Isuzu Motors have expanded its product portfolio in India today, with the launch of the D-Max range of pick-up vehicles. The D-Max Single Cab version has been priced at Rs 5.99 lakh, while the Space Cab Flat Deck version and Space Cab Arched Deck version will retail at Rs 6.19 lakh and Rs 7.09 lakh respectively. (All prices are ex-showroom, Mumbai & are introductory.) The D-Max range of pick-up vehicles were first shown in the country at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show.
The Japanese utility vehicle maker also inaugurated its first ever dealership in Mumbai and announced plans to open showrooms in Delhi and Vishakapatnam by the end of this month. By 2016, the company hopes to open 60 dealerships across the country.
Based on the D-Max pick-up, the D-Max Space Cab features a specially built cabin of 1.5 feet behind the driver’s seat - a model that essentially, targets those consumers who prefer to use a pick-up vehicle for personal use. Powering the range of D-Max pick-up vehicles in India, is a 2.5-litre diesel engine that is able to produce 135PS of max power and 294Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-Speed manual gearbox and is BS4 compliant. The pick-up are rated for 1.2 ton of payload capacity, while the cabin has been equipped with certain basic features such as power windows and air conditioning.
The D-Max Space Cab will be assembled at Hindustan Motors’ facility in Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu - an arrangement that was obtained by Isuzu Motors through a contract. However, from 2016 Isuzu Motors will start local manufacturing of its products at an upcoming facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The said plant will have an initial production capacity of 50,000 units per year, which could be scaled up to 1,20,000 units per annum. Isuzu Motors reckon that Indian will become the world’s largest pick-up truck market in the next 10 years with annual sales reaching up to 8,00,000 units.
Following is the list of variants and the corresponding prices for the range of Isuzu D-Max in India:
2014 Isuzu D-Max Singe Cab - Rs 5.99 lakh.
2014 Isuzu D-Max Space Cab Flat Deck - Rs 6.19 lakh.
2014 Isuzu D-Max Space Cab Arched Deck - Rs 7.09 lakh
(All prices are ex-showroom, Mumbai.)