Isuzu Malaysia has introduced a limited edition version of its popular D-Max pick-up truck. The D-Max Stealth is based on the 4×4 Premium variant with the Blue Power diesel engine. The D-Max Stealth is priced from RM125,799.20 in Peninsular Malaysia, RM128,176.20 in Sabah and RM128,220.30 in Sarawak (on the road without insurance). It also comes with a special 7-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Available in Stallion Black Metallic and Silky White Pearl, the D-Max Stealth runs counter to its name. It is however limited to an exclusive 180 units and so will be quite hard to spot. It also commemorates the 15th anniversary of the D-Max in Malaysia.
The exclusiveness comes not just with the limited number, but a host of extras. Instantly obvious is the use of a black finish on the usual chrome parts. This includes the front grille, headlamps, fog lamp and bumper garnish, roof rails and rear bumpers.
The front grille also features a silver accent line that cuts across from headlamp to headlamp with a matching line running through the new front spoiler. This changes the front look of the D-Max Stealth and makes it distinct from the regular variants. Rounding off the appearance is the special two-tone 18″ alloy rims with an embossed Stealth logo. Reflective “Stealth” decals also dress the sides of the D-Max.
Physical convenience features of the D-Max Stealth are its showpiece retractable side steps and assisted tailgate. The retractable side steps are automated and the first of its kind offered as standard on a pick-up truck. The side steps deploys when the door is opened and retract when closed. This allows for easy ingress and egress into the tall vehicle. There are welcome lights to illuminate the side steps when it is deployed.
Meanwhile, the tailgate uses a torsion bar to give it a feather-touch assist feature. This allows for nearly everyone to easily open and close the tailgate.
Inside, the D-Max wears striking red and black seats in a mix of premium leather and fabric, and with the Stealth logo stitched on. The headlining is dark grey while the trim is a piano black finish. Other Stealth branded items in the cabin include the coil floor mats.
One of the driving convenience features is the Around View Monitor with 3D image guide. Using four exterior cameras, this system enables easy manouevering with its bird’s eye view or 3D view when Reverse gear is selected. You can also activate this manually via the AVM button on the dashboard.
Coupled with this is the additional front parking sensor that allows for easier positioning of the vehicle in tight spots. It activates when the vehicle begins to move and shuts off when you reach 25 km/h. It will then reactivate when you slow down to 20 km/h. You can also opt to shut this off manually for when you are driving slowly near low objects or off-road.
For added safety, the D-Max Stealth also includes front and rear digital video recorders (DVR), a first-in-class. These cameras start recording full HD footage once the engine starts. Using motion detectors, it can also record when the vehicle is parked and there is movement detected within its 140° angle of view, or when it senses an impact. The camera can also playback on your phone via WiFi and the IROAD app. Other conveniences include USB ports in the front (2x) and rear (1x).
Powering the D-Max Stealth is Isuzu’s 1.9L Ddi Blue Power turbo diesel engine. The engine is currently the smallest for a pick-up truck in Malaysia. However, it packs a very practical 150 PS and 350 Nm of torque. It provides a balance between performance and fuel efficiency, and enables the D-Max to be certified an EEV (energy efficient vehicle).
Early bird buyers of the Isuzu D-Max Stealth (private registration) who register the vehicle in August will be entitled to a free sports roll bar or the option to purchase a T-Lid Cover valued at RM5,500 for just RM2,000 (while stocks last).
“Customers seeking one of the most dependable and capable pick-up trucks in the market today can now arrive in distinctive style with the new Isuzu D-Max Stealth. The stylish exterior is equally matched by striking interior designs that embolden the vehicle, offering urban drivers an elevated presence on the road,” said Chief Operating Officer of Isuzu Malaysia Masayuki Suzuki.
For more information, visit www.isuzu.net.my/pickup/