Isuzu loyalists are definitely eagerly waiting for the new generation pick-up: the Isuzu D-Max.
But if there's one variant of the Isuzu D-Max that some eagerly wait to get a hold of, it's the X-Series. Essentially a sportier version of the pick-up truck, the X-Series combines utility with aggressive styling with its flashy upgrades and distinct color combinations.
For the new generation model (that we still don't have in our market) Isuzu continues that tradition with the launch of the all-new D-Max Series. First making its world debut in Thailand, the 2021 D-Max X-Series is only available in two colors, Bavarian Black Mica and Pearl White Everest. But despite only having two hues, the X-Series features a many red, black, and gray accents.
For starters, it has a glossy black front grille and a red Isuzu emblem that gives the pick-up a sportier look. It also has a new front spoiler with silver trim, color keyed integrated bumpers, X-Series decals on the front fenders and tailgate, new one-piece side steps, a body-colored sports bar, a distinct X-Series sticker that runs the entire length of the pick-up, and 18-inch alloy wheels painted glossy black.
Over to the interior, and the D-Max X-Series gets black leather upholstery as standard, along with red contrast stitching. Piano black trim pieces, along with the red accents on the steering wheel, handbrake lever, and on the instrument panel, further highlight the D-Max X-Series' sportier nature. The headrests, on the other hand, come with a unique X-Series logo that reminds would-be owners they are in something a bit more special.
Under the hood, the 2021 D-Max X-Series is only available with one engine, the 1.9-liter RZ4E turbo-diesel. It continues to put out 150 PS at 3600 rpm, along with 350 Nm of torque at 1800 – 2600 rpm. Power is then sent to either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.
What are the chances the 2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Series will make its way to the Philippines? Well with Isuzu Philippines offering X-Series variants in the past, chances are the newest edition will also be offered after the new generation D-Max arrives. But until then, all we can do is patiently wait for its arrival.