Isuzu

Isuzu UTE Australia launched in 2008 distributing the Isuzu D-Max Ute in 4x4 and 4x2 types. For years Isuzu utes were sold in Australia as Holden Rodeos, but after the deal between the two companies ended, Holden called their ute Colorado and Isuzu decided to use D-max instead (even though it owns the rights to the Rodeo name). Isuzu is owned by the Mitsubishi Corporation.
Isuzu MU-X joins Colorado 7 in third-row seatbelt recall

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Isuzu MU-X joins Colorado 7 in third-row seatbelt recall

The Isuzu MU-X has been recalled to correct a defect with its third-row seatbelts. The recall affects 4703 Isuzu MU-X SUVs in Australia, and follows a notice issued by Holden last week calling back 3116 of its related Colorado 7 models to address the same problem...

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DIY: how to hitch a trailer
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DIY: how to hitch a trailer

If you've never hitched a trailer before, don't worry. We take you through the process step-by-step - this is a simple checklist to make sure you're safely hooked up.


Isuzu MU-X v Ssangyong Rexton : Comparison review
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Isuzu MU-X v Ssangyong Rexton : Comparison review

Australia is a bloody big continent, and while many cling to the coast living among small city streets, there are large families beyond the suburbs who may need seven-seat space and proper off-road capability. That equation can’t be provided more affordably than the $39,990 driveaway Ssangyong Rexton...


Isuzu D-Max, MU-X kicking sales goals under the radar
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Isuzu D-Max, MU-X kicking sales goals under the radar

In the rush to find interesting figures and trends in Australia’s new vehicle sales figures each month, it is easy to overlook some of the market’s quieter achievers.  One company that springs to mind is Isuzu Ute Australia, which has been kicking some significant sales goals this year with its staple D-Max 4x4 ute range and its surprisingly successful MU-X off-road wagon derivative...


Isuzu MU-X LS-T Review : First Impression
Rating: 810 /10
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Isuzu MU-X LS-T Review : First Impression

The Isuzu MU-X is a functional family 4WD.

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$40,500 to $53,500

Isuzu MU-X to continue Morcombe family child safety crusade
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Isuzu MU-X to continue Morcombe family child safety crusade

Isuzu Ute Australia has donated a new seven-seat MU-X to Bruce and Denise Morcombe to assist them in their child safety education campaign associated with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. Replacing a D-Max ute with almost 60,000km on the clock, the brand new Isuzu MU-X SUV was presented to the Morcombes to help them and the foundation named after their teenage son Daniel continue an education and awareness campaign teaching children about personal safety and awareness, including cybersafety and phone safety...


Holden Colorado 7 v Isuzu MU-X: Comparison review
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Holden Colorado 7 v Isuzu MU-X: Comparison review

Holden's rugged SUV feels more at home off the road than on it, as Matt Campbell finds out.


Isuzu MU-X v Holden Colorado 7 : Video review
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Isuzu MU-X v Holden Colorado 7 : Video review

They may share critical components, but these two seven-seat off-roaders are quite different beasts.


Isuzu D-Max X-Runner special edition launched
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Isuzu D-Max X-Runner special edition launched

The special edition Isuzu D-Max X-Runner has been added to the Japanese ute brand's lineup to add some styling flair to its workhorse one-tonner. Available from March 17 in five-speed manual ($46,490 driveaway) and five-speed automatic ($48,690 driveaway) specifications, the X-Runner adds value and features over the D-Max LS-U 4x4 dual-cab on which it is based...


Isuzu: New Cars 2014
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Isuzu: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Isuzu Australia's showroom in 2014. Isuzu MU-X (January) Breaking out of the hardcore work truck mould, Isuzu's MU-X SUV will hit Australian dealerships in earnest in January. Powered by the same 130kW/380Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel used in the D-Max ute, the MU-X is offered in three trim levels – LS-M and LS-U, available in two- and four-wheel drive, as well as the 4WD-only LS-T...


Isuzu MU-X Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Isuzu MU-X Review

Japanese truck manufacturer Isuzu enters the SUV race with its all-new seven-seat MU-X that's based on the D-Max ute.

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$40,500 to $53,500

Isuzu D-Max 4x4 uprated with 3.5-tonne towing capacity from December
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Isuzu D-Max 4x4 uprated with 3.5-tonne towing capacity from December

The upgraded Isuzu D-Max 4x4 will score a crucial lift in braked towing capacity when it arrives in Australia next month. The uprated 3500kg capacity for 4x4 variants of the D-Max represents a half-tonne boost over its predecessor, with Isuzu engineers redesigning the ute's tow bar to allow it to handle the additional load and bring it in line with rivals such as the Ford Ranger and Holden Colorado...


Isuzu MU-X aims to double Holden Colorado 7 sales in 2014
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Isuzu MU-X aims to double Holden Colorado 7 sales in 2014

Isuzu was talking tough at the unveiling of the Isuzu MU-X SUV in Bangkok overnight, revealing that is has its sights set on doubling Holden Colorado 7 sales in its first year on the market. Isuzu Ute Australia managing director Yasu Takeuchi told CarAdvice he expects the D-Max ute-based seven-seater to surpass 3000 sales next year...


Isuzu MU-X world premiere: gallery
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Isuzu MU-X world premiere: gallery

The all-new Isuzu MU-X seven-seat SUV made its international debut in Bangkok, Thailand, last night at a gala event attended by more than 2500 dignitaries, guests and media. CarAdvice negotiated the huge crowd gathered for its first look at the new D-Max ute-based SUV to sneak some detailed shots of the cabin...


