Among pickup truck, the Isuzu D-Max is definitely a household name. For more than 15 years, this mid-size truck is present on the market and it offers excellent working characteristics, along with a high dose of reliability. The current generation is on the market since 2012 and latest reports suggest it will come completely redesigned for the next year, as 2020 Isuzu D-MAX. For this occasion, we expect to see lots of novelties. The new model will come with a completely new design that will improve not just working characteristics, but comfort and convenience as well.

Pros

  • Excellent working characteristics
  • Great predicted reliability
  • Lots of engine options

Cons

  • Rivals as comfort-oriented as most rivals
  • A gasoline engine would be a nice addition

Exterior

When it comes to the exterior design, the 2020 Isuzu D-MAX will bring lots of novelties. Like any other redesign, this one will also come with a  completely new platform. So far, the Japanese truck maker had a nice cooperation with General Motors, in sharing various design solutions. The new model will also have a bit of GM’s flavor, but the platform will be predominately developed by Isuzu. Expect to see some nice weight savings, as well as some practical solutions that would make this truck work even better. In terms of aesthetics, expect to see a completely new appearance, much more attractive than before.

Interior

So far, this truck has been considered primarily as a working machine. On one side, it featured undoubtedly amazing working driving characteristics, but its interior was rather simple, way too ordinary for today’s standards of the automotive industry. This will be different, starting from the next year. according to our reliable source, the new generation of the truck will come with significant improvement of the interior in terms of style. Also, expect to see lots of soft-touch surfaces on the dashboard. Finally, we could finally see some advanced tech features in terms of driver-assist and safety systems. Expect even things like adaptive cruise control and smartphone integration.

Engines

Under the hood, the 2020 Isuzu D-MAX should continue with familiar units in the offer. The current model is available with a variety of engines, which isn’t strange at all, considering its availability all around the world. One of the engines that will definitely carry on is a 2.5-liter twin-turbo with around 165 horsepower, which was so far available exclusively on the European market. Another engine that should carry on is a 3.0-liter, which is good for about 160 hp. Few more engines are in the game, and each one will probably come with a couple of tweaks that will improve their efficiency and provide a little bit more power.

2020 Isuzu D-MAX Release Date and Price

The 2020 Isuzu D-MAX should hit the market sometime in the second half of year. When it comes to the price, the base model will on most markets go somewhere around $25,000. Another notable thing to mention is that the new-generation Mazda BT-50 will be based on this model.