Isuzu continues to celebrate its centenary in style with a new D-Max 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, 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.
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.