Life­style it!

> Isuzu se­ri­ously po­si­tion­ing its cars for things other than ‘work’!

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

White Pearl unit is de­signed for the “busy ex­ec­u­tive with em­pha­sis on a lux­u­ri­ous look and feel”. For “the rugged and ad­ven­tur­ous”, the vari­ant in ex­clu­sive Vel­vet Red Mica is de­signed for them. Lastly, the op­tion in Stal­lion Black fol­lows a theme of “edgy, ur­ban un­der­ground liv­ing”. Isuzu Malaysia ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Ha­jime Machimura said the new en­hance­ments and fea­tures were aimed at equip­ping the D-Max to meet the de­mands of those look­ing for a stylish yet re­li­able ve­hi­cle to match their dif­fer­ent life­styles. “The Z-Pres­tige vari­ant per­fectly show­cases how the new D-Max can be trans­formed into a pre­mium 4x4 that can take pride of place even in the most lux­u­ri­ous ur­ban set­ting one mo­ment and yet take on the tough­est ter­rains the next,” he said. New fea­tures in the Z-Pres­tige vari­ant in­cluded Pas­sive En­try and Start Sys­tem (PESS), 18-inch al­loy rims, pro­jec­tor head­lights with LED day­time run­ning lights, 8-inch touch-screen DVD player with 8-speaker sur­round sound sys­tem, new de­sign elec­tro­lu­mi­nes­cent (e-Lu­max) me­ter panel with Mul­tiIn­for­ma­tion Dis­play (MID), mul­ti­me­dia ports and smart­phone com­part­ment, leather seats and arm­rest. The new D-Max is based on de­sign con­cepts of strong, emo­tional and sporti­ness. The ve­hi­cle’s shape closely mim­ics the killer whale’s(!), re­sult­ing in a high and rugged front and a spoiler shaped rear. All vari­ants in­clud­ing even the low­est- specced model come with full com­ple­ment of driv­ing safety aids such as Anti-lock Brake Sys­tem (ABS), Trac­tion Con­trol Sys­tem (TCS), Elec­tronic Sta­bil­ity Con­trol (ESC), Elec­tronic Brake­force Dis­tri­bu­tion (EBD), Brake As­sist (BA) and Hill Start As­sist (HSA), among oth­ers.

At the launch, the spe­cial edi­tion sev­enseater Isuzu mu-X “Type S” sport util­ity ve­hi­cle (SUV), which is based on the D-Max plat­form, was also un­veiled.

It is en­hanced with pre­mium fea­tures such as Pas­sive En­try and Start Sys­tem (PESS), new 8-inch dis­play au­dio sys­tem, new e-Lu­max me­ter panel, new ivory-coloured leather seat and arm­rest, new shark fin an­tenna, new pi­ano black in­te­rior dash­board, door and air-con­di­tion vent trims, new body-coloured front and rear skirt­ing, rear bumper gar­nish and “Type S” badge. Hill Start As­sist (HSA) has also been in­cor­po­rated into the ve­hi­cle’s safety fea­tures.

The new re­freshed Isuzu D-Max now comes with five-year or 150,000km war­ranty (three years or 100,000km, pre­vi­ously). The mu-X range, in­clud­ing the Type S, now comes with a five-year and un­lim­ited mileage war­ranty.

Top: D-Max cock­pit. Mid­dle: D-Max in­te­rior. Bot­tom: mu-X Type S in­te­rior

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