At the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham UK, Isuzu has displayed to the world what they can do to the Isuzu D-Max if they turned it up to eleven in terms of being capable both in off-road scenarios or just being plain comfortable.
The one fact about the Isuzu D-Max XTR 2019 that we must get out of the way first is that the one being displayed at the 2019 CVS is still a prototype. However, Isuzu has said that a production version of the XTR will come shortly for the European market with a price of 34,000 British Pounds making the Isuzu new truck much cheaper than the Ford Raptor at least in the UK auto market.
The D-Max XTR features very cool exterior parts that make the truck tougher looking than ever
Well, for one thing, the XTR gets a different suspension, a different body kit, and many new and improved onboard stuff, especially with the truck’s interior. What’s really striking, appearance-wise is the XTR’s mask-like front bumper guard which will definitely remind you of a fictional character whose main shtick is brute force.
To the side, the new truck is also clad with very beefy fender flares which could definitely look like they could take a hit. Aside from that, the D-Max XTR is also equipped with side steps, black door handles, darker mirror covers tinted windows, and four huge Pirelli Scorpion all-terrain tires.
Show here are the XTR's beefy wheels, tires, and front bumpers. Note the green brake caliper
Lastly, and aside from functional additions, the XTR also has splashed here and there of additional styles like those found on the fender flares and the green colored brake calipers. Overall, these enhancements give the special Isuzu D-Max an aggressive, tough appearance that is backed up by several off-road parts that Isuzu has given the vehicle.
What makes the D-MAX XTR really capable off-road, aside from the massive Pirelli Scorpions we already mention is a set of Pedders suspension which is raised to give the XTR and impressive ground clearance of 250 mm.
This suspension set-up will then work in conjunction with the D-Max’s already powerful stock, 3.0-liter diesel engine which can produce up to 175 hp and 380 Nm of torque mated to a 4x4 automatic transmission at least with the unit on display at the 2019 CVS.
Isuzu D-Max XTR 2019 can produce up to 175 hp and 380 Nm of torque
While evidently a vehicle made for the rough and tumble of off-roading, Isuzu has tuned the D-Max XTR to be also capable of giving a comfortable, quiet ride on the highway.
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While XTR definitely looks like it could chew nails, the interior of the vehicle just like its regular versions are comfortable and roomy. The seats of the XTR are covered in an exquisite combination of black leather and suede and is contrasted by green stitching.
The Isuzu D-Max XTR also has the creature comforts one would expect from a modern vehicle like air conditioning, heated seats, a reversing camera, Bluetooth and USB connectivity and of course numerous XTR badging.
The seats are covered in luxurious leather with green stitching. Very cool!
As of now, the Isuzu D-Max XTR 2019 is a UK exclusive version of the Isuzu pick-up truck which William Brown, Isuzu Uk’s managing director says to be a “unique and sophisticated truck with off-road 4x4 capability”. He also says that will definitely fill the gap in the Isuzu truck line-up.