Isuzu D-Max Artic 5

Just three months after adding on V-Cross models – and the 3.0 litre VGS turbodiesel – to its second-gen D-Max pick-up range, Isuzu Malaysia has introduced the D-Max Artic, a limited edition run of 510 units.

The Artic (yes, without the c, hence not quite named after the polar region) edition is finished in a Silky White Pearl exterior shade, which extends to the body mouldings on the lower flanks of the doors and on the rear cargo spoiler.

Chrome and silver further add to the flair – the D-Max Artic features chrome accents, silver anodised aluminium side steps andHyper-Silver multi-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels.

The edition also gets a V-Lid lockable cover finished in silver, though you can also go for the conventional roll-bar look. Also featured, daytime running lights, a first among pick-up trucks, the company says.

Inside, you’ll find chrome scuff plates as well as seats and armrests dressed in mocha brown genuine Italian leather. The interior is further accented with wood trim on the door handles, central console and fascia, and the carpet mats in this one come complete with brown piping. The Artic also features a two-DIN 6.2-inch multimedia player from Blaupunkt, complete with a reverse camera.

Unlike the V-Cross, which is only available as a 3.0 litre model, or the special X-Series that made its debut at KLIMS last year, the D-Max Artic is available in both 2.5 litre and 3.0 litre double-cab 4×4 forms.

No mechanical changes to the mills – the 4JK1-TCX 2.5 litre VGS turbodiesel continues on with its output of 136 PS at 3,600 rpm and 320 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 2,800 rpm, and the 4JJ1-TCX 3.0 litre VGS turbodiesel is good for 177 PS at 3,600 rpm and 380 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 2,800 rpm. Both are paired with a five-speed auto transmission for the Artic version.

In all, four versions of the D-Max Artic limited edition are available, and these are:

  • D-Max Artic 2.5L 4×4 (with roll-bar) – RM103,698
  • D-Max Artic 2.5L 4×4 (with V-Lid) – RM106,120
  • D-Max V-Cross Artic 3.0L 4×4 (with roll-bar) – RM110,312
  • D-Max V-Cross Artic 3.0L 4×4 (with V-Lid) – RM112,760

All prices are on-the-road, without insurance. The D-Max Artic comes with a three-year or 100,000 km warranty, as well as a 24-hour Doctor Mobile assistance service.