Isuzu’s new D-MAX X-Series variant comes with added equipment, Under Armour gear

©Patrick Everett Tadeo for Carmudi Philippines

©Patrick Everett Tadeo for Carmudi Philippines

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has launched a new D-MAX variant that it promises will “become the next vehicle sensation” as it becomes even more appealing to the market.

“There is no denying that the Isuzu D-MAX is an ideal vehicle for leisure activities and is also a highly capable workhorse,” said IPC President Hajime Koso. “With the arrival of the new Isuzu D-MAX X-Series, the model now addresses the lifestyle mobility requirement of active and urbane families too. So now, no other pickup truck available in the local market can offer the combination of utility, reliability, versatility and high style that the D-MAX X-Series does.”

Fitted with substantial equipment upgrades to make it the perfect lifestyle vehicle for young and dynamic families, the new Isuzu D-MAX X-Series comes with a gun-metallic grille that’s highlighted by a bold, red Isuzu badge and a functional front skirt accented by red striping up front. The aerodynamic package continues on the side with a side skirt that’s mounted at the bottom edge of the pickup truck’s bed and a cargo spoiler/rollbar that’s fitted on the bed and immediately behind the cabin. The X-Series’ exterior upgrade is completed by the newly-designed, two-tone 18-inch wheels which further accentuate the variant’s sporty character.

The D-Max X-Series’ upgrade continues in the cabin with the faux aluminum sill plates, red stitching on the black leather seats, X-Series badges on the front seats, and piano black trim on various surfaces.

Propelling the Isuzu D-Max X-Series forward is the 3.0-liter 4JJI-TC inline-four, common rail direct injection diesel engine with variable geometry system turbocharger and intercooler which produces 161hp and 380Nm of torque through either a five-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic with sequential shift gearbox.

To further complement the lifestyle factor of the D-MAX X-Series, IPC partnered with Under Armour for 2017 to give buyers of the newest Isuzu D-MAX variant a selection of products  they can choose from from the sports performance brand.

“Aside from its already sporty looks, Isuzu collaborated with Under Armour to create a special X-Series collection sports apparel and items which are ideal for those buying this limited edition D-MAX variant, Koso added. “We picked this brand because it embodies the same characteristic of the X-Series which is tough and active.”

The Isuzu D-MAX X-Series is available in either Splash White, Venetian Red, or Cosmic Black at P1.26 million for the manual and P1.33 million for the automatic.