The Japanese automaker sure knows how to keep the costumers interested

Isuzu D-Max is one of the most affordable and reliable trucks in the U.K. It offers absolute bang for the buck and suits the needs of urban trade customers, farmers, and small businessmen.

However, Isuzu decided to expand into the off-road segment as well. In 2019, the company launched the XTR trim for the D-Max that catered to off-road enthusiasts. To make sure the product’s hype didn’t go down, Isuzu decided to release a new Colour Edition for the model that featured cosmetic upgrades inside and out. From what it’s worth, the aesthetic update certainly adds a nice zing to the truck.

What Makes The Isuzu D-Max Colour Edition Special?

2020 Isuzu D-Max XTR Colour Edition Exterior
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In 2019, Isuzu showcased the D-Max XTR prototype at the Commercial Vehicle Show. Within a few months, the company launched the truck and it has been fairly successful. At the 2020 Commercial Vehicle Show, Isuzu decided to bring about a new rendition of the XTR called the Colour Edition.

Despite the show getting canceled, Isuzu decided to go ahead and launch the 2020 Isuzu D-Max XTR Colour Edition at the same time anyway.

The body kit is designed to give the truck a premium appearance. The front bumper guard, bonnet protector, and the headlight frames are painted and now match the truck’s exterior shade. The fog light surrounds and the grille remain black.

2020 Isuzu D-Max XTR Colour Edition Exterior
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The green Isuzu badge on the grille that is offered as an accessory on the XTR but is a standard fitment on the Colour Edition. You can have the kit in any of the four colors that the XTR is available in - Splash White, Titanium Silver Met, Obsidian Grey Mica, and Cosmic Black Mica. These subtle changes do give the truck a classier feel.

The green touch continues on the inside as well. The sport seats now come with contrast green stitching which looks pretty sweet on the black upholstery. The backrest logo is also embroidered in the same color. There’s also the D-shaped sports steering wheel that’s trimmed in leather and suede.

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The 2020 Isuzu D-Max XTR Colour Edition comes with the standard XTR stuff. The off-roading truck rides on 17-inch black wheels wrapped in 32-inch Pirelli Scorpion all-terrain tires.

It also features performance disc brakes and Kevlar ceramic front brake pads. Isuzu has equipped the D-Max XTR with a bespoke suspension system that allows the truck to sit 9.8 inches off the ground.

What Powers The Isuzu D-Max?

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The Isuzu D-Max is offered with a 1.9-liter, four-cylinder mill that produces 162 horses and 265 pound-feet of torque. The torque is quite sufficient and lets you pull heavy loads from a standstill rather easily. The truck takes 12.7 seconds from a standstill to 60 mph and tops out at 112 miles per hour. The best part about this engine is its efficiency; it delivers up to 40.4 miles per gallon (U.K), combined. The towing and payload capacities for this engine are rated at 7,716 pounds and 2,515 pounds, respectively.

Isuzu D-Max XTR Colour Edition specifications
Engine 1.9-liter, four-cylinder
Horsepower 162 HP
Torque 265 LB-FT
0 to 62 mph 12.7 seconds
Top Speed 112 mph
Towing 7,716 pounds
Payload 2,515 pounds

Final Thoughts

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The 2020 Isuzu D-Max XTR is priced at £34,004, which is approximately $42,400. Isuzu said that production for the Colour Edition kits will be limited. The prices and the availability will be announced once the lockdown is lifted and dealerships reopen.

What are your thoughts about the 2020 Isuzu D-Max XTR Colour Edition? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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