The Ute was introduced not too long ago and it has been moving steadily up the ladder and grabbing market share along the way. Seriously, even if that is so, it seemed that Isuzu might have quite a long throw to go if they are to continue their fine run, otherwise the other brands will surely surpass them. If you walk into any Isuzu showroom in Malaysia, chances are you will see lots of lorries and trucks as well as the one and only different car, the D-Max.
The D-Max really is actually formerly the Rodeo under the Holden badge and it is pretty much the same styled version these days. So if you had previously liked the Rodeo, then the Ute is surely your cup of tea. There are a few variants sold here in Malaysia where the lowest range is sold for RM71,539 while the top of the range will put you off by RM95,538. Of course, the difference here are in its specifications where the lower range comes with the 2.5 liter 4×2 manual transmission gearbox while a 3.0 liter 4×4 automatic engine gets you up in the top range.
If there is one word you can use to depict Isuzu cars, it would be durability but if it is accessories you are looking for, then you might appreciate the standard features here like its trip computer, power windows and mirrors, and CD/MP3 players and such. This time around, Isuzu is focusing more on fuel efficiency and reliability although the design might seemed a little dull. If you go for the Plus version, then you get the DVD player which is mated with a navigation system in its double din player.
The car is produced and assembled in Thailand where it now comes with a new grille design and some totally new refreshing outlook. There are 2 colours for you to choose from known as Galaxy Grey Metallic and Inferno Red Mica. It also comes with 16 inch alloy rims and LED third brake lights while dual airbags are fitted in the front.