MIRI: The authorised dealer of Isuzu range of vehicles, KM Mobil Sdn Bhd yesterday launched the new second generation Isuzu D-Max that features significant improvements over its predecessor.
Ready to take the local double-cab truck market by storm, this new ‘rebirth’ of the D-Max is not a facelift, but rather a whole new vehicle sitting on an all-new platform boasting new design and engine that gives superior fuel efficiency.
Breaking away from its predecessor, this second generation D-Max packs more horsepower albeit having the same engine displacement; primarily for demanding drivers who desire a machine that is able to take on any rough terrain and rural road.
Its new 2.5-litre Super Commonrail Variable Geometry System (VGS) turbo engine now offers an increase in power and torque, with the figures rising to 100kw at 3600rpm, instead of 85kw for the its predecessor, and 320Nm of torque at 1,800-2,200rpm, instead of 280Nm.
In terms of safety and durability, the new D-Max has the biggest and thickest chassis in its class of double cabin vehicles. It is also equipped with dual airbags and ABS brakes with EBD, stability and traction control systems.
“We expect sales of this new D-Max to double from the previous model, and we have 100 per cent confidence of this because it is really a nice car,” said KM Mobil managing director Tan Kim Hoon in response to a question on his expectation on the popularity of the new vehicle.
He said the new D-Max is more comfortable to drive, smoother than before, which is a result of its new suspension system.
As at yesterday, May 18, KM Mobil had already secured 25 bookings for this new vehicle, according to Tan.
The new Isuzu D-Max is available in four colours, Phoenix Red Mica, Phantom Grey Mica, Stallion Black Metallic and Titanium Silver Metallic.
On the road prices are between RM72,000 and RM102,000, depending on the variants and accessories.
Further information can be obtained from KM Mobil at 085-663355 or visit its showroom at Saberkas Commercial Centre, Miri.