European Car of the Year 2019: Jaguar I-Pace wins COTY by a nose …

The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV has been crowned European Car of the Year 2019, but only just; the Alpine A110 fractionally lost out in a tiebreaker
Jaguar’s I-Pace battery-electric SUV has won the 2019 Car of the Year award in an incredibly tight contest between it and Renault‘s Alpine sports coupé. Formal voting ended with each car sharing 250 votes apiece; the first time there’s been a draw in the Coty award since it was started in 1964.

In keeping with the rules, the votes were then recounted to see which of the 60 jurors voted each car ahead of the other; with that recount done, the Jaguar came out first with 18 first places ahead of the Alpine’s 16.
This is the first Jaguar to win the award in the Coty’s 55 years and a visibly delighted Ian Callum, Jaguar’s director of design, received the award from jury president Frank Janssen.
“Wow, was that close or what,” said Callum, “thank you very much. I don’t understand why people make such a fuss over battery electric cars winning this award though; this is the future. It’s a whole new Jaguar on a whole new platform and it’s the most exciting car I’ve ever worked on.”

The voting on the seven-strong shortlist was close, with five models taking the lead in the voting announcement which is done in the style of the Eurovision Song Contest, with each country announced at a time in alphabetical order. As well as the Jaguar and the Alpine, Ford‘s Focus, Citroën‘s C5 Aircross and Kia’s Ceed hatchback each held the lead during the count and when the vote went to the last country, the UK, with six judges including yours truly, the leading vehicle was Kia’s Ceed with 234 votes.

THE AWARD-WINNING ALL-ELECTRIC JAGUAR I‑PACE

* * * Every Jaguar vehicle feels like no other car on the road. Moving to all-electric power doesn’t change this. Built from the ground up, the New Jaguar I‑PACE is a pure Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). Thrilling to look at and drive.
ALL NEW JAGUAR MODELS ARE BACKED BY JAGUAR ELITECARE, OUR BEST-IN-CLASS COVERAGE*.
• New Vehicle Limited Warranty
• Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance
• 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
• Jaguar InControl® Remote & Protect TM

DIMENSIONS

* * * The I‑PACE has a compact footprint from the outside but exceptional space within. There are five full seats, innovative storage, a substantial rear cargo space of over 25.3 cubic feet and 0.95 cubic feet in the front storage compartment.

POWER

* * * The I‑PACE is propelled by two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors. Similar to the technology found in the I‑TYPE Formula E racing car, these motors generate 394 HP and 512 Lb-Ft of torque.

CHARGING

* * * With a 50 kW DC rapid charger — the kind found at most public charging stations — the I-PACE can achieve a 0-80% charge in 85 minutes.*
*Note: Actual charge times may vary according to environmental conditions and available charging installation.

INCENTIVES

* * * I‑PACE owners receive the financial benefits electric vehicle ownership affords. Incentives that make day-to-day driving more convenient and cost-effective can include government grants, lower road taxes, reduced city-center tolls and easy access to high-occupancy vehicle lanes.12
Thrilling to look at and drive, easy to live with and connected like never before. Make it yours today.

MOVING LINES

* * * Featuring an elegant, highly aerodynamic design with a low-drag coefficient of 0.29 Cd, the I‑PACE has been created to provide efficiency by slicing cleanly through the air for maximum range and stability. The I‑PACE offers excitement from every angle thanks to its flowing waistline, dramatic hood scoop and signature rear haunches.

INNER PEACE

* * * The I‑PACE seamlessly integrates technology and abundant space. The interior design is clean and uncluttered, with tactile features and sweeping lines. The nature of the electric powertrain offers additional space, providing more freedom to maximize the comfort provided by the I‑PACE interior.

ALWAYS IN CHARGE

* * * The Touch Pro® Duo infotainment system in the I‑PACE makes it simple to control all the car’s technologies. 4G Wi-Fi capability is standard and a host of connectivity features mean it’s easy to keep in touch with your digital world.5, 9

NEW I-PACE S KEY FEATURES

* * * 18″ 15-Spoke ‘Style 1022’ Alloy Wheels
LED headlights
8-Way Semi-Powered Luxtec Sports Seats
Touch Pro® Duo, Interactive Driver Display and Meridian™ Sound System5
Park Package Including Park Assist, 360° Parking Aid and Rear Traffic Monitor4
Connectivity Features Include: Remote, Navigation Pro, Connect Pro (Smart Settings, Pro Services, 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot)7,9 and Stolen Vehicle Locator

NEW I-PACE SE

* * * A hyper‐modern form with advanced driver assistance features.
Base MSRP from $75,8501
KEY FEATURES
20″ 6-Spoke ‘Style 6007’ Alloy Wheels
Premium LED Headlights with Signature Daytime Running Lights
10-Way Grained Leather Sports Seats with Memory
Touch Pro® Duo, Interactive Driver Display and Meridian™ Sound System5
Drive Package Including Blind Spot Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and High-speed Emergency Braking4, 11
Connectivity Features include: Remote, Navigation Pro, Connect Pro (Smart Settings, Pro Services, 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot)7,9and Stolen Vehicle Locator

NEW I-PACE HSE

* * * The height of I‑PACE technology and electric luxury in an assertive, exquisitely styled package.
Base MSRP from $80,5001
KEY FEATURES
20″ 5-Spoke ‘Style 5068’ Alloy Wheels with Diamond Turned Finish
Premium LED Headlights with Signature Daytime Running Lights
18-Way Windsor Leather Heated and Cooled Front Sports Seats with Heated Rear Seats
Touch Pro Duo, Interactive Driver Display and Meridian™ Surround Sound System5
Driver Assist Package including Blind Spot Assist, 360° Surround Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist and High-Speed Emergency Braking 4,11
Connectivity features include: Remote, Navigation Pro, Connect Pro (Smart Settings, Pro Services, 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot)7,9 and Stolen Vehicle Locator

