Isuzu D-Max gets subtle makeover, new exterior color in Thailand

Updated Oct 12, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The truck is integrated with a slightly new front end, and more.

Japanese automaker Isuzu unveiled the updated D-Max for the Thai market called V-Cross. Sure, the all-new Isuzu D-Max only arrived in the country earlier this year. But it has been around in the Isuzu Thailand lineup for quite some time now so one can say that it is due for at least a subtle makeover for the 2022 model.

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross front view

2022 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross

The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is installed with a new Double Dimension front grille that comes with thinner fangs but a larger overall finish. This helps highlight the truck-like proportions of the D-Max at the front. Meanwhile, the rear end comes with new blacked-out housing for the LED combination taillights for added rugged texture.

To complement the new taillight housings, the pickup truck can offer its door handles, side steps, roof rails, and wheel arches in either gray or black. The new set of 18-inch wheels also gets a matte black finish that goes along with the subtle updates. Isuzu Thailand is offering the D-Max V-Cross with a new Islay Gray Opaque to complete the new look.

2022 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross interior view

New two-tone interior

Moving to the interior, the new Thai-spec D-Max only gets subtle updates as well. It offers a new two-tone black and brown leather upholstery with brown contrast stitching. Also, the driver and front passenger now benefit from a new seat ventilated function.

Some of the notable features that the pickup truck still offers include Bi-LED project headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRLs), LED fog lamps, remote engine start system, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, 9-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and eight speakers.

2022 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross rear view

New rear end of the D-Max V-Cross

As for the powertrain, no changes have been made. As such, the truck is still powered by a 3.0-liter 4JJ3-TCX turbodiesel engine capable of generating 187 hp and 450 Nm of torque. It can be paired to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Shift manual mode.

2022 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross front view

Comes out even more aggressive

The new Isuzu D-Max V-Cross comes with a price increase which is expected for updated models. It now starts at 867,000 baht (or around Php 1.315 million) and goes up to 1,172,000 baht (or around Php 1.778 million).

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Isuzu D-Max

Japanese diesel powerhouse Isuzu Philippines offers the 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.

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Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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