Last seen, an Isuzu failed to stir up our senses, but this thing, the new D-Max Diablo edition made us swiftly move for the box of tissues to wipe that drool off. The sinister looking Diablo, exclusive to Malaysia (unfortunately) will be limited to just 300 units.
To start off, only one body color is available for the Diablo, and that’s a fitting, devilish Cosmic Black Mica shade. The sides are accentuated by a set of 17-inch, chrome licked LENSO ‘Beastly Black’ alloy wheels, and some tribal decals. Also, all the external chrome bits from a regular D-Max have been replaced by black or dark grey finishing, leaving just the ISUZU logo up front to bask in chrome.
The cargo bed behind the crew cab gets a lockable tonneau cover, and is christened as the D-LOC lid – which even sports an integrated rear spoiler! Even the roof-rails are smeared in black to go with the goth-like, dark and devilish theme. The Diablo’s front is jeweled up by LED Daytime Running Lights which replace the fog lamps on the front bumper.
Inside, its the “Bloody Red” premium Italian leather upholstery, wrapped on the seats and the centre armrest, that’s supposed to titillate you. The rest of the interior is pretty much standard D-Max fare, apart from highlights that include piano black door trims and centre tunnel inserts which spark the whole dark-themed interior. Infotainment duties are taken care of by a Blaupunkt multimedia entertainment system.
Two engine options are available for the D-Max Diablo – a 2.5-litre VGS turbo diesel motor producing 136PS of power and 320Nm of torque, along with a 3.0-litre VGS turbo diesel motor producing 177PS of power and 320Nm of torque. In Malaysia, the D-Max Diablo 2.5-liter retails for INR 17.4 lakh (converted), while the 3.0-liter can be had for INR 19.90 lakh (converted). Prices include a three-year or 100,000km warranty, together with Isuzu’s Doctor Mobile 24-hour assistance service.
Isuzu India, are you listening?