The Isuzu D-Max XTR is the all-new ‘Adventure’ model from Isuzu, offering enhanced off-road capabilities and an aggressive new look. Making its debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show, the XTR starts at £33,999 plus VAT and will hit dealerships in around September 2019.
Isuzu D-Max XTR styling
Front-end styling cues, which consist of front bumper guard, bonnet protector and headlight frames, have transformed the appearance of the D-Max, while the imposing wheel arch extensions at the side enhance the aggressive look. All of these features, and the door handles and rear bumper, have been finished in matte black and protected by a ‘Raptor’ coat.
The XTR sports 17-inch, 6-spoke satin black alloy wheels and the side steps have an angular framework to drain mud, sand and snow. XTR customers are restricted to just four colours; Splash White, Titanium Silver Met, Obsidian Grey Mica and Cosmic Black Mica.
Apart from the new face, another obvious alteration is the slightly raised ride height. Isuzu has fitted Pedders suspension, a new front suspension upper arm in conjunction and newly designed damper units which raises the frame 25mm and provides a 250mm ground clearance.
Stopping distances have been shortened thanks to new ventilated discs and pads from Kevlar at the front, and the Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus 265/70r17 tyres – which have achieved Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake and the Mud + Snow accreditation.
On the inside
The Isuzu D-Max XTR gets its very own ‘sports seats’, which are padded and heated for extra comfort and finished in leather, suede and carbon fibre leather and contrast green overstitching on the side bolsters. Meanwhile the D-shaped steering wheel creates a sporty impression and, again, is trimmed in leather and suede with green overstitching.
Isuzu D-Max XTR price and availability
Isuzu says the XTR should be arriving into dealerships in time for September registrations, although it is available to order now. The XTR starts at £33,999 plus VAT, rising to £34,999 for the automatic, and this is backed by Isuzu’s reputable 5-year, 125,000 mile warranty.