centenary-themed d-max goes straight to the top of the range

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  • Limited-run D-Max ‘Centurion’ marks 100 years of Isuzu
  • Centurion limited to 100 vehicles
  • Lavish spec to include £11,000-worth of extras
  • On sale across the UK from 9 April at £30,999 CVOTR

Isuzu continues to celebrate its centenary in style with a new Centurion special edition of the award-winning D-Max, released to mark 100 years since the company set up operations in Tokyo, Japan. Fittingly, for the centenary-themed pick-up, only 100 of the Centurion models will be produced and it goes on sale on 9 April - the 100th day of the year.

Making a bold impression as the ultimate pick-up, the Centurion boasts striking exterior enhancements and all-new in-car entertainment features. Ranking as the best-equipped D-Max ever to be available on sale in the UK, the automatic transmission, double-cab Centurion is finished in a sophisticated, cool Fjord Blue colour.

In addition to the comprehensive spec list included within the £30,999 (CVOTR) price tag, every Centurion features a unique plaque numbered 1-100. As a memento, a branded presentation box will be awarded to every customer picking up their new D-Max Centurion, within which a unique items list and personalised collection certificate will be included.

All in, the Centurion includes more than £11,000-worth of additional bespoke features. The exterior is proudly adorned with all-new tailor-made 19-inch black and silver Hurricane alloys fitted with Pirelli Scorpion Zero tyres. Bold front and rear spoiler fitments create the impression of a more planted stance, without compromising ride-height or ground clearance.

Robust stainless steel side bars and sidesteps along with black and silver roof bars add further practicality and convenience as well as enhancing the pick-up’s visual appeal. The overall profile of the Centurion is also unique, thanks to the load bed’s eye-catching Alpha Sports tonneau cover – with remote tailgate locking – which adds eye-catching rear buttresses to the trailing edge of the passenger cabin. The unique exterior features go onto include a pair of combination LEDs incorporating daytime running lamps and fog lamps which are neatly integrated into the front bumper.

Inside, the commanding centenary special D-Max is further refined with a Centurion leather trim upgrade, making for sleek leather upholstery on the seats, front centre arm rest and steering wheel. The front and rear door entry guards display an illuminated Isuzu logo, with each model containing a Centurion-branded Bed Rug dedicated to the brand’s centenary.

Keeping up with the latest technology, the Centurion is kitted out with an all-new Alpine in-car entertainment system accessed through an eight-inch touch-screen display, while audio output is delivered through six Alpine speakers (complete with an active subwoofer). Rear passengers are entertained by a drop-down, ceiling-mounted 10.2-inch Alpine monitor, with two wireless headphone sets so they can enjoy DVDs without disturbing the driver. A rear camera aids parking and manoeuvring with the image cleverly displayed within the rear view mirror when reversing.

The powerful beating heart of the Centurion remains the highly efficient 2.5-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, producing 163 PS and 400 Nm of torque. Isuzu’s robust diesel returns a highly impressive fuel economy of 38.7 mpg (NEDC combined). Like the rest of the D-Max range, the new Centurion also benefits from a heavyweight towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes.

William Brown, Operations Director at Isuzu UK, said: “This year with the celebration of the company’s centenary, and the release of the Centurion is one of the major highlights. We felt it appropriate to offer customers the pinnacle in robust, dependable and yet highly refined pick-ups, and this new limited run model demonstrates just how versatile our award-winning Isuzu D-Max is.”

Like all new Isuzu pick-ups sold in the UK, the D-Max Centurion comes with the company’s five-year / 125,000 mile warranty.

