Isuzu D-Max production in the Philippines discontinued

Updated Mar 22, 2021 | Same topic: Highlights of the Week

From now on, the Isuzu D-Max in the Philippines will be imported from Thailand.

This news could be a big shock for many car lovers in the Philippines - the favorite pickup Isuzu D-Max’s production will be halted in our country.

According to Mr. Joseph Bautista - Division Manager for Marketing and Sales of IPC (Isuzu Philippines Corporation), the discontinuing of the D-Max in the Philippine market is due to the price-sensitive ‘lifestyle’ pickup market in our country.

Isuzu D-Max’s production

The favorite pickup Isuzu D-Max’s production will be halted in the Philippines

He said that it’s hard for the production of 5000 units in the Philippines to go head to head with the production of 1,000,000 units in the Thailand market. Additionally, Isuzu PH will keep selling the Isuzu D-Max locally but it will begin importing the pickup from Thai market because of lower import duty for CBUs from ASEAN and lower cost of production in Thailand.

So now, the fact is that the D-Max will still be here, in the Philippines, but getting a Philippine-spec D-Max to drive seems to be harder than ever.

Isuzu D-Max angular front

Isuzu PH will continue to sell the Isuzu D-Max locally but it will begin importing the same model from Thai market

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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