NEW I-PACE FIRST EDITION

* * * With exclusive design details and high specification features as standard, the I‑PACE First Edition captures the spirit of the I‑PACE Concept.
Base MSRP from $85,9001
KEY FEATURES
20″ 5 Split-Spoke ‘Style 5070’ Alloy Wheels in Technical Grey with Polished Finish
Premium LED Headlights with Signature Daytime Running Lights
18-Way Windsor Leather Heated and Cooled Front Sports Seats with Heated Rear Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Extended Windsor Leather Upgrade
Light Oyster Suedecloth Headlining
First Edition Gloss Charcoal Ash Wood Veneer
Touch Pro Duo7, Interactive Driver Display5 and Head-Up Display4
Meridian™ Surround Sound System
Driver Assist Package including Blind Spot Assist, 360° Surround Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist and High-speed Emergency Braking4,11
Adaptive Dynamics4
Adaptive Surface Response4
Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting
Four-zone Climate Control
Activity Key
Connectivity Features include: Remote, Navigation Pro, Connect Pro (Smart Settings, Pro Services, 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot)7,9 and Stolen Vehicle Locator

European Car of the Year 2019 award will provide a much-needed boost for JLR, which has recently laid off workers and has suffered poor sales of its conventional-engined models. It will also reinforce a new direction for the company to concentrate on battery electric vehicle in future.
The zero-emission SUV from Jaguar and the lightweight sports car produced by Alpine of France beat the Ford Focus into third position.
Then came the Citroen C5 Aircross, the Peugeot 508, the Kia Ceed and the Mercedes A-Class.
The European Car of the Year award is a long-running institution established in 1964 as the definitive award for car buyers on the Continent. Each year, a jury of 60 expert voters from 23 European countries convene to choose a single winner from all the mainstream cars recently released in Europe, regardless of their country of origin.
Every jury member has 25 points to distribute among the shortlist, and must award points to at least five cars. He or she may not award more than ten points to any one car, nor may he or she award ‘joint first’ to two models. These votes made public, as are the jury member’s reasoning behind them.

PERFORMANCE

* * * Top speed (mph) 124
Acceleration 0‑60 mph (secs) 4.5
RANGE AND CONSUMPTION EPA Estimated Range (miles) Up to 23410
POWERTRAIN Battery (kWh) 90
Maximum power (hp) 394
@ rpm 4,250
Maximum torque (lb-ft) 512
@ rpm 0
Transmission Auto
Charge Time – Level 2 – 0-80% (hours) / 0-100% (hours) / DC 50 kW – 0-80% (mins) 10.1 / 12.9 / 85

WEIGHT

* * * Weight from (lbs) 4,784
Gross vehicle weight (from – lbs) 5,886

DIMENSIONS

* * * LENGTH (in) 184.3
OVERALL HEIGHT (in) 61.3
FRONT WHEEL TRACK (in) 64.7 (18″ Wheel)
REAR WHEEL TRACK (in) 65.5 (18″ Wheel)

TURNING CIRCLE (ft)

* * * Turning Circle (ft) 39.3
FRONT WHEEL TRACK Ground clearance fully laden (in) 5.6
Front wheel track (in) 64.7 (18″ Wheel)
HEIGHT Overall Height (in) 61.3



* * * VEHICLE LENGTHS Overall length (in) 184.3
Wheelbase (in) 117.7
VEHICLE WIDTHS Front Track (in) 64.7 (18″ Wheel)
Rear Track (in) 65.5 (18″ Wheel)
Overall width with mirrors folded (in) 74.6
Overall width including mirrors (in) 84.2
Trunk/Cargo Volume (cu. Ft.) 25.3 / 51 with rear seat folded

OPTIONS AND JAGUAR GEAR

* * * With the exceptional collection of options and Jaguar Gear, you can create the finest I‑PACE in the world: Yours.
aguar vehicle accessories and options let you personalize the I‑PACE according to your taste, your lifestyle and your interests. The most popular are grouped into three convenient packages: Exterior Carbon Fiber Package, Black Exterior Package and Cold Climate Package. Build your own I‑PACE and browse the online accessories catalogue to view the full range.
EXTERIOR PACKAGE OPTIONS
Add another distinctive edge to the design of the I‑PACE with these exterior packages.
COLD CLIMATE PACKAGE
This package includes heated washer jets, a heated windshield and heated steering wheel.

ILLUMINATED JAGUAR FRONT GRILLE BADGE
The optional illuminated front grille badge creates stunning exterior styling. The badge illuminates when the I‑PACE is unlocked, when the vehicle’s doors are open and the interior lights are on. The illumination goes out when the vehicle is started.
CARBON FIBER GRILLE SURROUND
Stunning high-grade Carbon Fiber front grille surround, featuring a twill weave with a High Gloss finish, provides a premium exterior styling upgrade to highlight the dynamic capabilities and performance-inspired styling of the Jaguar I‑PACE.

CARBON FIBER MIRROR COVERS
Featuring a twill weave and a High Gloss lacquered finish, High grade Carbon Fiber mirror covers provides a performance-inspired styling enhancement coupled with weight benefits associated with carbon fiber.

