- New limited edition goes wild for unusual exterior accessories
- Just 75 examples coming to the UK, manual and automatic
- Only £1k premium over regular Utah means good value
It’s a tough contest, but we reckon the current special edition pickup champ has got to be Isuzu – especially as it’s just launched yet another limited edition version of the D-Max called the Utah Luxe.
Following on from the Yukon Luxe special edition, which made its debut at the CV Show 2018 in May, Isuzu D-Max Utah Luxe is an upgraded version of the standard Utah.
Though it’s possible your definition of what Luxe might mean differs from Isuzu’s…
What’s Luxe about the Isuzu D-Max Utah Luxe?
We’d generally take Luxe to be an indicator of luxury – and in vehicles luxury tends to mean fancy trimmings, especially on the inside.
Thing is, the D-Max Utah already has a leather-lined interior and a sat-nav infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so there wasn’t really anywhere for Isuzu to raise its game to when it came to the interior – though it is throwing in a set of carpet floor mats.
To compensate, Isuzu has instead added items to the outside of the D-Max Utah instead.
Replacing the regular 18-inch alloy wheels you get a set of diamond-cut items with a definite amount of extra bling factor. We’re just not sure how this gels with the also included bonnet protector (the black strip above the Utah’s brightly chromed grille) and front bumper guards.
The guards are the darker sections fitted to the front bumper, which essentially function as a bumper for the bumper.
Final item is a ‘pro-lift tailgate assist’, which reduces the effort needed to lift the tailgate by a claimed 95%. Now that does sound like luxury…
We’ve included a full list of the standard equipment below.
What price is the Isuzu D-Max Utah Luxe?
As with all D-Max Utah models, the Luxe only comes in the double cab bodystyle, but you can mate the 1.9-litre turbodiesel with either the six-speed manual gearbox or the six-speed automatic – both are four-wheel drive.
The Isuzu D-Max Utah Luxe with the manual gearbox is priced at £26,159, while the automatic is £27,159 – which means the Luxe costs just £1,000 more than a regular Utah, which doesn’t look like bad value at all.
Just 75 examples are available – so if you fancy one, get yourself to your local Isuzu dealer asap.
Isuzu D-Max Utah Luxe standard equipment
Here’s that full list of standard equipment we promised earlier:
- LED daytime running lights
- LED rear lights
- Front foglights
- Bright chrome radiator grille
- Body coloured front bumper
- Silver side steps
- Chrome electric door mirrors, heated and folding
- Chrome door handles
- Roof bars
- Rear load liner
- 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels*
- Bonnet protector*
- Front bumper guard*
- Pro-lift tailgate assist*
- Leather upholstery
- Electrically adjusted driver’s seat
- Heated front seats
- Electric windows front and rear
- Keyless entry and go
- Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
- Cruise control
- Two 12-volt power sockets
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, eight speakers, two USB connections
- Reversing camera
- Rear parking sensors
- Carpet floor mats*
- Six airbags
- Hill-start assist
- Hill descent control
- Alarm and immobiliser
- Isofix child seat mounting (outer rear seats only)
* denotes items unique to the Utah Luxe