As we begin to wrap up our coverage of the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS), we come to the Isuzu stand, where the company is previewing its latest 1.9 litre Ddi BluePower turbodiesel engine. The RZ4E-TC has been on sale in other markets since 2015, and while Isuzu Malaysia has yet to provide a timeframe for its introduction over here, it should be arriving fairly soon.

Set to replace the long-serving 4JK1-TCX 2.5 litre mill, it makes 150 hp at 3,600 rpm and 350 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 2,600 rpm – figures that are up 16 hp and 30 Nm, despite being 19% more fuel efficient and 20% lighter. It also has a carbon dioxide emissions figure of 161 grams per kilometre.

Also being showcased are two concepts based on the D-Max pick-up and MU-X SUV. The former is said to feature a “street rugged” look, coming with beefy steel bumpers, 20-inch Lenso alloy wheels and a roll bar, plus blue geometric graphics and a “blue metal armour” interior claimed to resemble a soldier’s suit.

The MU-X show vehicle, on the other hand, is apparently fully capable off the beaten track, with features that are inspired by the company’s participation in the Borneo Safari. Aside from the aforementioned steel bumpers, it also gets a three-inch lift, a winch, a roof tray and mud tyres. The black and yellow exterior colourway, which is said to complement its rugged aesthetic, extends to the leather-trimmed interior.

Lastly, Isuzu Malaysia has introduced two genuine accessories packages for the D-Max, called Titanium and Robust. The Titanium package gets various chrome details including headlight garnishes, tail light guards, door handle covers and garnishes, a tailgate cover and garnish and door visors, while the Robust has these in matte black and adds a black bonnet visor. The Titanium also gets chrome door sill plates.

Both packages are priced at RM1,180, and the company is offering additional options including a matte black front bumper guard and fender flares. These are priced at RM1,390 and RM1,090 respectively.

GALLERY: Isuzu 1.9 litre Ddi BluePower engine


GALLERY: Isuzu D-Max concept
GALLERY: Isuzu MU-X concept
GALLERY: Isuzu D-Max with Robust package
GALLERY: Isuzu D-Max Titanium and Robust package official photos

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