Isuzu Ute launches the all new D-MAX Ute

21MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 X-TERRAIN Crew Cab Ute Cobalt Blue mica (3)

Isuzu UTE Australia has unveiled the third-generation Isuzu D-MAX, with a rugged design premium features, new levels of comfort and convenience, and the latest in safety and connectivity technology.

  • Australian-exclusive Isuzu D-MAX, with bold styling and family-focused features
  • New level of safety for Ute segment, IDAS: Isuzu’s Intelligent Driver Assistance System, standard across range
  • New re-engineered 3-Litre turbo-diesel, 140kW and 450Nm powertrain, with new 6-speed transmissions
  • Modernised with more space, comfort and premium features, including Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay® as standard
  • Pairing style with substance, the all-new flagship D-MAX X-TERRAIN 4×4 tops the range with exclusive features
  • Backed by Service Plus 6-7-7 (6 Year Warranty, 7 Years Roadside Assist, 7 Years Capped Price Servicing)
  • On sale from 1 September 2020 with introductory drive away pricing of $29,990 for the 4×2 D-MAX Single Cab Chassis SX MT and $58,990 for the new flagship D-MAX X-TERRAIN.

21MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x2 SX Single Cab Chassis Mercury Silver metallic, 4x4 X-TERRAIN Crew Cab Ute Volcanic Amber Metallic

Australia is the second largest market for D-MAX after Thailand and has unique specifications just for us. Most importantly is the retention of the 3.0L engine.

The All-New D-MAX now features standard safety and convenience equipment previously unseen within the Ute and some passenger vehicle segments, alongside a host of advancements in design, technology and quality finishes to evoke a premium ownership experience.

Under the skin, the highly anticipated Isuzu D-MAX improves with increased performance, efficiency, capacity and capability—on- and off-road—whilst continuing to expand upon the proven legacy of Isuzu’s light commercial vehicles.

“We’ve completely redesigned and modernised the Isuzu D-MAX from the ground up—with a new standard of premium features, blended with a suite of technological advancements and sharp, yet bold aesthetics,” said Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Hiroyasu Sato.

 “I’m proud to say that the Australian specification of the All-New D-MAX was designed with feedback from Australian drivers, our Dealers and the media. We’ve refined the areas that traditional ute drivers need, introduced features that families want and improved its capability to make the All-New D-MAX the ultimate all-rounder for the modern working families.”

Isuzu D-MAX MY 21 Range

All-New Isuzu D-MAX Range

All-New D-MAX has been refined and finessed to ensure the range meets the needs and expectations of Australian families, adventurers and tradesmen alike.

Fuelled by the feedback from the local Australian market, the All-New D-MAX features high levels of standardised equipment, with the new safety and driver assistance technology as part of Isuzu’s Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS), which comes as standard on all models.

With surveys detailing that close to half of all Isuzu owners tow with their vehicle, the complete All-New D-MAX range comes equipped with 3.5-tonne towing capacity, which is among the best in its class.

Streamlined to consist of 20 variants, the new local line-up will start with the D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 high-ride—available with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission—which now features a higher level of specification than ever before.

Isuzu D-MAX 21MY 4x4 SX Single Cab Chassis Mercury Silver metallic

D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis | D-MAX SX Space Cab Chassis/Ute | D-MAX SX Crew Cab Chassis/Ute

Built to last, with a hardy wipe-down vinyl floor and hard-wearing surfaces throughout the cabin’s main touch points, this is as durable and utilitarian as they come.

Fronting the range is the D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis, with a 2,550mm long alloy or steel tray and a payload capacity of over 1.3-tonnes.

If more interior space is required, the D-MAX SX Space Cab features extra welcomed space within the interior, and an 1,835mm long style cab ute tray or a sizable 2,100mm long alloy or steel tray out back in cab chassis guise, with up to 1,250 kg of payload capacity.

