The Isuzu D-Max X-Runner has been released to celebrate Isuzu’s annual Max Run fuel economy challenge, giving Australian ute buyers added features and more value.

To be sold in limited numbers and priced at $46,990 driveaway, the Isuzu D-Max X-Runner is based on the Isuzu D-Max 4×4 LS-U and sees the addition of a unique pearl white metallic paint, three-piece hard tonneau cover, black rear sports bar, tub liner, floor mats and ‘X-Runner’ decals, combining to represent $4500 worth of extra value.

Isuzu D-Max X-Runner Limited Edition - 2

Powered by the Japanese manufacturer’s 130kW/380Nm 3.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engine, and paired with either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission, fuel consumption figures vary from 8.3 litres per 100 kilometres for the manual, to 8.1L/100km for the automatic. The Isuzu D-Max X-Runner is on sale now, covered by both Isuzu’s five-year warranty and five-year roadside assistance program.

The annual fuel economy challenge, the Isuzu Max Run Challenge, sees the public enter a competition to guess how many kilometres an Isuzu D-Max can travel on one tank of diesel. This year an automatic D-Max 4×2 LS Crew Cab ute will start in south east Queensland and head south-west as far as possible.

Isuzu D-Max X-Runner Limited Edition - 3

Previously, the best fuel economy figures were recorded in 2009, when a manual D-MAX 4×2 Crew Cab Low Ride made it 1716.3km from far north Queensland into South Australia for an average fuel consumption figure of 4.428L/100km.

While the second-generation Isuzu D-Max only launched in Australia back in June last year, combined, 8442 D-Max utes have been put in driveways over 2012/2013.

Isuzu D-Max 4×4 LS-U manufacturer’s pricing:
Isuzu D-Max X-Runner – $46,990 driveaway
Isuzu D-Max 4×4 LS-U Space Cab Hi-Ride manual – $43,700
Isuzu D-Max 4×4 LS-U Space Cab Hi-Ride auto – $45,900
Isuzu D-Max 4×4 LS-U Crew Cab Hi-Ride manual – $45,500
Isuzu D-Max 4×4 LS-U Crew Cab Hi-Ride auto – $47,700

  • atd

    Limited edition already in it lifespan, cant be selling as well as hoped

    • Tien


      I didn’t think a limited edition would come this early

      Have driven one for a few metres and it seems like an alright vehicle

    • Jason

      25% sales growth on last year can’t be too bad.

  • Don Quay

    I thought “Runner” was used by some other ute manufacturer. Watch out for the injunction.

  • Shabang

    Isuzu Ute used the X-Runner as a limited edition a couple of years ago nothing was said or done then so why now, and i would have to agree with Jason 25 % growth is a great thing this is a company that knows how to make a reliable vehicle may not be as car like as some of the competiton but in my opinion i would prefer a work horse that isnt going to give me any grief over a few gadgets

  • Glen Cnc

    Offering five year warranty now as from Jan 13 leaves a fowl in the mouth if you purchas ed the new model prior Jan 13 . No wonder large avertising budgets are needed for new customers your old customers won’t be pushing your wares