SPORTS PEDALS
Made from stainless steel and rubber, the Pedal Kit fits securely over existing pedals for a contemporary, sporting appearance.
PERSONALIZED ILLUMINATED TREADPLATE
Elegantly styled stainless steel sill treadplate finisher for driver or passenger doors. Illuminates when either the driver or passenger doors are opened.
LUXURY CARPET MATS
Luxurious, tailored front carpet mats with embossed Jaguar logo and Nubuck edge binding. The premium mats provide a well-appointed finishing touch to the interior.

CLICK AND GO RANGE

* * * Click and Go is a compact storage system that fits on the back of the front seat headrests. It includes a headrest mounted coat hanger to help keep clothes wrinkle free. For rear entertainment, a removable tablet holder can be easily positioned at multiple angles. Click and Hook is a universal hook that creates extra storage space to hang items such as bags.
IPHONE® CONNECT AND CHARGE DOCK
Designed to allow visibility of your phone* while charging, the iPhone connect and charge dock utilizes the cup holder space in the central console. When connected, the iPhone’s media is accessible and has the ability to be controlled via the integrated in-car infotainment system.

ROOF CROSS BARS

* * * Cross bars enable the use of a wide range of roof carrying accessories. The I‑PACE cross bars feature a new and unique quick release mechanism allowing the cross bars to be easily fitted or removed without the use of tools.

REAR MOUNTED CYCLE CARRIER

* * * An easy-to-fit, rear mounted, lockable cycle carrier for one bike. Maximum load capacity 66 lbs (maximum 2 x 33-lb bikes).

WATER SPORTS CARRIER

* * * A versatile system for transporting a variety of sports equipment including a surfboard, kayak or sailboard.
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ISUZU D-MAX: Story of a Reliable pick-up with truck DNA

Welcome to a whole new era in pick-up trucks. The ISUZU D-MAX – toughness, redefined. Encompassing aggressive styling and levels of safety – plus ISUZU’s legendary durability and fuel efficiency – the ISUZU D-MAX strives ahead of its competition. Whether it’s hauling big loads, powering through the work week, cruising through the weekend or going where the others won’t, this is one pickup you can depend on. Put it to the test. You won’t be disappointed.

Features and specifications shown here may vary in appearance and/or availability according to region. Please inquire at your local ISUZU distributor or dealer for more complete details on available models and their specifications.

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ISUZU continues to build a reputation for diesel engines since developing Japan‘s first air-cooled automotive diesel engine in 1936.
Constant technological improvements, innovations and indepth experience across the production of over 25 million diesel engines means ISUZU is an established global leader in developing capable and efficient engines for all kinds of application.
D-MAX Powertrain Genuine Performance

Steel timing chain (not belt) assures reliability

* * * In 2002, the D-Max was prepared for a world premiere in Thailand. This location was chosen because GM-Isuzu had recently decided to close their small truck assembly plant in Japan and move their joint operation to Thailand. The D-Max is available in various models. The Spark (single cab) (EX) is available only as a 4×2, with three configurations between cab chassis, long bed with power steering and without. SpaceCabs (extended cab), and Cab4s (double cab) can be divided into two major configurations: standard height 4x2s (SL, SX, SLX), and 4x4s (S and LS) with the “Rodeo” name instead of SpaceCab. Crew cabs are all sold with the same Cab4 name (Cab4 models became available late in last quarter). All are built and sold alongside the almost identical Chevrolet Colorado which had debuted in late first quarter of 2004.


Rocker arms with large roller bearings lower friction

* * * Engine choices for that year till end of third quarter of 2004 derived from its direct predecessor: 4JH1-T 3.0 and 4JA1-T 2.5.
Hi-Lander 3.0 (lifted 4×2), trim style became available in late 2003, and ground clearance equals that of the 4×4 models. There are only two cab styles to choose between. This makes Isuzu the third manufacturer in Thailand to begin selling lifted 4×2 pickups (after Toyota and Ford).

Melt-in liner technology strengthens the cylinder for longer life

* * * The ISUZU D-MAX comes from a lineage of the world’s toughest, most reliable trucks. Almost a century of truck-manufacturing DNA has gone into the ISUZU D-MAX to deliver a pick-up that truly redefines the category.
Interior Convenience

ISUZU’s ‘universal design’ concept drives development and inclusion of features that are intuitive to use, easy to reach and greatly improves occupant and driver convenience. The distinctive wider door arches on the ISUZU D-MAX make for easy access to the cabin offering generous head and leg room as well as comfortably designed seats for every occupant. An abundance of thoughtfully placed storage and cup holders complete the interior giving it a striking sense of design and function. In addition, state of the art features like touch sensor passive entry, engine stop/start button, audio system with 8-speaker surround sound and Bluetooth® connectivity all feature controls that are effortless to reach and simple to use. The D-MAX offers all of the luxury appointments expected in modern vehicles.

Instrument panel with multi-information display

* * * Hi-Lander 3.0 (lifted 4×2), trim style became available in late 2003, and ground clearance equals that of the 4×4 models. There are only two cab styles to choose between. This makes Isuzu the third manufacturer in Thailand to begin selling lifted 4×2 pickups (after Toyota and Ford).
In October 2004, Isuzu introduced the DDi iTEQ common-rail diesel engine family for the D-Max. The first engine to appear was the 3.0 4JJ1-TC 146 PS (107 kW; 144 hp), however since then, a design change in the front end of the car has forced engine alterations. Additionally, new MUA-5H five-speed manual transmission also introduced.


Auto air conditioner

* * * During the first quarter of 2005, a 2.5 4JK1-TC 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp), the second DDi iTEQ engine, was introduced and offered as economical choice to replace its aging predecessor (4JA1-T was concurrently available for that year only). A mid-cycle refresh brought many models fitted with a new front bumper that incorporated an “instant spoiler” underneath, 4×4 models and Hi-Lander’s suspensions were raised up 25 millimeters extra.


