Isuzu D-Max secures back-to-back awards in UK

Updated Jan 04, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The D-Max continues to impress.

The Isuzu D-Max is off to a good start in 2023 as it won the Pick-up of the Year award in the United Kingdom (UK).

Isuzu D-Max front view

The Isuzu D-Max is 4x4 Magazine's Pick-up of the Year

UK-based specialist publication 4x4 Magazine handed the accolade to the Isuzu D-Max. It follows the same award received by the Japanese pickup truck last year, signifying how the model continues to provide an impressive price-to-feature ratio in the UK market.

Aside from the competitive design and performance, 4x4 Magazine praised Isuzu UK for offering a locking rear diff and automatic transmission as an option even on the entry-level variant. With it, prospective buyers can look to drive a capable off-roading pickup without opting for the more expensive flagship model.

“We like what we’re seeing from Isuzu UK. The D-Max range has grown in lots of good ways this last year and provides real value for money,” said 4x4 Magazine Editor Alan Kidd.

Isuzu D-Max front view

The Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 was also recognized as the Best Individual Model

Moreover, the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 was named Best Individual Model. The D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is the truck’s flagship model, coming with enhancements to the body, frame, drivetrain, suspension, and styling. Some of these are a 35-inch wheel in all-terrain tires and a Bilstein Performance suspension.

“We are thrilled that the expert panel at 4x4 Magazine has crowned the Isuzu D-Max as their Pick-up of the Year and the D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 as the Best Individual Model,” said Isuzu UK Managing Director Alan Able.

Locally, the PH-spec Isuzu D-Max is also being recognized for its outstanding value. Last November 2022, it was hailed as the Pick-up of the Year at the 18th Annual C! Awards. The jury was impressed with the model’s comfortable interior design and first-in-its-class advanced safety features. Isuzu Philippines Corporation’s (IPC) accessible parts and excellent services also gave the D-Max an edge over its rivals.

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Know more about Isuzu D-Max 2023

Isuzu D-Max

The Isuzu D-Max 2023 is a 5-seater pickup truck that is available in several variants with various options for a 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain. Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) is offering this truck at a price that ranges from Php 917,000 to Php 1,9055,000. There are two engine options powering the D-Max. One is a 1.9-liter RZ4E-TC inline-4 turbodiesel engine that makes 148 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, while the other is a 3.0-liter 4JJ3-TCX inline-4 turbodiesel engine that delivers 187 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. Either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission can be paired to the said engines.

In terms of dimensions, the D-Max spans 5,277 mm in length, 1,880 mm in width, and 1,810 mm in height. It boasts a ground clearance rated at 240 mm, as well as a wheelbase of 3,125 mm. Some of the competitors of the Isuzu pickup truck in the Philippines are the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, and Mazda BT-50.

₱ 917,000 - ₱ 1,905,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


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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