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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...

Stand by for ute sales war, sharp discounts

If you’re in the market for a new ute, the next 18 months is going to be a buyer’s bonanza. Several factors are about to drive prices down and keep deals sharp. A number of key models are nearing the end of their model cycles and will need to be even more competitive to keep pace with newer rivals...

Isuzu Ute wins major customer satisfaction award

A car manufacturer took out Roy Morgan’s ‘Best of the Best’ trophy in its annual Australian Customer Satisfaction Award earlier this week, given to the company with the highest rating across all market categories. This winner was… Isuzu Ute (IUA), which managed a 96.1 per cent satisfaction score, nudging it ahead of supermarket Foodland (93...

VFACTS: Six brands that managed bumper 2018 sales

Much of the talk around Australia’s 2018 new vehicle sales results centred around the 3 per cent decline in volume over 2017’s record tally. However, it’s not all doom and gloom out there despite regulations in the financial sector, the ongoing drought, and reduced house prices in major population centres...

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...

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...