New Isuzu D-Max Due Soon But Current Generation Stays

  Colin Windell

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 10 Mar, 2022



In a not entirely unexpected move, Isuzu Motors SA (IMSA) has decided to hang onto the current D-Max as a parallel product to the new, updated version destined for local launch soon.

Both products will be assembled at Isuzu’s vehicle assembly plant in Gqeberha where it currently produces the 6th Generation D-MAX, the incoming all-new 7th Generation D-MAX, and Isuzu trucks.

“Our strategy is to support Isuzu’s objectives by retaining Gen 6 models, which have performed very well in the workhorse segment of the market. In addition to boosting our fleet business, we intend to increase LCV exports into key left and right-hand drive markets within the Rest of Africa,” says Dominic Rimmer, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations.

For the local market Isuzu is retaining five variants – three single cab and two double cab – with four offering for right-hand drive African markets in the for of a single cab and three 4x4 double cabs. The left-hand drive countries get only 4x4 models, a single cab and two double cabs.

“Our customers rely on D-MAX Gen 6’s long-standing reputation of reliability, durability, and capability backed by a vehicle with a 50-year history in this market. The D-MAX is engineered for the best performance in our unique local conditions, and these Gen 6 models remain a valuable proposition for fleet operators who place great importance on running costs and minimum downtime,” adds Rimmer.

Gen 6 continues with two of Isuzu’s current diesel engines, namely the 2,5-litre LEED and 2,5-litre High Output engines.

The 2.5 LEED engine delivers 58 kW at 3900 r/min, and 176 Nm at 1 800 r/min. Fuel consumption is claimed at 7,9 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 208 g/km .

The high output HO engine gains performance with power rated at 100 kW at 3 400 r/min, and 320 Nm of torque from 1 800 r/min to 2 800 r/min. Fuel consumption is 7,.6 l/100 km and 199 g/km CO2 emissions for a 5-speed manual, 8,1 l/100 km and 214 g/km for the 5-speed auto.

All Isuzu D-MAX bakkies come standard with Isuzu Complete Care, comprising a 5-year/120 000 km bumper-to-bumper warranty and Isuzu Roadside Assistance. A 5-year/unlimited km anti-corrosion warranty and a 5-year/90 000 km Service Plan. Service intervals are every 15 000 km/12 months.

Isuzu D-Max Gen 6 Pricing:

D-MAX 250C Single Cab Standard Gen 6 
R328,400.00
D-MAX 250C Single Cab Fleetside Gen 6 
R354,900.00
D-MAX 250 HO Single Cab (Safety) Gen 6 
R380,500.00
D-MAX 250 HO Single Cab HI-RIDE Gen 6 
R479,900.00
D-MAX 250 HO Single Cab HI-RIDE Gen 6 A/T 
R500,000.00



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