Looking to get a hold of Isuzu's latest special edition D-Max? Now you can after Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) officially launched the all-new D-Max Boondock, along with its pricing.
Taller, bolder and available in two variants, the Boondock gets a plethora of exterior upgrades over the standard offering, and is powered by Isuzu's 3.0-liter BluePower turbo-diesel engine.
Those that prefer to row their own while driving the D-Max Boondock can get it for Php 1,390,000. Meanwhile, the automatic version retails for Php 1,455,000. The former is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission while the latter is fitted with a six-speed automatic with manual select.
On to the D-Max Boondock itself, the special edition pickup truck features a distinct exterior makeover. Beginning with the front fascia, it gets a special front grill that comes with a blue-painted trim. It also gets a pair of bespoke side steps that come with the 'Boondock' lettering, as well as a tailgate decal that bears the pickup's special namesake. Other new features placed on the D-Max include roof rails, rocker panels, over fenders, cargo extender, and a bedliner.
As we mentioned earlier, the D-Max Boondock is taller than its stablemates thanks to new set of alloy wheels and uprated suspension system. Placed on all four corners are monotube, nitrogen charged dampers that lift the truck's ride height. It is then complemented by a set of 17-inch black alloy wheels wrapped in 265/70/R17 all-terrain rubber.
With these upgrades, the D-Max Boondock stands at 1900mm tall, 105mm taller than stock. In addition, it also receives an improved ground clearance of 247mm, 12mm higher than the standard pickup truck.
Inside, the special edition ute relatively remains the same. The only difference it gets comes courtesy of a new contrast stitching on the leather upholstery. Beyond that, the D-Max still comes with the following features: 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with navigation, Bluetooth, USB, and Aux, automatic climate control, engine start/stop button, and three USB charging ports.
Powering the D-Max Boondock is the 3.0-liter 4JJ1-TCX turbo-diesel engine with BluePower technology. It produces 177 PS at 3600 rpm along with 380 Nm of torque at 1800 – 2800 rpm. The Boondock is only available as a 4x2 but can come with either a manual or automatic gearbox.
Only two shades of exterior finish are available for the 2019 D-Max Boondock, Cosmic Black and Galena Gray.