In addition; the multi-million-pound partnership sees Isuzu extend their support to the senior Wales women’s side, which will also carry the logos on their playing kit until 2021.
Isuzu will also supply of Isuzu D-Max vehicles to the WRU’s community department which reaches out across Wales.
“We are delighted to welcome a company of the size, stature and international renown of Isuzu,” said WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips.
The shirt partnership will increase brand awareness and a strong connection to rugby supporters.
“This partnership is the first of its kind for us and it has long been our objective to make the Isuzu brand better known,” said Isuzu Managing Director, Paul Tunnicliffe.
“Rugby is an intrinsic part of Welsh life, and we are delighted to become associated with an institution which shares our values of dependability, toughness and commitment.”
The Pick-up Professionals and Welsh Rugby - A winning team that works.
With six distinct configurations to choose from, and capable of taking on any job you throw at it, the latest-generation Isuzu D-Max is the product of decades of expertise from the Japanese commercial vehicle specialist, and it’s still a firm favourite among fleet managers and independent tradespeople alike.
Configured in both 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains, and with a single cab, double cab and extended cab option to give you what you need on the inside, the D-Max is more than happy to take on the toughest terrain on the outside. Explore the newest build of the newest generation of this spectacular pick-up truck, and see which of its six distinct models most appeals to you…
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DISCOVER YOUR INNER VIKING
The best engine yet
The D-Max uses a dependable 1.9-litre turbo diesel engine that’s much more powerful than its predecessor – kicking out no less than 164PS and 360Nm of torque – but it’s also much lighter, meaning that all-important payload only gets larger.
With a keen eye for efficiency, Isuzu has lifted the D-Max’s capabilities to over 40.4mpg, all the while meeting Euro 6 emissions standards without needing to incorporate AdBlue technology.
The aforementioned lower kerb weight means that even on the Double Cab models, the D-Max is capable of a maximum payload of 1,126kg. What’s more, every single 4x4 model can tow the legal maximum of 3.5 tonnes – so you won’t feel underpowered when only the best is needed for the job.
Class-leading warranty coverage
Thought Nissan’s 100,000-mile warranty was a good deal? Well, Isuzu has even more faith in its D-Max, as it’s given every model a 125,000-mile/five-year warranty (depending on which comes first). On top of this, you’ll enjoy five years of roadside assistance, which covers both the UK and Europe!
While the newly-designed bumper, bonnet and grille certainly make the new D-Max look the part, it’s also been given more safety upgrades too. Projector headlights come as standard to improve driver vision, while the daytime running lights are now LEDs, meaning lower power consumption yet better light distribution. These are backed up by recessed fog lights, and the whole thing is wrapped up in impact and shatter-resistant polycarbonate headlamp covers.
As for driving safety, you get your anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC) electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) as standard.
HILL START ASSIST & HILL DESCENT CONTROL
Stay in control with two systems that help negotiate hills smoothly and safely
Hill Start Assist stops the vehicle from rolling downhill by applying the brakes for two seconds, allowing the driver to set the revs needed to get the vehicle moving
Hill Descent Control, through automatically using the vehicle’s ABS system to maintain a consistent, low speed, means that there’s no need for the driver to touch the brake pedal when coming down an incline
Extra bells and whistles
With all those fantastic, though admittedly serious, standard fittings for the D-Max series, there are also some great extras that make the ride just that little bit better depending on the model you go for, including:
So with all this and more to discover, isn’t it about time you delved a bit deeper to see which of our six models appeals to you most?