Isuzu UK has announced that the towing capacity of the new D-Max has been increased by 500 kg – adding to its already impressive list of credentials. The increase has come as a response to customer feedback and to satisfy those who were demanding extra capacity.
All 4×4 models of the D-Max will be able to tow a maximum braked load of 3.5 tonnes, with the new certification applying to all Isuzu D-Max pick-ups registered in the UK from July 1 2013.*
With confirmation of the new certification to tow 3.5 tonnes, the Isuzu D-Max becomes the most capable pick-up in the segment.
The Isuzu D-Max is proving to be hugely popular with UK buyers, after the Japanese-marque announced record sales of 824 vehicles during the month of March.
This latest capacity-boosting announcement follows Isuzu’s introduction of the new accessories range at the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Show, allowing owners to fully customise their own vehicle.
William Brown, General Manager at Isuzu UK comments: “The Isuzu D-Max already boasts class-leading fuel efficiency, residual values and our pioneering five-year / 125,000-mile warranty, however the addition of segment-best 3.5-tonne braked towing capacity demonstrates that the Isuzu D-Max is the pick-up of choice for business and recreational users alike.
“The Isuzu D-Max was already a compelling proposition, winning awards and breaking sales records, so it’s fantastic that we can now also offer the highest towing capacity in this highly competitive segment.”
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 Isuzu D-Max 4×2 single cab and rise to £21,999 (CVOTR) for the top-of-the-range Isuzu D-Max Utah 4×4 double cab automatic.