General Motors has just launched the all-new 2021 Chevrolet D-Max Hi Ride in Ecuador, the only country in the world where the company produces the midsize pickup, which is sold exclusively in some countries of the Andean region in South America. This new mid-range variant benefits from equipment enhancements that strengthen the D-Max range, which is the best-selling pickup in its segment in Ecuador, Colombia and Chile.
The Chevrolet D-Max is a jointly developed pickup truck between GM and Isuzu, who had an alliance in the truck segment that ended in 2016. Unlike the international-market Chevrolet Colorado, the Chevy D-Max uses exactly the same design and name as the Japanese Isuzu D-Max. Since its introduction in 2006, it has been manufactured at the GM OBB plant in Ecuador, but it has also been assembled at the GM Colmotores facility in Colombia as well as at the now-defunct Chilean GM Arica and Venezuelan GM Mariara plants.
“Our new Chevrolet D-Max Hi Ride is designed for those who need to rely on a hard-working, adventurous pickup in all conditions, that is, multiple personalities in a single D-Max,” said Chevrolet Marketing Manager in Ecuador, Oswaldo León, in a press release. “It’s a testament to the solid commitment of GM OBB Ecuador with the development of the local industry and Chevrolet customers who trust the quality of its products,” he added.
The 2021 Chevrolet D-Max Hi Ride is a new variant of the second-generation model that seeks to offer the best mix of value, convenience, performance and power on the market in an affordable package. Available only in Crew Cab configuration with a rear-wheel drivetrain, the 2021 D-Max Hi Ride is characterized by distinctive styling cues, with dark exterior trim and a four-inch “Hi Stance” suspension compared to the standard RWD trim.
All other key features of the 2021 Chevrolet D-Max Hi Ride remain unchanged from the most recent model update in 2018, including the interior design and powertrain. Like all other versions of the D-Max, the Hi Ride is equipped with an Isuzu-sourced turbo-diesel 2.5L CRDI four-cylinder engine that develops 134 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, matched to a five-speed manual transmission.
The 2021 Chevrolet D-Max Hi Ride is now on sale throughout the brand’s dealer network in the Ecuadorian market, featuring an aftermarket touchscreen audio system and basic safety equipment such as two front airbags, traction control, stability control, hill start assist and hill descent control as standard. This new version of the midsize pickup is expected to launch soon in Colombia and Chile as well.
Pricing for the 2021 Chevrolet D-Max Hi Ride in Ecuador is set at $29,999 USD, which serves as the official currency of the South American country. Customers will be able to choose from an exhaustive list of official accessories such as side steps, roof bars, a luggage rack and a cargo box cover.