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Isuzu D-MAX Features from Mackay Isuzu UTE

The ISUZU D-MAX is a stand out performer on or off-road. With a 3L turbo diesel engine, a beefed up 430Nm of torque and an intuitive 6-speed transmission, the D-MAX is all you need to tackle any adventure. An award-winning ute it has all the refinements you need to ride in comfort, with Isuzu DNA, the D-MAX is built tough to get the job done.



Whether in the city or off-road, carrying gear or towing a load, heading up a hill or overtaking on the freeway, D-MAX is designed to give you performance when you need it.

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Exclusive Isuzu Engine

The heart of D-MAX is the famous Isuzu engine exclusive to the Isuzu range. The world’s most popular truck engine, in the skin of a ute.

Turbo-Diesel: The secret to producing efficient power is to have a large capacity, under-stressed engine. That’s how we give you more power with less fuel.

3.0L Capacity: The secret to producing efficient power is to have a large capacity, under-stressed engine. That’s how we give you more power with less fuel.

Torque on Demand: When you put your foot down you need your ute to respond. The Isuzu engine produces 430Nm of torque giving you fast, smooth acceleration no matter what load you’re carrying.

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Choose Your Drivertrain

The back up the famous Isuzu 3.0L turbo diesel, the D-MAX ute has a range of drivetrain options.

4x4 and 4x2: Different people have different needs, so we have a range of D-MAX 4x4 and 4x2 options.

Manual: From crawling across a rocky embankment to cruising down the highway, the 6-speed manual gives you total flexibility in all situations.

Automatic: We’ve got you covered with a 6-speed sequential automatic transmission (which includes Rev-tronic sequential shifting if you want to take control). Grade logic keeps you in the correct gear when ascending and descending tough terrain.

Terrain Command: Driving on road? Choose 2WD. On dirt, beach or gravel? Turn the dial to 4H for more traction. At speeds up to 100km/h, you don’t even need to slow down. And if you’re going off-road into sand or mud, turn the dial to 4L for extreme traction and ultimate control.

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Towing and Carrying

D-MAX is built to work. Load up the back with all your gear, or tow a boat, caravan or trailer. Take whatever, wherever.

Carry a Load: tools or materials or equipment - chuck it all in the back. The D-MAX’s truck-based chassis will carry almost anything you throw at it.

3.5 Tonne Towing: gives you serious towing ability up to 3.5 tonnes+ on 4x4 and 4x2 High Ride models. Boat, caravan or trailer: D-MAX will tow it without breaking a sweat.

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The D-MAX is built to do work. Load up the cab with all your gear, and tow a boat, caravan or trailer. Take whatever, wherever.

Hill Start Assist & Descent Control: tackle any environment with an electronic brake control that automatically engages the Hill Start Assist to prevent vehicle roll-back when starting on steep gradients (above 5.7 degrees). Hill Descent Control will give you the confidence to tackle any downhill terrain, giving you maximum traction.

Steep Angles: Short front and rear overhangs allow steep approach and descent angles.

Underbody Protection: our 4x4 models feature steel underbody protection including a steel sump and transfer case guard.

Rugged Suspension: the specifically developed Flex-Ride suspension balances firmness (for load carrying) with suppleness to offer a comfortable ride without compromising handling.



There's a simple reason why the D-MAX is such a fuel efficient ute; our engineers have decades of experience in commercial transport, where every litre counts.

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Specialist in Diesel

Diesel engines are 20-30% more efficient than petrol, and Isuzu specialises in diesel engines. It’s all we use.

Greater energy density: Diesel is denser than petrol and contains more energy by volume. This means you burn less to do more.

Higher temperatures: Diesel engines burn fuel at a much higher temperature than petrol engines, which reduces waste and increases effiency.

Higher compression: Diesel engines work under much higher levels of air/fuel compression than petrol engines, which is one way you get a higher torque output.

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Precision Engineering

Isuzu have been designing diesel engines for nearly 100 years. Now Isuzu’s cutting edge diesel technology is in the D-MAX 3.0L turbo diesel engine.

Common rail technology: for precise control over fuel injection timing and the quantity of fuel delivered, common rail technology is unsurpassed. The Isuzu super-high pressure common rail technology ensures you burn minimal fuel while still getting maximum performance, making the D-MAX a highly fuel efficient ute.

Turbocharged: the D-MAX Variable Geometry System (VGS) isn’t just about power, it’s also about efficiency. The VGS turbocharger constantly adjusts to achieve maximum air compression from low RPM. This ensures minimal fuel usage and maximum torque throughout the rev-range.

