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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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

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...