STRONG: D-Max now lugs class-best 3.5tonnes
The new Isuzu D-Max will lug a segment-leading 3.5tonnes after the Japanese manufacturer increased towing capacity by 500kg.
A response to customer calls to incorporate extra capacity, the braked towing increase will apply to all 4×4 pick-ups registered in the UK from July 1, 2013.
The alteration follows news that the Japanese-marque sold 824 vehicles in March, a UK record.
Isuzu also recently introduced the new accessories range at the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Show, which allows full owner vehicle customisation.
William Brown, General Manager at Isuzu UK, said: “The Isuzu D-Max already boasts class-leading fuel efficiency, residual values and our pioneering five-year/125,000-mile warranty.
“However, the addition of segment-best 3.5-tonne braked towing capacity demonstrates that the Isuzu D-Max is the pick-up of choice for business and recreational users alike.
“The Isuzu D-Max was already a compelling proposition, winning awards and breaking sales records, so it’s fantastic that we can now also offer the highest towing capacity in this highly competitive segment.”
Prices for the Isuzu D-Max start at £14,499 (CVOTR) for the entry-level 4×2 single cab, rising to £21,999 (CVOTR) for the top-of-the-range Utah double cab automatic.
Double cab models are available in four specifications: Isuzu D-Max, Eiger, Yukon and Utah.
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