Does this 2021 Isuzu D-Max Prototype Point the Way to the Future of Midsize Pickup Trucks in the U.S.? (Spied)

It has sleek style and a solid rear axle.

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2021 Isuzu D-Max prototype

Here is what we think is a new 2021 Isuzu D-Max midsize truck prototype caught testing in Europe. It appears to be a mild refresh for the D-Max truck that is available in many countries around the world. Does it hold some clues for the upcoming U.S.-spec midsize trucks?

2021 Isuzu D-Max

The camouflage is still heavy on the front of this prototype, but the roof, sides, and the bed panels are clearly visible. The body sections are sleek and tightly fitted. The overall fitment resembles that of a crossover/SUV. Can we expect similar design and shape from the upcoming 2021 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, later refreshes of the Toyota Tacoma and the Ford Ranger? Will pickup trucks of the future be very sleek and car-like, or should they remain more squared-off, rugged, and unique?

Naturally, time will tell. 2021 and 2022 model years will be very important for the midsize pickup truck segment in the United States. The segment is a lot more crowded now than it used to be.

Trucks must combine style, comfort, and utility. These pickups must still be able to haul a lot of payload and tow a sizable trailer with ease. This is part of the reason why this prototype has a solid rear axle.

As always, TFLtruck will stay on top of all the latest development in the world of trucks. The 2019 State Fair of Texas is coming at the end of September. This is the first big truck event of the season. It will be exciting.

Here is our first look at the upcoming 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 off-road edition. GM says this truck will make its debut in early 2020.

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