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Electric Isuzu D-Max revealed – Everything you need to know

Isuzu’s Japan division will unveil a fully-electric version of the D-Max bakkie at the 45th Bangkok International Motor Show taking place from 27 March to 7 April 2024.

The battery-powered double cab is scheduled to launch in Europe in 2025, followed by Australia, Thailand, and then other countries around the globe “based on market needs and the maturity of electric vehicle charging infrastructure,” said the automaker.

While Isuzu’s domestic wing hasn’t made an announcement regarding the D-Max BEV’s South African availability, the popularity of the nameplate in our market coupled with the fact that more and more automakers have committed to introducing their own electric bakkies to our roads in the future should mean we are on the radar for a potential introduction.

D-Max BEV specifications

The D-Max BEV – short for battery-electric vehicle – was produced with a wide range of use cases in mind and therefore gets a full-time four-wheel-drive system and newly developed e-axles at the front and rear that provide drivability on all terrains akin to that of the traditional diesel-powered models.

Under the skin it features a 66.9kWh lithium-ion battery pack dispensing current to two electric motors, one in the nose that generates 40kW and 108Nm, and one below the load box that produces a higher 90kW and 217Nm, resulting in a total system output of 130kW and 325Nm.

Keeping up with its internal-combustion siblings, the D-Max BEV boasts a 1,000kg payload capacity as well as a 3,500kg maximum towing capacity, with top speed coming in at over 130km/h.

Thus far only one prototype image of the electric Isuzu has been shown to the public which is all we’re going to get until it is officially revealed later this month.

The rendering shows that the BEV derivative retains the signature design hallmarks of the facelifted D-Max showed off in October last year, but mixes things up with a distinctive silver grille incorporating a honeycomb pattern, blue accents in the nose and headlights, and unique alloy wheels in a two-tone hue.

More details surrounding the D-Max BEV, such as its driving range and features, are expected to be announced at its unveiling at the Bangkok International Motor Show in the final week of March.

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