IN PREPARATION for the imminent arrival of the all-new D-MAX, here's a rundown of everything we've learned so far about the truck-tough ute.
10 FACTS: You might not know about the 2020 D-MAX
While official specs and pricing information won't be available until next Thursday, August 13, there's been a trail of info as well as a few video and pics in the build-up to the reveal (see below).
The all-new 2020 D-MAX represents the first major change since the second-gen debuted eight years ago in 2012 - including updates in 2015 and 2017.
The 2020 model - already on sale in overseas markets - will get an updated version of the venerable 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine of Isuzu Truck origins, and it will be available in both automatic or manual transmissions. Whether we get the 1.9-litre twin-turbo-diesel engine used in other global markets is yet to be confirmed.
ON-PAPER COMPARO: 2020 D-MAX vs 2020 Ranger
ON-PAPER COMPARO: 2020 D-MAX vs 2021 Hilux
Plus, for the first time in a D-MAX - and to appease those crying out for one - it will be offered with an electromagnetic rear differential lock. The new D-MAX is expected to have a wading depth of 800mm.
Clearly, judging by overseas models (video below) and the sneak-peak video (above) released by IUA, Isuzu's design team has radically redesigned the profile and silhouette of the new model.
“The D-MAX’s design is so distinctively new that it’s over and above the conventional pick-up trucks, transforming it into a whole new pick-up," said Isuzu Japan, via a press statement back in October 2019.
The cabin has also been updated with a nine-inch digital display and a redesigned cockpit that is, according to Isuzu, “designed to enfold the driver and passenger as if they were in a cockpit of an airplane”.
4X4 SALES BY THE NUMBERS: JULY 2020
Full details, specifications and pricing will officially be revealed on Thursday, August 13, 2020, so ensure you check-in to get all the official information when it drops.
The 2020 D-MAX goes on sale from September 1, 2020.