Isuzu reveals D-Max BEV ahead of its Bangkok Motor Show debut

Updated Mar 21, 2024 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This EV truck will be sold in Europe in 2025, followed by Australia, Thailand, and other regions. 

Isuzu has revealed its D-Max Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). It is the brand’s first-ever fully electric pickup truck and it is scheduled to debut at the upcoming 45th Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS) in Thailand. 

Isuzu D-Max BEV (prototype)

Isuzu D-Max BEV (prototype)

This is a huge leap for the truck manufacturer since for the majority of its history, it has been known as a diesel engine specialist. This is also exciting news for the global pick-up truck market since the D-Max BEV is a real production model that will be sold in select regions in Europe by 2025. 

It will then roll out to the UK, Australia, and Thailand eventually. With that said, there might be a chance that the BEV truck could make its way to other ASEAN regions, including the Philippines’ highly competitive pickup truck segment, sometime in the future

Appearance-wise, the D-Max BEV’s non-production prototype (pictured above) gets the same silhouette as the regular internal combustion model. Its front end though, sports a new closed-off look which highlights the fact that it is an EV. 

Its grille section is mostly closed off, save for some small vents on the truck’s recognizable double bar face design. These, along with its LED headlamp clusters are then decorated with blue-colored bits. 

The regular internal combustion-powered Isuzu D-Max

The current-gen internal combustion-powered Isuzu D-Max

For its powertrain, Isuzu shared that the D-Max BEV utilizes a 53-horsepower front motor and a 120-horsepower rear motor. These motors are paired with a 66.9kWh lithium-ion battery and a full-time 4x4 system.

In total, the EV Isuzu truck can dish out 174 horsepower and 352 Nm of torque. According to the brand, it also has a maximum payload capacity of 1,000 kg and a maximum towing capacity of up to 3.5 tons. 

For now, no range figures or interior details and features have been shared by Isuzu. We are certain though, that more information about the Isuzu D-Max BEV will be revealed during its launch at BIMS, so stay tuned for that here on Philkotse

Know more about Isuzu D-Max 2024

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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