We're just a week away from the world debut of the 2020 Isuzu D-Max. Set to be launched on October 11, Isuzu has given the world the very first look at their all-new pickup. This is perhaps the one of the most important, if not, the most important vehicle Isuzu will be putting out.
In the teaser video, we see the pickup with a much bolder, more imposing front end. The headlights are slimmer than before with its LED daytime running lights reminding us of current Audis. But while the headlights have been given a more streamlined look, the grill looks massive. It practically dominates the front of the truck, spanning from the edge of the hood, all the way to the bottom. The fog light and turn signal housings are also an interesting touch.
Not only that, there's even a glimpse of the interior. By the looks of it, the entire center stack will be totally different from the one we have now with its air-conditioning vents now flanking the infotainment screen. Speaking of infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay makes a brief appearance in the video.
Then there's gear selector for the automatic model. It looks more upmarket than before with its gloss-finished top part and leather shift boot. The climate control panel has also been changed dramatically. Gone is the circular design and in its place are what look like toggle switches to control the air-conditioning.
As for the engine, Isuzu hasn't mentioned anything about it just yet. However, the teaser video does hint that there might be a new mill powering the next-generation pickup. Could it be a larger version of the RZ4E mill or will it be yet another substantial update of the tried and tested 4JJ1? We'll just have to wait for the next seven days to get an answer.