Premium leather seat

* * * In 2007, Isuzu celebrated its 50th anniversary in Thailand with “Gold Series” models sold for the 2008 model year. The Hi-Lander Cab4 model with the VGS turbodiesel engine became available for the first time. The 4×4 models get a new front bumper design with chrome accents. Also added was the choice of a 2.5l 4-cylinder engine in LS 4×4 and Hi-Lander models.
During the middle of the first quarter of 2008, the Rodeo LS and Hi-Lander SpaceCab were also fitted with the 3.0-liter VVGS Turbodiesel engine to fill all the remaining gaps in lineup.


Power height adjustment

* * * In the early fourth quarter of 2008, Isuzu introduced D-Max Platinum models for 2009 to replace the outgoing Gold Series. LS 4×4 and Hi-Lander received new fascia; chrome on LS 4×4 and semi platinum-silver on Hi-Lander. Minor-modified headlamps and new fog lamps for platinum look. 4×2 SLX and SX derived fascias from 4×4/Hi-Lander (before Platinum’s fascia). Chrome fascia for 3.0 SLX models and color-keyed fascia for SX. Top heads of 3 DDi iTEQ engines changed from gold to platinum. Some models dropped 4JJ1-TC 3.0l engine. All retooled to be acceptable with Biodiesel B5. All SpaceCab models featured new middle pillars called Safety Pillar Cab; pillars and door beams larger and thicker. Not all Cab4 models received retooled rear suspension called Super Flex Plus suspension. Spark EX also received new gauge and indicator. D-Max Platinum models commenced on sale from 15 October.


Glove compartment and article storage

* * * In the middle of September 2009, Isuzu introduced the D-Max Super Platinum models. SL model was dropped. Highline SLX 4×2 models received same fascia and front bumper as Hi-Lander / LS 4×4 style, new 16″ wheels and newer styles of alloy wheels for SLX / Hi-Lander / LS 4×4, newer rear bumper, and new “Super Platinum” marque at tailgate. LS 4×4 models received skid plate attached under bumper in brighter silver, newer side step. Highline Hi Lander / LS 4×4 models have newer style blind spot rear view mirrors, and new short-plot antenna.


Passive entry & start system

* * * Features and specifications may vary in appearance and/or availability according to region.
Every year since late 2005 until now, there are several special D-Max & MU-7 models. Available exclusively only for a period during Thailand’s 2 largest auto shows and also other special Isuzu occasions. They were all unique yet never the same in each presentation. D-Max Smart models are such one remarkably special model set. Available in several occasions during 2008. This edition modifies SpaceCab 4×2 2.5 by special white pearl exterior color and optional equipment such as immobilizer key.


Electronic Stability Control(ESC)

* * * Features and specifications may vary in appearance and/or availability according to region.
At ISUZU, safety is always the first thought. Careful attention to detail allows ISUZU to deliver higher levels of active safety features. Intelligent cabin design allows excellent road visibility while Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and projector headlamps actively work to keep drivers alert to potential hazards and in control.
When combined with its tough, high tensile steel cabin, energy absorbing front end, side impact anti-intrusion bars and dual front airbags with pre-tensioning seatbelts you can be assured that the D-MAX is made stronger and safer for you and your passengers.

Dual front, side and curtain airbags

* * * Ever since Platinum models introduced, D-Max Smart models expanded up to 3 choices: SpaceCab 4×2, Cab4 4×2 and Hi-Lander 2-Door. These 3 models also updated as new Super Platinum models.
In 2009, a sport version of the D-Max named the X-Series was introduced, aimed especially for a target group of young people normally not interested in using pickup trucks. It was marketed as a “Lifestyle Pickup” and equipped with additional skirts and prominent red Isuzu letters at front grille. The wheels remain unchanged from normal model but came with gunmetal paint finish. Available in two-door SpaceCab and four-door Cab4 body variants with manual transmission.


Cabin constructed from high tensile steel

* * * Isuzu D-Max Model Line Up
The Isuzu D-Max is a pickup truck manufactured since 2002 by Isuzu Motors. It shares the same platform with several General Motors (GM) mid-size trucks in the United States such as the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Isuzu i-Series. The Chevrolet Colorado name is also applied to a rebadged version of the D-Max in the Middle East and Thailand, although not identical to the American version. The original D-Max is sold alongside the Chevrolet Colorado in the Thai market where they are both built. In Australasia between 2003 and 2008, the D-Max was marketed as the Holden Rodeo, but has since been relaunched as the Holden Colorado. The Isuzu D-Max itself was also introduced in Australia during 2008, selling alongside the Holden-badged offering.

