Published on September 19th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez1
ISUZU D-MAX ARTIC. DRIVE AND ARRIVE IN STYLE
Bringing an urban style that’s bold, luxurious and individual with a touch of sophistication to an established urban warrior, the limited-edition Isuzu D-MAX Artic breathes an air of exclusivity that motoring aficionados will find refreshingly relevant to their active lifestyles today. Finished in stunning pearl white and exclusively endowed with luxurious features, the Isuzu D-MAX Artic will be a sought-after but hardly-attainable model as there will be a limited production run of just 510 units. A first among pick-up trucks is the fitment of factory Daytime Running Lights (DRL), giving the Isuzu D-MAX Artic a distinctive cutting-edge outlook akin to the current crop of modern SUVs in the market.
“We endeavoured to give customers a vehicle that distinguishes itself through a blend of stylish premium features. This model evokes a sense of chic individualism rarely seen in a vehicle of this nature, allowing customers to drive their Isuzu D-MAX Artic with pride,” said COO of Isuzu Malaysia Daisuke Ishida.
The brilliant pearlscent white paintwork extends to the body mouldings on the lower flanks of the doors and on the rear cargo spoiler, blending elegantly with the touches of chrome spread around the exterior of the vehicle. The side steps themselves feature a stylish silver anodised aluminium material and they more than amply match the Hyper-Silver multi-spoke 17-inch alloy rims. As befitting a vehicle of its stature, the D-MAX Artic comes fitted with a V-Lid finished similarly in silver. This lockable cover for the rear keeps precious items stored securely away from prying eyes and from rain.
Stepping into the Isuzu D-MAX Artic is like taking a step into a luxury lounge. Chrome scuff plates greet the occupants as they enter the vehicle and the whiff of luxury come from the mocha brown genuine Italian leather seats and arm rests. Luxuriate in the feel and comfort of the seats that cosset the occupants in safety. As with the standard Isuzu D-MAX, these seats are designed to offer the highest level of safety including whiplash protection in event of rear collision.
It is not surprising then that the Isuzu D-MAX recently received the top award at the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix for the best child safety in pick-up trucks, aided undoubtedly by its standard ISOFIX child seat mounts and excellent rear seat design. In keeping with the chic look of the Isuzu D-MAX Artic, the interior is further accented with wood trim on the door handles, central console and fascia while the exclusive carpet mats with brown piping offer their brand of exclusivity. A 2-DIN multimedia player complete with a reverse camera add to the enjoyment of driving the new Isuzu D-MAX Artic over long distances where its impressive fuel efficiency will delight.
“With the Isuzu D-MAX Artic, I believe that customers who want to enjoy unadulterated driving pleasure yet luxuriate in the distinctiveness of a well decked-out limited-edition model will find this vehicle hard to resist,” added Ishida.
The Isuzu D-MAX Artic will be available both in a choice of the 2.5-litre engine or with the latest 3.0-litre powerplant and is available at all authorised Isuzu outlets nationwide immediately.