Published on October 9th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


Isuzu D-Max Facelift Revealed – On Sale In Thailand Later This Week

The Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck has been given a mid life-cycle refresh.

The current generation Isuzu D-Max has been a global success for the company. It introduced a lot of advanced technologies when it was debuted in late 2019. It also forms the basis of the new Mazda BT-50. This week, Isuzu is introducing a ‘significantly improved’ D-Max, a.k.a a facelift to this 3rd generation model. The new D-Max goes on sale in Thailand on 12 October 2023 and will be gradually launched in over 100 other countries across the world. Changes come to the interior and exterior design as well as to equipment.

Isuzu D-Max exterior

D-Max Exterior Design

The most recognisable change comes to the front and rear fascias. At the front, we see a new hood shape which incorporates a power bulge. The new face features a higher and wider front grille. The headlamps have been redesigned with the daytime-running lights being pushed to the upper part of the headlamp and with a new 3-character lamp motif.

Around back, we see a new tail light design with a triple L-shaped motif with LED tube lights.

There are also new air curtains on either side of the front bumper and a larger spoiler integrated into the tailgate. Isuzu says these changes to the exterior design have resulted in improved aerodynamic performance.

Interior Changes On The New Isuzu D-Max

Inside, the changes are centred around new digital screens and digital experiences.

The new infotainment unit has been made more user friendly with the inclusion of physical rotary dial switches and a newly redesigned Isuzu Graphical User Interface. The digital instrument panel has also been improved and now is 7″ across.

Equipment Improvements

The new Isuzu D-Max will come with a next-generation stereo camera system for the ADAS. The ADAS suite also now features Adaptive Cruise Control in traffic and for the manual transmission model as well. The new camera system is capable of detecting oncoming crossing pedestrians when there is an object at an intersection. The car also now features Rear Cross Traffic Alert with auto braking. For colder climates, the rear camera lens now features a heating element to prevent clouding.

4×4 performance has also been improved. When one of the wheels loses contact with the ground, brake intervention is automatically applied to the raised wheel to ensure power gets sent to the wheels on the ground. Rear differential lock has to be activated for this to occur though. There’s also a new Rough Terrain mode, which automatically optimises braking and engine control on rough terrain.

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