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2021 Isuzu D-Max: First ute to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria 

The all-new Isuzu D-Max ute is the first ute on sale in Australia to earn a five-star safety rating under new, more stringent criteria. The 2021 Isuzu D-Max achieved the highest score of a five-star safety rating following the latest round of tests in by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP)...

The models driving Australia's used-car price surge

Used vehicle prices in Australia are 25 per cent higher than they were during the same period last year, marking an all-time record rate of growth for the sector. Although new car sales are dwindling, demand for used vehicles has accelerated rapidly, smashing the previous record of 20 per cent growth set in December 2009...

2021 Isuzu D-Max: ARB 4X4 Accessories begins Australian development

ARB 4X4 Accessories has begun working in earnest on its range of accessories for the new 2021 Isuzu D-Max, now that the company has taken delivery of Australian-delivered models at its head office in Kilsyth, Victoria. This comes after TJM released its own range of accessories for Isuzu's new 4X4 ute, and Isuzu detailed the growing range of genuine accessories...

2021 Mazda BT-50 versus Isuzu D-Max: What’s the difference?

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 ute is weeks away from showrooms, but information published on Mazda’s website has revealed subtle but important differences compared to the Isuzu D-Max on which it is based. If you’re sweating the details and aren’t sure whether to buy the Mazda BT-50 or Isuzu D-Max ute, this level of detail could be helpful...

TJM releases 2021 D-Max accessories range

TJM 4x4 Accessories has released the beginning of its range of 2021 Isuzu D-Max accessories, making it one of the the first to market in Australia. Headlining the new line-up is the winch-compatible Outback bullbar, with 63mm hoops and integrated 8000kg recovery points. This bar can be complemented with underbody protection, as well as brush bars and side steps for a more complete protection package...

2021 Isuzu D-Max on sale today, but deliveries delayed until next month 

The new 2021 Isuzu D-Max has begun arriving in Australian showrooms but a stock shortage caused by an interruption to production will delay the complete rollout of most models. Dealers contacted by CarAdvice have advised they are expecting to receive only limited stock in the coming weeks, and some have only one display vehicle until full shipments arrive next month...

2021 Mazda BT-50 due October: What the Isuzu D-Max means for its twin under the skin

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 is due to arrive in Australian showrooms in October, the Japanese brand has confirmed, however not all models will be available from launch. Mazda dealers have told CarAdvice there will initially be three model grades of the 2021 Mazda BT-50 double cab: XT, XTR and GT, the same as the outgoing model...

2021 Isuzu D-Max price and specs: First new model in almost a decade

The Isuzu D-Max ute – which built its reputation with a no-frills approach and an agricultural design – has undergone a transformation not seen since Shane Warne started dating Liz Hurley. From knockabout to new-age, simple to sophisticated. The first completely new Isuzu D-Max in almost a decade has been transformed from a no-nonsense pick-up to one of the most advanced utes in its class...

What I love about the new Isuzu D-Max – and jobs for the facelift

Rarely does a vehicle come from the back of the pack – on paper at least – to the top of the class. But that’s what has happened with the 2021 Isuzu D-Max. To be frank, I didn’t know Isuzu was capable of such a massive leap. More fool me. After years of banging on about all the things the previous Isuzu D-Max lacked – basics such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, dusk-sensing headlights – I had low expectations for the new model...

Isuzu considering D-Max rival to Ford Ranger Raptor, Toyota HiLux Rugged-X, Nissan Navara Warrior

Isuzu Ute Australia says it is considering a D-Max rival to the Ford Ranger Raptor, Toyota HiLux Rugged X, and Nissan Navara Warrior ‘super utes’, but says such a model is yet to be confirmed. The factory-built Ford Ranger Raptor and Australian-developed Nissan Navara Warrior are enjoying better-than-expected sales success...

2021 Isuzu D-Max launches with more than 50 accessories, including bullbars

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max will launch in Australia with a suite of more than 50 accessories ready for fitment, including steel and alloy bullbars that are compatible with Isuzu's new advanced safety systems. The range also includes towbars, electric brakes, nudge bars, canopies, roof racks, steel and alloy trays, and hard and soft tonneau covers...