2024 Isuzu D-Max X-Series now in Thailand, could it return to PH?
It's been 7 years since Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) offered an X-Series version of the D-Max. Instead, the automaker offered a new version of the “Boondock” edition several years ago along with the D-Max Limited which they launched late last year.
With IPC seemingly moving on from the X-Series, perhaps we have seen the last of the X-themed D-Max. Over in Thailand, however, the special edition pickup is alive and well after Isuzu revealed the 2024 D-Max X-Series.
Based on the 2024 refreshed version of the D-Max launched late last year, the new X-Series gets plenty of exterior eye candy. First up is a new three-dimensional grille painted in black along with Garnet Red. There is also a pair of stripes on the tailgate which appears to be a callback to previous iterations of the X-Series, integrated bumper skirts, and new 18-inch alloy wheels finished in gloss black with red highlights.
While the new D-Max X-Series may only be available in Dolomite White Pearl, Isuzu is also offering a darker shade called Bavarian Black Mica.
Hop inside and the cabin of the D-Max X-Series embraces the dark side of things. It gets a predominantly black cabin but is spruced up with several highlights of red. From the black leather seats with red contrast stitching to the red stitches on the gear selector boot, as well as the clever use of the letter X on the dashboard and seats, Isuzu wasted no time giving the pickup a more sinister appearance. Heck, even the leather seats also come with the distinct “X” logo for all to see.
To further complement the use of black and red colors inside the D-Max X-Series, the digital instrument cluster also comes with a sporty red hue. On the technology side, Isuzu equipped the pickup truck with a new touchscreen infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity and paddle shifters exclusive only to the automatic variant.
Under the hood, the 2024 D-Max X-Series is only available with the 1.9-liter RZ4E turbo-diesel engine that makes 150 PS along with 350 Nm of torque. It can then be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Like the previous iterations, the X-Series pickup is only available in 4x2.
With the 2024 Isuzu D-Max not yet available in the Philippines, we're hoping that Isuzu Philippines Corporation brings it here soon along with the limited edition X-Series models making a return. Fingers crossed that will happen sooner rather than later.