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Journey to the Deep South of the Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula in South Australia is one of the most iconic 4WD destinations on this vast continent of ours. This Australian gem should be on the list of any avid adventurer. Sure, it’s difficult to get to, but once you do, oh boy. It is something else...

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Journey to the Deep South of the Eyre Peninsula with Isuzu I-Venture

The Eyre Peninsula in South Australia is one of the most iconic 4WD destinations on this vast continent of ours. This Australian gem should be on the list of any avid adventurer. Sure, it’s difficult to get to, but once you do, oh boy. It is something else. It boggles the mind that anyone ever leaves. It is that stunning.


2018 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab recalled
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2018 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab recalled

Isuzu Ute Australia has recalled the 2018 4x2 and 4x4 D-Max Crew Cab, over concerns about the car's rear leaf springs. According to the company, the rear leaf spring could fracture because the front eye has a too-small diameter. If the leaf spring fractures, there's a risk of the parking brake being applied because the rear axle is unsupported on the damaged side, putting owners and other road users at risk...


Stand by for ute sales war, sharp discounts
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Stand by for ute sales war, sharp discounts

If you’re in the market for a new ute, the next 18 months is going to be a buyer’s bonanza. Several factors are about to drive prices down and keep deals sharp. A number of key models are nearing the end of their model cycles and will need to be even more competitive to keep pace with newer rivals...


Isuzu Ute wins major customer satisfaction award
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Isuzu Ute wins major customer satisfaction award

A car manufacturer took out Roy Morgan’s ‘Best of the Best’ trophy in its annual Australian Customer Satisfaction Award earlier this week, given to the company with the highest rating across all market categories. This winner was… Isuzu Ute (IUA), which managed a 96.1 per cent satisfaction score, nudging it ahead of supermarket Foodland (93...


Reader Review: Isuzu D-Max LS-T
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Reader Review: Isuzu D-Max LS-T

Anyone who frequents our comments will know readers don't always agree with the expert reviews published on CarAdvice. Our team of road testers and journalists are lucky to drive lots of cars, but that also means we approach things from a certain angle. With that in mind, we've started a project with our readers...


2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T review: Off-road prowess tested
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2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T review: Off-road prowess tested

The platform the Isuzu D-Max sits on was first launched over six years ago, so does this hard-working ute still have the core elements of a work-truck-cum-weekend-lifestyle-ute?


2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T review
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T review

Now around six years old, the D-Max was recently updated with new suspension and a revised interior. But, is it enough to stay within the sales charts? Paul Maric finds out.


Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Dom Wiseman ditches the creature-comfort-laden lifestyle utes increasingly popular on our roads in favour of a true workhorse ute, the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis. Check out the video to see how the hauler stacks up. MORE: Car Culture MORE: Everything Isuzu...


Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis
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Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Dom Wiseman ditches the creature-comfort-laden lifestyle utes increasingly popular on our roads in favour of a true workhorse ute, the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis. Check out the video to see how the hauler stacks up.


Isuzu Ute Australia turns 10
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Isuzu Ute Australia turns 10

Isuzu Ute has clocked up 10 years in Australia, a decade in which it has gone from minnow to perennial over-achiever. In fact, we’re now the Thai-based company’s biggest export market. It launched as a sales company in October 2008 after years of supplying Holden with Jackaroos and Rodeos. Sales ramped up, with double-digit growth achieved for nine consecutive years before ‘slowing’ to 8...


2018 Holden Trailblazer LTZ v Isuzu MU-X LS-U comparison
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2018 Holden Trailblazer LTZ v Isuzu MU-X LS-U comparison

Does any brand punch heavier above its weight in Australia than Isuzu? At the time of writing (early September 2018), Isuzu Ute is the 13th most popular of 50-odd brands locally. With just two products, it outperforms big names including Audi, BMW, Jeep, Land Rover, Renault and Suzuki...


2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-U review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-U review

The unpretentious Isuzu D-Max has forged a strong place in the ute market. Yes, it's getting dated, but it won't let you down and won't break the bank. The LS-U spec tested here, with a few 'luxury' tweaks, might be the one to opt for.


Isuzu Concept X D-Max, MU-X revealed
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Isuzu Concept X D-Max, MU-X revealed

Isuzu's Team D-Max has used the National 4x4 Outdoors Show in Melbourne to reveal a pair of pumped-up concepts before they hit the outdoors show circuit, in the D-Max and MU-X Concept X. The duo both ride on a set of 38/15.5R20 Mud Terrain tyres from Toyo, credited as the inspiration for the project...


Toyota sells its stake in Isuzu
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Toyota sells its stake in Isuzu

Toyota and Isuzu agreed to work together on diesel engine development in 2006, as well as explore other collaborative projects. As part of the agreement Toyota purchased 50 million shares in Isuzu, equating at the time to about 5.9 per cent of the automaker's stock...


2018 Isuzu MU-X LS-U 4x4 review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Isuzu MU-X LS-U 4x4 review

Its sales outrank some bigger-name family SUVs, but its tech and features don’t always live up to contemporary expectations. Does the Isuzu MU-X prove that Australian hearts really do belong in the country’s wide open spaces?


Isuzu Ute Australia's sales success tracked
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Isuzu Ute Australia's sales success tracked

Isuzu’s non-truck products have been on sale for decades in Australia, once wearing Holden badges. Remember the Jackaroo SUV and Rodeo ute, precursor to today’s Colorado? But the brand has only eponymously sold its wares here as Isuzu Ute for about a decade, over which time it has become a genuinely mainstream, successful player in a hyper-competitive market, appealing to those after hardcore machines capable of copping a beating...


2018 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specs
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2018 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specs

Isuzu Ute Australia has given its enduringly popular D-Max and MU-X model range a series of mild updates for the 2018 model year. Headlining the D-Max changes is the addition of a new LS-T dual cab (crew cab) range-topper to get on ‘premium’ ute buyers’ short lists. The LS-Terrain version was previously a limited-run, but it’s now a permanent family member...


2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T review

More comfortable suspension, extra creature comforts and colours, upped GVM and towing safety, and longer service intervals: the 2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T gets more than a few worthy tweaks.

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Isuzu I-Venture Club tackles the Victorian High Country

Isuzu I-Venture Club tackles the Victorian High Country

Endless sweeping views across mountain ridges that reveal a sea of green as far as the eye can see. Crystal-clear streams snaking along valley floors. Towering eucalypts both alive and long since ravaged by bushfires, standing like ghosts stretching towards the heavens. The Victorian High Country is truly special, but you need a 4WD and some skill to discover it...