Isuzu has launched a special edition version of the D-max pickup truck to celebrate 100 years since the auto manufacturer was formed. There were several “hundreds” to this unique Centurion model as it was made available to buy from the 100th day of the year in the United Kingdom with only 100 examples designated to be sold.
Described as the “ultimate pickup”, the Isuzu D-Max Centurion special edition will start from a price of £30,999 (Rs. 29.47 lakh) and £11,000 costing optional extras. On the outside, the Centurion comes fitted with 19-inch black and silver Hurricane alloy wheels wrapped around by the Pirelli Scorpion Zero tyres.
The spoilers attached on either side have been designed in such a way not to hinder the ground clearance of the massive work horse. It also gives a more road-settled appearance and the side bars plus sidesteps are made from stainless steel, the roof bars receive black and silver treatment for a preposterous appeal.
The front fascia has silver grille and the headlamps have been adorned with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights. It also features remote tailgate locking and Alpha Sports tonneau cover. As for the interiors, the D-Max Centurion gets additional leather upholstery on the seats, front centre armrest and on the multi-spoke steering wheel.
The rear door entry guards display the illuminated Isuzu logo alongside a Centurion embossed Bed Rug dedicated to celebrate the Japanese brand’s 100 years of history. The other equipment included are an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system developed by Alpine with six speakers and active sub-woofers.
For added convenience, there is a 10.2-inch display screen mounted in the rear for the back seaters. Isuzu provides the special edition with rear view camera and two wireless headsets as well. The Centurion derives power from a 2.5-litre twin turbocharged diesel engine producing 163 PS and 400 Nm of peak torque. Like the entire range, it has a towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes.
Isuzu Motors India unveiled the country’s first-ever “Adventure Utility Vehicle” at the 2016 Auto Expo alongside a new range of D-Max pick-up trucks. The D-Max V Cross will be launched during the second half of 2016 at an estimated Rs. 15 lakh and soon the company’s authorised showrooms across the country will get the new model displayed for endorsement purposes.