Isuzu MU-X: ute-based SUV on sale in December from $40,500
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Isuzu MU-X: ute-based SUV on sale in December from $40,500

The all-new Isuzu MU-X will launch the Japanese brand into Australia's popular SUV market when the ute-based seven-seater reaches local showrooms in December. Isuzu's eagerly anticipated large SUV joins the D-Max ute, with which it shares styling cues and major mechanicals, including its engine and gearboxes...


Isuzu D-Max Video Review
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Isuzu D-Max Video Review

Isuzu's D-Max is not only keenly priced but does plenty of key things right.


Isuzu D-Max Video Review

Isuzu D-Max Video Review

The Isuzu D-Max is not only keenly priced, but this dual-cab ute also does plenty of key things right. You can read CarAdvice's full review of the Isuzu D-Max here.

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$45,900

Isuzu D-Max X-Runner: limited edition ute released
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Isuzu D-Max X-Runner: limited edition ute released

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 4x4 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 flies into Precision Driving Team sponsorship
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Isuzu D-Max flies into Precision Driving Team sponsorship

The Isuzu D-Max has become the official car of Australia's renowned Precision Driving Team, with Isuzu Ute Australia jumping on board as the troupe's new naming rights and vehicle sponsor. The newly named ‘Team D-Max’, which continues to be owned and operated by NSW-based EMG Precision Driving, makes the switch to the Isuzu D-Max after five years behind the wheel of the Toyota HiLux and a previous long-term partnership with Holden...


General Motors, Isuzu to discuss new ute partnership
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General Motors, Isuzu to discuss new ute partnership

General Motors and Isuzu are considering developing an all-new ute together, the Detroit-based automaker has confirmed. Reuters reports the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter negotiations over the potential next-generation pick-up, although neither have revealed a timeline or other details of the agreement...


Isuzu D-Max strengthens warranty to five years
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Isuzu D-Max strengthens warranty to five years

The Isuzu D-Max ute now shares the longest warranty in its segment after its coverage was extended from three to five years from 1st January 2013. Isuzu's five-year/130,000km warranty matches that already offered by the Mitsubishi Triton, and the company has also extended its roadside assistance program to five years correspondingly...


Isuzu D-Max to get twin-turbo diesel by 2016
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Isuzu D-Max to get twin-turbo diesel by 2016

The mid-life-update of the Isuzu D-Max, due in 2016, will see the Thai-built ute replace the current Euro4-rated 3.0-litre single-turbo diesel engine, with a 2.5-litre twin-turbo unit to meet Euro5 emissions regulations in Australia. The new Isuzu engine is already used in the Isuzu D-Max in parts of Europe including the UK, where Euro5 standards have been in place for several years...


Holden Colorado, Isuzu D-Max four-star safety ratings concern ANCAP
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Holden Colorado, Isuzu D-Max four-star safety ratings concern ANCAP

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has expressed its disappointment in the four-star safety ratings awarded to the Isuzu D-Max crew-cab and the single- and space-cab variants of the Holden Colorado...


Isuzu D-Max Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Isuzu D-Max Review

The Isuzu D-Max offers tough styling, excellent diesel engine, and strong all-round performance. It’s also competitively priced.

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$27,200 to $43,700

2012 Isuzu D-Max launches in Australia
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2012 Isuzu D-Max launches in Australia

Isuzu Ute Australia has officially launched the second-generation Isuzu D-Max, with vehicles available from July 2 in a model range that includes five trim levels and three cab configurations. Isuzu sold close to 6000 D-Max utes across Australia in 2011 and is keen for that number to grow to at least 8000 units in its first year of sales with the all-new D-Max...


Isuzu: New Cars 2012
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Isuzu: New Cars 2012

2011 saw Isuzu Ute Australia grow its D-Max marketshare to over five per cent in the 4x4 segment and a reasonable 2.2 percent in the 4x2 category. The Japanese company, which is wholly owned by Mitsubishi, is planning big things next year with the launch of an all-new D-Max, but the much-anticipated Isuzu SUV is not looking likely yet, with Isuzu Australia still in discussion with the flood-affected factory...


2012 Isuzu D-Max on sale in Australia first half of next year
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2012 Isuzu D-Max on sale in Australia first half of next year

The all-new 2012 Isuzu D-Max ute has been unveiled ahead of its Australian launch in the first half of next year. The new ute was revealed in Thailand, hot on the heels of yesterday's unveiling of the Chevrolet Colorado. The 2012 Holden Colorado will go on sale in Australia in the first quarter of next year...


2012 Isuzu D-Max RT-50 Spy Rendering
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2012 Isuzu D-Max RT-50 Spy Rendering

Currently in its ninth year of production, the Isuzu D-Max (previously known as the Holden Rodeo) is in the midst of an all new replacement, set to go on sale in 2012. While details are still far from clear, initial spy photos were followed by a patent leak that led to the following Computer Generated Image (CGI) exclusively for CarAdvice...


2011 Isuzu D-MAX Limited Edition III now on sale
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2011 Isuzu D-MAX Limited Edition III now on sale

Isuzu UTE Australia has released 300 special edition Isuzu D-MAX LE III utes to join the local lineup. The special edition will be the third LE model to be released onto the Australian market, showcasing $8000 worth of added extras. The Isuzu D-MAX Limited Edition III is based on the top level LS-U D-MAX 4x4, which is the most popular variant in the Isuzu range...


Isuzu Ute Australia planning new D-Max-based SUV
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Isuzu Ute Australia planning new D-Max-based SUV

With 10,000 local sales under its belt and the all-new Isuzu D-Max ute expected to arrive in 2012, Isuzu Ute Australia has set its sights on expanding into the ute-based SUV market. Isuzu Ute Australia (IUA) managing director, Hitoshi Kono, said Isuzu was currently developing the next-generation D-Max-based SUV, known in Thailand as the MU-7...