Car shows could soon present the new 2019 Isuzu D-max truck. This pickup is very popular in Europe, Asia, and South America. However, the breakthrough to North America is not in plans for now. Full-size models Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 are more popular there. However, bosses in Isuzu doubt they can compete with likes of Ford Ranger, GMC Canyon, and Toyota Tacoma as well.
The new 2019 D-max pickup will be richly equipped. The vehicle gets energy from a powerful, but economical 1.9-liters Ddi Euro 6 drivetrain. This is a completely new-generation engine. The company will present the truck in detail in the second part of 2018. With plenty of additions, the D-Max will be more luxurious. However, its base models will be affordable. The price of this model is its main strength and reason why it is so popular in markets such as Europe and South America.
2019 Isuzu D-max competition
The major competitor of the 2019 Isuzu D-max will be Ford Ranger. Although this truck returns to the US, a worldwide edition will be different. These two pickups are battling for a while for more buyers. Ford is not offering the same truck in the US and the rest of the world since buyers in Europe, Asia, and South America are looking for the more fuel-friendly and less expensive models. Toyota Tacoma is another competitor, but it is more popular in Australia and Japan. Volkswagen Amarok is another alternative, but this truck is not available worldwide.
2019 Isuzu D-max Urban Monster
Probably the most interesting model in 2019 Isuzu D-max lineup will be Urban Monster version. It offers a 2-inch lift kit for extreme off-road driving. It also comes with the high-end Quasar package. Part of it is extremely rich accessories, which will be especially appreciated by hunters and fans of off-road adventures. Among other things, D-max truck Urban Monster brings a winch, roll-bar, and a snorkel, as optional features.
2019 Isuzu D-max dimensions
For potential customers, the size of the box is sometimes crucial. The 2019 Isuzu D-max Single Cab Euro 5b version with a 4WD drive has a 2.3-meter long bed. It is close to 7.5 ft. It is good for 1130 kg of load (2,500 pounds) and the truck’s towing capacity will be 3,500 kg (7,700 lbs).
2019 Isuzu D-max prices
Depending on a trim level, the 2019 Isuzu D-max will start from 20,000 euro in Europe, 32,000 AUD, or $25,000. It is pretty affordable. However, this truck also offers special packages and additions, raising the price of the final product. At the far end, we have an Urban Monster with a price tag over $50,000. D-max pickup with Planet package costs $31,000 or 25,000 euro. Solar Plus is another trim level with cost of 27,500 euro.
2019 Isuzu D-max specs
A 1.9-liter ddi engine can produce up to 161 hp and 360 Nm of torque. It is equivalent to 265 lb-ft in US units. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, as well as 4×2 drive configuration. Buyers can upgrade 2019 Isuzu D-max with automatic gearbox and 4×4 system for better traction and balance. Combined fuel consumption will be better than current truck returns. At this moment, with proper maintenance, the D-max can go 35 mpg. The next edition of the truck will add at least 1 or 2 mpg in the combined drive.
The 2019 Isuzu D-max will be available worldwide at some point next year. We can guess that the company is going to launch it somewhere in Europe since it is the main market. Nevertheless, fans around the world have no reason to worry about. The truck will be available for purchase soon after the debut. We could see the new D-max even in the final quarter of 2018.