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Blade becomes flagship trim level for Isuzu D-Max

  • Replaces Utah as top trim
  • £4,000 more than Utah
  • Not a lot of extra kit for price tag

The Blade trim has replaced the Utah to become flagship trim level on the Isuzu D-Max pickup truck. Originally just a limited edition, the hugely popular model helped Isuzu achieve annual sales of 5,500 units last year.

Prices remain the same at £25,999 plus VAT for the manual and £26,999 plus VAT for the automatic, which is £4,000 more than the Utah. During our Isuzu D-Max Utah long term test, we gave a full rundown of the different trim levels and prices.

Exterior styling

For this bigger price tag, customers benefit from 18-inch ‘Shadow’ alloy wheels with Pirelli Scorpion Zero tyres, and the choice of either an Aeroklas leisure canopy or a Black Mountain Top roller cover with rear style-bar, both at no extra cost.

The standard colour is Cosmic Black, but this can be upgraded to Pearlescent White. For the 2015 model year, a new grey front grille with matching garnish, a soft-close tail-gate damper and a distinctive Cosmic Black finish to door mirror caps, door handles and tailgate handles have been introduced.

In the cab

Heated leather seats, ‘Blade’ embroidered floor mats, and chrome scuff plates give a premium feel to the interior. Infotainment is provided by a Pioneer system with 6.1 inch touchscreen, integrated satellite navigation and rear reversing camera.

Summary

The Isuzu D-Max is a respectable pickup with some class leading features like the 3.5 tonne towing capacity. While the Blade has a superior feel to it, £4,000 is a lot more to pay than the similarly priced Utah. Check Parkers Vans for sale for all the latest deals.