Isuzu D-Max

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Isuzu D-Max
Production period: since 2002
Class : Utilities
Body versions : Pick up
Previous model: Isuzu Faster

The Isuzu D-Max is a pickup truck from the Japanese manufacturer Isuzu that has been offered since mid-2002 and is the successor to the Isuzu Faster . In Europe it replaced the Vauxhall Motors / Opel Campo, depending on the market . In Chile it is offered as the Chevrolet D-Max and in Colombia as the Chevrolet Dmax .

The vehicle is manufactured in Thailand by Thai Rung Union Car . There the vehicle has a share of 35% in the area of ​​so-called 1-ton pickups and is the second best-selling pickup after the Toyota Hilux .

First generation (2002–2012)

1st generation
Isuzu D-Max (2002-2006)

Isuzu D-Max (2002-2006)

Production period: 2002–2012
Body versions : Pick up
Engines: Diesel engines :
2.5-3.0 liters
(96-120 kW)
Length: 4910-5160 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 1720-1740 mm
Wheelbase : 3050 mm
Empty weight : 1690-1970 kg
Isuzu D-Max (2006-2012)

The first generation came on the market in mid-2002. Since autumn 2006 the D-Max has also been sold in Germany . The closed SUV version called Isuzu MU-7 has so far only been sold in Thailand.

In the People's Republic of China, the model was offered as a Gonow fan , but came from Japanese Isuzu production. For the Egyptian market, on the other hand, it was built by General Motors Egypt as the Chevrolet Crew Cab and Chevrolet T-series , which functioned as the successor to the discontinued Chevrolet T-series .

There were three versions of the D-Max: Single Cab, Space Cab and Double Cab. There was a choice of two engines: a 3.0 l diesel with 96 kW and 279 Nm of torque, a 2.5 l diesel with 100 kW (136 PS) and 280 Nm of torque and a 3.0-liter diesel with 120 kW (163 PS) and 360 Nm.

The D-Max was the fifth generation of Isuzu pickups since the first pickup was introduced in 1971.

Technical specifications

model 2.5 3.0
Number of cylinders 4th
Displacement (cm³) 2499 2999
Max. Power (kW / PS) 100/136 at 3600 120/163 at 3600
Max. Torque (Nm) 280 at 1800 360 at 1800 (333 at AT)
Top speed (km / h) 170 175
Gearbox (standard) 5-speed manual transmission 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic
Acceleration (0-100 km / h) 12.8 s 10.7 s
Combined consumption (l / 100 km) 7.4 [2WD] -8.1 [4WD] D 8.4 [4WD] D.
Tank capacity (l) 67

Second generation (since 2012)

2nd generation
Isuzu D-Max double cabin (2012-2017)

Isuzu D-Max double cabin (2012-2017)

Production period: since 2012
Body versions : Pick up
Engines: Diesel engines :
1.9-2.5 liters
(120 kW)
Length: 5090-5315 mm
Width: 1775-1860 mm
Height: 1685-1795 mm
Wheelbase : 3095 mm
Empty weight : 1820-2067 kg

In July 2012, Isuzu introduced the second D-Max generation, with the wheelbase now growing to 3095 mm and the overall length to 5295 mm. The D-Max is offered as a single, space and double cab. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder bi-turbo diesel engine with a maximum output of 120 kW (163 hp) provides the drive. The maximum torque of 400 Newton meters is between 1400 and 2000 revolutions. A 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission is available as a transmission.

In May 2017, a revised version of the D-Max came to the dealers. The 2.5-liter diesel engine has been replaced by an equally powerful 1.9-liter diesel engine that meets the Euro 6 emissions standard without urea injection . A 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission is available. In the ADAC EcoTest "The Clean Men 2017", the 1.9 liter Isuzu D-Max landed with 721 mg NOX per kilometer in last place of 108 models tested by the ADAC in 2017.

All four-wheel drive models from 2012 onwards have a trailer load of 3.5 tons and a payload of 1.2 tons.

Technical specifications

model 2.5 1.9
Construction period 07 / 2012–05 / 2017 since 05/2017
Number of cylinders 4th
Displacement (cm³) 2499 1898
Max. Power (kW / PS) 120/163 at 3600
Max. Torque (Nm) 400 at 1400-2000 360 at 2000-2600
Top speed (km / h) 180
Gearbox (standard) 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic
Acceleration (0-100 km / h) 11.4 s 12.0 s
Combined consumption (l / 100 km) 7.3-8.4D 6.2-7.8D
Tank capacity (l) 69 76

Individual evidence

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  2. Isuzu Germany wants to score with the D-Max ( Memento from December 2, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Facelift for the workhorse
  4. Jochen Wieler: ADAC Motor World 2/2018. 2018, p. 32
  5. ADAC EcoTest 2017: New cars really are that clean | ADAC - motorwelt

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