The Isuzu D-Max was given yet another limited edition in Malaysia last month, but the X-Series still isn’t the latest facelifted version revealed in Thailand late last year, and still does not come with the 1.9 litre Ddi BluePower turbodiesel engine that has been available in the Land of Smiles since November 2015.

Things might be changing soon, though. In a recent press release by the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018 (KLIMS’18 will happen in November), Isuzu said that it will be showcasing the downsized BluePower engine at the motor show.

“We are proud to showcase the 1.9 litre BluePower diesel engine at KLIMS’18. This newly designed small displacement and high-power engine is Isuzu’s solution to meet strict environmental standards with great pulling power. The recently invented engine is also very fuel efficient. It is the result of our core innovation principles of fuel efficiency, durability and reliability,” said Masayuki Suzuki, COO of Isuzu Malaysia.

Up north, the D-Max with the 1.9 litre Ddi BluePower puts out 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 2,600 rpm. The RZ4E-TC is paired with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

Currently, our D-Max comes in familiar 2.5 and 3.0 litre engines. The smaller 4JK1-TCX makes 136 PS and 320 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 2,800 rpm, which puts it behind the 1.9 Ddi despite being 600 cc larger in displacement. The 4JJ1-TCX 3.0 litre produces 177 PS and 380 Nm between 1,800 and 2,800 rpm. We get five-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Finally? We shall see.

GALLERY: Isuzu D-Max X-Series

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