The new Isuzu D-Max LS-A: the boldest D-Max to date

August 31, 2019

Despite its evolution into a more stylish lifestyle vehicle, many still see the Isuzu D-Max as a no-nonsense workhorse. After 16 years in existence, howeve, Isuzu Philippines Corporation has decided to  give this offering a bolder look. The boldest to date, to be precise.

Enter the 2019 Isuzu D-Max LS-A.

It all starts with the dark set front grille, complemented by bumpers, side step boards, and roof rails in the same color. Inside, IPC has given the new D-Max goodies like auto climate control system, push button start, three USB ports, 12V accessory socket, and no less than 10 cupholders.

Powering the new D-Max LS-A is the potent yet efficient 4JJ1-TCX 3.0-liter inline-4 diesel motor with BluePower and VGS turbocharging technology. It puts out 177hp and 380Nm of torque.

Initially available with a 4x4 drivetrain, the pickup will come in either 6-speed AT with sequential shift or 6-sped MT with gear shift indicator.

Those looking for a 4x2 variant can rest easy as IPC did say that it will offer this one later on.

While Isuzu did not give any prices as of press time, it said that the pickup will be priced competitively despite the additional features.

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Mr. Kenichi Asahara, Vice President Isuzu Motors International Operations Thailand

Mr. Daisuke Takagi, General Manager , Mitsubishi Corporation

Mr. Shojiro Sakoda, Executive Vice President, Isuzu Philippines

Mr. Hajime Koso, President , Isuzu Philippines Corporation

Mr. Hirokazu Okubo, Sales Executive Officer, Isuzu Motors Limited Japan

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.