For the families or drivers that need to cart the crew around, the D-MAX SX Crew Cab comes equipped with four doors, five seats and a decent 1,570mm long tray out back. Also available in Cab Chassis configuration, the tray length increases to 1,800 mm and a payload capacity of up to 1.2-tonnes.

The entire D-MAX SX range is equipped to tow, with 3.5-tonne towing across every model. Streamlining the All-New D-MAX range to better suit the needs of Australian consumers, the low-ride D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 has been discontinued, making way for the high-ride D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2—which boasts increased capacities including 3.5-tonne towing.

Isuzu D-MAX SX 21MY Down on the Farm with talent 4x4 SX Single CC Mercury Silver

D-MAX SX range highlights:

  • 3 litre Turbo diesel engine (4JJ3-TCX) with 140kW and 450Nm, 6-speed auto or manual, 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain with rear diff-lock
  • 3-leaf standard rear suspension on ute model (3-leaf heavy-duty on Cab Chassis and Space Cab 4×2 ute)
  • Heavy-duty urethane steering wheel, gear knob, and handbrake
  • Vinyl floor
  • Cloth trim upholstery
  • Power windows, mirrors, electric power steering and air-conditioning with rear air vents on Crew Cab models
  • 7” infotainment display with Voice Recognition, DAB+ radio, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®, with 4-speakers
  • Isuzu signature matt grey metallic front grille
  • 17” steel wheels with 255/65R17 Dunlop AT25

21MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 LS-M Crew Cab Ute Basalt Black Mica

D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Ute

Retaining the favoured hose-out vinyl floor, the LS-M carries a few advantages over the SX range. Available in Crew Cab body style only, the LS-M is targeted at savvy adventure seekers who require a no-nonsense, tough Ute for work and play. The LS-M features upgrades in the form of 17×7” alloy wheels wrapped in All-Terrain rubber, Bi-LED headlights with daytime running lights (DRL) and premium high-grade cloth pews.

Isuzu D-MAX 21MY 4x4 X-TERRAIN Crew Cab Ute Volcanic Amber Metallic,

D-MAX LS-M highlights:

  • 3 litre Turbo diesel engine (4JJ3-TCX) with 140kW and 450Nm, 6-speed auto or manual, 4×4 drivetrain with rear diff-lock
  • 3-leaf heavy-duty rear suspension
  • 2x additional cup holders and 1x additional 2.1-Amp USB port
  • Vinyl floor
  • High-grade cloth trim upholstery
  • 7” infotainment display with Voice Recognition, DAB+ radio, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®, with 6-speakers
  • Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL), with auto-levelling
  • LED fog lights
  • Body coloured mirrors, handles
  • Isuzu signature matt grey metallic front grille
  • 17” alloy wheels with 255/65R17 Dunlop AT25

21MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 LS-U Crew Cab Ute Marble White Pearl

D-MAX LS-U Space Cab Ute | D-MAX LS-U Crew Cab Ute

The D-MAX LS-U has traditionally found favour with travellers, caravaners and families who sought increased levels of convenience and comfort without compromise on towing or payload capacity.

Exclusively available in either Space Cab or Crew Cab body styles, the D-MAX LS-U represents value, practicality and comfort, packaged in a Ute that features creature comforts and inclusions previously unseen in an Isuzu ute.

Isuzu D-MAX 21MY 4x4 X-TERRAIN Crew Cab Ute Volcanic Amber Metallic,

D-MAX LS-U highlights:

  • 3 litre Turbo diesel engine (4JJ3-TCX) with 140kW and 450Nm, 6-speed auto or manual, 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain with rear diff-lock
  • 3-leaf standard rear suspension
  • Carpet floor
  • Premium leather steering wheel and gear knob
  • 9” infotainment display with Voice Recognition, DAB+ radio, Sat-Nav, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®, with 8-speakers (6-speakers – Space Cab)
  • Power adjustable lumbar support on driver’s seat
  • Dual zone air conditioning with rear air vents on Crew Cab
  • Smart wet wiper blades
  • Signature Isuzu top glove box
  • Chrome Door handles, tailgate handle, handbrake button, side mirrors and front grille
  • LED combination taillights
  • Rear Park Sensors
  • Available in Marble White pearl and Magnetic Red mica in addition to the standard range of paint finishes
  • 18” machined-face alloy wheels with 265/60R18 Bridgestone 684II HT

