The Middle East market has a unique truck you won’t find elsewhere. Five years ago the pickup had its first appearance, and now it continues to impress. According to announcements, the 2020 Isuzu D-Max GT is going to set up some standards in the industry. Toyota Hilux and Nissan Navara will have to respond quickly before their Japanese compatriot takes over all buyers.
The 2020 Isuzu D-Max GT is based on the Crew Cab configuration with upgrades which will attract younger buyers. The GT badge brings sportier upgrades, such as unique graphics, racing accents, special bedliner, and more options inside the cabin. Currently, the base truck comes with five different drivetrains. Of course, the GT D-Max is going to use the largest one, a 3.0-liter diesel unit. There are other notable upgrades in the powertrain system, such as suspension and exhaust tips. For the new edition, the Japanese company announced that truck will be available in more markets. Fans in Australia and Europe are looking forward to the release date.
2020 Isuzu D-Max GT Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2020 Isuzu D-Max GT is a 3.0-liter diesel engine. The powertrain is delivering a decent amount of power. With 135 hp at 3,600 rpm, GT version offers more than other units. Torque is at 380 Nm (280 pound-feet) and the top speed is 220 kmh (136 mph). The vehicle is pairing a 3.0 engine to a five-speed manual gearbox. The automatic transmission is optional, but it also offers paddle shifters and manual mode. A two-wheel drive is standard. For desert runs, we recommend purchasing the 4×4 version. Towing capacity raises to 3,500 kg (7,700 pounds). This is at the same level as the class-leading Chevy Colorado in the United States.
The new truck will offer 4WD select mode with Terrain Command feature. Direct injection is standard with a 3.0 engine. Locking rear differential boosts traction and balance. That is exactly what makes the GT different from other models in the lineup. Too bad it is not going to be available worldwide.
As said, the 2020 Isuzu D-Max GT is built upon the Crew Cab setup. That means a lot of space inside the cabin and five spots for passengers. Whatsoever, the GT package brings a lot of standard features that will make it different from other trucks on the market and in the family’s lineup. Since we already mentioned seating capacity, let’s see what else you are getting inside the cabin. Airbags are standard, of course. The pickup is pretty comfortable and the company installed an air conditioning system with heater. Keyless entry is there, and the access is easier thanks to side steps. For the stylish appearance, Isuzu used aluminum.
The safety is very decent for this model. The GT truck adds roll-over protection, anti-theft system, and auto headlights. Power windows are a notable upgrade. Driver aid features offer lockable tailgater, adaptive cruise control, and an electric parking brake. What else we can find inside the 2020 Isuzu D-Max GT? Luggage compartments are clean and easy to access. Upgrades available for the base model include leather trimming for seats and steering wheel. Heated and ventilated front buckets are offered separately, as well as the heated steering wheel. The audio system comes with CDR sound, while the company installs the premium audio package at buyer’s request.
2020 Isuzu D-Max GT Styling
The 2020 Isuzu D-Max GT will be top of the class version of the company’s flagship model. To make it eye-catching, designers installed a lot of updates around the body. Double-walled UTE tub will make you recognize the GT version, as well as a total of four cargo tie-down hooks. The front fascia is unique with chrome radiator grille and halogen multi-reflector headlights. Also, there are racing strips around the pickup, as well as GT badging.
The New Generation On the Way
The 2020 Isuzu D-Max GT is the truck to watch in the upcoming season. But, we can hear that the pickup is heading to the new generation in the following year. That means the vehicle will get a new shape, features, and safety equipment. Also, possible updates under the hood. Having all this in mind, we believe that the Middle East market is going get the all-new Isuzu D-Max GT edition in 2021.
2020 Isuzu D-Max GT Release Date
Until the new generation appears, the 2020 Isuzu D-Max GT is the best model in the lineup you can find. The truck will be available in spring. Meanwhile, we will try to find out which markets are also going to offer this performance-oriented model. Our sources say the Isuzu is ready to take on the Australian outskirts to a battle new lineup of Toyota Hilux pickups (Rugged, Rugged X, and Rogue). Well, this is not an easy task, but the cooperation with Cummins can result in appearance even in the US market.