The New generation Isuzu D-Max has won the highly commended ‘What-Van? Pick-up of the Year Award 2018’, a highly commended award praising not only the style, but also the core substance of the vehicle.
Launched in 2017, the New D-Max beat the competition in rigorous testing, including the Volkswagen Amarok, Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi L200.
At the core of the vehicle, the New 1.9 litre 164 PS turbo diesel engine offered impressive pulling power when fully loaded with 3.5 tonnes. The new engine also offered a refined and economical drive without the need to use AdBlue to meet Euro 6 standards, unlike many of the Isuzu D-Max’s competitors.
The judges also found the huge range of formats available from the D-Max impressive. The new D-Max being available in 2x4 and 4x4 option, as well as having a single cab option, extended cab option and double cab option in the utility range meant that the Isuzu offers a brilliant pick-up for those who use the vehicle as a workhorse. The range also offers those who look to use their Isuzu as a leisure vehicle a range of trim levels, including the Eiger, Yukon, Utah and top of the range Blade models.
The new D-Max the impressed further, offering 5 years/125,000 miles warranty, coupled with 5 years roadside assistance throughout the UK and Europe, proving the New D-Max is really built for the professionals who challenge it every day.
What Van? Editor and Judge James Dallas said of the win: “Looking for a no-nonsense workhorse that is at home on a farm or building site, yet is not short of creature comforts? Then look no further.”
“Isuzu's rugged and recently-revised D-Max 1.0-tonne payload pick-up matches that description nicely and is a worthy winner of our Pick-up of the Year award for 2018.”
“It is without doubt an exemplary package that is well worth investigating.”
Isuzu UK Managing Director William Brown commented: “The award for the new generation Isuzu D-Max is a testimony to the great product which our customers already love and trust.
“Isuzu is proud to make reliable and quality vehicles for the professionals that need them and this award highlights the Isuzu truly is a step above the rest.”
For more information of the impressive new range of Isuzu D-Max vehicles or to book your test drive get in contact with a member of the Quest Motor Group team.