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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...

2021 Isuzu D-Max: A mechanical deep-dive into the new-gen ute

After six years of development, the all-new 2021 Isuzu D-Max has finally landed in Australia. Taking over from the long-serving and outgoing model (which arrived way back in 2012), this new model enters a segment that’s more competitive than ever. Aside from the big jumps in terms of safety, interior and technology, the 2021 Isuzu D-Max also brings a lot of changes and updates under the skin...

2021 Isuzu D-Max: What each model offers

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max is available in four model grades – SX, LS-M, LS-U and X-Terrain – and three body styles: single cab, space cab and double cab. The previous base model, the $26,990 drive-away SX single cab-chassis 4x2 with “low rider” suspension (and which only had a 2.5-tonne towing capacity) has been deleted...

2021 Isuzu D-Max: Advanced safety comes to utes 

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max will have the most advanced safety of any ute in Australia when it goes on sale in September, however we won’t know if it has earned a five-star crash score until a full round of testing is completed in the coming weeks...

2021 Isuzu D-Max prices rise by up to $8100, targets Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max is the most advanced ute in its class, but the leap in technology has brought significant price rises that put it in a head-on battle with the top-selling Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger. The Isuzu D-Max already outsells the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger in Thailand – where all three utes are made for the Asia-Pacific region – and now the company is taking aim at the big guns in Australia...

2021 Isuzu MU-X: Everything we know so far

UPDATE, September 29: The 2021 Isuzu MU-X has now been revealed through a series of patent application images. Story here. The 2021 Isuzu MU-X will be among the safest and most advanced vehicles in the ute-derived four-wheel-drive class when it goes on sale in the second half of 2021 or the first half of 2022...

2021 Isuzu D-Max: 3.0-litre diesel here to stay, hybrid and 1.9-litre also possible

Isuzu Ute Australia has cemented the new 3.0-litre 4JJ3-TCX diesel engine as the main powertrain of its range in Australia, while a hybrid driveline and smaller diesel option could join it in the future. Based on the outgoing 4JJ1 engine, the new 4JJ3 engine uses a new block, cylinder head and fuel injection system to achieve better power and torque figure of 140kW and 450Nm...

4JJ3-TCX: Meet Isuzu's new 3.0-litre turbo diesel

The 4J diesel engine family has been the bedrock of Isuzu’s light trucks and utes for many years, and we are now seeing the opening of a new chapter in Australia. The 2021 Isuzu D-Max will get an all-new 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine under the bonnet, replacing the long-serving and much-loved 4JJ1...

2021 Isuzu D-Max teased as orders open ahead of launch

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max has been teased in a promotional video as orders open online ahead of the vehicle’s showroom arrival in September. Customers can register their “expression of interest” on the Isuzu Ute Australia website and be notified when the vehicle will arrive in their nearest showroom...

How Australia shaped the 2021 Mazda BT-50

Mazda Australia played a pivotal role in the new generation BT-50 ute, after a partnership that spanned almost half a century ended with Ford. Development of the 2021 Mazda BT-50 started five years ago, and Australia was the driving force. The Mazda BT-50 is not a global model for the Japanese brand, however it is critical for Australia...

2021 Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50: first utes with centre airbags

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 twins will have a centre airbag between the two front seats – making them among the first vehicles on sale in Australia with this advanced safety feature. Until now, a centre airbag has only been available in Australia on a $200,000 Audi A8 limousine (pictured below)...