ASEAN-NCAP is known as an automobile safety rating program that started in 2011. The last assessment Isuzu D-Max had was in 2014 and the pickup truck was awarded a 4-star safety rating. This year, ASEAN-NCAP started off its assessment with the new 2020 Isuzu D-Max.
The new Isuzu D-Max performed impressively in the current 2017-2020 assessment with a total score of 83.16 out of 100 points, allowing it to bag a perfect 5-star safety rating. The D-Max’s overall score was based from 42.72 out of 50 points for AOP category, 21.83 out of 25 points for COP, and 18.61 out of points for Safety Assist Technologies (SATs).
Side-impact crash test of the Isuzu D-max
ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Professor (Adjunct) Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said, “The new Isuzu D-MAX is the first pickup truck that ASEAN NCAP tested under the current 2017-2020 protocol. The new pickup truck has several remarkable enhancements in both passive and active safety technologies compared to the previous tested model. We are proud that the first pickup we tested has achieved a 5-star rating and we are also pleased Isuzu has made blind spot technology available in this model as optional fitment so that consumers have the privilege to equip the technology in their purchased truck. We look forward to see more pickups with such safety technologies in the ASEAN region, particularly aligning their safety fitment with ASEAN NCAP requirements.”
The 2020 Isuzu D-Max
Isuzu D-Max was introduced in 2002 and made its debut in 2003. The pickup truck is known for its reliability and power – perfect for an everyday pickup truck in a flood-prone country like the Philippines. The new-generation 2020 Isuzu D-Max is yet to grace our shores, though, but with a 5-star safety rating from ASEAN NCAP, it further solidified its good reputation.
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Know more about Isuzu D-Max
Isuzu Philippines offers the Isuzu D-Max as its entry in the midsize pickup truck segment. This tough workhorse from the Japanese carmaker is designed to take on any road. Isuzu D-Max got the reliability of its predecessors and the Fuego. However, the current pickup truck is equipped with more modern features that perfectly fit the Filipino lifestyle. Additionally, Isuzu D-max also has a remarkable rear bed size that can carry a multitude of heavy and large items. The Isuzu pickup truck can also be optioned with a set of accessories such as camper shells, bed covers, and many more. Isuzu D-Max also comes in a commercial vehicle layout. It can also be configured as the cab and chassis variant. This configuration can be had with an enclosed van type rear end, passenger layout, bed, or other job-specific configuration. Isuzu Philippines offers the third-generation D-Max with a couple of engine and transmission options. The first option is a 1.9L turbo diesel that produces 148 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. For car buyers who are looking for more power, they can opt for the bigger mill, which is the 3.0L engine that pumps out 187 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. These two engines are equipped with the brand’s BluePower technology for Euro 4 compliance and better fuel efficiency. Both engines can be paired with either six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.