Isuzu PH beefs up D-Max lineup with the return of the Boondock

May 28, 2019

Miriam Webster Dictionary defines the word BOONDOCK as a “remote and rough, thinly-settled rural area/country.” In this light, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) pulled out all the stops to underscore the word with the best way it can… again. Ladies and gents, welcome back the tall, dark, and brawny Isuzu D-Max Boondock.

To those recent followers of the Japanese brand and the pickup truck industry in general, IPC first introduced the Boondock variant about a decade ago. Targeting those with a thirst for living the life of a true adventurer, the D-Max Boondock sports a suit of upgrades that enable it to tackle various driving conditions, on or off the road while looking all stylish and cool.

As regard, the latest iteration of the Boondock carries such goodies as a set of nitrogen-charged monotube high-performance shock absorbers, 17-inch Yokohama Geolandar G015 All Terrain tires, and a noticeably high 247mm ground clearance which is 12mm higher than the regular range-topping D-Max 3.0 LS 4x4 AT with Blue Power.

On top of these, IPC also threw in a set of off-road ready side step boards with Boondock emblems. The thing about these is that they are meshed with a honeycomb pattern so as to make it easier to scuff of the dirt or mud from the shoes of the passengers as they hop in. In addition, the Boondock flaunts with a more pronounced front and rear blacked-out fender flairs, new cargo bed liner, cargo extender, and blacked-out roof rails. There’s also a huge BOONDOCK decal found on the tailgate to further emphasize the rugged aura of the truck.

The Isuzu D-Max Boondock is based off the latest D-Max 3.0L LS. As such, it comes with the said variant’s basic and advanced equipment for passenger comfort and safety. It also runs with a turbocharged 3.0L Blue Power inline 4-cyliner motor that churns out 177hp and 380 Nm of torque. This is connected to a 5-speed transmission available in manual or automatic.

IPC says that the Isuzu D-Max Boondock is available in 2 variants; D-Max Boondock 4X2 MT (P1,390,000) and D-Max Boondock 4x2 AT (P1,455,000). Color options are likewise available in 2 choices only; Cosmic Black and Galena Gray.

Photo: Paolo Lesaca. Video: Isuzu Philippines Corporation official YouTube Channel

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Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.