The new 2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain pickup truck is introduced in Australia with some small improvements. Until now, this model mostly remains unchanged since 2012.
According to photos, the upcoming models look more attractive and is packed with lots of updates. It comes with a new body, chassis, revised 3.0-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder, updated transmissions, reworked suspension, and a shedload of extra technology.
2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain Design Upgrades
The latest 2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain is becoming more competitive for sure. The manufacturer did a great job this time. Generally, plenty of improvements are visible. Firstly, D-Max X-Terrain comes with improved ground clearance, smaller front, and rear overhangs. Also, aerodynamics are better as rear-end articulation, giving this pickup much better stability on off-road.
In terms of size, Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain is shorter than before. From the information that we got, this model now measures (207.7 inches, down from 208,4). Also, it’s sitting on a longer wheelbase 123 inches and is taller, wider, than the outgoing model. However, it’s still a step or two behind the market leaders like Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux.
First Look Inside
Inside, one can found vast improvements. The design of the 2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain is practical, and it offers maximum comfort. Also, the manufacturer added more high technology. Generally, the interior looks and feels much more modern than before.
The class-leading new 9.0 inches infotainment display with a high-resolution pixel density is a highlight inside. Of course, this system supports Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. Also, AM/FM, embedded navigation comes standard. Besides, Isuzu offers a rear-view camera combined with a big display.
The new 2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain is also much safer than before. This model comes standard with eight airbags, autonomous emergency braking, forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assistance, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. As you can see, plenty of better techs are added and expect very good ratings in this department.
2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain Driveline
Under the bonnet of the 2021 D-Max X-Terrain is a new revised 3.0-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder. According to the manufacturer, power and torque have increased to 140kW (188 horses) and 450Nm (332 lb-ft). Also, Isuzu, this time uses six gears automatic gearbox that perfectly matched to the engine.
However, this is still a lower output than most of the D-Max’s key rivals. With that, we primarily mean on models like Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux. Specifically, Ford Ranger offers 3.2-litre producing around 200 hp (147kW) and 2.0-litre delivering 210 horses (157kW). Moreover, HiLux is also in line, providing 201 hp (150kW). However, thanks to this engine, the Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain model can maximum tow up to 7700 pounds (3500kg).
Release Date and Cost
The new 2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain brings plenty of improvement. It’s now available for sale and compared it with a previous model, pricing has gone up for between $2000 and $8100, depending on equipment. The base model costs a little less than $30,000, while the most expensive variant, the X-Terrain, will starts at $58,990. With that increase, the latest D-Max will try to take competitors in the same segment as Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux, Mitsubishi Triton, and Nissan Navara.