Pricing and Availability of the Isuzu D-Max Steel Edition in the UK

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In October 2023, the third generation of the Isuzu D-Max received its mid-lifecycle update, although many markets, including the UK, are still awaiting the new styling and technology upgrades. Faced with this delay, Isuzu’s UK division has introduced the D-Max Steel Edition to maintain consumer interest. This special edition includes a unique color scheme, several Steel badges, and is limited to just 300 units.

2024 Isuzu D-Max Steel Edition

The D-Max Steel Edition is based on the flagship V-Cross model, which is evident from its 18-inch alloy wheels and Bi-LED headlights. The exterior of this special edition is distinguished by an exclusive Steel Grey Mica paint, complemented by Dark Grey accents on the wide fender extensions, roof rails, and badging. Additionally, the model is adorned with Steel decals along its profile and a unique emblem on the tailgate, which features a damper-assisted mechanism for easier opening and closing.

Inside the cabin, the "Steel" branding is prominently displayed in several places, such as the puddle lamps, illuminated scuff plates, floor mats, and headrests. The interior retains the luxurious features of the V-Cross trim, including leather upholstery, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen, and dual-zone climate control.

Mechanically, there are no changes to the powertrain. The D-Max Steel Edition is powered by a 1.9-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that delivers 162 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque. This power is distributed to all four wheels via either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, supported by a 4WD system and a rear differential lock to enhance off-road capability.

Isuzu D-Max Steel Edition front

With the D-Max Steel Edition being a limited run and its introduction timing, it is anticipated that Isuzu will launch the facelifted D-Max in the UK before the end of the year. This facelift will likely feature a refreshed exterior design and modest upgrades to the technological equipment, while maintaining the existing powertrain options. Additionally, a fully electric version of the D-Max has been confirmed for a 2025 release, although its arrival in the UK will follow at a later date.

The D-Max Steel Edition made its initial appearance at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham in April, and subsequently debuted on TikTok in late May. The pricing for this limited edition in the UK is set at £38,495 for the manual transmission version and £39,995 for the automatic.

Isuzu D-Max Steel Edition

Overall, the D-Max Steel Edition represents Isuzu’s effort to keep the model attractive to buyers amid delays in the availability of the updated version. By offering unique styling elements and maintaining the robust features of the V-Cross trim, Isuzu aims to bridge the gap until the updated model and future electric variant become available in the market.

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