Why does the Isuzu D-Max hesitate when I use the accelerator?

My employer has just taken delivery of a new Isuzu D-Max pick-up. When driving it, I find that the initial throttle response is almost zero for about 2/3 seconds before the engine picks up. This is problematic when pulling onto busy roads or any situation that requires instant acceleration. Any advice welcome. Thank you.

Asked on 20 November 2020 by David Thornton

Answered by Dan Powell
This is a characteristic of the vehicle, I'm afraid. The D-MAX is a large and heavy pick-up. The 1.9-litre engine is turbo reliant and this means there is a bit of a lag between pressing the throttle pedal and the vehicle accelerating.
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