Isuzu D-Max Press Reviews
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Company Car and Van, 01 December 2017
"Better value for money than its competitors. Your pick-up is your livelihood and Isuzu's reliability is second to none. This new 1.9-litre version makes an even more compelling case than before."
Darlington And Stockton Times, 24 November 2017
"The replacement D-Max is sharper, smoother, more powerful and easier to drive than ever before."
news and star, 10 November 2017
"With this improved D-Max, Isuzu has become a more competitive contender in the growing UK pick-up sector. An efficient new 1.9-litre turbo diesel engine can haul hefty loads through the wildest terrain."
Tottenham Independent, 03 November 2017
"In a crowded market, this vehicle is one of the best value choices in the class."
Iceni Magazine, 26 October 2017
"When it comes to getting the job done, there's no vehicle more suitable than the Isuzu D-Max – a rugged all-rounder that just works."
Bury Free Press, 20 October 2017
"Behind the wheel, the D-Max proves to be something of a gentle giant. Its capability remains undiminished with robust pulling power and handling so sophisticate that even a novice can confidently undertake a reversing manoeuvre or challenging off-roading with a fully laden trailer."
The Yorkshire Times, 02 October 2017
"My local off-road test route is reasonably challenging, with steep ascents and descents, rocky trails and plenty of mud. The D-Max romped round the course with ease. Capable and confidence-inspiring sums it up nicely."
evening news 24, 08 September 2017
"The Isuzu D-Max's rugged reputation has made it a serious pick-up contender, now the efficient new engine powers up its appeal."
motorbar, 06 September 2017
"A versatile lifestyle vehicle, the tough-but-tame D-Max is not only family-friendly and nice and easy to drive but for added peace of mind it comes with a rival-beating best-in-class 5-year/125,000-mile warranty."
WHAT VAN?, 01 September 2017
"A bonus many operators are likely to appreciate is that the D-max is the only pick-up around to meet Euro6 emissions regulations without the need for the addition of AdBlue."
Hull daily mail, 24 august 2017
"Isuzu’s D-Max certainly ticks all the boxes, with all the workhorse practicalities demanded from such a vehicle, but as you move up through the extensive range, the number of luxuries and refinements increase along the way."
Evening Gazette, 23 august 2017
"It doesn’t matter whether you are mud-plugging in the Dales, scrambling across a boggy field on the North Yorkshire Moors or dropping the kids off at school in the middle of Stockton, The Isuzu D-Max fits the bill."
The press, 16 august 2017
"The D-Max has earned a strong reputation for its durability and now it's better than ever thanks to a raft of improvements for 2017."
Swindon Advertiser, 06 july 2017
"It is a work horse which is hardy, gutsy with a certain robustness and as well as just that little bit of class, while having a low cost of ownership figures."
4x4 magazine, 01 july 2017
"Still, it's a lot of truck for your money - and decreased whole-life costs mean it's a better value ownership proposition than ever."
used cars ni, 13 june 2017
"Testament to this is the fact that you will see a lot of the NIE Defenders are now being replaced with Isuzu D-Max trucks – trucks that just work – trucks that can do everything!"
Autocar, 05 june 2017
"The D-Max’s accessories give it such tremendous clearance that it could hop over Ken Dodd’s teeth without grounding."
farmers guide, 01 june 2017
"It's hard to argue against the Isuzu as a practical farm pick-up. It looks right, it feels right and the cost is competitive compared with the competition. The warranty package is superb and will reassure anyone who hasn't previously owned an Isuzu. "
the sunday times, 01 june 2017
"It just works says the strapline for the D-Max. It sure does, if this pick-up’s reputation is anything to go by."
The Sun N.i., 01 june 2017
"The Isuzu D-Max pick-up is a breath of fresh air."
diesel car, 01 june 2017
"The new engine provides quieter, more refined progress, greater towing ability and improved economy."
motors, 19 may 2017
"It's vehicles are designed to put in a hard day's work whether in the fields, on the building site or carting around the tools of an urban tradesman."
Van Fleet world, 16 may 2017
"Isuzu knows that it will have to convince some hard-working buyers that the 1.9-litre engine will do the job. Once drivers get behind the wheel however, they will soon discover that it is more than capable!"
What VAN?, 15 may 2017
"When towing a vehicle and with bales of hay in the back the D-Max is stable and composed."
