The all-new Isuzu D-Max is now in PH; prices start at P857k

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by Leandre Grecia | Mar 4, 2021
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Today’s the day: Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has finally pulled the wraps off the all-new D-Max. We know a lot of you have been waiting a while for this one, so you can now feast your eyes on this, ladies and gents.

The new D-Max is just what we wanted it to be. The top-spec variant in the photos here has all the additional plastic bits similar to the outgoing LS-A’s, as we’ve seen in previous spy shots. It also sits on 18-inch matte dark-gray alloy wheels shod in all-terrain tires.

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max dashboard

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Step in and there’s the premium interior we were hoping for. There’s an abundance of leather stitched on the dash, the side panels, the center console, and of course, the seats. The small compartment atop the center of the dashboard is still there—nice touch.

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Overall, the cabin is fitting for a next-generation truck. In addition to the soft-touch materials, higher variants get a new 4.2-inch instrument cluster, a new 10.1-inch Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto-compatible infotainment system, and new A/C controls underneath.

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max front passenger seats

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The all-new D-Max also lands in our market with two engine options: a new 3.0-liter 4JJ3-TCX turbodiesel that generates 187hp and 450Nm of torque, and the familiar 1.9-liter RZ4E turbodiesel that produces 148hp and 350Nm of torque. Isuzu says that while the latter has the same power output as before, it boasts improved performance with lower noise and vibration as well as better exhaust emission.

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max engine

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Another big highlight of the all-new D-Max is the addition of new safety and driver-assist features such as forward-collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, pedal misapplication mitigation control, blind-spot monitoring with lane-departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. Front and rear parking sensors are now available along with a reversing camera.

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max alternative angle

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Now, for the big question: How much? Pricing for the all-new 2021 Isuzu D-Max ranges from P857,000 to P1,825,000. You can check out the full price list below for more details.

2021 Isuzu D-Max

  • Isuzu D-Max RZ4E Single Cab MT- P857,000
  • Isuzu D-Max RZ4E 4x2 LT MT - P987,000
  • Isuzu D-Max RZ4E 4x2 LS MT- P1,219,000
  • Isuzu D-Max RZ4E 4x2 LS AT- P1,309,000
  • Isuzu D-Max 3.0L 4x4 LT MT - P1,288,000
  • Isuzu D-Max 3.0L 4x2 LS MT - P1,320,000
  • Isuzu D-Max 3.0L 4X2 LS-A AT - P1,390,000
  • Isuzu D-Max 3.0L 4x4 LS MT- P1,630,000
  • Isuzu D-Max 3.0L 4x4 LS-E AT- P1,825,000

IPC is also currently collecting additional security deposits on top of these SRPs in light of the DTI’s new safeguard duties, so take note that you’d have to shell extra with every new purchase. Click these blue words for more info on that.

That’s about all we have for now, but we’ll release more photos along with a more detailed breakdown of the Isuzu’s next-gen pickup soon, so watch this space. For now, tell us what you think of the all-new D-Max in the comments. Like what you’ve seen so far?

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The 2021 Isuzu D-Max steering wheel

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max driver's door controls

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The 2021 Isuzu D-Max rear passenger seats

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max center console airconditioning vent

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The 2021 Isuzu D-Max rear emblem The 2021 Isuzu D-Max emblem close up

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The 2021 Isuzu D-Max rim detail

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max front profile

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The 2021 Isuzu D-Max rear close up

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