ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) finally brought in the much-awaited 2020 D-MAX Boondock 4×4 variant. Recently launched during IPC’s first-ever digital event via Facebook Live, Isuzu’s ultimate off-roader and the perfect vehicle to herald IPC’s motoring lifestyle campaign—“Live Life Differently”—boldly responds to the challenges of the new normal.
Within the Live Life Differently mantra, IPC encourages its clients and would-be customers to discover the endless possibilities of driving an Isuzu vehicle. It also implies to go beyond the comfort of our homes, to explore the outdoors, and open ourselves up to more adventures, all while driving an Isuzu vehicle. With the 2020 D-MAX Boondock 4×4, off-roaders are given the added confidence to take their adventures a notch higher, more robust, and farther.
“Purposely named after the mountains, the Boondock boasts rough and rugged styling, coupled with the exceptional engine performance of Isuzu—perfect for off-road driving,” said IPC President Hajime Koso. No other pickup can symbolize the Filipino off-roader’s reemergence from months of home confinement than the 2020 D-MAX Boondock 4×4, which has been designed to handle practically all types of terrain: sand, gravel, riverbed, mud, and rocks.
Based on the popular 3.0L D-MAX 4×4 LS-A model, motivation comes from the ever-reliable 4JJ1-TCX 3.0-liter four-cylinder in-line with VGS turbocharged diesel engine with Blue Power technology. This Euro-4 compliant motor is capable of producing 175 hp at 3,600 rpm and 380 N-m of maximum torque between 1,800 to 2,800 rpm. It is mated to an option of a six-speed manual transmission with gearshift indicator or a six-speed automatic with sequential shift.
Identical to its 4×2 variant sibling, the new variant also dons modern rugged aesthetics such as 17-inch off-road rally type design black alloy rims wrapped in 265/70 R17 all-terrain tires, honeycomb-designed steel side steps bearing the ‘Boondock’ insignia, roof rail, cargo extender, rocker panel, and over the fender. The Boondock decal on the tailgate, meantime, is now paired with a new hood and body customized graphics that pay tribute to the country’s highest ‘boondock,’ Mount Apo.
Moreover, suspension setup was reinforced by monotube nitrogen-charged performance shock absorbers for faster damping reaction. Now with bigger tires and tuned dampers, ground clearance was increased to 247 mm. It gave the pickup 1, 900 mm overall height perfect for the off-road look and muscular stance which conveys that tough character ready to surpass anything—a true embodiment of a “can-do” off-roader attitude.
The 2020 D-MAX Boondock 4×4 is available and is priced at P1.725 million (MT) and P1.795 million (AT). Also, as a part of Isuzu’s Monsoon Promo, a P95,000 discount was given away until the end of June.
Body colors to choose from are Red Spinel, Cosmic Black, Titanium Silver, and Silky Pearl White. For more details, log on to www.isuzuphil.com.
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