In the year 2019, Isuzu unveiled the third generation of their versatile pickup truck, the D-Max, setting its sights on competing with the formidable Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger in the demanding US market. Since its debut, this rugged vehicle has consistently delivered impressive sales figures. While occupying a distinct niche below its aforementioned competitors. As we look ahead to 2024 Isuzu D-Max is gearing up for a series of subtle yet meaningful enhancements. These modifications will encompass minor interior updates and some discreet alterations under the hood. These changes are set to elevate the D-Max’s overall appeal and performance. Making it an even more compelling choice for truck enthusiasts.
One particularly eye-catching transformation is expected to be witnessed in the X-Terrain model. Which is poised to emerge as an off-road juggernaut like never before. With these improvements, the 2024 Isuzu D-Max promises to captivate both the eye and the adventurous spirit of pickup truck aficionados. Solidifying its position in the fiercely competitive market.
2024 Isuzu D-Max Specifications
In 2024, the Isuzu D-Max will get an upgrade under the hood. We are talking about a noticeable bump in horsepower, but the engine will stay the same. Instead of the previous 150 horsepower, the upgraded engine will have 178 horsepower. Also, we will get a slight rise in torque, and instead of 350 pound-feet of torque, we will have 400 pound-feet of torque in the 2024 model. The engine will still be the same turbo-diesel inline-four engine with a displacement of 1.9 liters.
Also, the new model will get a huge gearbox upgrade, and instead of the previously six-speed automatic, the new 2024 Isuzu D-Max will get an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
This new gearbox and upgraded suspension will help this truck have never-before-seen driving characteristics and excellent driving capabilities.
Also, thanks to the new, more rugged chassis, we expect a rise in towing and payload capabilities.
There are no official statements from Isuzu Motors about numbers, but we can guess.
And our predictions are: When it’s properly equipped, the maximum towing capacity should be around 7500 pounds, and the maximum payload should be around 1600 pounds.
2024 Isuzu D-Max Changes
For the 2024 model year, Isuzu Motors will prepare us for a few noticeable changes. We already mentioned the changes that will happen under the hood of the truck. Including a new transmission. A new platform that is specially developed for the new D-Max. Now is the time to focus on changes in design, technology, and safety features.
Starting from the exterior, the whole front light group will get LED lights. Including daylight, signal lights, and headlights. Also, high-beam lights
Also, the front grille will get a redesigned look with sharper and more aggressive lines. Changes will not stop on the front part of the vehicle. They will also happen on the rear end. And they will include a new taillight design and a few other small changes.
The interior of the truck will also get an overhaul. We will automatically notice a new 12.7-inch touchscreen on the center console. Also, the driver gauge will get a new, bigger 7.8-inch screen with upgraded software. Changes will not stop on bigger screens; we also expect to see new, more comfortable seats for longer rides.
This truck will have all the modern safety features. Including lane departure warning, collision detection, and sign reorganization. And in higger trim models, we will see a 360° camera and plenty of additional premium equipment.
2024 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain
X-Terrain is a special offroad model that is positioned to compete against other offroad models from Ford and Hylux. And because of the affordable price and solid but not the best-in-class offroad capabilities. He is looking like a good deal for customers who want a capable truck but are not ready for extreme offroading.
With a starting price of around $55,000, he will offer a 3.0 diesel engine with 280 horsepower and all-wheel drive. Also, he will come standard with a rear-locking differential and additional driving modes. Some noticeable changes to this model will include an 18-inch rim that can be configured to come with all-terrain tires. There are a few badges on the side of the truck and front end.
Inside the X-Terrain model, we will find a unique seat that will offer more lumbar support for offroad terrain than standard seats.
There is no official statement about any other upgrades for the 2024 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain, but we can guess it will get a different suspension than the standard model, and we hope it will be a real offroad suspension. Also, we expect to see some rock guards and underbody protection.
Price and Release Date
The starting price of the 2024 Isuzu D-Max should start at $33,000. And the price should go up to $61,000 for top-tier trim.
The release date is not yet officially confirmed, but it should be announced soon.
We guess it will be the end of 2023 for the US market.