CREW CAB 4WD LS

* * * In 2010, D-Max and MU-7 Super Titanium models were introduced. It featured frontal camera, usually found in luxury cars, first time ever in Thai pickup, and are last model in this generation

CREW CAB 2WD Standard

* * * In April 2011, MU-7 “Choiz” are revealed at Bangkok Motor Show, with new alloy wheels and small changing of interior.
In December 2011, the MU-7 “Choiz” was Facelifted, with new alloy wheels. Available in 4WD,2WD 3000 VGS Turbo (4JJ1-TCX 3000CC. Diesel Turbo Engine) And 2WD 3000 Ddi (4JJ1-TC 3000CC. Diesel Turbo Engine)


EXTENDED CAB 4WD LS

* * * In late 2010, revised D-Max X-Series were introduced with new skirts and automatic transmission also available.
– Gold Series – Platinum – Smart – Super Platinum – Super Titanium – X-Series – Modern Move (only in Double-cab 4-door)
List of special edition of MU-7
– Gold Series – Platinum – Super Platinum – Super Titanium – Groove (use new designed of Kenwood entertainment system, standard rear DVD monitor) – Choiz


REGULAR CAB 4WD Standard

* * * China and Iran
In China Great Wall and Foday produced the models. In Iran it was produced by Bahman and SAIPA.
In Australia and New Zealand, the D-Max was sold as the third generation Holden Rodeo (RA) between 2003 and 2008, before being facelifted into the form of the Holden Colorado. This was a result of the GM-Isuzu split resulting in GM losing the right to use the “Rodeo” name. As with Rodeo, Colorado is available as either two- or four-wheel drive and in a range of body styles including single cab, space cab and crew cab. Power is provided by a range of petrol and diesel engines. Of the petrol engines, Holden offers a 2.4-litre four-cylinder as well as the Australian-made 3.6-litre Alloytec engine. The diesel powerplant is a four-cylinder Isuzu 4JJ1 unit displacing 3.0 litres. The main difference between the Colorado and the Rodeo is the revised body work from the A-pillar forward.


REGULAR CAB 2WD Standard

* * * Engine choices for that year till end of third quarter of 2004 derived from its direct predecessor: 4JH1-T 3.0 and 4JA1-T 2.5.
In the third quarter of 2006, the D-Max received a minor redesign and the introduction of a third DDi iTEQ engine, 3.0 4JJ1-TCX. This engine is a modified 4JJ1-TC, incorporating a new Variable Valve Geometry Turbo (VGS). The extra power warranted an introduction of new transmissions as well: the MUX 5-Speed manual and MaxMatic-III automatic transmission. All models equipped with Xenon headlamps were changed to projector headlamps instead. Also introduced was the new “Hexapod-plot” interior. Other DDi iTEQ engines were also tweaked a bit for extra power and efficiency.
During October 2008, the Isuzu D-Max was launched in Australia, alongside the almost identical Holden Colorado. Officially available in Australia as its own brand under the marketing name Isuzu UTE Australia, separate to the medium-heavy truck manufacturer, Isuzu Australia.
In June 2012, the RC series Holden Colorado was replaced by the RG model based on the second-generation D-Max body.
New Zealand
In June 2010, Isuzu Utes New Zealand became the official distributor for Isuzu D-Max in New Zealand.
Europe
In the United Kingdom, Isuzu UK is the official distributor for the Isuzu D-Max.
South America
Julie Beamer, director of GM Chile, announced on 5 March 2008 to workers of the only remaining automobile factory in Chile, that said factory would be closed down on 31 July that year. The only vehicle that was in production at the time was the Chevrolet D-Max. The announcement came shortly after then-president of Venezuela Hugo Chávez reduced the import quota for cars in Venezuela, the main export market for the Chilean-made Chevrolet D-Max, but GM Chile said in its official statement that the reason behind the end of production in Arica was the lack of favorable conditions for vehicle manufacturing in Chile and fierce competition from many other car manufacturers and countries on Chile’s car market.
Chevrolet Colorado
The Thai-market Colorado is smaller than the North American model of the same name and almost unrelated. In late January 2006, Chevrolet introduced a G-80 differential lock system as optional for most Colorado trim levels. This feature is not available on the D-Max. The Thai-market Colorado received a minor redesign in late 2007.
Late first quarter of 2008, Chevrolet also introduced Colorado 4×2 2.5 with diesel dual fuel system via CNG tank. Switchable between diesel (65) and compressed natural gas (35) as the divided aspect (65:35); moreover also can use diesel purely as well. Biodiesel B5 is also acceptable. Location of tank is on the bed behind cab. Available for two cab styles.
In March 2011, Chevrolet revealed the prototype version of all-new Colorado at Bangkok Motor Show, not related anymore to D-Max, shown as Extended cab with rear access system, and some of high-tech equipment, In June 2011, Chevrolet revealed crew cab in adventure concept at Buenos Aires, Argentina (this car also shown at Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2011), and in July 2011, a Holden version of crew-cab version concept car got its premiere at Australian International Motor Show, but the interior of this car looked like production models any more than 2 concepts before.
On 9 September 2011, General Motors (Thailand) opened the diesel engine manufacture plant, to make the “Duramax” engine, as the VM Motori rebadge engine (same as old 2-liter diesel Captiva) with 2.5- or 2.8-liter, manual and automatic, 2WD or 4WD. New 2012 Isuzu D-MAX Pickup Truck is the Chevy Colorado’s Asian Twin.
Isuzu has long abandoned the U.S. passenger and truck market but it continues to have strong ties with General Motors, which was once its primary stockholder. In 2011, the Japanese automaker revealed its all-new D-MAX pickup truck, which was designed in cooperation with GM and is a sister model to the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado. Albeit on separate occasions, both pickup truck models were presented in Thailand. On the outside, the new 2012 D-MAX features different front and rear end styling treatments as well as bespoke trim parts, while inside, the changes over the Colorado are limited to the color options and the instrument panel. The body-on-frame Isuzu D-MAX launches in Thailand with three turbodiesel engines, including a pair of 2.5-liter units producing 115HP and 136HP, and a larger 3.0-liter powerplant with 177-horses.
As with previous models, the 2012 Isuzu Dmax shares its ladder chassis platform, body construction, mechanical componentry and interior design (dash, centre stack, steering wheel and doors) with the 2013 North American Chevrolet Colorado. From A-pillar on back Isuzu Dmax appears to be a clone of Chevy Colorado but gets its own visual identity due to an aggressive angular front fascia with upswept headlights and a more conventional grille design.
Dmax uses Isuzu’s own engine and drivetrain. Isuzu’s iTEQ engine has been retained but has been tuned up. 2500 cc engine now comes in two configurations; normal turbo 87 kW power with 280Nm of torque and 101 kW of power and VGS Turbo with 320Nm of torque. If you want more power you can opt for four-cylinder 3000 cc 4JJ1-TC iTEQ common-rail diesel engine with VGS Turbo which now has the power of 132 kW with 380Nm of torque. Engines performance have been upgraded with Variable geometry turbocharger (VGS Turbo) and Isuzu Dmax’s engines pass Euro V emission standard. 2012 Dmax still comes with 5-speed manual but has unvelied new 5-speed “Rev-Tronic” automatic transmission with sport mode (2011 model had 4 speed automatic transmission). 4WD models have been renamed from “Rodeo” to “V-Cross”, and transfer case has been renamed from “Touch-on-the-fly” button to new “Terrain command” system that uses spin system to allow for seamless changing of drive modes from 4-Wheel to 2-Wheel Drive mode. Isuzu front suspension made up of independent double wishbone with coil-spring setup and a rear suspension made up of over slung leaf-springs installed above a special long span rear axle make for a comfortable driving experience. Ecuador is the only country where this generation D-Max is available with a gasoline engine, an Opel-based C24 with 16 valves and double overhead camshafts supplied from Brazil where the lower-grade versions of the Chevrolet S10 still rely on a flex-fuel 8-valve SOHC version which also served as a basis for the Vortec 2400 industrial engine.
Isuzu new rugged ladder-frame chassis platform dubbed “i-GRIP” (Isuzu Gravity Responsive Intelligent Platform) underpinning the new D-Max makes 42% stronger than its predecessors leading to improved ride and handling. The frame includes improved cross bracing at the rear, improving stability under loads and while towing, while also “ensuring long-term durability when used regularly in harsh environments”. Longer wheelbase of 3095mm – 45mm longer than before – is now standard on all three body styles. This is good news for double cab users as rear riders not only get more leg space but also more comfortable seats.
D-Max would continue to be offered in all three body styles: Single Cab, Space Cab and Crew Cab. Customers will also continue to have a choice of rear-wheel drive 4×2 and four-wheel drive 4×4 models. Space Extra Cab has laterally opening door to give easier access to the rear seat. Isuzu D-Max has an advanced safety package, with features including high-tensile steel, electronic stability control ESC, traction control (TCS), ABS, emergency brake assist, a number of airbags and Electronic brakeforce distribution EBD. EBD detects the payload weight and modulates the rear braking force to compensate. In ESC fitted models ABS now goes to 4-channel 4-sensor type instead of the current 3-channel 4-sensor.

