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Isuzu MU-X world premiere: gallery

The all-new Isuzu MU-X seven-seat SUV made its international debut in Bangkok, Thailand, last night at a gala event attended by more than 2500 dignitaries, guests and media. CarAdvice negotiated the huge crowd gathered for its first look at the new D-Max ute-based SUV to sneak some detailed shots of the cabin...

Isuzu MU-X: ute-based SUV on sale in December from $40,500

The all-new Isuzu MU-X will launch the Japanese brand into Australia's popular SUV market when the ute-based seven-seater reaches local showrooms in December. Isuzu's eagerly anticipated large SUV joins the D-Max ute, with which it shares styling cues and major mechanicals, including its engine and gearboxes...

Isuzu D-MAX X-Runner: limited edition ute released

The Isuzu D-Max X-Runner has been released to celebrate Isuzu's annual Max Run fuel economy challenge, giving Australian ute buyers added features and more value. To be sold in limited numbers and priced at $46,990 driveaway, the Isuzu D-Max X-Runner is based on the Isuzu D-Max 4x4 LS-U and sees the addition of a unique pearl white metallic paint, three-piece hard tonneau cover, black rear sports bar, tub liner, floor mats and ‘X-Runner’ decals, combining to represent $4500 worth of extra value...

Isuzu D-MAX flies into Precision Driving Team sponsorship

The Isuzu D-Max has become the official car of Australia's renowned Precision Driving Team, with Isuzu Ute Australia jumping on board as the troupe's new naming rights and vehicle sponsor. The newly named ‘Team D-Max’, which continues to be owned and operated by NSW-based EMG Precision Driving, makes the switch to the Isuzu D-Max after five years behind the wheel of the Toyota HiLux and a previous long-term partnership with Holden...

General Motors, Isuzu to discuss new ute partnership

General Motors and Isuzu are considering developing an all-new ute together, the Detroit-based automaker has confirmed. Reuters reports the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter negotiations over the potential next-generation pick-up, although neither have revealed a timeline or other details of the agreement...

Isuzu D-MAX strengthens warranty to five years

The Isuzu D-Max ute now shares the longest warranty in its segment after its coverage was extended from three to five years from 1st January 2013. Isuzu's five-year/130,000km warranty matches that already offered by the Mitsubishi Triton, and the company has also extended its roadside assistance program to five years correspondingly...

Isuzu D-MAX to get twin-turbo diesel by 2016

The mid-life-update of the Isuzu D-Max, due in 2016, will see the Thai-built ute replace the current Euro4-rated 3.0-litre single-turbo diesel engine, with a 2.5-litre twin-turbo unit to meet Euro5 emissions regulations in Australia. The new Isuzu engine is already used in the Isuzu D-Max in parts of Europe including the UK, where Euro5 standards have been in place for several years...

Holden Colorado, Isuzu D-MAX four-star safety ratings concern ANCAP

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has expressed its disappointment in the four-star safety ratings awarded to the Isuzu D-Max crew-cab and the single- and space-cab variants of the Holden Colorado...

2012 Isuzu D-MAX launches in Australia

Isuzu Ute Australia has officially launched the second-generation Isuzu D-Max, with vehicles available from July 2 in a model range that includes five trim levels and three cab configurations. Isuzu sold close to 6000 D-Max utes across Australia in 2011 and is keen for that number to grow to at least 8000 units in its first year of sales with the all-new D-Max...

Isuzu: New Cars 2012

2011 saw Isuzu Ute Australia grow its D-Max marketshare to over five per cent in the 4x4 segment and a reasonable 2.2 percent in the 4x2 category. The Japanese company, which is wholly owned by Mitsubishi, is planning big things next year with the launch of an all-new D-Max, but the much-anticipated Isuzu SUV is not looking likely yet, with Isuzu Australia still in discussion with the flood-affected factory...

2012 Isuzu D-MAX on sale in Australia first half of next year

The all-new 2012 Isuzu D-Max ute has been unveiled ahead of its Australian launch in the first half of next year. The new ute was revealed in Thailand, hot on the heels of yesterday's unveiling of the Chevrolet Colorado. The 2012 Holden Colorado will go on sale in Australia in the first quarter of next year...