Last year, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) launched the 4x2 Boondock Special. In March of this year, the company followed that up by revealing that it will be introducing the 4x4 version. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic however, IPC had to postpone the said launch.
Now that we are in the general community quarantine where businesses are operating once again, IPC has now scheduled the Boondock 4x4 for a June 17, 2020 launch.
This won’t be a typical public launch though as it will be Isuzu Philippines’s first-ever digital launch, which will take place on Facebook at 5:00 PM. So apart from introducing the much awaited 4x4 model, this is quite a milestone for the company.
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Like the Boondock 4x2, the 4x4 offers alternate styling that stands out from the regular Isuzu D-Max line. For starters, the upcoming Boondock 4x4 rides on a set of black alloy 17-inch wheels, as well as a set of monotube nitrogen charged performance shock absorbers.
When it comes to style, Boondock 4x4 truly encourages you to #LiveLifeDifferently with its aggressive Boondock Body Graphics, the blacked out features on the front fascia, as well as the pair of very beefy looking Boondock Side Steps.
Under the hood, the Boondock 4x4 is powered by the 3.0-liter 4JJ1-TCX turbo diesel, which is also used by the D-Max LS-A variants. Like the LS-A variants, the Boondock 4x4 is also available with a six-speed manual, or a six-speed automatic. With that configuration, it can make 174 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque.
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Introducing the 2020 Isuzu D-MAX Boondock 4x4
Like the top-of-the-line LS-A, the Boondock 4x4 is also equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen capable of navigation, and it can also connect via Bluetooth, AUX jack, USB. The interior is also very premium looking with its leather upholstery, automatic climate control, and six-speaker system.
For safety, the Boondock 4x4 is equipped with anti-lock brakes, stability control, reverse camera with parking sensors, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, and brake assist.
Here are the prices for the upcoming Boondock 4x4;
Isuzu D-Max Boondock 4x4
Even before its digital launch, the Boondock 4x4 is now available for purchase here in the Philippines
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Know more about Isuzu D-Max
Isuzu Philippines offers the Isuzu 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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