We are getting another refresh, this time around it is the 2023 Isuzu D-Max. For the upcoming redesign, Isuzu gave the D-Max a brand new architecture. Reviews from people have claimed that the Isuzu D-Max is one of the most stylish and fashionable pickups on the market.
Although the main portion of redesign changes is visible in the cabin and on the body of the D-max, there will also be certain changes under the hood. This mid-size pickup has some fierce competition. Namely Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux, and others. So it has to do a lot and then some, to become the top dog and top the sales charts. Where this pickup might be very popular in Australia. The reason behind it is the usage of so-called UTEs. And the D-Max fits the bill perfectly.
Isuzu tried to not only keep its reputation but also build upon it and improve it. Designers also gave it a more aggressive look and it does wonders for the truck. Let us read on and find out more about the upcoming changes to the 2023 Isuzu D-Max.
Improvements are starting from within the 2023 Isuzu D-Max. Right off the bat, we can see the new seat design. They are more resemble rally and racing seats. This means more comfort for passengers and zero back issues. They are heated and ventilated so you can enjoy even the longest rides. This is very much appreciated as some will use this pickup as a working horse.
So spending eight hours or more in a seat demands some comfort. Materials available are leather, suede, fabric, and plush. This all depends on your preferences and how you want your cabin to look. There are a certain number of knobs and buttons on the instrument panel. Not everything is minimalistic.
Also, Isuzu kept the old analog speedometer and dashboard. We have seen many manufacturers going towards more technologically advanced features and this is a nice change of pace. Although there is nothing wrong with a digital dashboard. There is a 9-inch infotainment system. Just big enough so everyone can join in on the fun.
There are of course dual airbags systems, seat belt reminders, and parking sensors with several cameras that offer much ease during parking. There will be different cab versions available and all of them are full of four doors. The cabin can seat five people comfortably, with plenty of legroom and headroom to spare.
Hopefully, 2023 Isuzu D-Max isn’t all about style but also some functionality is sprinkled in there. We are eager to see if Isuzu puts in a driver aid system to keep everyone safe. Artificial intelligence software like this is a godsend and keeps people safe on the road and those in the cabin. Many manufacturers put these systems as standard so we are waiting for Isuzu to jump on the hype train as well.
Some of the features that can be found there are pedestrian detection, collision braking systems, and other helpful tools.
The exterior is also looking mighty fine on the 2023 Isuzu D-Max. It received refreshment with the new body design and new headlights, as well as some other details. Isuzu designers have obviously taken a page from the Mazda recipe book. There is a clear design influence and it has helped a lot to the D-Max overall appearance.
A less blocky look and fewer lines gave way to more curves and angles. This should make the car more ergonomic and aerodynamic. By improving these stats they are also improving fuel efficiency, pick-up control, and also stability of the truck. All things that are sought after in a pickup if you ask us. It is residing on huge 19-inch alloy aluminum wheels.
They are made lightweight in order to save weight and improve power to weight ratio. This makes the truck go faster and have more control while driving. Also, it saves some fuel as well. The front fascia is smaller than its competitors. But it is still made from lightweight materials and has a huge Isuzu writing on the front.
The air intake is just big enough so it can keep everything cool under the hood. Not that there were any issues with overheating but you can never be sure. This way you can push the truck to its limits and it won’t let you down. The cargo bed is standard 5.5 feet. It can be extended with the usage of a tailgate feature.
There is no panoramic roof which is a shame. Headlights are tear-shaped still and they are using the latest LED technology for the best possible visibility.
2023 Isuzu D-Max Engine Options and Specs
Under the hood, the 2023 Isuzu D-Max isn’t any bit less impressive. There are several powertrain options available. We got a 3.0-liter turbodiesel that can create around 190 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Nothing impressive but more than enough to move the Isuzu around.
The hybrid system is reportedly in the works as well. With this combination, we can expect better mileage and better performance. There is also a 1.9 turbo four producing 150 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. They come with 6-speed automatic and manual transmission. Two-wheel and four-wheel drive is both available.
2023 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross
The V-Cross Isuzu is an impressive bit of engineering. It has a 1.9-liter diesel engine. It is built with offroading in mind. This means that the V-Cross arrives with beefy off-roading tires and has a higher ride height. This means it can do wonders off the road. Some other stylistic changes are present, such as redesigned headlights, interior tweaks, and other smaller details. Another great addition to the D-Max line of pickups.
Price and release date
Starting price is around $31.000 for the basic trim and can spike up quickly if you choose some amenities. The release date is aimed at late 2022 or early 2023.