Isuzu reveals D-Max electric pickup truck concept at Bangkok Motor Show

BANGKOK: Isuzu, renowned for its robust and reliable pickup trucks, has showcased its first battery electric vehicle (BEV), the Isuzu D-Max EV Concept, at the 45th Bangkok International Motor Show.

The unveiling marks a significant milestone for Isuzu as it steps into the electric vehicle market, showcasing its commitment to sustainable transportation solutions.

The D-Max BEV Concept promises to retain the rugged performance and versatility expected of pickup trucks while embracing the efficiency and environmental benefits of electric propulsion.

Equipped with dual eAxle electric motors, the D-Max BEV boasts a total system output of 130kW (174hp) and a torque of 325Nm.

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No interior photos were available because this is still a concept car and the interior is probably not ready for public exposure yet.

The front eAxle delivers 40kW (54hp) and 108Nm of torque, while the rear eAxle churns out 90kW (121hp) and 217Nm.

This powertrain configuration, combined with a 66.9kWh lithium-ion battery fitted at the base of the ladder frame, enables the D-Max BEV to achieve a maximum range of up to 300km on paper. Top speed is cited at over 130kph.

According to Isuzu, the full-time four-wheel-drive system, using the same platform as its diesel-powered counterpart, ensures superior traction and stability on various terrains, making it suitable for both commercial and passenger vehicle applications.

With a towing capacity of 3.5 tons and a maximum payload of 1 ton, the D-Max BEV is expected to retain its capability to tackle demanding tasks with ease.

Isuzu aims to introduce the D-Max BEV initially in select mainland European markets such as Norway in 2025, with plans for subsequent rollouts in Thailand, Australia, the UK and other countries based on market demand and the maturity of EV charging infrastructure.

The conventional D-Max, with its diesel engine, has enjoyed immense popularity globally, with sales exceeding 340,000 units worldwide in fiscal 2022.

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In Thailand alone, the D-Max commands a substantial market share, selling 180,000 units, reaffirming its position as one of the leading one-ton pickup trucks in the region.

The BEV will be produced at the Isuzu Samrong factory in Thailand.

As a world car by Isuzu, the D-Max is distributed across over 100 countries and regions, spanning Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, and the Oceania region.

The Bangkok show runs from March 27 to April 7.
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