2018 Isuzu D-Max Changes, Performance

The Japanese are now planning to transcend popular pickup into a new generation as 2018 Isuzu D-Max. The Isuzu never stops impressing their audience with improvements and the D-Max pickup truck serves as a perfect host. And the company never fails to live up to their repertoire as the current generation line-up of D-max holds impressive improvements. But it’s the restless spirit of the company that makes them carve a niche for themselves. This prospect of Isuzu D-Max entering a new generation also suggests that pickup trucks like Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Navara and Toyota Hilux will see tough competition.

2018 Isuzu D-Max front

2018 Isuzu D-Max – Design Changes

The 2018 Isuzu D-Max will appeal largely a carryover from the 2017 year model. However, satin chrome treatments in the grille and fog light housing are due for a premium styling. The grille will retain its overlapping approach that includes two U-shaped chrome bars. Similarly, the headlights will have an interlocking approach and put out a clean merging towards the front fenders.

The lower fascia will retain the air intake as well as the C-shaped approach of the fog light housing. What’s likely to be changed is the side body profile as the wheel arches will bust out dramatically.

Interior and Safety

The interior cabin of Isuzu D-Max is suspected to come with mild refreshment which will be most characterized by new suede inserts in the dashboard, door panels, and center console. Revisions will be laid out on the seats and steering wheel as well. Isuzu will retain the twin glovebox compartment as well as a center console storage bin. Vinyl floor mats will come standard on the base model. Improvements in noise, vibration, and harshness will be made too.

The safety tech will undergo revisions and features like adaptive cruise control, seat belt pre-tensioners, driver’s seat alert, lane keeping aid and also dual stage airbags will come standard.


Like the existing model, the 2018 Isuzu D-Max is suspected of offering 5 different trim levels – LS-U, LS-M, SX, EX and LS-T. Likewise, buyers will get the option of choosing between 3 different body styles including Single, Space Cab and Crew Cab.

2018 Isuzu D-Max interior

2018 Isuzu D-Max – Powertrain Performance

The 2018 Isuzu D-Max is going to get new powertrain. The 2.5 L 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine will integrate several tweaks to produce power outputs of more than 163 HP. Fortunately, this engine will put out options for both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic along with the availability of both all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive. Improvements will be done on fuel savings too. The EPA will be around 22 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on highways.

2018 Isuzu D-Max side

2018 Isuzu D-Max – Pricing and Availability

The pricing of new Isuzu D-Max will vary with trims, body configuration and optional accessories. The base model from some rumors will start at $35,000. The release date is set sometime in the 2018 year.