Isuzu Philippines has brought in the improved D-Max LS and the Boondock II to address the market's demand for pickups.
The 4x2 variant of the 2009 D-Max LS has new side stepboards with anti-slip rubber while both 4x2 and 4x4 variants have leatherette door insert, black leather seats, an upgraded audio head unit from JVC that has a USB port and an AUX input, and two-eye back-up sensors.
The Boondock II has most of the LS improvements as well as a new grille design. The Boondock II comes with the new Yokohama Geolander 265/70 R-16 all-terrain tires for on- and off-road performance.
The 2009 D-Max is powered by a 3.0-liter CRDi turbodiesel engine that belts out 146 ps of maximum output and 294 Newton-meters of maximum torque. It complies with the Euro II emission standards.
"The D-MAX has always been a perfect pickup in terms of performance, fuel-efficiency, reliability and environment-friendliness. But that doesn't stop us from continuing to find ways to make it a better product. From small to big features - as long as we know that they will benefit our customers - we will put them in the D-MAX," Isuzu president Keiji Takeda said.
The manual transmission 4x2 D-Max LS is priced at P1.085 million while the automatic transmission costs P1.145 million. The 4x4 LS variant goes for P1.315 million and the Boondock II is tagged at P1.325 million.
Fresh D-Max body color choices are Canyon Red and Granite Grey for the LS and Light Blue Metallic/Sterling Silver for the Boondock II.