Isuzu UK has announced prices and specifications for the new D-Max pick-up, its replacement for the Rodeo, supplies of which have been run out.
The vehicle will be shown at next month’s Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham’s NEC, ahead of its launch in showrooms in June 2012.
Isuzu dealers have told AM that Isuzu originally planned to launch the vehicle sooner, and completed the run-out of Rodeo stocks accordingly, so the delayed launch has left the network with little new stock until D-Max's arrival.
The D-Max range, priced from £14,499+VAT, will be available with four specification levels – an entry model, Eiger, Yukon and Utah.
For the first time for Isuzu UK the range includes an extended cab body configuration – featuring rear-opening side-access panels – joining the single and double cab variants.
Under the bonnet is a 2.5-litre turbodiesel generating 160bhp, and drivers are able to transfer between 2WD and 4WD modes with travelling at up to 60mph.
The D-Max has a three-tonne braked towing capacity and a payload capacity of 1,000kg.
Isuzu UK expects its all-new pick-up to build on the remarkable success of its predecessor, the Rodeo. Consistent year-on-year sales growth throughout its lifecycle peaked in 2011 with 2,431 units registered, a performance which saw the UK become Isuzu’s biggest European market for the first time.
William Brown, General Manager of Isuzu UK, said: “With the support and dedication of the expanding Isuzu UK dealer network, which excels in sales, customer relationship management and aftersales service, I am confident that the all-new Isuzu D-Max will continue to grow the brand’s sales and its enviable reputation.”