The D-Max gets more storage spaces. Isuzu Entertainment System includes eight speaker comprising two large 6 x 9-inch front speakers and a roof-mounted Exciter speaker sound system replete with surround sound in the newly designed dash along with ‘iGENIE’ navigation system which include support for real-time traffic reports, and is equipped with standard Bluetooth and portable music player connectivity. It also comes with comfortable Flex-Ride suspension system; 2-DIN audio-video head unit with navigation-ready system; projector-type headlamps that provide 14% more illumination than their ordinary counterparts; side-impact steel beams; and rear camera and sensor.

Interior design in the D-Max is the same as the all-new Chevrolet Colorado, but uses its own upholstery, Standard 2WD models use beige cloth interior, Hi-Lander Z models come with black cloth interior, and Z-Prestige models come with Brown interior; 2.5-liter models come with cloth, 3-liter models come with leather, the meter are real changing, with added of multi-information display with support of Thai language menu operation, 2DIN CD player with Bluetooth and USB connection support or Kenwood DVD system (Changed Isuzu DVD-iGENIE Navi System in MY2013), Audio switch control, Driver power seat, Rear foldable seat (in Crew Cab models), also with over 10 position of intelligent storage space e.g. under steering wheel, over center console, 10-position cup holders
In December 2013 model year 2014 D-Max minorchange was launched with the sub name call “D-Max Super Daylight“, changes in the exterior include Daytime running lamp replacing the fog lamp and updated the rear lamp in L, Z and Z-Prestige model.
Available in 4 models line-up, 3 body type, 3 drivetrain; 2WD, High-ride 2WD (Hi-Lander) or 4WD (V-Cross) in Single cab (Spark), Space Cab and Crew Cab (Cab4)

