Sporty and Luxurious: These are the Isuzu D-Max X-Series and mu-X Luxe, Respectively

February 23, 2018

As pick-up trucks evolve into premium lifestyle vehicles, the market for this type of rig is slowly growing by the model generation. In fact, the workhorse has now transformed into a rugged vehicle that is likewise a symbol of style for those who want to stand out.

Case in point is the Isuzu D-Max X-Series, which was launched today by Isuzu Philippines Corporation, along with a premium mu-X Luxe Edition. The D-Max X-Series draws attention with its black radiator grille with red Isuzu logo, front and rear skirts with red accents, red foglamp garnish, black roof rails, a color-keyed rear spoiler, and black 18-inch alloys with red lip accents.

Just like the outside, the X-Series gets a host of goodies to spruce up the cabin. These come in the form of rocker plates with illuminated Isuzu logo that glows in red. There are likewise additional USB ports to help keep occupants’ devices going while on the move.

While the D-Max X-Series may be on the rugged side, the new mu-X Luxe is designed more for luxury. Premium features include Power Liftgate blue illuminated scuff plates, and 3D surround-sound audio system. The exterior also gets grey fender flares for that upscale vibe.

Both the D-Max X-Series and mu-X Luxe are powered by Isuzu’s tried-and-tested 4JJ1-TCX 3.0-liter Blue Power diesel motor that puts out 177hp and 380Nm of torque. Both models are available in 4x2 only.

Photos: Sabina Cruz and Randolph de Leon

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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.