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We have these pics of a mystery truck, thanks to reader Ahmad Afifi who saw the black pick-up roaming in Taman Subang Mas in Shah Alam. After some cross checking, we think it’s the new Isuzu D-Max, which was recently spotted in JPJ’s carpark.

The new D-Max is not so new over in neighbouring Thailand, where it has been around since September 2011. Sitting on a canggih sounding Isuzu Gravity Responsive Intelligent Platform (i-GRIP) platform, the truck is available with a choice of three turbodiesel engines in the Land of Smiles.

A 177 hp and 380 Nm 3.0 litre heads the list there, above the iTEQ 2.5 litre in two output tunes, 116 hp/280 Nm and a VGS version with 136 hp and 320 Nm. Transmission choices are a five-speed manual and five-speed auto. Also sold in the Kingdom is a kitted-up range called the D-Max X-Series as seen at the Thai Motor Expo last year.

Click here to view last month’s set of undisguised spyshots from the JPJ carpark. It’s about time, Isuzu!