2018 Isuzu D-Max (Facelift) Pick-up Revealed

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The mid-term face-lift is official in Thailand, likely to debut at 2017 Thai Motor Expo next month.

Isuzu Motor´s popular D-Max pickup truck is all-set for an another face-lift in its current, second-generation avatar. Back in 2015, the D-Max received minor exterior updates, and the latest 2018 refreshments will keep it fresh enough to take on its rivals in the South Asian market.

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As per the official images, the new Isuzu D-Max boasts a re-worked front grille, more of an up-side-down makeover from the previous look. But it is even more aggressive, while the headlamp assemblies are more sharp, especially the L-shaped LED DRL detailing. In the lower bumper, the fog lamp is housed in a plastic garnish, while the skid plate is well-pronounced now. Depending on the variants, the lower styling may get dual-tone embellishments, while new alloy design for the high-spec double-cab variant is also assured. Rest of the body structure and styling elements are largely untouched. New paint schemes may be added to new pickup.

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2018 Isuzu D-Max Face-lift: The visual revisions are quite subtle and minimal, depending on the variants.

On the inside, there seems hardly any major revisions. The plain-yet-functional dashboard with 3-spoke steering wheel is retained, although the brown fabric upholstery is new. There is less likely to be any new functional upgrades inside the cabin.

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Details on engine and technical upgrades are not yet known officially. Considering the nature of the face-lift, Isuzu is likely to continue the RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre and 4JJ1-TCX 3.0-litre diesel engines in the Thailand market. The former generates 150 PS of max power, while the 3.0-litre variant delivers 177 PS and 380 Nm of torque.

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2018 Isuzu D-Max Face-lift: The brown upholstery is the latest addition, rest is all carried over from the previous model.

In India, the Isuzu D-Max second-generation is sold as V-Cross since last year, with the only option of the 1.9-litre diesel engine. The company is likely to showcase the latest face-lift at the 2018 Auto expo next year, just as how it did the previous time.

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