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CarMattZu2
09-29-2011, 05:32 PM
There has been an official press release on the corporate website, but so far only one small picture. I am sure more will come soon. Expected to go on sale in Thailand in the next few weeks.

They also announced they are building a new pickup truck plant in Thailand for increased local and export demand. The combined capacity of their 2 plants will be 400,000 pickups/year.

The model actually looks a lot better than the rendering that was released a few days ago. The grill is less busy and looks like a more refined version of the current one.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/Isuzu777/newdmax.jpg


http://www.isuzu.co.jp/world/press/2011/9_29dmax.html
Isuzu makes a full model change of the pickup truck in Thailand


September 29, 2011



Isuzu Motors Limited will make a full model change of its 1-ton pickup truck called “Isuzu D-MAX”in Thailand and start selling them early in October.

The new D-MAX will adopt a new design featuring dynamic and elegant styling apt for pickup trucks and improved aerodynamic characteristics. The platform will be fully and newly redesigned to match environmental performance and safety performance required to meet in each country.

The engine comes in one 3.0 L engine model and two 2.5 L engine models; the drive system comes in two type—2WD/4WD; the transmission comes in two types—5 speed MT and 5-speed AT to meet a wide range of market needs.

The D-MAX, was awarded as “the 2011 Best-Seller Pickup Truck,” “the Best Fuel Saving Pickup Truck,” and “the Best Life Style Pickup Truck” in Thailand. Isuzu pickup trucks have established the No.1 position in Thailand. Isuzu 1-ton pickup truck total sales volume in Thailand since start of the local production in 1974 amounted to 2,140,000 units.

The Isuzu pickup trucks have become recognized enough to be loved as world-wide pickup trucks in about 90 countries.

This time the full model change is the first of its kind after the transfer of the engineering entity to Isuzu Motors Co., (Thailand) Ltd. in April last year. Isuzu is going to introduce products more suitable for the market needs in future.


Isuzu also announced it is building a new pickup truck plant in Thailand to help meet rising domestic demand as well as for increased exports of D-MAX worldwide.

http://www.isuzu.co.jp/world/press/2011/9_29th1.html
Isuzu Motors Limited (Isuzu) is trying group-wide to reform its business form including strengthening functions at home and abroad in order to provide products best-suited on a market by market basis and also provide services that can be trusted by customers. In April last year we transferred our engineering entity for a new pickup truck (D-Max) to Thailand.

This time, Isuzu has decided to construct a new plant to reinforce the production capacity of Isuzu Motors Co., (Thailand) Ltd. (IMCT), an Isuzu consolidated subsidiary, so as to meet an increasing demand for pickup trucks and their derivatives for domestic use in Thailand and for export use. Investments in the new plant construction are estimated to be 18.0 billion yen.

At present, in the compound of IMCT Gateway plant, we are going to construct a new plant consisting of new painting facilities, 2,000t servo press facilities, and assembly/ inspection lines. The new plant is slated to start its operation by the autumn of 2012.

With this, the pickup truck production capacities of IMCT both in Samrong and Gateway plants will be increased to 400,000 units (including KD).

CarMattZu2
09-29-2011, 05:38 PM
You can also see a short video of the new model if you let the video load at this link:
http://www.isuzu-tis.com/index-2012.html

If you choose the "aeroplane" video, you can see some short clips of the interior. The interior actually looks really good for a pickup in this class. Very high-tech.

pjl35
09-29-2011, 11:27 PM
You can also see a short video of the new model if you let the video load at this link:
http://www.isuzu-tis.com/index-2012.html

If you choose the "aeroplane" video, you can see some short clips of the interior. The interior actually looks really good for a pickup in this class. Very high-tech.

interior looks really close to the new colorado...which is no surprise i guess.

chef211
09-30-2011, 02:46 AM
interior looks really close to the new colorado...which is no surprise i guess.

It isn't a surprise at all, but I somewhat think that the D-MAX and the Colorado may have more sufficient changes this time, then the past models.

CarMattZu2
09-30-2011, 06:25 AM
Additional pics from the Bangkok Post:
http://www.bangkokpost.com/auto/autopreview/259000/new-isuzu-d-max

http://www.bangkokpost.com/media/content/20110930/314560.jpg

http://www.bangkokpost.com/media/content/20110930/314561.jpg

http://www.bangkokpost.com/media/content/20110930/314563.jpg

http://www.bangkokpost.com/media/content/20110930/314564.jpg

mick78
09-30-2011, 07:01 AM
Center stack and (to a lesser degree) the steering wheel look weird. As does the grille.

Tidal
09-30-2011, 09:43 AM
It's as if they couldn't stop designing it.

CarMattZu2
10-01-2011, 09:39 PM
Not a ton of photos out there yet:

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/298129_1829188029921_1846956858_1216477_563993087_ n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/315995_280690848615666_272899549394796_1131767_197 1326581_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/309375_280686895282728_272899549394796_1131760_192 3435113_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/316196_280689015282516_272899549394796_1131764_137 3776317_n.jpg

chef211
10-01-2011, 09:44 PM
Not a ton of photos out there yet:

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/298129_1829188029921_1846956858_1216477_563993087_ n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/315995_280690848615666_272899549394796_1131767_197 1326581_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/309375_280686895282728_272899549394796_1131760_192 3435113_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/316196_280689015282516_272899549394796_1131764_137 3776317_n.jpg

Yuck!, that rear looks disgusting like all the other Isuzus.

cuisine
12-01-2011, 05:05 PM
Haji post from Colorado thread
Isuzu D Max
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6gU_4yda_3c/TteFtIM-m3I/AAAAAAAF-Gc/g9DszlT7ar0/s1600/2012-Isuzu-D-MAX-Carscoop4.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-S2DLMsJhCj8/TteFudsvPiI/AAAAAAAF-G4/2dnnm4ku7Ek/s1600/2012-Isuzu-D-MAX-Carscoop6.jpg
http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2011/12/tokyo-motor-show-new-isuzu-d-max-pickup.html