Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has ramped up its efforts in showcasing the revamped D-Max LS-A around the country as of late. Following the refreshed pickup’s official launch in Metro Manila just a month ago, IPC has now brought it farther down south—all the way to the islands of Mindanao.
This past weekend, IPC launched the new D-Max in Davao and set up test-drive opportunities for the public to enjoy. This gathered hundreds of Isuzu fans who flocked to the SM Lanang Premier to give the new truck a shakedown in a custom off-road course.
Participants got to try out both manual and automatic variants of the LS-A, as well as its full 4x4 capabilities through a track that consisted of steep hills, medium-size bumps, a 45-degree incline, and angulating dips called ‘elephant steps.’ The 3.0-liter Blue Power diesel engine was enough to propel the D-Max through the high-angle climbs, and the arsenal of driver-assist features—including traction control, electronic stability control, hill start assist, and hill descent control—were all put to the test during each run.
“As they say: ‘To see is to believe.’ So I will let you experience why the D-Max is well-known for its durability, reliability, and fuel-efficiency not only in the Philippines but also all over the world,” said IPC president Hajime Koso in his welcome remarks. He also led the ceremonial test drive that kicked off the weekend festivities.
Would you want to go off-roading in the Isuzu D-Max LS-A as well? Check out more of our photos from the event and tell us what you think.