Isuzu D-MAX in Pakistan- What to Expect?

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Ghandhara Industries Limited (GIL) is gearing towards introducing the Isuzu D-MAX range of pickups that would rival the Toyota Hilux range in Pakistan. GIL has made a Technical Assistance Agreement with Isuzu Motors Limited (Thailand) to assemble and sell the Isuzu D-MAX pick up in our country.

Related: 2018 Toyota Hilux Revo Launched with New 2.8L Engine

The Isuzu D-MAX will create an ambience of competition as the segment was enjoyed by the Toyota Hilux till now. According to our sources, the D-MAX will offer a lot more than the Toyota rival and will be priced competitively too. Below is what you can expect from the Isuzu D-MAX in Pakistan.

The Engines:

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The D-MAX in Pakistan will be available with a choice of 2 engines. Both the engines will be diesel powered units including a 2.5 liter 4JK1-TC TCX and 3.0 liter 4JJ1-TCX. Here is a brief comparison with the new 2.8 liter 1GD-FTV Hilux engine.

EngineBore(mm)Stroke(mm)DisplacementPower RatingTorque
Hilux 1GD-FTV92.0103.62.8 liters177 PS450 Nm @1400-2600rpm
D-MAX 4JK1-TCX95.487.42.5 liters136 PS320 Nm @1800-2800rpm
D-MAX 4JJ1-TCX95.4104.93.0 liters163 PS380 Nm @1800-2200rpm

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The Dimensions:

Dimension wise the D-MAX is similar to the Hilux, but it’s a tad shorter in height and length but is slightly wider and has a marginally longer wheelbase.

 Isuzu D-MAXToyota Hilux
Length (mm)52955335
Width (mm)18601855
Height (mm)17951815
Wheelbase (mm)30953085

The Key Features:

According to our information, the D-MAX will be available with Push-start, Airbags, Traction control with ESC, Projector headlamps with LED DRLs, Isuzu premium infotainment system with 8-inch screen and 8 speakers, and will offer high value 4×4 accessories including the bull bar etc.

Body & Transmission:

The Isuzu D-MAX will be available in single and double cabin with standard and premium trim options available with manual as well as automatic transmission. The D-MAX will reportedly offer more than the Toyota Hilux and it’s flagship Revo variant.

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Expected Launch:

GIL will formally launch the Isuzu D-MAX pickup range in Pakistan by mid 2018.

Related: Upcoming Competitors of Toyota Hilux in Pakistan

Expected Price:

Official prices are yet to be announced but considering the ongoing Rupee devaluation against Dollar, car & fuel prices in Pakistan are likely to go up. As per the information received so far the D-MAX price will range between PKR 25 lac to PKR 45 lac depending on the engine & configurations.

The initial batch of the Isuzu D-MAX pickups will be imported while the company intends to sell the D-MAX at a discounted price initially in order to capture greater market share which will be a good move. We will have to wait and see if the D-MAX is able to dethrone the Toyota Hilux, stay tuned to CarSpiritPK for more information on the Isuzu D-MAX.

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