No physical launch, no problem. To keep its fans and customers safe, as well as to comply with social-distancing guidelines, Isuzu Philippines will be launching the D-Max Boondock 4x4 through Facebook on June 17, 2020.
If you’ll remember, details and pricing for the D-Max Boondock 4x4 were already released not long before authorities locked down the Philippines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The enhanced community quarantine period that followed prevented the Japanese carmaker from formally introducing the vehicle to the local market, and since public gatherings still aren’t advisable under general community quarantine, the company has decided to hold a virtual launch instead.
The D-Max Boondock comes equipped with a 3.0-liter 4JT1 turbodiesel capable of 177hp at 3,600rpm and 380Nm of torque between 1,800-2,800rpm, and runs on 265/70 Yokohama Geolandar all-terrain tires, 18-inch black alloy wheels, performance shocks, with 247mm of ground clearance. It’s now also available as a 4x4.
You can get the pickup truck in four colors: Cosmic Black, Red Spinel, Titanium Silver, and Silky Pearl White. In case you missed it in March, here are the D-Max Boondock 4x4’s prices:
- Isuzu D-Max Boondock 3.0 4x4 MT – P1,725,000
- Isuzu D-Max Boondock 3.0 4x4 AT – P1,795,000
Yes, this is going to take some getting used to. But while there’s no replacing seeing a new offering in the metal, a digital launch is currently the only truly safe option. So, what do you think of the pickup?