The Isuzu Concept X D-Max is based on the Isuzu D-Max pickup truck. The concept gets an increased ground clearance of 14.6-inches, independent front and multi-link rear suspension, custom shock absorbers along with an approach angle 49.7-degrees and a departure angle 38.5-degrees. Serious numbers for a small pickup truck. Big, 390mm disc brakes ups front and 355mm discs at the rear along with six and four-piston calipers respectively.
Capable of about 317-lbs-feet of torque, the turbo-diesel 3.0-liter inline-four engine is hooked top to a 6-speed automatic transmission. While the regular Isuzu D-Max offers an optional six-speed manual, it appears that these concepts do not have them.
“Other custom parts include the steel fenders and bonnet, alloy bulbar, alloy tray and sports bar, and 10,000lbs (4,536kg) winches on both ends. The truck sits on 12×20-inch wheels, wrapped in 38-inch M/D tires from Toyo.: – – Isuzu Trucks
According to Isuzu, there are no plans for either the Isuzu Concept X D-Max or its brother the Isuzu Concept MU-X SUV; however, both of these vehicles are more than just mockups as you’ll see in the video below. It wouldn’t be a total stretch to see both of these vehicles competing in a rally raid/Dakar/overlanding event in the near future.
There was a time that Isuzu sold their consumer trucks in the United States. Seeing these concepts makes the departure of Isuzu that much harder to take. I miss the brand.
What do you think? Check out this slick video and watch the Isuzu Concept X D-Max (and its cousin) in action!