There’s no doubt that the recent premiere of the new 2020 Isuzu D-Max in Thailand was echoing in a much wider area. This is just a prelude for the rest of the world, which is about to get this model in the next year. The first impressions about the all-new truck are amazing. It looks amazing from every aspect, starting from an attractive styling and tow efficient engine options. Still, the biggest improvement was made in terms of the interior design, where the new version really shines.
Still, the most important thing about this pickup truck is that the architecture is completely new. The Japanese manufacturer has developed a completely new truck, which doesn’t share design characteristics with GM trucks anymore. This cooperation has ended and we are about to see a new one, between Isuzu and Mazda. The next-generation BT-50 will be based on this pickup truck.
2020 Isuzu D-Max Exterior Design
The 2020 Isuzu D-Max is an all-new model. Therefore, some design changes seem pretty significant. First of all, the company promises even better performances and capabilities, despite the outgoing model is already pretty impressive in this aspect. The new platform brings many benefits and one of them is better off-road performance. Not only that the chassis is designed in a better way, but the new D-Max finally comes with locking rear differential, which is one of the essential features for off-roading.
In terms of styling, the new model gets a new look. The biggest changes are at the front, where you can see a completely new face. There are new headlights, grille, bumpers and many other details. All of them are completely new, but you definitely won’t mistake 2020 Isuzu D-Max for some other car brand. Also, we have to mention that the new model is slightly bigger than its predecessor.
2020 Isuzu D-Max Interior
This is the aspect that brings the biggest improvements over the previous generation, by far. In the past, Isuzu models were primarily workhorses and the company wasn’t famous for attractive interior design. The outgoing model is a pretty blend from the inside and features mostly hard plastics. However, things are much different in the 2020 Isuzu D-Max.
This model comes with a pretty upscale cabin design and we can already say one of the best-looking dashboards in the segment. It looks great, while materials are mostly hi-grade. Also, there is a full load of new tech features, which will also be one of the truck’s strong points. In terms of cab designs, things are pretty familiar here. The new model will also be available in three layouts – Regular Cab, Space Cab, or Crew Cab.
The thing we like very much about the new truck is an impressive amount of standard equipment, particularly in terms of tech features. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is a new, pretty large touchscreen, which measures 9 inches diagonally. The software is great, while smartphone goodies like ANrdoid Auto and Apple CarPlay are included as well. Of course, that’s not the only great thing we like. There is also dual-zone climate control, as well as remote key ignition. Higher trims look quite luxurious and you can even get things like leather sports sears and premium audio system.
The pickup truck is also equipped with several advanced safety systems. As we already mentioned, locking rear differential is standard, as well as things like hill start assist, hill descent control, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors and park assist and many more things.
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2020 Isuzu D-Max carries on with two familiar diesel units, though both of them come with nice upgrades. In most parts of the world, this truck comes with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel, which comes with a nice power boost for this occasion. A max output now goes around 190 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, which promises excellent results in terms of towing capacity, considering that the outgoing model is already among class leaders.
In Europe, emission standards are higher, so the 2020 Isuzu D-Max will carry on with a smaller, 1.9-liter twin-turbo engine. The exact numbers are yet to come but we presume the new version will be good for about 170 horsepower.
There’s a big chance to see this truck in North America once again. If this happens, we presume that some gasoline engines will be offered as well. Of course, we presume that would be some of Mazda’s familiar units, given the new partnership.
2020 Isuzu D-Max Release Date
Despite the recent Thailand premiere, we will have to wait for a little bit more time. While 2020 Isuzu D-Max will be all-new for South East Asia markets, the new model will come as a 2021 model year in other parts of the world.