Farming life, 10 May 2017
"The latest generation farmers’ favourite has just collected its first trophy – winning Best Workhorse Pick-Up for the fourth consecutive year at the 2017 Trade Van ADVERTISEMENT Driver Awards."
RMS Motoring, 21st april 2017
"For years now, the Isuzu D-Max has been considered the king of the pick-up trucks due to a combination of reliability and affordability but most of all that sought after 3500kg towing ability."
front seat driver, 21st april 2017
"For that you get arguably the most capable off-road vehicle on sale in the UK this side of something with John Deere in the name."
Autocar, 20th april 2017
"Isuzu's new 9.0in colour touchscreen infotainment system is more recommendable, although restricted to Blade models. It's bright, responsive, easy to navigate and gets built-in sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring as standard, which is a pretty impressive set of attributes for this class."
MSN, 17th april 2017
"Workmanlike - it’s a great word that ‘does what it says on the tin’ - conjuring up images of a job well done and incredible reliability."
"It is also the right word to describe the Isuzu D-Max Blade, which does everything you would want a pick up to do... and does it rather well."
The daily star, 16th april 2017
"You’ll like the feet-off hill descent, the fact that it’ll wade through water up to the door handles without leaking into the cab and the sheer grip its switchable 4x4 system provides in all conditions. You’ll also like the fact that you don’t have to buy costly, unpleasant AdBlu because the downsized 1.9 diesel turbo engine passes Euro6 regs without it. You’ll certainly appreciate the five-year warranty, too."
Eurekar, 10th april 2017
"Isuzu cleans up with new D-Max."
"And for any doubters who may think a 1.9-litre engine can't pass muster in the heavy duty world, Isuzu is launching the new D-Max with the opportunity of a 48 hour free trial of the new model from any of its UK dealers - and all demonstrators will come fitted with towing gear so they can be tried out to the full. Those taking the opportunity will not be disappointed."
The sun, 09th april 2017
"It’s because if you’re a hard-working professional and know your pick-ups, you’ll need no persuading. Take the silly names away and you’ve got one of the most no-nonsense, capable pick-ups money can buy."
"The D-Max is a workhorse. And unlike its show pony rivals — such as the Mitsubishi L200 and Nissan Navara — it’s all business."
Profi, 08th april 2017
"Claimed to be the UK's best-selling pick-up to farmers, the new Isuzu D-Max meets Euro 6 emissions and — here's the important bit, according to Isuzu UK — without the use of AdBlue"
carwitter, 08th april 2017
"Farmers love a D-Max. Arguably they’re the backbone of the agricultural industry in the UK. Affordable, rugged, they just get the job done."
"Farmers, your transport needs are safe for the foreseeable future."
The sun, 07th april 2017
"Isuzu’s D-Max has more creature comforts than a Defender and is harder than Dwayne Johnson"
Used cars ni .com , 07th april 2017
"The D-Max is a true work horse and is built to last, as such it maybe won’t do any one thing exceptionally, but it does everything perfectly, something that few others can boast."
"IT JUST WORKS [literally]".
Honest John, 06 april 2017
"Indeed, it’s the off-road capability of the D-Max that really stands out, whilst also adding credibility to those Defender-related claims."
net car show, 06th april 2017
"Another key benefit is that the new engine meets Euro 6 standards without the need for the addition of AdBlue."
company car and van, 06th april 2017
"First and foremost it looks great. I have to say that the D-Max Blade is still for me the best looking pick-up of any I have driven recently. Big bold wheel arches, wrap-around headlights and black roof rails make it stand out on the road."
Auto Express, 06th april 2017
"Isuzu offers a five-year/125,000-mile warranty on all models, which gives you some idea of how confident the brand is about the D-Max."
Parkers, 05th april 2017
"Still it’s impressively capable in the rough stuff, too – living up to its rufty tufty reputation thanks to a selectable four-wheel drive system and new features including Hill Assist and Hill Descent Control."
Profi, 23rd July 2016
“Go on, treat yourself. If nothing else, your new look farm transport will certainly create quite a stir down the pub.”
Auto Express, 21st July 2016
“The Isuzu D-Max AT35 is as seriously capable off-road as you would expect given the involvement of a brand like Arctic Trucks.”
“…the increased approach and departure angles allow it to tackle almost vertical inclines without breaking a sweat.”