The Isuzu D-Max represents Isuzu’s best bet in the mid-size, pickup truck category. It’s also the most versatile as it can be configured as a single or double cab unit, with a total of 9 variants to choose from. Aside from 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain options, the D-Max comes equipped with either a 1.9-liter RZ4E-TC turbodiesel engine that makes 148 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, or a 3.0-liter 4JJ3-TCX turbodiesel engine with 187 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. Transmission choices consist of a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The price range for the Isuzu D-Max ranges between Php 862,000 to Php 1,835,000.
The first generation Isuzu D-Max pickup truck came out in 2002 and shared the same platform with the Chevrolet Colorado and was sold in Australia as the Holden Rodeo. In 2011, Isuzu unveiled the second generation D-Max which was designed in cooperation with General Motors. Just like its predecessor, the D-Max also shared the same platform with the Chevrolet Colorado.
In 2021, Isuzu launched the third generation D-Max with improved exterior looks and added a lot of technological and safety features. What’s more, the D-Max boasts of Isuzu’s Dynamic Drive Platform. This technology allows for a frame that’s lighter, stiffer and safer. Despite the increase in dimensions and engine displacement, Isuzu claims reduced fuel consumption. The D-Max now rides on a double-wishbone suspension up front with coil springs, greatly improving its overall ride and comfort.
Variant and Price
The price of the 2022 Isuzu D-Max in the Philippines starts at ₱857,000 for the entry-level 1.9 4x2 Single Cab MT, while the top spec variant LS-E 3.0 4x4 AT is priced at ₱1,825,000.
|Isuzu D-Max 1.9 4x2 Single Cab MT||PhP857,000|
|Isuzu D-Max LT 1.9 4x2 MT||PhP987,000|
|Isuzu D-Max 3.0 4x4 Single Cab MT||PhP1,113,000|
|Isuzu D-Max LT 3.0 4x4 MT||PhP1,288,000|
|Isuzu D-Max LS-A 3.0 4x2 MT||PhP1,320,000|
|Isuzu D-Max LS-A 3.0 4x2 AT||PhP1,390,000|
|Isuzu D-Max LS-A 3.0 4x4 MT||PhP1,630,000|
|Isuzu D-Max LS-E 3.0 4x4 AT||PhP1,825,00|