Auto Expo 2014: Isuzu unveils D-Max Space Cab
With increase in the demand for utility vehicles, Isuzu has gone ahead and unveiled India’s first first multi-utility Pickup, the D-Max Space Cab.
A lot of business owners out there prefer to do their own driving as well as transport goods on their own, instead of buying/hiring a truck. For customers like these, a vehicle was needed that could handle utility duties and serve as a comfortable drive as well. This is where the D-Max comes in.
A globally proven and successful product, the Isuzu D-Max Space Cab is the first such product in the Indian pickup truck market. With a specially built in cabin space of 1.5 feet behind the drivers’ seat, the D-Max Space Cab offers Multi-utility capability to the pickup truck. The Space Cab is targeted to the Owner Driven customer, the largest and fastest growing segment in India.
The Owner driven customer segment, businessman who drives his own pickup truck is a fast emerging segment. These customers want pickup trucks that they can drive with ownership, and also sometimes use as their multi-utility vehicles. Valuable cargo and equipment – power tools, hardware and electronics, perishable and exotic cargo can be safely carried inside the specially built in cabin space. The owner can also use this for carrying personal belongings – luggage, music system, pets etc. With loaded features like air conditioning, power windows, styling and comfort to match, the D-Max offers a refined global experience for the first time to the Indian customers.
The D-Max is powered by a 2.5 litre Isuzu diesel engine which offers a max power of 135 PS power at 3600 rpm. Along with the unveiling of the D-MAX Space cab, Isuzu Motors also showcased the D-MAX Single Cab, India’s First Global Pickup which was launched in India in 2013 as a CBU imported from Thailand, and has now been customized for the Indian market. The D-MAX range of pickup will be assembled at the Hindustan Motors Chennai car plant where Isuzu Motors also assembles its MU-7 Sports Utility Vehicle. The D-MAX Space cab will soon be launched in India and will be available at Isuzu dealerships in India, including Delhi-NCR.