New Isuzu D-Max unveiled at Commercial Vehicle Show

Isuzu used the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham to showcase the brand new model in its D-Max range, the XTR prototype, which boasts aggressive styling and a sophisticated body kit.

Isuzu D-Max 6 black exterior

Developed for off-road enthusiasts and drivers who want a vehicle to complement their lifestyle, this professional pick-up boasts authentic capability with a bespoke Pedders suspension upgrade as standard.

XTR will sit between Blade and Arctic Trucks, completing the Adventure range of Isuzu DCapable in the Extreme.

The Isuzu D-Max is renowned for being tough, strong and reliable but this existing capability has now been taken to the next level.

Built to endure the harshest conditions, a new front suspension upper arm in conjunction with newly-designed damper units help achieve a longer suspension articulation, giving impressive off-road performance.

In addition, suspension height is set higher than a standard D-Max, meaning XTR benefits from a 250mm ground clearance with no compromise on vehicle handling and stability.

New performance front brake discs have been designed for a consistent brake pedal feel, high wear resistance and better anti-corrosion protection. They are also fully vented and slotted for improved heat dissipation and braking.

Kevlar ceramic front brake pads work in combination with the discs to give a much improved braking performance and stopping power.

17” alloy wheels have a heavy-duty, rigid design which doesn’t compromise the vehicle’s towing and load carrying capabilities.

Designed for drivers that use their vehicles both for leisure and daily work-life, where performance is the key factor. The D-Max’s aggressive tyre tread pattern design and its robust carcass make it the perfect choice to travel for long distances without compromising safety and comfort on the road.

All improvements have maintained the Isuzu D-Max’s 3.5 tonne towing and load carrying credentials, ensuring that XTR is extremely capable both on and off-road.

A custom designed XTR body kit transforms the standard D-Max exterior and enhances its visual appeal.

Refined interior

Comfort comes as standard with the new edition. XTR heated front sports seats are upholstered in leather, suede and carbon fibre leather with contrast green overstitching on the side bolsters.

Leather adds a touch of luxury to the headrest, lower seat base and upper seat back, which has been padded for additional back support. The ribbed central seat panel is covered in charcoal suede with shadow stitching to accentuate its contours. Suede not only offers comfort and sports sophistication but practical functionality as it provides extra grip and works in conjunction with the side bolsters to keep the driver in position.

The D-shaped sports steering wheel has been moulded for comfort and grip. Trimmed in leather and suede, the steering wheel materials match the seats exactly. Leather side panels are practical and easy to clean and a convenient thumb rest is located next to the steering wheel controls.

In addition to the new features mentioned above, the Isuzu D-Max XTR retains its superior 3.5 tonne towing, outstanding 125,000 mile or 5-year warranty, whichever comes first, and 5-year roadside assistance in the UK and across Europe.

William Brown, Managing Director for Isuzu UK, said: ‘The new Isuzu D-Max XTR is a unique and sophisticated pick-up with authentic off-road 4×4 capability.

‘It fills a gap in the Isuzu D-Max range, allowing us broaden our brand appeal and complete the new adventure range.’

Pricing for XTR starts from £33,999. Available to pre-order now, the Isuzu D-Max XTR will arrive in dealerships later this year.

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