Isuzu D-MAX 21MY 4x4 X-TERRAIN Crew Cab Ute Volcanic Amber Metallic, D-MAX X-TERRAIN

Headlining the All-New D-MAX range is the new-flagship, D-MAX X-TERRAIN. Engineered for work, play and everything in between, the D-MAX X-TERRAIN is the most feature-packed Isuzu Ute ever built.

Debuting with features previously unseen in a 1-tonne Ute on Australian roads, such as remote engine start, walk-away auto-locking, wireless Apple CarPlay®, Isuzu’s IDAS and a lavish piano black and leather-accented interior, the D-MAX X-TERRAIN has the substance and styling to stand out and be noticed.

Isuzu D-MAX 21MY 4x4 X-TERRAIN Crew Cab Ute Volcanic Amber Metallic,

D-MAX X-TERRAIN highlights:

  • 3 litre Turbo diesel engine (4JJ3-TCX) with 140kW and 450Nm, 6-speed auto, 4×4 drivetrain with rear diff-lock
  • 3-leaf standard rear suspension
  • Leather-accented upholstery with leatherette across interior trims
  • Premium leather steering wheel and gear knob
  • 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support
  • 9” infotainment display with Voice Recognition, DAB+ radio, Sat-Nav, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®, with 8-speakers
  • Remote engine start – embedded with security measures to prevent unauthorised entry and theft
  • Smart Entry and Start – smart proximity key allows for true, keyless entry and start/stop at a push of a button
  • Walk Away Door Lock – automatically locks when it senses the driver is away from the D-MAX
  • Piano black interior trims with satin silver highlights
  • Dark grey metallic treatment throughout: side steps, mirrors, door and tailgate handles, roof rails and fender flares
  • Under rail tub liner
  • Matt black roller tonneau cover
  • Aero sports bar
  • Front and rear underbody spoilers
  • Front and Rear Park Sensors
  • Exclusive Isuzu gunmetal grey metallic front grille
  • Exclusive ‘X’ badging
  • Available in Marble White pearl, Magnetic Red mica and Volcanic Amber metallic in addition to the standard range of paint finishes
  • 18” dark grey metallic alloy wheels with 265/60R18 Bridgestone 684II HT

Isuzu D-MAX 21MY 4x4 X-TERRAIN Crew Cab Ute Volcanic Amber Metallic,

Isuzu’s Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) includes:

  • 8 airbags – dual front, dual seat side, dual full length curtain, front knee and centre (far-side)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Turn Assist with AEB
  • Post-Collision Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Misacceleration Mitigation (MAM) (*AT models only)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) (*AT models only)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
  • Intelligent Speed Limiter
  • Manual Speed Limiter
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA) (*AT models only)
  • Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK)
  • Driver Attention Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Automatic High Beam(AHB)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Hill Decent Control (HDC)
  • Rear Differential Lock (*4×4 only)
  • Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
  • Roll Over Mitigation (ROM)
  • Rear Park Sensors (LS-U and X-TERRAIN)
  • Front Park Sensors (X-TERRAIN)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights DRL
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic Windshield Wipers
  • Crash Door Unlock
  • ISOFIX Compatible Seats

Isuzu D-MAX 21MY Straight Outta Stanthorpe 4x4 LS-M Mercury Silver LS-U Cobalt Blue

Genuine Accessories

 Owners will have the privilege of fitting out their All-New D-MAX with an extensive selection of Isuzu UTE Genuine Accessories, enhancing their vehicle to their own specific taste.

A full catalogue of parts and accessories is available through local Isuzu UTE Dealers, with over 50 accessories available exclusively for the All-New D-MAX at the time of launch.

