The all new 2020 Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck has scored 5 stars in both adult occupant protection (AOP) and child occupant protection (COP) categories in the latest round of crash test conducted by ASEAN NCAP.
The 3rd generation D-Max scored 42.72 points out of 50 in AOP, 21.83 points out of 25 in COP and 18.61 points out of 25 in safety assistance systems. The 2020 Isuzu D-Max made ‘a number of remarkable improvements’ in the latest model over the previous iteration, noting that two airbags and ABS comes as standard across all variants, while electronic stability control is optional in all markets where the model is sold in.
Frontal impact and side impact scores for the D-Max are 12.36 and 16.00 respectively, and 2.40 for head protection, giving a 30.76 total from a possible 36.00. Child occupant protection tests saw a commendable performance with D-Max scoring 24.00 in the dynamic test, 9.00 in the vehicle-based assessment and 9.78 for installation, giving the pick-up truck a COP score of 42.78 points out of a possible 49.00 points.
Asean NCAP also include blind spot technology testing in its 2017-2020 protocol, in which the functionality of each blind spot technology introduced in the car is assessed, which according to the test results, functions according to requirements on both left- and right-hand-side areas of the vehicle.
The third-generation Isuzu D-Max made its debut in October 2019, and has gone on sale in Thailand the same month. It will be gradually introduced in other markets starting from this year.
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