Wednesday, March 20

Isuzu D-Max X-Series launched in Sabah


Chok (left) and Kenkichi with the new limited edition Isuzu D-Max X-Series.

KOTA KINABALU: Universal Motors Sdn Bhd, a Sabah-based Isuzu authorized dealer launched its limited edition Isuzu D-Max X-Series at its showroom yesterday.

The urban sports concept pick-up truck was unveiled by Universal Motors managing director Chok Yun Kiong and Isuzu Malaysia Sdn Bhd general manager Kenkichi Sogo.

“Since the tax holiday with zero-rated GST started, demand for Isuzu D-Max especially has increased tremendously due to the fact that the pick-up is priced six per cent lower, a significant reduction,” Chok told reporters when met at the event yesterday.

“The consumers should take advantage of the situation to book one today, seeing the X-Series is only produced in a limited number,” he added.

The price of this limited edition Isuzu D-Max X-Series is RM121,000 for 2.5L and RM127,000 for 3.0L off the road without insurance (Sabah price).

It is available in two colours; Silky Pearl White and Stallion Black Metallic. Every purchase of the X-Series comes with a premium pack consisting of exclusive X-Series sling bag, tumbler, key chain and Touch N Go card.

“The key exterior upgrades include an athletic front skirting with a dual tone of red highlight that gives a much bolder appearance,” Chok said.

He explained that the sporty rear skirting was designed together with the aero sport bars to further enhance its metropolitan energetic look.

Other exterior accessories package for this limited edition version includes the exclusive red Isuzu logo badge at the car rear tailgate with X-Series emblem.

At the front, the changes include a grey coloured front grille with red Isuzu logo which enhances its sporty charm.

“The signature identity for this limited edition, Isuzu D-Max X-Series, is its body decal which cannot be found on their standard variant. A sporty stripe design has been added to its bonnet surface as well as at the tailgate,” he said.

Owners of this Isuzu D-Max X-Series will get to enjoy the welcome light which comes as a standard feature for this limited edition variant.

The welcome light will come on upon unlocking the car. A white spotlight will be activated and projected onto the ground for 30 seconds.

Chok further explained that the Isuzu D-Max X-Series also offers extended standard accessories including features like 360 Around View Moniter (AVM) system, built in in-car electronic tag and honeycomb shape stitched leather car sear.

The AVM is a new feature that makes use of four exterior cameras in order to have a bird’s eye view for increased safety.

This bird’s eye view cameras help the driver to see objects surrounding the vehicle, especially the presence of short objects that may not be visible from the driver’s seat otherwise.

The other prominent changes for this limited edition are the red colour LED interior accent light and LED illuminator rocker plate.

These functions heighten the premium feel for both the driver and the passengers. The red light will toggle automatically as the door is unlocked and opened. It also helps in improving visibility inside the cabin in dark conditions.