Although not yet confirm, 2019 Isuzu D-Max as the new generation will be available in the second part of this year. Given that it is extremely popular with customers in the Philippines, the first models are likely to launch in this market. After an official presentation at some of the autumn auto shows, sales will likely start at the end of 2018. As things stand now, there will be no significant changes in the outer design, but the interior will be with more modern devices. Yet, the main improvements will be in propulsion systems. First of all, they compete with the new Toyota Hilux models, but Ford Ranger and Chevrolet Colorado are certainly also important. In addition, we will mention Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi L200. Also, there is a chance to appear on the U.S. market.
The outer contours will not have significant differences. The large chrome radiator grille has the Isuzu logo in the middle, while the front bumper with one or two towing hooks. Lighting is unchanged, and some models will have Aeroklas glassroof. Probably all models will have leather seats, manual or automatic climate control. A significant change is the infotainmet system, with a 7-inch or 9-inch touchscreen.
Although they announcing the same external dimensions, we still believe there will be minor corrections. Certainly, there will be weight loss (greater use of aluminum and carbon-fiber), but probably more payload and towing capacity. One of the likely changes is the brand-new 21-inch alloy wheels. It also holds the existing wheels, probably with better tires. Cab configurations and passenger capacities are the same (up to five passengers). In addition to the existing five (Utility, Eiger, Yukon, Utah and Blade), there is a possibility to get another one or two trim levels. Of course, it will also offer a Chassis Cab variant.
Like the predecessor, the 2019 Isuzu D-Max offers front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Depending on the market, it will have a 5-speed or 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. With an increase in power, emerge will a 3.0-liter four-cylinder Bluepower turbo-diesel engine. Announced that it will have 174 hp and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque. In addition, mentioned is the 2.5-liter four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine of 180 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque.
Although no official information, the 2019 Isuzu D-Max as the new generation, will to have the approximate price of the current models. In any case, we believe that the basic model will not be cheaper than $ 30,000.