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THE lat­est gen­er­a­tion Isuzu D-max will make its UK de­but at Bal­moral Show. The full new range of the farm­ers’ favourite pick-up will be on dis­play on stand D8, along with the first North­ern Ire­land show­ing at Bal­moral of the flag­ship Arc­tic AT35 D-max. The new D-max has al­ready won its first ac­co­lade – win­ning Best Work­horse Pick-up at the 2017 Trade Van Driver Awards.

It’s the fourth con­sec­u­tive year that the Trade Van Driver Awards judges have recog­nised D-max as the best work­horse pickup and they com­mented: “A hard­work­ing, gutsy per­former, the Isuzu D-max of­fers ro­bust­ness, as well as class, plus in­cred­i­bly low cost of own­er­ship fig­ures.”

D-max has been ex­ten­sively over­hauled, in­clud­ing a new and cleaner turbo diesel en­gine, pro­duc­ing 164 PS and 360Nm of torque driv­ing a choice of new 6 speed man­ual or new 6 speed au­to­matic gear­boxes. The en­gine builds upon D-max’s work­horse char­ac­ter re­tain­ing 3.5 tonne tow- ing ca­pac­ity and 1 tonne pay­load whilst pro­vid­ing a qui­eter, more re­fined and eco­nom­i­cal driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. A key ben­e­fit is that the new en­gine meets Euro 6 stan­dards with­out the ad­di­tional ex­pense, or ser­vic­ing costs and main­te­nance com­pli­ca­tions of Ad­blue.

Wil­liam Brown, Op­er­a­tions Di­rec­tor at Isuzu UK, said: “To be recog­nised in the Trade Van Driver Awards once again is a great hon­our and tes­ta­ment to the qual­ity of the new gen­er­a­tion-d-max. Isuzu have achieved the seem­ingly im­pos­si­ble – more power, more econ­omy, less emis­sions, qui­eter and more re­fined. In our opin­ion the best just got bet­ter, and we’re very ex­cited to be hav­ing our UK pub­lic launch at Bal­moral. D-max is firmly es­tab­lished as North­ern Ire­land’s farm­ers’ favourite pickup. Visit us at the Show and share your views – you’ll be sure of a warm wel­come.”

Isuzu D-max is avail­able in Util­ity, Eiger, Yukon, Utah and Blade spec­i­fi­ca­tions with a range of sin­gle, ex­tended and dou­ble cab vari­ants avail­able. The range is priced from £15,749 CVOTR for the Util­ity model up to £27,999 CVOTR for the range-top­ping Blade model. All mod­els now come equipped with full size spare wheels, and hill start as­sist and hill de­scent con­trol make daily on and of­froad trailer tow­ing much eas­ier. Top of the range Utah and Blade fea­ture satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion and are the only UK pick-ups to of­fer Ap­ple Carplay and An­droid auto as stan­dard.

The D-max comes with a class-lead­ing five-year / 125,000mile war­ranty. Run­ning costs are kept down by 12,000-mile or 24-month ser­vice in­ter­vals and im­por­tantly for North­ern Ire­land cus­tomers reg­u­larly en­gaged in trav­els to the South and fur­ther afield, five years’ Euro­pean Road­side As­sis­tance and Re­cov­ery are stan­dard.

“The full range of new D-max is avail­able now on the BASC and UFU Mem­ber schemes from any of our six North­ern Ire­land deal­ers” said Brown. “New D-max will work as hard on the farm as our cus­tomers do, try it for your­self at our upcoming demon­stra­tion drive events across North­ern Ire­land – con­tact your lo­cal Isuzu spe­cial­ist for an in­vi­ta­tion. Be sure to tell them the Belfast Tele­graph sent you!”

Isuzu UK Di­rec­tor Wil­liam Brown (right) re­ceives the Best Work­horse Pick-up award

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