Models line-up are : B, S, L, Z and Z Prestige. In 2015, The facelifted model was introduced in Thailand, factory codename RT85. The front fascia was changed with larger grille and new engine “RZ4E-TC” 1.9L debuted and permanently replaced the 2.5L from the old model. Interior remained unchanged from the old model except for some changes including newer 8″ inch infotainment system, newer TFT gauges, and cruise control.
In 2017, The D-Max was updated again in Thailand, with newer front grile and bumper with Bi-LED Projector Headlamp with LED Multifunction DRL, newer alloy wheels and some several changes in the interior for the 2018 Model Year.
In December 2012 D-Max in Thailand was launched Special model “X-Series” that look Sport Pickup available in three model SpaceCab Z model was called Speed model, Hi-Lander 2-door in Z model and Hi-Lander 4-door in Z-Prestige model. Exterior were decoration with strip line on body, the plate logo are in red color, piano-black front grille, skirt around body and black alloy wheel. Interior were change the color to black and red cloth and leather in Z-Prestige model and the Isuzu logo on steering wheel was changed to red color. Exterior color are only 2 type in black and white.
In June 2014 was launched new red exterior color in D-Max X-Series Speed model also called “Speed in Red” with Limited Edition only 300 units.
Market
Africa
In South Africa, D Max pick-ups are sold as the Isuzu KB. But as of 2018, the KB is now called D-Max.
Philippines
In the Philippines, the second generation was launched in September 2013. Isuzu’s plans for production will be temporarily in Thailand, and by October, the new D-Max are produced at Binan plant. In October 2017, Isuzu Philippines has unveiled the 3.0 TD “Blue Power” diesel engine, along with MU-X.
Thailand
The second generation D-Max was launched in October 2011.
Malaysia
The second generation Isuzu D-Max was launched in Malaysia in May 2013. A facelift was launched in October 2016 and minor updates occurring in February 2018. Multiple limited editions have been launched for the second generation Isuzu D-Max in Malaysia. The limited editions are the “X-Series” from November 2013 limited to 300 units, the “Artic” from September 2014 limited to 510 units and the “Beast” from May 2016 limited to 360 units.

China
In China, the second-generation D-Max was launched on 7 December 2014 by Jianxi Isuzu Motors. The engine is 4JK1 2.5 L diesel with 5-speed manual/automatic transmission in 2WD and 4WD model.
Europe
All-new Isuzu D-Max for European market use 2.5-liter twin-turbo diesel that make 163 PS (120 kW; 161 hp) power and 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) of torque, 5-speed manual replaced with 6-speed one
In UK, range are Single Cab, Extended Cab, Double Cab, Double Cab Eiger, Double Cab Yukon and Double Cab Utah and all except Single Cab use 4×4 powertrain as standard and featuring standard features like, 6 Airbags, Stability control, Daytime running lights, Rev counter, Air conditioning, Front electric windows and Immobilizer and pricing start from GBP14,499 on the road in 4×2 single cab to GBP21,499 on the road in 4×4 double cab Utah with automatic.
In Turkey, available only in single cab (only one model in range) and double cab body and double cab range is HT (4×2 manual), T (4×4 manual), Limited (4×2 and 4×4 manual) and V-Cross (4×4 automatic), pricing start from 48,700 TL to 76,700 TL.
In August 2012, Euro NCAP crash test result for Isuzu D-Max is 4 out from 5 stars and 83% of adult protection. In some markets the D-Max range consists of Single Cab, Space Cab and Double Cab vehicles available in three different trim levels: LX, LS and LSX. LX versions are only available with a 6-speed manual transmission made by AISIN. LS and LSX models have the option of a 5-speed AISIN automatic transmission.
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Honda Dream Drive to Deliver Next-Generation Infotainment, Commerce, Services and Rewards to Drivers and Passengers

Honda Innovations collaborates with leading consumer brands and retailers to create new in-vehicle experience
Demos of prototype mobile-based dashboard at CES 2019
Watch video of Honda Dream Drive at https://Honda.us/DreamDrive
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., USA, January 8, 2019 – Delivering on customer expectations for the full integration of mobile services into the vehicle experience, Honda is demonstrating its prototype Honda Dream Drive, the automotive industry’s first integrated driver and passenger infotainment, commerce, services and rewards dashboards within the vehicle environment. First shown as a concept at CES 2017, Honda Dream Drive has evolved to offer drivers and passengers a broad range of convenient services and engaging entertainment options, while minimizing the potential for driver distraction. Developed in collaboration with Connected Travel, a connected vehicle platform and application services company, Honda is offering demos of Honda Dream Drive in the all-new 2019 Honda Passport at its CES booth #7900 in the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 8-11, 2019.

Honda Dream Drive to Deliver Next-Generation Infotainment
Honda Dream Drive to Deliver Next-Generation Infotainment

