Isuzu has unveiled a new, fully-electric version of its D-Max pick-up truck, in prototype form.

Badged the D-Max BEV, it features a 177hp, four-wheel drive electric powertrain, with a 66.9kWh battery.

The model, which boasts a 1t payload and 3.5t towing capacity, is set to launch in selected mainland European markets next year, with further expansion to other countries, including the UK, said to be based on market demand and the development of EV charging infrastructure.

Isuzu UK managing director Alan Able said: “The Isuzu D-Max BEV represents a new era for pick-up trucks, combining the legendary toughness of the D-Max with electric technology. 

“We are proud to work with a manufacturer committed to creating a carbon-neutral future and announce this innovative vehicle to the UK market, providing our customers with an environmentally friendly option without compromising on performance or reliability.”