Sixth generation D-Max lives on

Isuzu gives the D-Max workhorse range a second lease on life

Reuben Van Niekerk
Isuzu D-Max

Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced that although they will be launching an all new, seventh-generation, D-Max, they will be retaining a number of workhorse derivatives from the current D-Max line up focussed on fleets and export models.


In future both models will be assembled at Isuzu’s plant in Gqeberha where it currently produces the 6th generation D-Max, the all-new 7th generation D-Max and a range of Isuzu trucks.


This decision was taken based on the fact that the 6th generation was extremely popular in the workhorse segment. Isuzu also plans to increase LCV exports to key left and right-hand drive markets within the rest of Africa.


The 6th generation D-Max offering will include five competitively priced models, including four models in right hand drive export markets and three models in left hand drive markets.


The 6th generation D-Max offers customers a bakkie that has been continuously improved over its ten-year lifecycle and boasts a long-standing reputation of reliability, durability and capability. These models remain a valuable proposition for fleet operators who value the importance of low running costs and minimum downtime.


Under the bonnet

The sixth generation D-Max will be offered with two of Isuzu’s diesel engines including the 2.5-litre LEED and 2.5 litre High Output engines.


The 2.5 LEED engine delivers 58kW at 3900rpm and 176Nm at 1800rpm while using just 7.9 litres per 100km.


The high output HO engine offers increased performance of 100kW at 3400rpm and 320Nm from 1800rpm. This model remains frugal, using 7.6 litres per 100km when paired to the five-speed manual gearbox and 8,1 litres per 100km when paired to the five-speed automatic transmission.


Ensuring additional peace of mind is the fact that all D-Max bakkies are sold with a five-year/120 000km warranty as well as a five-year/90 000km service plan.



D-Max 250C Single Cab Standard Gen 6 

R328 400

D-Max 250C Single Cab Fleetside Gen 6

R354 900

D-Max 250 HO Single Cab Safety Gen 6

R380 500

D-Max 250 HO Double Hi-Ride Gen 6

R479 900

D-Max 250 HO Double Hi-Ride Gen 6 Automatic

R500 000


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