The new prototype mobile-based dashboards provide services and experiences designed specifically for both drivers and passengers:
Honda Dream Drive: Driver demonstrates the expansion of Honda’s in-vehicle payment technology concept, first introduced at CES 2017 with Visa. It enables drivers to pay for goods and services like fuel, movie tickets and parking, make restaurant reservations, food ordering for pickup or delivery, and even share the driver’s location with friends and family.
Honda Dream Drive: Passenger offers passengers the ability to play mixed reality games, watch movies, listen to music, read original comics stories, use travel applications, explore new points of interest along the route, and control the radio and cabin features – all from the passenger’s mobile device.
Moreover, customers will have access to purchase Honda Dream Drive content, movie or event tickets, order ahead, and a variety of other convenience options provided by Honda’s collaborators.
“Honda has teamed up with industry leaders who want to understand how to best provide in-vehicle services to our customers,” said John Moon, managing director, Strategic Partnerships, Honda Innovations. “These collaborations are important to test consumer desire so we can understand how to mutually serve our customers.”
Partnering with leading brands on voice-enabled driver applications
Honda Dream Drive is both voice and touch enabled, providing users with convenient, safe and easy access to services. Honda collaborated with a host of industry leaders – Atom Tickets, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Grubhub, Glympse, iHeartRadio, IPS Group, Arrive, Parkopedia, Phillips 66, Yelp, and USAA – for its voice enabled, driver dashboard for parking, gasoline payment, restaurant reservations, ticketing, audio, location sharing, and rewards.
Honda collaborated with AAA, DC, Entercom/RADIO.COM, the LEGO Group, Silvergate Media and the Octonauts team, and Univision Music to create its passenger dashboard for entertainment, education, travel, commerce and rewards experiences.
Expanded in-vehicle payment partnerships
Since 2016, Honda has worked with Visa to build and enhance the in-vehicle payment experience to make payments more convenient and secure. Now, Honda is expanding its in-vehicle payment collaboration to include Mastercard and PayPal. Collectively, Honda is working with these partners to create the vehicle experience of the future.
Rewards Program for Honda customers
In an effort to create new value for vehicle ownership and use, Honda Developer Studio is user testing a new points-based rewards program to benefit drivers and passengers for using Honda products and services. Drivers and passengers can earn rewards points for participating in a variety of activities including purchasing services, watching and listening to media, and playing games.
“The gamification of everyday travel experiences with rewards points provides Honda with a unique opportunity to connect with its drivers and passengers, to establish a more personal engaging relationship with them, and to enhance customers’ daily lives with the automotive industry’s first frequent driving and riding program,” said Bryan Biniak, CEO of Connected Travel®. “Honda drivers and passengers earn points from common activities as well as extraordinary experiences created with market leading brands and developers, and then redeem their reward points at their favorite local and online retailers.”
Interested partners and innovators can meet with Honda Developer Studio and Connected Travel representatives at CES, January 8-11, 2019. To learn more about Honda Developer Studio, visit Developer.Hondainnovations.com and follow @HondaInnovation on Twitter.
What collaborators are saying
“Parking is an essential component of the driving experience. We are excited to partner with Honda and Connected Travel to power voice-enabled parking in Honda Dream Drive, helping Honda drivers reduce time in traffic, save money and make it simpler and safer for them to reach their destinations.” – Yona Shtern, CEO of Arrive
“We’re constantly looking at market-leading channels to deliver the Atom Tickets experience to consumers. Teaming with Honda on Dream Drive to deliver next-generation passenger and driver movie ticketing services was a natural fit since our companies share the same goal of bringing convenience and entertainment to the consumer. Innovation is at the forefront of our company’s DNA, and we hope consumers will enjoy seeing Atom pop up in more unexpected places in the future.” – Matthew Bakal, chairman and co-founder of Atom Tickets
“Honda Dream Drive takes full advantage of vehicle connectivity to bring consumers new experiences that will simplify their lives and we are excited to work alongside Honda to extend this innovation to the in-vehicle audio experience by seamlessly blending broadcast radio with all of the streaming offerings of iHeartRadio. Radio has always been a major point of influence before a consumer makes a purchase and we are thrilled to work with Honda on Dream Drive to make these transactions simpler than ever for listeners and drivers.” – Michele Laven, President, Strategic Partnership Group for iHeartMedia
“As an innovation leader in Smart Parking for Smart Cities, IPS Group is proud to partner with Honda in this exciting evolution of an enhanced driving and parking experience.” – Chad Randall, Chief Operating Officer, IPS Group
“We continuously explore the opportunities offered by new technologies to create fun and creative play experiences for children in various play environments, physical and digital. This demo, while not a commercially available experience, is yet another way in which we aim to experiment with how children interact with LEGO play in a fun mixed-reality scenario.” – Tom Donaldson, Senior Vice President of Creative Play Lab at the LEGO Group
“From the comfort of their homes to the confines of their cars, people want to make purchases when they want and where they want. Our familiarity of shopping with mobile and voice-activated devices have created the expectation for almost every device to be a way to shop and pay. At Mastercard, we’re bringing our technology and experience to ensure these experiences are simple, intuitive and secure.” – Sherri Haymond, Executive Vice President, Digital Partnerships, North America, Mastercard

“We understand consumers want to fuel up, pay and quickly be on their way. Now consumers can use the Phillips 66 apps in Honda cars to pay for gas at the pump in a fast, friendly and seamless way.” –John Barbour, Manager of Payments and Card Services at Phillips 66
“We’re delighted by this opportunity for kids to enjoy Octonauts via this new app platform. It’s a great new chance for them to explore, rescue, and protect the oceans!” – Ron Allen, EVP Commercial, Silvergate Media
“Univision is thrilled to collaborate with Honda’s platform to jointly develop next-generation radio experiences for connected and autonomous vehicles. Working closely with Honda we seek to develop highly immersive and engaging user experiences and advertising solutions that deliver results for our partners. We look forward to showcasing Uforia with Honda at CES this year.” – Jesus Lara, President of Univision Radio
“By continuing our partnership with Honda, a leader in automotive innovation, we are furthering the development of in-car commerce solutions that focus on security, safety, and convenience for the driver. Combining Visa’s payment expertise and Honda’s expansive platform, we are one step closer to transforming the car in to a new epicenter for commerce.” – Olabisi Boyle, Vice President of IoT, Visa
About Honda Innovations
Honda Innovations drives transformative collaboration within all areas of Honda. As part of Honda Innovations, Honda Xcelerator and Honda Developer Studio, two open innovation programs, serve as catalysts to discover and experiment with new technologies and business concepts. Honda Innovations partners with innovators of all shapes and sizes from startups to global brands and design and development communities to create cutting edge products and services. Honda Innovations is based in Silicon Valley and operates globally. To learn more, visit HondaInnovations.com.

About Connected Travel
Founded in 2016, ConnectedTravel® has developed a comprehensive cloud-based platform services that utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), data fusion, behavior science and gamification technology to capture, understand, and drive consumers day-to-day mobile activities. ConnectedTravel® has developed, owns and operates a driver and passenger location-based application services platform and business that serves the automotive ecosystem on a SaaS basis. The platform provides data driven infotainment applications and APIs, realtime behavioral management and analytics tools, as well as geotargeted advertising and attribution services. For more information, visit www.connectedtravel.com.

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