Aerodynamic design: like the Japanese bullet trains, the D-MAX has been extensively tested in the Japan Railway Technical Research Institute wind tunnel. This—together with advanced refinement at Italian auto design house Pininfarina—has ensured the D-MAX body has a record low drag co-efficiency (Cd) figure. Not only does this sleek design improve fuel efficiency, but it also reduces cabin noise levels to give you a more comfortable ride.


A perfect combination of precision engineering and contemporary design

Taking inspiration from samurai culture, the D-MAX presents a tough, muscular stance with supple, flowing lines. It’s one good-looking ute.

Rear Opening Doors

'Rear Wing' Doors swing out a full 90 degrees to make rear access and loading up equipment in the back of the D-MAX Space Cab easier than ever before. Available on LS-U & SX Space Cab.

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Projector Headlights w/ DRLs: see further on dark roads, while cutting glare for oncoming motorists. Also includes daytime running lights (DRLs) for increased daytime safety. Standard of LS models.

Fog Lights: spread light wider in difficult weather conditions, making sure you don’t lose sight of the verge. Standard on LS models.

Side Steps: not only enhance the tough exterior look, they make it easy to get in and out. Standard on LS-U.

Stylish 17’ Alloy Wheels: on LS-U are a great looking design but built tough for all terrains

Katana Line: the Isuzu designers have taken inspiration from the Japanese culture and integrated the elegant curve of a Katana (a traditional Japanese sword) into the doors of each and every D-MAX ute.

LED tail & brake lights: are as safe and practical as they are stylish-they are brighter, illuminate faster and use less energy. Standard on LS models.

Electric fold-in mirrors w/ LED indicators:protect you from accidental bumps in car parks or through forest trails. A large design for easy vision out on the sides. Standard on LS-U models.

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We’ve designed the D‑MAX interior for comfort and ease of use. Quiet cabin, comfortable seats, plenty of legroom in the rear — everything right where you expect it to be and surprisingly spacious.

Abundant Storage: Multiple cup holders & storage points throughout the cabin make it easy to store your gear. Including dual glove boxes & centre console bin and for items large & small.

Steering Wheel Controls: The leather steering wheel puts everything at your fingertips. Not only cruise control but also audio controls as well. So now all you need to do is concentrate on the road ahead. EX excludes cruise control

Touchscreen SatNav System: Your entertainment needs are at your fingertips with SatNav, Bluetooth® audio streaming†, iPod® & USB connectivity are all included along with CD, MP3 & AM/FM radio. Standard on LS-U & LS-T models.

Flip Up Rear Seat w/ Storage: Convenient storage areas have been integrated underneath the rear seating. A simple lift up seat design gives easy access to this handy area on Crew & Space Cab models.

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Entertainment and Technology

Touchscreen Audio & Satellite Navigation System

An eight speaker audio system featuring a touch-screen satellite navigation system with live traffic updates is standard on D-MAX LS-U & LS-T models.

  • Sky Sound
  • iPhone® or other USB connectivity
  • Reversing camera
  • Bluetooth® connectivity


Safer handling. Better braking. Better passenger protection

With an extensive range of active and passive safety features, D-MAX lives up to our commitment to get you home safely every day. 4x4 Crew Cab and 4x2 Crew Cab High Ride models achieve a maximum 5-star safety rating so you can have complete peace of mind.

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Passive Safety Features

As much as the D-MAX is designed to prevent you ever having an accident in the first place, we have to have some fail-safes:

  • 6 Airbags
  • Safety cabin shell
  • Pedestrian safety bonnet 
  • Impact absorbing chassis 
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Active Safety Features

The best accident is no accident, so D-MAX is packed with features to keep you out of trouble.

  • Reversing Camera
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Traction Control System
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Stability
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Sway Control


Built with all the values that have made Isuzu famous.

D-MAX is robust, reliable, dependable—but also refined. It has the spirit of a truck, wrapped in the skin of a ute.

People rely on you, and you can rely on your D-MAX. The D-MAX is full of engineering details that only a truck manufacturer would think of, but each one makes this ute truck tough. Some that are easy to see when you pop the bonnet are; the Steel Timing Chain, Ladder Chassis, Split Camshafts and the Heavy-duty Isuzu engine.

We didn’t just build this ute; we’ve tested it over and over again. 4,000,000km of testing in the hardest conditions: searing heat, torrential rain—even snow. That’s the equivalent of 100 times around the earth to prove that the D-MAX is built to last.


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