Isuzu D-Max scoops pick-up of the year award
The Isuzu D-max has won yet another award, the prestigious 2013 VansA2Z Pick-up of the Year Award, which was announced in London last Thursday.
The New D-Max has become a big sales hit, since it was launched last June, and has become a successor to the extremely popular Rodeo.
Neil McIntee, editor of VansA2Z.com, said of the D-max: “There’s seemingly endless supply of torque from the 2.5-litre commonrail diesel engine, a full choice of body styles and trim levels; it’s an accomplished mud-plugger, it can match load capabilities with the best, and its external dimensions make it feel nimble to drive. The icing on the cake is the generous five year/125,000-mile warranty.”
William Brown, Isuzu UK General Manager, commented: “This is a terrific accomplishment for Isuzu in a very competitive market, and demonstrates just how well the D-Max balances its tough and rugged capabilities with exceptional every day refinement. We’ve worked hard in the UK to ensure the vehicle’s strong attributes are matched by its pioneering warranty, impressive standard specifications, low contract hire rates and high residual values. It’s very gratifying to see those efforts recognised with this award.”
The Isuzu D-Max range includes single, extended (with rear-hinged side access panels) and double cab body configurations. Double cab models are available in four specifications: Isuzu D-Max, Eiger, Yukon and Utah. Prices start at £14,499 (CVOTR) for the entry-level D-Max 4×2 single cab and rise to £21,999 (CVOTR) for the top-of-the-range D-Max Utah 4×4 double cab automatic.