Isuzu D-Max 2013 – The Sixth Generation
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is presently developing the sixth-generation Isuzu D-Max 2013 elsewhere to suit South African conditions and market preferences before its introduction early next year. In South Africa We’ve got already received pictures of the crucial new pictures. It’s regular to enter native production at year-end.
Larger cabin, additional rear legroom
The new Isuzu D-Max 2013 can enter a ferociously competitive pick-up market and can be up against rivals like the Toyota Hilux, the highly regarded new Ford Ranger, Volkswagen Amarok and additionally the approaching new Mazda BT-50. The K was co-developed with the new Chevrolet Colorado however differs considerably in overall look. Much more aggressive in overall look, the K has additionally grownup in overall dimensions. Its distance is forty five millimeter longer (3 095 mm), leading to a considerably larger cabin wherever particularly rear passengers like further legroom. This was an everyday grievance against the outgoing model.
Local specification and model line-ups don’t seem to be nonetheless finalized however we tend to suspect the newcomer are going to be offered during a similar range of body styles (single-cab, extended-cab and double-cab) as before and with the same engine line-up too. The extended-cab model currently options backward gap rear doors.
In Kingdom of Thailand the Isuzu D-Max 2013 is presently offered with a two,5-litre turbo diesel (87 kW/280 N.m), 2,5-litre VGS turbo diesel (101 kW/320 N.m) and a Book of the dependable three,0-litre D-TEQ turbo diesel (132 kW/380 N.m). Five-speed manual transmissions are fitted to most model however Isuzu has introduced a brand new 5-speed Sport mode. All-wheel drive versions additionally get a brand new Terrain Command system.
Focus on safety
The Isuzu D-Max 2013 uses Isuzu’s new I-GRIP ladder frame chassis that’s claimed to be forty two per cent stronger than before. In terms of safety instrumentation, Thai models feature ESC (electronic stability control), TCS (traction control), ABS and hand brake assist. Twin airbags square measure fitted to most models, whereas a number of the higher-spec versions additionally feature facet airbags.
Again, whereas South African specification remains secret for currently, its price commenting that Thai models feature associate degree integrated moving picture system with navigation and Blue Tooth capability. Look out for in-deep coverage of this developing story in future editions of automotive magazine.
Exchanging the venerable first-gen model on sale in Australia since 2008 – and before that, since two003 because the Holden Rodeo – the 2013 D-Max can precede sale from July 2. Exchanging the venerable first-gen model on sale in Australia since 2008 – and before that, since two003 because the Holden Rodeo – the 2013 D-Max can precede sale from July 2.
As with its precursor, and just like the Ranger and BT-50 twins, the new D-Max has been developed aboard Holden’s new Colorado. While the new D-Max shares abundant of its ladder-chassis platform and mechanical compo entry with the 2012 Colorado, Isuzu’s new gets its own distinctive face, with meatier guards, upswept headlights and a additional standard grille style.
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