The third-generation Isuzu D-Max made its global debut in October this year, and has since gone on sale in Thailand. Completely redesigned inside and out, the new D-Max is currently on display the ongoing Thailand Motor Expo, and if you can’t make it to the show, we’re bringing you a video walk-around tour of the pick-up truck.

Riding on Isuzu’s new Dynamic Drive Platform, the D-Max continues to utilise body-on-frame construction, albeit with a significantly improved ladder frame that is not only lighter but stiffer than before. This is paired to a revised suspension that offers better stability, durability and comfort, while the body itself sees more use of high-tensile steels for increased rigidity.

The new platform and a more aggressively-styled exterior result in some changes to the pick-up’s dimensions, as the popular double cab model now measures 5,265 mm long, 1,870 mm wide and 1,790 mm tall, which is 30 mm shorter, 10 mm wider and five millimetres lower; its 3,125 mm wheelbase is also 30 mm longer.

Moving inside, the new dashboard design is much more angular in look, and is a huge departure from the outgoing model. There’s also a whole host of new features available for a more upmarket feel behind the wheel, along with better comfort and ergonomics that were a bit of a downer on the previous-generation model.

For the Thailand market, the D-Max is offered with two four-cylinder turbodiesel engines, with the first being a RZ4E-TC 1.9 litre unit providing 150 PS at 3,600 rpm and 350 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 2,600 rpm. The second option is a new 4JJ3-TCX 3.0 litre that is essentially a heavily revised version of the old 4JJ1-TCX to make 190 PS and 450 Nm, which is 13 PS and 70 Nm more. The engines are paired with either six-speed manual or auto, with four-wheel drive available as well.

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