HAUL OF FAME

Solid en­gi­neer­ing is at the heart of the North­ern Ireland No. 1

Belfast Telegraph - NI Carfinder - - News -

DRIV­ERS AND busi­nesses tow­ing heavy trail­ers have firmly es­tab­lished the iconic Isuzu D-max as the num­ber 1 best-sell­ing pick-up in North­ern Ireland. We spoke with Alas­tair Kerr, Isuzu NI Re­gional Man­ager, to find out more about D-max’s ap­peal.

“Our twin turbo 2.5 litre diesel mated to a six speed man­ual or five speed auto box pulls a class-lead­ing 3.5 tonnes. Solid en­gi­neer­ing is at the heart of D-max’s suc­cess, we only build com­mer­cials, and we build them to do a proper day’s work, re­li­ably and con­sis­tently. The steel lad­der chas­sis and clever elec­tronic sys­tems en­sure that in emer­gen­cies D-max brakes un­der con­trol, smartly and safely. Whether it’s a boat, car­a­van, dig­ger or cat­tle on the back, D-max pulls away – and stops - in all con­di­tions. The high/ low shift and 2WD/4WD se­lect are per­fect for heavy off-road tow­ing.”

“D-max has a five year/125,000 mile war­ranty, our com­peti­tors don’t. Pur­chase a D-max to­day and you could still be cov­ered for re­pairs in 2021. We also of­fer a Ser­vice Plan that cov­ers up to six years’ servicing for just £499+VAT, another big sav­ing for Isuzu own­ers. UFU Mem­bers ben­e­fit from the UFU Affin­ity pro­gramme – drive a hard bar­gain at any of our six Isuzu NI deal­ers, then get an ad­di­tional UFU dis­count on top. It’s hugely pop­u­lar.”

“The D-max 4x4 range starts from just £16,469 CVOTR, out­stand­ing value. Choose Con­tract Hire and thanks to Isuzu’s out­stand­ing resid­ual val­ues you can have a £22,500 high spec Yukon on the road for just £699 ad­vance and £239 monthly – re­newed ev­ery two years, in­clud­ing two years road tax. Con­tract Hire is North­ern Ireland’s pre­ferred route to fund Isuzus – it’s tax ef­fi­cient as you can write off all payments and VAT against the busi­ness, and it’s off bal­ance sheet.”

“If you pre­fer to own your ve­hi­cle again D-max comes up trumps. As it’s a com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle busi­nesses can off­set the en­tire pur­chase price against Cap­i­tal Al­lowance, and re­cover all VAT on pur­chase, run­ning and main­te­nance costs. You’re not stuck in a van – D-max gets you to work, and out and about in style at the week­end – with be­spoke leather and com­pre­hen­sive ac­ces­sory options. Check out the Blade and new Cen­tu­rion in our dealer show­rooms, you’ll be se­ri­ously im­pressed.”

“Try our au­to­matic op­tion – I haul our 3.5 tonne show unit all round Ireland and wouldn’t go back to a man­ual, it re­ally makes tow­ing a piece of cake. Ask your lo­cal dealer for a demo of our re­verse cam­era – the lens sits right above the tow ball so you can sin­gle-hand­edly hitch up, inch per­fectly. No more sore backs try­ing to ma­noeu­vre trail­ers in muddy fields, or dam­aged bump- ers when you over­shoot. Car­a­van own­ers love the re­verse cam­era, it quickly be­comes like power steer­ing – once you’ve had it you’ll never want to be with­out it.”

“There are three body options – sin­gle cab, ex­tended cab and the best-sell­ing dou­ble cabs. For more info check out www.isuzu-ni.com or visit any of our six NI deal­ers.”

Isuzu D-max

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