With an extensive range of canopies, rear covers, frontal protection and dress-up accessories, all components have been tested and developed for local conditions, completely IDAS compatible and come backed by a comprehensive 3-year or 100,000km parts and accessory warranty.

Service Plus 6-7-7

 Testament to the confidence instilled within the very DNA of the All-New D-MAX, IUA has improved on the comprehensive ownership care package program, Service Plus 6-7-7; encompassing a 6 Year/150,000km Warranty, up to 7 Years Roadside Assistance when serviced through IUA Dealers and 7 Years Capped Price Servicing (CPS) program.

Through improvements and efficiencies made within the powertrain, the cost of maintaining an All-New D-MAX through CPS is around 12% less than the preceding model—with 7 years worth of CPS totalling only $3,373—making it among the most cost-effective Utes to maintain.

Recommended Servicing Interval

15,000km / 12 months

15K 30K 45K 60K 75K 90K 105K Total
Capped Price Servicing Cost $ 389 $ 409 $ 609 $ 509 $ 299 $ 749 $ 409 $ 3,373

 Paint Colour Availability

In keeping with customer feedback, the All-New D-MAX range will be available in a tasteful selection of colours and finishes.

  • Mineral White
  • Basalt Black mica
  • Cobalt Blue mica
  • Mercury Silver metallic
  • Obsidian Grey metallic
  • Marble White pearl (LS-U and X-TERRAIN exclusive)
  • Magnetic Red mica (LS-U and X-TERRAIN exclusive)
  • Volcanic Amber metallic (X-TERRAIN exclusive)

The first examples of the All-New Isuzu D-MAX will arrive at Isuzu UTE Dealers towards the end of August, before the official on sale date of September 1, 2020. 21MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 X-TERRAIN Crew Cab Ute Cobalt Blue mica (5)

Pricing – RRP from 1st September, 2020

Drivetrain Model Body Type Transmission Rear Tray  RRP
4×2 Single Cab Chassis SX Single Cab MT Cab Chassis  $       32,200
Single Cab Chassis SX Single Cab AT Cab Chassis  $       34,200
Crew Cab Chassis SX Crew Cab AT Cab Chassis  $       40,700
Space Cab Ute SX Space Cab AT Ute  $       38,900
Crew Cab Ute SX Crew Cab AT Ute  $       41,900
Crew Cab Ute LS-U Crew Cab AT Ute  $       48,900
4×4 Single Cab Chassis SX Single Cab MT Cab Chassis  $       40,200
Single Cab Chassis SX Single Cab AT Cab Chassis  $       42,200
Space Cab Chassis SX Space Cab MT Cab Chassis  $       43,700
Space Cab Chassis SX Space Cab AT Cab Chassis  $       45,700
Crew Cab Chassis SX Crew Cab MT Cab Chassis  $       46,700
Crew Cab Chassis SX Crew Cab AT Cab Chassis  $       48,700
Crew Cab Ute SX Crew Cab MT Ute  $       47,900
Crew Cab Ute SX Crew Cab AT Ute  $       49,900
Crew Cab Ute LS-M Crew Cab MT Ute  $       51,000
Crew Cab Ute LS-M Crew Cab AT Ute  $       53,000
Space Cab Ute LS-U Space Cab AT Ute  $       53,900
Crew Cab Ute LS-U Crew Cab MT Ute  $       54,900
Crew Cab Ute LS-U Crew Cab AT Ute  $       56,900
Crew Cab Ute X-TERRAIN Crew Cab AT Ute  $       62,900

 

For years, the Isuzu D-MAX has represented exceptional value within the 1-tonne ute segment, as vehicle of practicality, durability and versatility amongst buyers.

Celebrating the launch of the All-New DMAX and for an initial introductory period from 1st September, Isuzu UTE Australia will launch a selected-range of models with introductory drive away pricing of $29,990 for the 4×2 D-MAX Single Cab Chassis SX MT and $58,990 for the new flagship D-MAX X-TERRAIN.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.