For the D-MAX, Isuzu has brought in a new 'Super Strong' version that offers better payload capacity.
Isuzu has started its BS6 journey in India by launching two of its most popular commercial models, the D-MAX and D-MAX S-CAB. The BS6 D-MAX range has been launched at ₹7.84 lakh for the entry-spec Cab Chassis variant and the top-spec D-MAX version is the new Super Strong variant that's priced at ₹8.39 lakh. The BS6 D-MAX S-CAB range starts from ₹9.82 lakh and goes up to ₹10.07 lakh. All prices are introductory (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Apart from the switch to BS6, the D-MAX range gets a slightly tweaked front fascia, courtesy of a new grille design, revised bumper layout and new headlamps
In their BS6 guise, both models are powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder VGT diesel engine that develops 78bhp and 176Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. Both models come equipped with double-wishbone coil spring suspension at the front and a leaf spring set up at the back, ventilated front disc brakes, rear drum brakes and hydraulic power-assist steering.
For the D-MAX, Isuzu has brought in a new 'Super Strong' variant that offers a higher payload capacity (1,740kgs), compared to the standard variant's 1,240kgs. Of course, the Super Strong version also differs from the standard variant in some more areas – it offers slightly wider tyres (215/75 R16 instead of the 205s), is heavier (by 500kg) and rides higher (by 30mm).
Unlike the D-MAX that comes in both flat-deck and cab-chassis body styles, the D-MAX S-CAB is offered only in the latter body style. Over D-MAX, the D-MAX S-CAB model offers better standard equipment, such as body-coloured bumpers, air-conditioning, power windows, a 60:40 folding rear seat, four speakers, a dual-position tailgate, etc.