Isuzu has launched a new, ultimate-luxury Rodeo five-seat, four-door double-cab pickup called the Denver Max LE with almost £6,000 worth of accessories for just over £2,000 extra.

Priced at £19,990 On-The-Road (excluding VAT), the Denver Max LE adds a Prodrive Performance Pack, 18in Prodrive alloy wheels with 255/60 Pirelli Scorpion Zero tyres, two-tone leather seats and door inserts, a Prodrive Mesh grille, a tough load-liner and an XTC hard top.

Also standard is a Bluetooth kit, SmartNav satellite navigation with touchscreen, one year’s free SmartNav subscription, one year’s free RAC Trackstar subscription and three months’ free use of SafeSpeed.

Other Max features include a soft-type front A-bar with chrome insert, chrome side steps, rear chrome bumper and light guards and brushed steel door entry guards.

This is in addition to air-conditioning, a radio/CD-player, four electric windows, leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless-entry and selectable ‘shift-on-the-fly’ 4WD or 2WD at speeds up to 60 mph.

The new manual-transmission-only LE is the result of Isuzu dealer demand. It will be restricted to a total of 100 units in either Astral Silver or Black Sapphire metallic.

Its Prodrive Performance Pack boosts the 3.0 litre turbo-diesel engine’s power from 131 PS to 155 PS at the same 3,800 rpm, while torque rockets from 206.5 lb.ft to a solid 258.1 lb.ft at the same 2,000 rpm.

Apart from stronger throttle response, increased flexibility and greater refinement, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is reduced from 16.8 seconds to 12.4 seconds.

And in another Isuzu initiative, the Rodeo Denver Max SDT special edition is being extended throughout 2006. Thanks to popular demand, the Denver Max SDT will now be available in both manual and automatic transmission formats and in a wider choice of colours.

These models feature SmartNav and all the subscription benefits of the new LE together with the Max styling kit. Priced at £15,990 (manual) and £16,990 (automatic) OTR but excluding VAT, the latest Denver Max SDT represents a saving of £1,639 compared to the existing Denver Max.