Isuzu D-Max wins Best All-Terrain Workhorse award for second year in UK 

Updated Mar 22, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This pickup truck can’t stop winning. 

The award-winning Isuzu D-Max pickup truck has added another accolade to its belt. This time, it was honored with the title of “Best All-Terrain Workhorse” at the 2023 Fleet News Awards event held in London, UK.

UK-spec Isuzu D-Max

The UK-spec Isuzu D-Max

Note that this is the second time in a row that the D-Max has won this award. If one remembers, this Isuzu truck also won the “Pickup of the Year 2023” from the 4x4 Magazine. In the Philippines, the D-Max was likewise hailed as the “Pickup of the Year” at the 18th Annual C! Awards. 

According to the panel of Fleet News Awards judges, “The D-Max is a true workhorse which excels in the utilities and agricultural sectors.” They likewise praised the model for its reliability, its high-quality fit and finish, and its good driving dynamics. It likewise gained compliments from the judges for being “an excellent fleet option” in the UK market due to its relatively low price.  

A picture of the D-max best all terrain workhorse award

Another accolade added to its belt

Note that the UK-spec Isuzu D-Max in stock form can carry up to a ton of cargo on its bed. It can likewise tow up to 3.5 tons. This is thanks to its robust body-on-frame build, that’s combined with a double-wishbone front, and leaf spring rear suspension.   

In the Philippine market, the Isuzu D-Max comes with similar capacities. Found under the hood of the Philippine-spec Isuzu pickup truck is a 2.5-liter turbodiesel mill that can produce up to 187 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. A 1.9-liter turbodiesel that can deliver up to 148 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque is likewise available.  

For transmissions, the Isuzu D-Max in the Philippine market may come with a 6-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual transmission. A 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain is also available for this model.  

Isuzu D-Max LS-E

The Philippine-spec Isuzu D-Max LS-E

Currently, the Isuzu D-Max for the Philippine market has a price that ranges from Php 917,000 to Php 1,885,000. 

Keep it here on the Philippines’ largest automotive portal for more car news and automotive industry updates.  

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

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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