engine-powered unit priced at RM98,949 and the 3.0-litre at RM105,888.

A new colour of Namibu Orange has been added to the lineup but is not available to the Single Cab which only comes in Splash White.


"Since its introduction, the third-generation D-Max has been the toast of the industry, optimising a balance of classic Isuzu core strengths, technological advancements and detailed craftsmanship," said Isuzu Malaysia CEO Shunsuke Okazoe.

He added that the latest model takes it up a notch to deliver a next-level pick-up truck motoring experience for owners.

D-Max 1.9 Premium.
D-Max 1.9 Premium.

To further entice ownership, the company is conducting a nationwide launch of the D-Max at all of its dealerships nationwide.

Those who come to experience the virtual reality (VR) or physical test drive of the X-Terrain variant from May 15 to June 30 will receive an exclusive gift.
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