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Isuzu D-Max production ramps up again after temporary shutdown

Production of the new Isuzu D-Max is ramping back up again after a parts shortage temporarily interrupted supply of Australian models. Earlier this month, Isuzu Ute Australia issued an urgent bulletin to dealers and wrote to customers to apologise for an unexpected delay in production at its Thailand factory due to a critical component not being available out of Europe...

Isuzu D-Max to stop production for three months, Mazda BT-50 ok for now

The waiting time for a new Isuzu D-Max ute is about to get longer, with production “suspended” for the next three months after a parts supplier was shut down in Europe due to COVID-19 – and its twin under the skin, the Mazda BT-50, is also likely to be affected. Although the Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 utes are made on the same production line in Thailand, parts for the jointly-developed vehicles are sourced globally...

The Isuzu MU-X tech coming to the Isuzu D-Max

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max ute has only just gone on sale in Australia, but there are already some clear signs of the extra technology coming to next model update. The new-generation Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive wagon – which was unveiled in Thailand today ahead of its Australian showroom arrival this time next year – had a host of extra features likely to make it onto future editions of the Isuzu D-Max ute...

CarAdvice decides: New D-Max, or new BT-50?

Never ask a parent who their favourite child is – doubly so when it's twins. Of course, the crowd in the CarAdvice content team could never cower before such tough questions, so here it is: of the new-generation 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 twins, which would our team James Ward – Director of Content D-Max – the black contrast elements on the X-Terrain look much tougher than the chrome on the Mazda, and for mine, that's a big part of a ute's appeal...

2021 Mazda BT-50 v Isuzu D-Max: Price and equipment differences

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max are twins under the skin, made on the same production line and – presumably – cost the same to build. But as we discovered, manufacturing cost has little to do with how car companies set prices – and there are numerous examples that defy logic...

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...