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|