The much-awaited Isuzu D-Max Boondock 4x4 is finally here in the Philippines

June 17, 2020

Last week, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), made an announcement regarding its first ever digital launch, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic national quarantine. Adapting to this so-called “new normal” way of holding car launch events, IPC has successfully brought in via cyberspace the much-awaited 4x4 version of the D-Max Boondock.

Following its return to the IPC stable last year, the 4x2 variant of the D-Max Boondock was well-received by off-road enthusiasts and those looking to add a more utilitarian-type vehicle in the garage. But as expected, most of the consumers wanted the complete off-road 4-wheel-drive package. Fast forward to today, their wishes were granted in a time when such a vehicle with the power and capability to go the distance is needed.

On the outside, the D-Max Boondock 4x4 boasts an aggressive style package. It sports a sizable combo of blacked-out grille and bumper chin panel in front. This is accented by a hood decal that shows an outline of the iconic Mt. Apo.

On the side, the truck features a set of blacked-out rally style 17-inch wheels, wrapped in beefy 265/70 R17 all-terrain tires. It also has steel side steps for easy access and added protection to the pickup body. Its honeycomb design with the “Boondock” logo and Mt. Apo outline is also easy to clean and provides better traction during ingress and egress. And just like its 4x2 twin, the D-Max Boondock 4x4 leaves the trail in style with a flashy “Bookdock” decal on the tailgate to complete the look.

The 2020 D-MAX Boondock 4x4 is powered by the Euro-4 compliant 4JJ1-TCX 4-Cylinder in-line Blue Power 3.0-liter diesel engine with VGS turbo charger and intercooler mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with gearshift indicator or a 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift, able to generate maximum power outputs of 177 hp and 380 Nm of torque

This level of power and efficiency is also present in the D-MAX Boondock 4x4’s drive. That’s because the monotube nitrogen-charged front and rear shock absorber ensures instantaneous response to changing road conditions, offering faster damping reaction and more precise steering.

The 2020 D-MAX Boondock 4x4 is now available in MT and AT variants, with introductory prices of P1.725 million and P1.795 million, respectively. As a part of Isuzu’s Monsoon Promo, a P95,000 discount is available until the end of June.

The said promo is part of IPC’s tie-in campaign to celebrate the arrival of the D-Max Boondock 4x4. It’s called the #LiveLifeDifferently, which encourages IPC’s clients and would-be customers to discover the endless possibilities of driving an Isuzu vehicle. According to IPC, to “Live Life Differently” is to simply go beyond the comforts of home, to explore the outdoors, and open up to more adventures, all the while driving an Isuzu.

About the Author

Randolph de Leon
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.