Isuzu have shared with MotorMartin recently how their multi award-winning D-Max has been awarded What Van? ‘Pick-up of the Year’ for the third consecutive year, a testimony, they say, to their ongoing desire to provide the best working pick-up for professionals. The Isuzu D-Max was awarded What Van? Pick-Up of The Year for 2020 with the monthly title unsurprisingly praising both its substance and style yet again.

Judges were impressed by the economy and refinement of the innovative 164 PS turbo diesel engine, that provides impressive performance and builds upon the Isuzu D-Max’s reliable workhorse character.

With a 3.5 tonne towing capacity and over 1.1 tonne payload, the Isuzu D-Max was also praised for providing a quieter, more economical driving experience. The 1.9L turbo diesel engine meets Euro 6 standards without the need for the addition of AdBlue, unlike most of the Isuzu D-Max’s competitors.

The breadth of the Isuzu D-Max range also impressed judges; with single, extended and double-cab formats available, as well as a wide choice of trim levels and an attractive five-year/125,000-mile warranty package and 5 years’ roadside assistance (in the UK & Europe).

What Van? editor and judge James Dallas explained to MotorMartin: “With competitive prices, an injection of lifestyle sophistication to complement proven off-road and workhorse ability, a full range of body styles and a frugal engine that requires no AdBlue, the Isuzu D-Max has deservedly won a hat trick of Pick-up of the Year prizes.”

Isuzu UK Managing Director William Brown added: “This third consecutive award for the Isuzu D-Max is a testimony to the great product which our customers already love and trust. Isuzu is proud to make reliable and quality vehicles for the professionals that need them, and this award highlights the Isuzu truly is a step above the rest.”

It’s fair to say that winning What Van? Pick-up of the Year yet again for 2020 should come as no real surprise, after all the D-Max has already had a successful 2019, being crowned ‘Pick-Up of The Year’ at the Commercial Fleet Awards and ‘Pick-up of the Year’ 2019 from Pickup & 4×4 Pro, ‘Best Working Pick-Up’ for 2019 by Professional Pick-Up & 4X4 magazine, ‘Best Workhorse Pick-Up’ for 2019 by Trade Van Driver and Van/Truck Brand of the year 2019 by On The Tools for the 2nd year.

For more information on the Isuzu D-Max range MotorMartin recommends you visit for details of your local dealership.

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