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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)...

2021 Isuzu D-Max in showrooms from 1 September

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max is officially due on sale from 1 September 2020, about one month later than planned due to delays in production caused by the global coronavirus crisis. Isuzu dealers have been notified via email that the new generation D-Max will go into production in the Thailand factory mid July, and the first shipments are due to arrive in Australia mid August...

Isuzu D-Max running out of stock in lead-up to June 30 deals

The Isuzu D-Max is running out of stock in the lead-up to what is usually the biggest month of the year for ute sales. Isuzu dealers have told CarAdvice that supply has almost run out at some showrooms, while others say they have barely enough vehicles to carry them through to the end of the financial year, June 30...

New Isuzu D-Max on track for July arrival as production restarts

The new Isuzu D-Max ute is on track to arrive in Australian showrooms in July as expected – despite a three-week factory shutdown during the global coronavirus crisis. Isuzu Ute Australia issued a statement today advising that the Thailand factory that manufactures the new generation Isuzu D-Max ute has restarted production as of this week, after being shuttered since the 13th of April...

2018-2019 Isuzu D-Max crew cab recalled due to potential suspension failure

Isuzu Australia has issued a recall of 2323 of its D-Max utility vehicles affected by a faulty suspension component. UPDATE 20/3/2020: Isuzu Australia has confirmed the recall is voluntary and pre-emptive. At time of publishing, no Australian cars have had the suspension component fail. The issue extends to model-year 2018-2019 D-Max crew cabs sold between 27 January 2018 to 28 February 2020...

Coming soon: 2020 Isuzu D-Max ute due in Australian showrooms in July, price rises likely

The 2020 Isuzu D-Max ute is due in Australian showrooms in July, will be powered by a revised version of its 3.0-litre turbo diesel, and all models will come standard with advanced safety technology to achieve an expected five-star rating across the range...

Isuzu Ute says it has no plans for hydrogen power, despite Honda technology tie-up

Don’t hold your breath for a ute that only emits water vapour from its tailpipe. Isuzu says it has no plans to adopt hydrogen power for its next generation D-Max ute, even though the company has just signed an agreement with Honda to share the technology. Last week Isuzu announced it has done a deal to draw on Honda’s expertise in hydrogen gathered over 30 years...

Five best ute deals below $40,000 to kick off the new year

The Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger might have stolen the limelight in the end-of-year sales race, but there are still some bargains to be had at the bottom end of the market. There are normally slim pickings below $40,000 but a few special deals have emerged that provide buyers on a budget more options...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Our hits and misses of 2019!

Join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey on the final podcast for 2019. Mike chats about his time behind the wheel of the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce. Scott Collie joins in to discuss the top five most clicked news stories of 2019, and we talk about our favourite and most disappointing cars for the year. Lastly, Kez reviews the 2020 Toyota Supra GTS...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Isuzu D-Max wins SuperUtes championship, as series switches to V8s for 2020

The Isuzu D-Max has won the 2019 SuperUtes championship in the hands of young Kiwi ace Tom Alexander, who secured the title with one race remaining after establishing an unassailable lead. Last weekend’s Supercars Newcastle 500 was also the finale for diesel-powered double cabs, having trialled the format for two years following the end of local production of Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore V8 utes...