According to the latest reports, 2017 Isuzu D-max will come with several changes, compared to current model. This excellent pickup is in its second generation. Original model was launched in 2002 and it was produced for full ten years. Finally, redesigned model came in 2012. Second generation in not expected to lasts so long, and it will probably come refreshed this year. It is still unknown what will this refresh bring. According to some reports, we will see some visual tweaks and several changes inside, while bigger changes in mechanics are not expected, according to those reports.
2017 Isuzu D-max changes
Current generation of this excellent pickup is in production for about four years, and according to some rumors, a mid-cycle refresh is expected at the end of this year, when 2017 Isuzu D-max will be launched. Just like original model, this one also shares many characteristics with Chevrolet Colorado. Both models ride on the same platform, while visual appearance is very similar. Main difference is at the front end, where D-max features a little bit more aggressive styling, with upswept headlight and more classic grille design. This is the area where most of visual changes should come. However, even front end of 2017 Isuzu D-max won’t be much changed. We will probably see only some smaller tweaks, while overall look will remain almost unchanged.
2017 Isuzu D-max interior
When it is about interior, plenty of elements are also shared with Colorado. Styling, dashboard, steering wheel, doors… all these features are the same. For this update, bigger interior changes aren’t expected. We will probably see only some new colors and maybe materials. Also, 2017 D-max could come with longer list of standard features.
2017 Isuzu D-max under the hood
Even it terms of powertrain, changes are not expected. There will be several diesel engines in offer for 2017 Isuzu D-max. The smallest one has displacement of 1.9 liters. A mid-range engine is 2.5 liter inline-four, which has the output of around 135 horses. Finally, there is a 3.0 liter V6, which has maximum output over 170 horses. When it is about transmission, we saw new 6-speed manual last year. Also, 2017 D-max will be available with 5-speed automatic.
2017 Isuzu D-max release date and price
The 2017 Isuzu D-max is expected to come late this year. Bigger changes in price are not expected, so expect that the base model will cost around 25.000 dollars.