Ghandhara Officially Launches the Isuzu D-Max in Pakistan

Ghandhara Industries Limited has officially launched the Isuzu D-Max range of pickup trucks in Pakistan in a ceremony at Isuzu Ghandhara Lahore. Bookings of the D-Max have commenced a couple of weeks ago while the units are already displayed at the dealerships.

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The Isuzu D-Max range will go against the Toyota Hilux and its Revo range of pickups in our market. Just like the Hilux, the D-Max is available in single and double cabin configurations, in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive versions available, with manual as well as automatic transmission options.

Furthermore the Isuzu D-Max is available with 2-engine options, there is a 2.5 liter intercooler turbo and a more powerful 3.0 liter intercooler turbo engine available. Following is a brief intro to the various D-Max trims available:

Isuzu D-Max Hi-Spark

The base version is called the Hi-Spark, this is a single cabin 4×2 pickup powered by a 2.5 liter intercooler turbo engine and is available in two trims. The Hi-Spark deckless cost PKR 24.25 lac (ex-factory), whereas that with deck is priced at PKR 26.25 lac. Compared to the Toyota Hilux 4×2 single cabin versions, the D-Max Hi-Spark is approximately PKR 300,000 cheaper.

Isuzu D-Max Hi-Lander

Then comes the Isuzu D-Max Hi-Lander, these consist of genuine 4×4 vehicles powered by 2.5 liter intercooler turbo engine available in both single cabin and double cabin options. The Hi-Lander 4×4 single cabin is priced at PKR 37.25 lac whereas the double cabin is priced at PKR 39.75 lac. The Hi-Lander compared to similar Hilux 4×4 versions comes approximately PKR 500,000 cheaper.

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross

The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is the equivalent to the flagship Toyota Hilux Revo range. The V-Cross comes as double cabin 4×4 pickup, powered by a 3.0 liter intercooler turbo engine. The manual transmission version cost PKR 44.5 lac while the automatic version cost PKR 46.75 lac. This makes the D-Max V-Cross nearly PKR 700,000 cheaper than the Hilux Revo variants. The top-spec Hilux Revo cost PKR 53.99 lac.

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The D-Max V-Cross comes packed with features such as Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, power steering/ windows, electronic drive mode selector, push button engine start-stop feature, smart entry system, electrically adjustable seats, touchscreen infotainment system and multi-function steering wheel etc.

The D-Max V-Cross also offers two versions with genuine Isuzu accessories, called the LS (Luxury Sportive). The package includes Sports Bar & Cargo Spoiler with rocker plate, roof rails, tailgate ornaments, door visors and carpet mats etc. The V-Cross LS package cost PKR 48.75 lac.

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The quality of vehicles on display looked quite promising, and with prices set well below the Toyota Hilux range, Ghandhara seems serious in making the Isuzu D-Max a tough contender to the ever trusted Hilux. The D-Max is backed with a warranty of 2 years/ 50,000 kms (whichever occurs first).

What is your input regarding the Isuzu D-Max and its pricing, let us know with your comments. Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK as we will be bringing an in-depth review of the Isuzu D-Max soon.

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