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Isuzu D-Max production ramps up again after temporary shutdown

Production of the new Isuzu D-Max is ramping back up again after a parts shortage temporarily interrupted supply of Australian models. Earlier this month, Isuzu Ute Australia issued an urgent bulletin to dealers and wrote to customers to apologise for an unexpected delay in production at its Thailand factory due to a critical component not being available out of Europe...

Isuzu D-Max to stop production for three months, Mazda BT-50 ok for now

The waiting time for a new Isuzu D-Max ute is about to get longer, with production “suspended” for the next three months after a parts supplier was shut down in Europe due to COVID-19 – and its twin under the skin, the Mazda BT-50, is also likely to be affected. Although the Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 utes are made on the same production line in Thailand, parts for the jointly-developed vehicles are sourced globally...

The Isuzu MU-X tech coming to the Isuzu D-Max

The 2021 Isuzu D-Max ute has only just gone on sale in Australia, but there are already some clear signs of the extra technology coming to next model update. The new-generation Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive wagon – which was unveiled in Thailand today ahead of its Australian showroom arrival this time next year – had a host of extra features likely to make it onto future editions of the Isuzu D-Max ute...

2021 Isuzu MU-X revealed, due in Australia next year

The covers have come off the 2021 Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive at a gala preview event in Thailand this afternoon, ahead of its Australian showroom arrival next year. As night follows day, the 2021 Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive wagon has been unveiled about 12 months after the new-generation Isuzu D-Max ute, with which it shares the majority of its underpinnings...

2021 Isuzu MU-X teased in video

The 2021 Isuzu MU-X has been teased in a short video ahead of its official unveiling later this month. The 15-second commercial, released on YouTube by Isuzu Thailand, shows glimpses of the upcoming MU-X with selective lighting. It does confirm the appearance of the new MU-X will resemble our own rendered version of the SUV, which was based on leaked patent images revealed in September (although we clearly guessed wrong at the LED signatures)...

2021 Isuzu MU-X Onyx Edition price and specs

2021 Isuzu MU-X Onyx Edition brings added value Updated infotainment system, auto headlights Unique styling features with darker highlights Priced from $56,990 drive-away The 2021 Isuzu MU-X Onyx Edition has been announced, delivering new tech, greater value, and enhanced style as the current MU-X range, which debuted in 2013, enters its run-out phase...

CarAdvice decides: New D-Max, or new BT-50?

Never ask a parent who their favourite child is – doubly so when it's twins. Of course, the crowd in the CarAdvice content team could never cower before such tough questions, so here it is: of the new-generation 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 twins, which would our team James Ward – Director of Content D-Max – the black contrast elements on the X-Terrain look much tougher than the chrome on the Mazda, and for mine, that's a big part of a ute's appeal...

2021 Isuzu MU-X, Mazda 'CX-70' SUVs imagined

With the 'Isuzda' alliance up and running, now that both the 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 ranges have hit Australian showrooms, what else can we expect from the Isuzu-Mazda partnership? Well, we don't know for sure. The recent discovery of a series of MU-X patent images paints a clear picture of what Isuzu has in store for its seven-seat SUV range...

2021 Isuzu MU-X revealed in patent images

With the 2021 Isuzu D-Max already filing out of Australian showrooms, it comes no surprise the related 2021 Isuzu MU-X SUV isn’t far behind. Until now, Isuzu has remained tight-lipped on details and timing for its new seven-seat, off-roading family 4x4. Images retrieved from the Japan Patent Office by dutch publication AutoWeek have opened the floodgates however, giving the clearest look yet at what to expect from the 2021 MU-X...

2021 Mazda BT-50 v Isuzu D-Max: Price and equipment differences

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 and Isuzu D-Max are twins under the skin, made on the same production line and – presumably – cost the same to build. But as we discovered, manufacturing cost has little to do with how car companies set prices – and there are numerous examples that defy logic...

2021 Isuzu D-Max: First ute to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria 

The all-new Isuzu D-Max ute is the first ute on sale in Australia to earn a five-star safety rating under new, more stringent criteria. The 2021 Isuzu D-Max achieved the highest score of a five-star safety rating following the latest round of tests in by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP)...