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Isuzu Ute Australia turns 10

Isuzu Ute has clocked up 10 years in Australia, a decade in which it has gone from minnow to perennial over-achiever. In fact, we’re now the Thai-based company’s biggest export market. It launched as a sales company in October 2008 after years of supplying Holden with Jackaroos and Rodeos. Sales ramped up, with double-digit growth achieved for nine consecutive years before ‘slowing’ to 8...

Isuzu Concept X D-Max, MU-X revealed

Isuzu's Team D-Max has used the National 4x4 Outdoors Show in Melbourne to reveal a pair of pumped-up concepts before they hit the outdoors show circuit, in the D-Max and MU-X Concept X. The duo both ride on a set of 38/15.5R20 Mud Terrain tyres from Toyo, credited as the inspiration for the project...

Toyota sells its stake in Isuzu

Toyota and Isuzu agreed to work together on diesel engine development in 2006, as well as explore other collaborative projects. As part of the agreement Toyota purchased 50 million shares in Isuzu, equating at the time to about 5.9 per cent of the automaker's stock...

Isuzu Ute Australia's sales success tracked

Isuzu’s non-truck products have been on sale for decades in Australia, once wearing Holden badges. Remember the Jackaroo SUV and Rodeo ute, precursor to today’s Colorado? But the brand has only eponymously sold its wares here as Isuzu Ute for about a decade, over which time it has become a genuinely mainstream, successful player in a hyper-competitive market, appealing to those after hardcore machines capable of copping a beating...

2018 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specs

Isuzu Ute Australia has given its enduringly popular D-Max and MU-X model range a series of mild updates for the 2018 model year. Headlining the D-Max changes is the addition of a new LS-T dual cab (crew cab) range-topper to get on ‘premium’ ute buyers’ short lists. The LS-Terrain version was previously a limited-run, but it’s now a permanent family member...

Isuzu Ute marked ninth straight year of growth in 2017

Isuzu Ute sales jumped by 10.4 per cent year-on-year in 2017, making it the brand's ninth successive year of double-digit growth. The company sold a total of 25,804 cars in 2017, up from 23,379 in 2016. The growth was largely driven by the MU-X, with 8087 examples finding a home last year, while the D-Max ute overtook the Nissan Navara in fifth place on the one-tonne sales charts...

Top 5 comparisons of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at your favourite comparisons from this year. 5. Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline "The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer...

Off-roading Fraser Island on the Isuzu I-Venture

I have a confession to make. Not only am I the youngest member of the CarAdvice team, but I have never been off-roading. Besides a few brief jaunts along smooth gravel roads, my cars have stayed entirely on the blacktop...

CarAdvice podcast 82: Are dealership paint protection offers worthwhile?

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens. Covering this weeks car news, the Lamborghini Urus has been revealed, the Mercedes-AMG CLS53 hybrid has been confirmed, and the entry-level Hyundai i30 Go arrives at $19,990...

Isuzu could have more in store for "under-stressed" diesel

Isuzu Ute Australia has hinted at the performance potential lurking within the 3.0-litre diesel engine in the MU-X SUV and D-Max ute. Speaking to CarAdvice, Mark Harman, PR and sponsorship manager at Isuzu Ute Australia, said the extra torque on offer in the 3...

Isuzu FD-SI concept unveiled in Tokyo

The Isuzu FD-SI delivery van concept has been unveiled this week at the 2017 Tokyo motor show. Every Tokyo motor show features small boxy vehicles designed to maximise every inch of road space they use, and this year was no exception. The Isuzu FD-SI made its debut on the truck and ute specialist's stand and, while it's commendably narrow, it looks to considerably longer than permitted in the kei car class...