Isuzu D-Max is now available for booking as the vehicle has started to reach the dealerships. Once again CarSpiritPK brings you the first hand information on the newest offering by Ghandhara Industries Limited (GIL) in our market.
The D-Max is offered with 2 engine and 2 transmission options distributed across 6 trims. The base version is called the Hi-Spark, that is a single cabin 4×2 pickup powered by a 2.5 liter intercooler turbo engine. 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.
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.
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 powered by a 3.0 liter intercooler turbo engine, the manual transmission version of which cost PKR 44.5 lac while the automatic version cost PKR 46.75 lac as revealed by us before. This makes it nearly PKR 700,000 cheaper than the Hilux Revo variants. The top-spec Hilux Revo cost PKR 53.99 lac.
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.
An advanced income tax of PKR 150,000 is applicable on Hi-Spark and Hi-Lander versions while these can be booked against PKR 500,000. For V-Cross, the advanced income tax is PKR 200,000 whereas bookings can be made against PKR 1,000,000.
The quality of the vehicles we examined 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. What is your input regarding the Isuzu D-Max pricing, let us know with your feedback.
Stay tuned to CarSpiritPK as we will be bringing an in-depth review of Isuzu D-Max soon.
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