Sheaf Motors, a used 4x4 SUVs, vans and commercial vehicle specialist, has added the Isuzu franchise to its business in Dronfield, north Derbyshire.
Malcolm Mason, Sheaf Motors sales manager, said: “Isuzu is an interesting new prospect for our current and potential customers.
“For example, many of the farmers and estate keepers living in or near the Peak District National Park need a robust and capable 4x4 that offers excellent load-carrying capabilities. The new D-Max, with its three-tonne towing capacities, means we’ll have the perfect vehicle to meet these needs.”
William Brown, general manager of Isuzu UK, said: “Sheaf Motors joins the Isuzu network at a very exciting time for our brand.
“The Rodeo pick-up has delivered impressive year-on-year sales growth and has cemented Isuzu’s reputation as a supplier of dependable and rugged pick-ups.
“From June, the new D-Max will feature significant improvements in refinement, performance and efficiency. Sheaf Motors is ideally placed to capitalise on this new product launch in this important location for Isuzu.”
The D-Max will be available in three body styles – single, extended and double cab – with prices starting from £14,499 (CVOTR) for the entry-level single cab 4x2, rising to £21,499 (CVOTR) for the top-of-the-range Utah double cab 4x4 automatic.
The Isuzu D-Max is fitted with a re-engineered, 2.5-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, producing 162bhp and 400 Nm of torque, available with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.