In line with international market and to make it more appealing and popular light commercial vehicle (LCD) than ever, Isuzu bakkie has changed its well-known KB name to D-Max, with high-specifications raising the bar in terms of luxury and quality.
D-MAX appear on the range-topping 3.0-Litre LX models, available in Single, Extended and Double Cab body designs.
Topping the D-MAX line-up is the updated, more capable and more luxurious 3.0-Litre LX, available in 4X2 or 4X4, and the choice of the all-new six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Isuzu Motors South Africa Executive Technical Services Dominic Rimmer said the six-speed manual and auto on all LX Models comprises 30 models for local [South Africa] and 13 generation for export markets.
“We introduce the all-new six-speed manual and automatic transmissions on the 3.0-Litre LX models that improve overall performance, efficiency and refinement when compared to the previous five-speed units, while building on Isuzu’s proven reputation for reliability and durability,” said Rimmer.
“We are proud to introduce enhanced Isuzu bakkie and to adopt the D-MAX name for the Isuzu bakkie portfolio, this aligns us to the brand identity of the broader company and ensures that our product naming conventions are consistent with the global approach,” added the carmaker’s Executive Officer Sales, Service and Marketing, Craig Uren
Over the past 40 years of local production spanning six generations, the Isuzu bakkie has been a key player in creating and fostering South Africa’s love affair with the versatile bakkie – both as a workhorse and, as an all-encompassing everyday leisure and lifestyle vehicle.
The D-MAX name originated in Thailand, with the ‘D’ referring to the 2000 model year Isuzu bakkie which boasted the flush “Dragon Eyes” headlamp design.
It also represents Isuzu’s proud legacy to produce diesel engines, the use of industry-defining direct injection, and ground-breaking design and durability.
D-Max signifies Isuzu’s maximum approach to design, size, comfort, technology, performance, safety, durability and line-up.
Isuzu Complete Care
Isuzu Complete Care comes standard with every new Isuzu D-MAX and embodies Isuzu’s unwavering commitment to after-sales service and customer satisfaction.
We sell all Isuzu D-MAX models as standard with a comprehensive five-year/120 000 km warranty and roadside help, and a five-year unlimited distance anti-corrosion warranty.
In addition, we include a five-year/90 000 km service plan in the purchase price, with service intervals scheduled every 15 000 km or annually, whichever comes first.
Through Isuzu Mobility, customers can extend the standard service plan up to a maximum of six years or 200 000 km.
Alternatively, customers can upgrade the service plan to a full maintenance plan that covers the vehicle for planned and unplanned maintenance up to six years/200 000 km.