Pricing (CVOTR)

Isuzu D-Max Centurion 2.5TD Double Cab 4x4 Auto £30,999 + VAT

Isuzu D-Max Centurion specification

Standard equipment is as follows:

Exterior
Integrated fuel filler cap                      
19-inch Hurricane alloy wheels                      
LED DRL fog lamps                           
Black/Silver roof bars
Black rear bumper                              
Body-colour front bumper
Stainless steel side bar/steps            
Cosmic Black door handles
Chrome tailgate handle                      
Chrome front grille
Spoiler kit (front and rear)                  
Tinted windows
Folding heated chrome door mirrors with side-indicator repeaters

Safety and security

ABS + ESC + TCS                            
Door-open warning light
Front, side and curtain airbags          
Height-adjustable front seatbelts
Security etched glass                         
Insurance approved immobiliser
Three-point rear seatbelts                 
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central locking                      
Factory Fitted Alarm
Alpha Sports tonneau cover with remote tailgate locking                                                     

Interior

Driver and passenger sun visors       
Tailgate damper         
Driver and passenger reading lights  
Leather steering wheel upgrade
Management information display       
Front seatback map pockets
Heated rear screen                            
Height-adjustable drivers seat           
Carpet floor trim                                 
Centurion branded carpet mats
Height adjustable steering wheel       
Height adjustable drivers seat
Leather seat upgrade                         
Leather centre rear armrest               
Rear heating ducts                             
Automatic air conditioning
Heated front seats                              
Rear electric windows
Reclining front seats                          
Front electric windows
Low fuel warning light rev counter     
Accessory power point
Air-recirculating system                     
Cigarette lighter socket
Front door cup holders                       
Height-adjustable rear headrests
Centurion branded Bed Rug              
Centurion plaque, numbered 1-100
Steering wheel audio & cruise controls
Height-adjustable front headrests
Seat and leather trim upgrade (centre armrest and steering wheel)

Entertainment

In car entertainment system:
Alpine audio/nav 8" screen                   
Alpine rear view camera
Alpine 6 x speaker upgrade                  
Alpine active subwoofer
Alpine 10.2-inch roof monitor system
Alpine 2 x wireless headphone
RDS radio/single CD with iPod-USB-Bluetooth

Isuzu D-Max Centurion technical specification

Body and chassis

Four-door, five-seater, double cab pick-up, with all-steel body mounted on steel ladder-frame chassis.  Longitudinally-mounted diesel engine driving rear (or front and rear) wheels via ‘on demand’ part-time four-wheel-drive system and a five-speed automatic transmission.

Engine 2.5-litre / 163 PS (120 kW) diesel
Type  DOHC, in-line four
Capacity 2.5-litres, 2,499 cc
Bore and stroke 95.4 x 87.4 mm
Compression ratio  17:1
Max power 163 PS @ 3,600 rpm
Max torque 400 Nm @ 1,400-2,000 rpm
Valves   16 (four-per-cylinder)
Fuel system CRDi, common-rail, high-pressure, direct-injection two-stage turbo
Construction Cast iron cylinder block and aluminium head
Emissions class   Euro Stage5

Drivetrain
Switchable rear-wheel-drive / all-wheel-drive, selectable electronically

Steering  
Type Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
Turning circle   12.2 metres
Wheels and tyres  
Standard 19-inch Hurricane alloy wheels and Pirelli Scorpion Zero tyres (255/55/R19)
Spare Tyre repair and inflation kit

Automatic transmission gear ratios

4x4 Double Cab 5AT
1 – 3.52; 2 – 2.042; 3 – 1.400; 4 – 1.000; 5 – 0.716; Reverse – 3.224
Final Drive – 3.727

Dimensions (mm)      
Exterior      
Overall length 5,295   Overall width* 1,860
Overall height 1,785**     Wheelbase 3,095
Front overhang 905  Rear overhang    1,295
Ground clearance   235    
Approach angle   30.0 deg     Departure angle 23.0 deg
Ramp angle 22.0 deg    

*excluding door mirrors, **excluding roof rails

Capacities and weights  
Fuel tank 69 litres
Load bay (LWH) 1,552 x 1,530 x 465 mm
Kerb weight   1,983 kg A/T
Towing (max)     3,500 kg (braked trailer), 750 kg (unbraked)
Payload (max) 1,058 kg A/T
Fuel economy / performance  
Isuzu D-Max Centurion 4x4 Double Cab 5 A/T  
Urban cycle 26.9 mpg (10.5 l/100 km)
Extra urban cycle        39.2 mpg (7.2 l/100 km)
Combined cycle 33.6 mpg (8.4 l/100 km)
CO2 emissions 220 g/km
Top speed  112 mph

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