SPY shots of a 2020 Isuzu D-Max Space Cab surfaced last week.
Appearing on US automotive website www.carscoops.com, the two-door, camo-clad prototype was caught testing in Europe, with the spy shots indicating tweaks to the vehicle’s body around the rear side windows and potentially the extended tub, as well as subtle changes fore and aft.
Despite extensive black tape disguising the key changes, there appears to be a bigger grille, modified head- and tail-lights, and a bolder front fascia. Apart from this, however, changes appear slight compared to the current model that’s available locally.
The local D-Max is currently in its second generation, with the MY19 model receiving a tinkering earlier this year with a few cosmetic enhancements including the addition of Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) sidesteps.
Tow Test 2019: Isuzu D-Max
The D-Max is currently offered with Isuzu’s trusty 130kW/430Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, which runs through a six-speed auto or six-speed manual transmission. Isuzu UTE Australia will no doubt be keen for this relatively large-capacity four-cylinder engine to carry over into the next generation as it gives a point of difference compared with many of the smaller-capacity offerings in the 4x4 ute segment.
As expected, Isuzu UTE Australia remained tight-lipped when asked about the pictured test mule, with the company not providing any comment on its relevancy to the local market.