Isuzu reveals 2024 D-Max refresh in The Land of Smiles
Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) is set to reveal a special edition model of the D-Max, which will feature styling elements and exterior equipment that appear to have been inspired by past iterations of the X-Series and Boondock editions of the previous generation pickup truck.
Over in Thailand however, Isuzu has just revealed the facelifted 2024 D-Max. Featuring a redesigned exterior and a mildly revised interior, the updated pickup truck gets a meaner look along with more standard & upgraded features over the pre-facelift version.
Beginning with the most obvious changes first, the 2024 D-Max gets a restyled front fascia that sees the pickup get a larger mesh-type grille along with restyled grille bar accents. Also changed are the LED headlights and LED daytime running lights which now look more prominent than ever. Then there’s the front bumper which has also been revised by Isuzu for its latest refresh.
Other key changes made on the 2024 D-Max include more aggressive LED taillights, a new rear cover for the tailgate, more rugged-looking 18-inch alloy wheels, and a new orange color called Namibu Orange Mica. Size-wise, the width and height of the 2024 D-Max remains the same at 1870 and 1810mm, respectively. It is however longer than before as it now measures 5280mm which gives it an extra 15mm of length.
Over to the interior and some might say it still looks relatively the same. However, one will immediately notice the fully digital instrument panel in front of the driver. It replaces the traditional dual gauges with a new 7-inch multi-info display that can show a wide array of menus and notifications. There are also new colors and materials present inside the 2024 D-Max to keep it fresh and up-to-date which include a dark brown leather upholstery.
On high-grade versions, the 2024 D-Max is now available with steering wheel paddle shifters and a display system that can show climbing & turning angles. In addition, the pickup gets a Rough Terrain Mode system which automatically adjusts power distribution while off the beaten path for better traction, along with a rear-differential lock which customers in the Philippines have been missing out on.
Under the hood, the 3.0-liter 4JJ3-TCX turbo-diesel engine has been carried over and continues to crank out 190 PS and 450 Nm of torque. Depending on the variant, it can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. As before, there’s the option of RWD and part-time 4WD.
Also carried over from the pre-facelift model is the 1.9-liter RZ4E turbo-diesel inline-four which still makes 150 PS and 350 Nm of torque. Like the 3.0-liter engine, the RZ4E is also available with either a 6-speed automatic or manual gearbox but does not get the 4WD option.
With the 2024 Isuzu D-Max already in Thailand, we won’t be surprised if it will be making its way to other markets like the Philippines soon. Heck, it could make its official debut sometime in Q1 of 2024 if our hunch is right.