The all-new Isuzu D-Max already has some of the lowest running costs of any pick-up in the UK – thanks to competitive pricing, low insurance costs and impressive fuel economy – and now it is projected to benefit from unrivalled residual values, too.
Leading residuals assessor, CAP Monitor, forecasts that the Isuzu D-Max 4×4 double cab will retain a class-leading 39.9 per cent of its original price (£17,749 CVOTR), excluding VAT, after three years and 60,000 miles, bettering all of its key segment rivals by a significant margin. The Isuzu D-Max officially goes on sale at dealers across the UK on 14 July 2012.
Tim Cattlin, Editor of CAP CV Monitor commented: “Having experienced first-hand the new Isuzu D-Max in challenging on- and off-road situations, I’m really impressed with its robustness, build quality and capabilities. Isuzu has built on the rugged qualities of the outgoing Rodeo model and I fully expect that the D-Max will justifiably make a substantial impact in this very competitive sector.”
Unprecedented in the UK pick-up sector, a unique-in-class five-year / 120,000-mile transferable warranty reinforces the reputation for durability and ruggedness for which Isuzu pick-ups have become renowned, and gives owners peace-of-mind for longer than any competitor.
Running costs are kept to a minimum thanks to a the highly efficient 2.5-litre Euro 5-compliant twin-turbo diesel returning a class-leading 38.2 mpg (combined) while still delivering 163 ps and 400 Nm maximum torque. A recently announced range of finance packages makes the Isuzu D-Max available with affordable monthly payments from just £185 per month.
Generous standard equipment levels ensure that Isuzu D-Max drivers and passengers enjoy a refined and comfortable journey, with features such as electric windows and air conditioning fitted across the range. The new pick-up is also a highly capable workhorse, with payloads exceeding 1,000 kg and a braked towing capacity of 3,000 kg.
William Brown, General Manager of Isuzu UK, commented: “The projected residual values for the Isuzu D-Max reflect the long-lasting appeal of our strategy for the new model in the UK. While our tough new pick-up is a very impressive performer on- and off-road, we have complemented its technical capabilities with the best ownership proposition in the sector.
“With competitive pricing, generous specification levels and a unique five-year / 120,000-mile warranty, we’re delighted – yet not entirely surprised – that the all-new Isuzu D-Max is projected to hold its value more strongly than its competitors,” continues Brown. “We are confident that this compelling package will generate record sales for Isuzu in the UK this year,” added Brown.
The new Isuzu D-Max pick-up is available in three bodystyles: single cab, extended cab (with rear-hinged side access panels) and double cab. Prices start at £14,499 (CVOTR) for the entry-level Isuzu D-Max 4×2 single cab and rise to £21,499 (CVOTR) for top-of-the-range Isuzu D-Max Utah 4×4 double cab automatic.
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