The current-generation Isuzu D-Max has been around since 2012 and was introduced in the local market in late 2013. That means the pick-up is now at seven years old already and, throughout the years, it has received several updates. This time around, it looks like Isuzu will soon be unveiling a new one soon.

Spied in the snowy regions of Europe, the 2020 Isuzu D-Max was caught undergoing extreme weather testing. Still wearing heavy camouflage, there are some cues showing that it could be either an all-new model or a heavy facelift like the 2019 Mitsubishi Strada/Triton.

At the front, the nose appears to be flatter, and more upright than the current iteration. It also appears that it will have a bigger grill and a more substantial-looking front apron. Headlights on the other hand look slimmer than the D-Max of the present. However, it does still follow the U-shaped LED daytime running light pattern. This does suggest that the changes will be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary.

Facelift or all-new? 2020 Isuzu D-Max spied image

There are more supporting details when viewed from the side. The doors for instance appear slightly larger than before, suggesting a growth in dimensions. Of interest are the rear doors which now have a bit more angles than before. Also, the bed seems taller than the second-generation D-Max. Another thing worth noting is the location of the fuel door, which is set lower. As for the rear, the tail lights don’t look that different from the present D-Max, but that could change once the production pickup is fully revealed. 

This is the first time the 2020 D-Max was spied so spec information is unavailable. However, it is possible that the engine range could be carried over from the present D-Max. The 1.9-liter BluePower turbodiesel is a new engine so it’s unlikely that it will be replaced. The 3.0-liter on the other hand could get a power upgrade, but nothing is set in stone at the time of writing.

Source: Headlightmag