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2021 Isuzu D-Max price and specs: First new model in almost a decade

The Isuzu D-Max ute – which built its reputation with a no-frills approach and an agricultural design – has undergone a transformation not seen since Shane Warne started dating Liz Hurley. From knockabout to new-age, simple to sophisticated. The first completely new Isuzu D-Max in almost a decade has been transformed from a no-nonsense pick-up to one of the most advanced utes in its class...

What I love about the new Isuzu D-Max – and jobs for the facelift

Rarely does a vehicle come from the back of the pack – on paper at least – to the top of the class. But that’s what has happened with the 2021 Isuzu D-Max. To be frank, I didn’t know Isuzu was capable of such a massive leap. More fool me. After years of banging on about all the things the previous Isuzu D-Max lacked – basics such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, dusk-sensing headlights – I had low expectations for the new model...

Isuzu considering D-Max rival to Ford Ranger Raptor, Toyota HiLux Rugged-X, Nissan Navara Warrior

Isuzu Ute Australia says it is considering a D-Max rival to the Ford Ranger Raptor, Toyota HiLux Rugged X, and Nissan Navara Warrior ‘super utes’, but says such a model is yet to be confirmed. The factory-built Ford Ranger Raptor and Australian-developed Nissan Navara Warrior are enjoying better-than-expected sales success...

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 Mazda BT-50 due October: What Isuzu D-Max means for its twin under the skin

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 is due to arrive in Australian showrooms in October, however not all models will be available from launch. Mazda dealers have told CarAdvice there will initially be three model grades of the 2021 Mazda BT-50 double cab: XT, XTR and GT, the same as the outgoing model...

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

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.  While Isuzu remains tight-lipped about timing and details for the successor to one of Australia’s top-selling seven-seater four-wheel-drives – and the image above is a computer illustration of how it might look – we have managed to piece together what we can expect, based on the just-released D-Max ute...

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...