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The D-Max pick-up model range extended by Isuzu

22 July 2014 #CV Sector #News #Sales #Van

News from Isuzu: Isuzu UK has added another model variant to its award winning D-Max pick-up range. For the first time, the popular extended cab version is now available in the premium Yukon trim, to provide a pick-up which is both adaptable and luxurious at the same time.

The extended cab configuration features standard front seats, behind which is a large load area incorporating a fold-down rear bench for occasional use.

The new Yukon specification extended cab is ideal for trade and leisure users who prefer the added exterior capacity of a longer rear load bed, require only occasional rear seating, and who still want the interior refinement and equipment available with the Yukon’s specification.

The new variant, available from October 2014, has been introduced in direct response to customer and dealer network feedback and is expected to help sustain the Isuzu D-Max’s impressive sales growth.

This useful addition to an already extensive model range comes as Isuzu UK announces record June sales, up 85% on the same month in 2013. Sales are up 25% for the year against 2013, itself a record year for the brand in the UK.

Yukon specification models feature a host of standard equipment, including cruise control, air conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome grille and rear bumper, heavy-duty side steps, six-speaker surround-sound audio system with roof-mounted ‘Exciter’ speaker, as well as high-visibility projector headlamps and LED rear light clusters.

Powered by a highly fuel-efficient, 2.5-litre twin-turbo common-rail diesel engine, the Isuzu D-Max Yukon generates 163 PS and peak torque output of 400 Nm from 1,400 rpm, and is available with six-speed manual transmission.

The Yukon extended-cab boasts excellent fuel economy of 38.7 mpg (combined) as well as being a supremely capable towing vehicle, certified to tow 3.5-tonnes (braked) / 750 kg (unbraked).

“Since its launch in June 2012, the D-Max has stood for rugged build quality and outstanding on and off-road performance. The new Yukon extended cab further enhances its appeal,” says William Brown, General Manager at Isuzu UK. “We hope this latest addition to what is already one of the most comprehensive line-ups in the sector will allow us to better meet the varied needs of pick-up users.”

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