2018 Isuzu D-Max Review: Changes, Price and Release

Short after the latest edition of the popular truck, we will see a new 2018 Isuzu D-Max. It is part of the compact class. Its compatibility and attractive price are the main highlights of the pickup. It might lack towing capacity, but the vehicle is compensating its cons with excellent fuel economy.

Once again, the Isuzu D-Max is going to hit the market with big expectations. While competition in the US is too tough, this vehicle turns to other markets. So, we are going to see the truck worldwide – in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.

2018 Isuzu D-Max

2018 Isuzu D-Max Redesign and Changes

For the new 2018 Isuzu D-Max, the company is preparing significant updates. Nevertheless, these are not huge enough to start a new generation. However, mid-cycle refreshment is always welcome. Revisit of truck’s exterior is bringing changes on the grille. But, it keeps familiar styling, with updates of details, which will true fans recognize. Also, designers are going to use lighter materials for body parts, which leads to weight drop. We still don’t know exactly for how much D-Max is going to be lighter.


Inside the cabin, buyers will spot few differences comparing to the predecessors of 2018 D-Max. Control panel is revisited and modernized. The Larger display will show all information about the pickup. Also, some details will boost overall elegance of the cabin. Shift knob and door panels suffer few changes, and with the pickup is more sophisticated.

2018 Isuzu D-Max cabin

2018 Isuzu D-Max Engines and Specs

The specs of the 2018 Isuzu D-Max will heavily depend on a number of updates on the engine. One thing is sure – truck is getting a twin-turbocharged drivetrain. Nevertheless, further details are still unknown, since Isuzu is looking to replace displacement in the pickup. Experts believe that engineers are developing the 2.5-l or 3.0-l unit, which should raise the torque level above 430 Nm.

D-Max V-Cross

The V-Cross version of the D-Max truck will offer an additional option to all truckers. For this model, we expect 2.5-l diesel unit, which is capable to deliver 140 hp and 350 Nm of torque. This can solve any obstacle, especially off the road. Also, this model is getting especially tuned suspensions and brakes. The DOHC engine with 16-valves is efficient. It is going to improve fuel economy.

2018 Isuzu D-Max rear

2018 Isuzu D-Max Release Date and Competition

The Isuzu D-Max will come very soon as we step into 2018. Nevertheless, the market is too large, and not all trims and configurations are coming to every part of the worlds. We assume Isuzu is going to launch this truck in Australia first. Diesel models will come shortly after base units are on streets. Meanwhile, V-Cross is very popular in India. So, it is almost certain that model will rival VW Amarok in this area.

How much is a new Isuzu D-Max?

According to early reports, the new truck is going to carry a price tag of around $25,000. In Australia, base models will start from 28,000 AUD. In India, popular V-Cross are going to cost around 14 lakhs.

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