Isuzu D-Max Hailed As Best Workhorse Pick-up for 8th Straight Year
It looks like President Rodrigo Duterte is not alone in his assessment that Isuzu pickups are the best in the market.
Continuing a string of successes, Isuzu ‘picks up’ (pun intended) yet another Best Workhorse Pick-Up award from Trade Van Driver, managing to take the throne for the eighth consecutive time.
Trade Van Driver is UK’s top trade van magazine that caters to the British Isles’ owner-driver and small fleet operator market. Its awards are unique in the sense that its panel of judges not only include its own expert team of journalists, but also of readers who use light commercial vehicles for their respective businesses.
The judges praised the current version of the D-Max for meeting Euro 6 emissions standards without the need to use AdBlue technology, unlike most of its competitors. Also of special mention is the truck’s 3,500 kilogram (kg) towing capacity and a payload of over 1,000 kg.
Likewise, its wide range of variants, from single, double, and extended cab, only adds to the pickup’s versatility.
In addition, Isuzu also offers an enticing warranty package of five-years or 125,000-mile (201,168 kilometers) and 5 years’ roadside assistance (in UK and Europe only) for its pickup truck, proving that the D-Max was truly built for commercial prowess and reliability.
The hardworking Isuzu D-Max has already had a successful start to the year after being crowned ‘Pick-Up of The Year’ at the 2020 WhatVan? Awards. The Isuzu D-Max XTR then won ‘Best Off-Road’ and the Huntsman tracked down ‘Best Model’ in the 4x4 Magazine awards for 2020. This success follows on from 2019 where the Isuzu D-Max won an impressive eight awards in all from different bodies throughout the year.
“We’re really proud to receive this award as it acknowledges that the D-Max’s capability, practicality and reliability meet the needs of our customers,” said William Brown, Isuzu UK Managing Director. “It’s really pleasing that all the hard work that has gone in at Isuzu to make such a great product has been recognized, especially as the judging panel consisted of industry experts and professional pickup drivers alike.”
The Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), the official local distributor for the Japanese truckmaker, has yet to reel in the Euro 6-compliant as of the moment.
The version currently available locally is the Euro 4-compliant version, coming in 11 different trims in all, with price ranging from PhP 857,000 to PhP 1.795 million for the range-topping Boondock 4x4 AT variant.
Photo from Isuzu UK