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The Award Winning Isuzu D-Max
Isuzu only make commercial vehicles. Their focus is the Isuzu D-Max. A range of pick-ups that are tough, strong and built to go the distance. It’s a single minded specialism that means they make outstanding vehicles that are truly fit for purpose, that’s why they are called the pick-up professionals.
Designed to tackle the working day, the turbo diesel 1.9 litre engine pushes through the stigma of the ‘smaller engine pick-up’ and stands out from the crowd, proving to the be the most economical yet powerful engine for Isuzu ever by delivering an impressive 164PS and 360Nm. Powering the entire Isuzu D-Max range and also Euro 6 compliant - without the need for AdBlue, customers can benefit in so many ways, including:
- Working vehicles use more AdBlue than standard use vehicles so topping up can be frequent and costly
- If you ignore the warnings, your vehicle may not even start if AdBlue runs out
- Mis-fuelling and adding AdBlue to the wrong tank can cause expensive repairs
- It isn’t advisable to store it in your vehicle as leaks can damage the interior
- AdBlue is non-toxic but it is corrosive so can irritate your skin, eyes and lungs
- AdBlue can damage your paintwork if spills aren’t removed immediately
- The AA deal with over 1,000 AdBlue related breakdowns each month
When the job gets tough you need a true workhorse to rely on and with Isuzu D-Max’s rugged, efficient and powerful engine you won’t have any trouble. The Isuzu D-Max offers exactly what you need - capable of over 40.4MPG combined and CO2 emissions of 163g/km (on all manual models). It’s the low running costs you expect from a working vehicle and the Isuzu D-Max provides it all.
Outshining the competitors with the large engines such as the 3.2 litre Ford Ranger Wildtrak and the 3.0 lite Volkswagen Amarok, the Isuzu D-Max is not restricted by the 2.040kg unladen weight classification for dual purposes vehicles. Therefore, these vehicles are no longer covered by passenger car speed limits, meaning they should not travel faster than 60mph on a dual carriageway. With an unladen weight of 1,949kg the Isuzu D-Max Double Cab offers all the power and capabilities of a multi-purpose vehicle, without any restrictions.
For complete peace of mind, all new Isuzu D-Max models retain the 5 year/125,000 mile warranty and 5 year roadside assistance across UK and Europe, the Isuzu D-Max proves it’s truly built by professionals for the professionals who use it. Off-road, the Isuzu D-Max performs better than ever with a switchable 4 x 4 system, Electronic Stability Control and a Traction Control System with ABS. Coupled with the superior capacity to tow 3.5 tonnes and a 1.1 tonne payload on all Double Cabs, the award winning Isuzu D-Max is made to work. Not only is the Isuzu D-Max the perfect off-road pick-up, due to reduced unladen and 3.5 tonne gross vehicle weight all Isuzu D-Max vehicles (before 2002) are LEZ compliant. Plus, also meets emission standards required for the Ultra Emission Zone (ULEZ).
The Isuzu D-Max range features a variety of hardworking vehicles that’ll never no to challenge. Starting with the Isuzu D-Max Utility – the ultimate working vehicle – to the Blade – the premium choice for every reason. Each carefully crafted to offer incredible capability, reliability and choice – a collection of no-compromise pick-ups for work and for life.
The entry-level Isuzu D-Max Utility, priced from £16,909 (CVOTR) comes equipped with LED daytime running lights, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, Bluetooth® connectivity, power windows and air conditioning.
Eiger Double Cab from £22,009 (CVOTR) adds a reversing camera, 16” alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers, audio system with CD player and 6 speakers.
Yukon from £22,009 (CVOTR) included 18” alloy wheels, silver side steps, new 7” multi-function touchscreen, LED rear lights, Cruise Control, rear load liner and a leather steering wheel.
Utah from £25,709 (CVOTR) takes comfort up a notch with keyless entry with push button start, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, satellite navigation, DAB digital radio, roof bars, leather upholstery with heated front seats, rear parking sensors and automatic air conditioning.
The range topping Blade from £28,809 (CVOTR) is loaded with luxurious extras such as tinted windows, 9” multi-function touchscreen, remote locking lower tailgate, Blade puddle lamps, front and rear parking sensors and an option of a colour-coded Aeroklas canopy or sports bar with roller cover.
The winner of numerous accolades awarded by What Van? Trade Van Driver, Professional pickup & 4x4, Commercial Fleet Awards, Pickup & 4x4 Pro and many more. Praised for both style and substance, it is clear that the award winning Isuzu D-Max is the ultimate all-rounder.
The perfect vehicle for your business
We understand that being in business is time consuming, so at Isuzu we make running your company pick-up or vehicle fleet as hassle free as possible. Whether you are a fleet decision maker or trying to choose your next company vehicle, our professional and highly experienced members not only understand just how pressurised and demanding your job is, but also have the skills to help in every fleet-related area.
- Pre-sale advice including access to demonstrators
- The sale process itself including funding options, tax implications and whole life costs
- Aftersales care including scheduled maintenance and prompt availability of parts and accessories
Our Isuzu Fleet Services Charter provides fleet drivers assurance of excellent service throughout the ownership experience on what can be expected during a service, unlikely vehicle breakdown. We understand that fleet customers procure and manage their fleet differently and usually cover a large geographical area, therefore we are committed to delivering a consistent and measurable aftersales service throughout the UK with a wide range of UK Isuzu dealers.
For more information about the Isuzu D-Max range and the incredible capabilities it offers or Isuzu fleet, visit our website.