The Isuzu D-Max facelift has been revealed in Thailand with an updated front fascia, a more upmarket cabin and new 1.9 litre Ddi Blue Power turbodiesel engine. Beginning with the looks, the rejuvenated pick-up gets a reworked front fascia with a more aggressive grille design, restyled LED “tube” headlights with integrated daytime running lights and new 18-inch wheels – the latter two only available on the top-spec variant.

As for the interior, leaked scans of the brochure – first seen on the pages of Thai publication, Headlight Mag – indicate that the Isuzu D-Max facelift will also be offered with the option of a eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with a new TFT instrument cluster. It is still unclear as to whether or not there will be newer trim lines to compete with its equally refreshed rivals.

With that said, the largest update on the D-Max facelift lies beneath the skin in the form of the aforementioned 1.9 litre Ddi Blue Power turbodiesel mill. Said mill was first mooted by the Japanese manufacturer back in 2013 as a replacement for the outgoing 2.5 litre turbodiesel unit – the 3.0 litre mill soldiers on. The 1.9 litre mill is said to pump out a total of 147 hp and 350 Nm of torque.


Additional technical details remain scarce for now – it is unclear what transmission will be tasked to work with the new 1.9 litre engine. A new six-speed automatic and manual gearbox will be offered but sources remain unclear if said options will be exclusively paired to the 1.9 litre turbodiesel engine or the 3.0 litre unit.

Elsewhere, optional accessories on the Thai-spec Isuzu D-Max facelift include side steps, roof rails, an Isuzu bed liner, cargo net, headlamp covers, a “tailgate ornament set”, floor illumination, rubber floor trays, “premium” floor mats and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

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