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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...

2020 Isuzu D-Max unveiled: 3.0-litre lives on! More power, more safety, more tech

The next generation Isuzu D-Max has officially broken cover in Thailand ahead of its Australian showroom arrival in 2020. Loaded with technology, the new model has catapulted the Isuzu D-Max from a bare bones proposition to one of the most advanced utes in the class...

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. Today's download:  Hyundai introduces seven-year warranty 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA pricing and specs Mitsubishi MI-Tech, Super Height K-Wagon concepts teased 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8...

2020 Isuzu D-Max teased: All-new model due in Australian showrooms next year

Isuzu has given the world a sneak peek of the new-generation D-Max ute, which is expected in Australian showrooms in 2020. As these images taken from the video show, the Isuzu D-Max will maintain its familiar tough-truck look, however it will be completely new from the wheels up...

Isuzu announces six-year warranty, seven-year capped price servicing

Isuzu Ute Australia has boosted warranty, roadside assistance and capped priced servicing coverage on all new vehicles sold after 1 May 2019. The extra customer care packages coincide with the arrival of the updated model year 2019 D-Max ute and MU-X SUV, which have had a subtle visual makeover and equipment changes...

Isuzu D-Max X-Runner: more luxury for runout special edition

The Isuzu X-Runner special edition has been revived to coincide with a range of upgrades to the rest of the D-Max range as it approaches the end of this generation’s model cycle. Unlike the last D-Max X-Runner introduced in 2017 as a mid-range model, the 2019 edition is based on the top-of-the-range LS-T...

Isuzu D-Max rear suspension recall: 80% of vehicles yet to be fixed

Isuzu Ute Australia says there have so far been four reported cases of faulty leaf springs showing “symptoms” of a defect that could lead to a fracture and collapse of the rear suspension. However, no actual suspension failures have been reported locally and Isuzu says it has replaced the rear leaf springs in 20 per cent of the approximately 4000 D-Max utes caught in the global recall during the first four weeks of the campaign...

2018 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab recalled

Isuzu Ute Australia has recalled the 2018 4x2 and 4x4 D-Max Crew Cab, over concerns about the car's rear leaf springs. According to the company, the rear leaf spring could fracture because the front eye has a too-small diameter. If the leaf spring fractures, there's a risk of the parking brake being applied because the rear axle is unsupported on the damaged side, putting owners and other road users at risk...

2019 Ford Ranger: Autonomous emergency braking standard, pressure on other utes to follow

The Ford Ranger is the first ute on sale in Australia with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and speed sign recognition as standard across an entire range, from the cheapest tradie model to the flagship Raptor...

Reader Review: Isuzu D-Max LS-T

Anyone who frequents our comments will know readers don't always agree with the expert reviews published on CarAdvice. Our team of road testers and journalists are lucky to drive lots of cars, but that also means we approach things from a certain angle. With that in mind, we've started a project with our readers...

CarAdvice podcast 134: Off-roading with the Isuzu I-Venture Club

Join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and James Wong for the last podcast for 2018! In car news, Australia's first Genesis showroom is taking shape, the Suzuki Jimny has been hit with an AEB bug, Ford Australia has announced it isn't planning to kill passenger cars, and a mobile phone detection camera will be trialled in NSW...