26 November 2021

Updated & Extended: 2022 Isuzu D-MAX Range

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Isuzu UTE Australia's updated 2022 (22MY) Isuzu D-MAX 1-tonne ute range has officially arrived, welcoming a host of updates and refinements based on feedback received from customers and the media over the past year.

Originally due to arrive in Dealerships in the first-quarter of 2022, the updated 22MY D-MAX range will be available from 1st December 2021, with the entry-level 1.9-litre D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 following shortly after, in early-January 2022.

"We are pleased to be able to offer our updated 2022 D-MAX range to our Australian customers earlier than initially forecasted. Fast-tracking its availability ensures we get the improved product and a wider variety of options into market sooner, which essentially helps to improve customer satisfaction—which has always been a priority to us," said Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Hiroyasu Sato.

"Our focus on customer satisfaction by listening to customer and media feedback has led to the development of the 2022 D-MAX updates, with enhancements across the range, increased GCM of 6,000kg on 4x4 models and the expansion of our cab chassis range to include the LS-M and LS-U, which are all customer-centric developments."

SIX NEW D-MAX VARIANTS
Updated with six new variants, the 22MY Isuzu D-MAX ute range offers one of the widest selections of body styles, tray-configurations and powertrain options available across the Australian 1-tonne ute segment.

  • SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 Manual with 1.9-litre RZ4E-TC
  • SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 Automatic with 1.9-litre RZ4E-TC
  • SX Space Cab Chassis 4x2 Automatic
  • LS-M Crew Cab Chassis 4x4 Automatic
  • LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4x4 Automatic
  • LS-U+ (Plus) Crew Cab Ute 4x4 Automatic

Streamlining the range to focus on customer needs, expectations and consumer trends, the D-MAX SX Space Cab Ute 4x2 Auto and D-MAX SX Crew Cab Ute 4x4 Manual have been discontinued for 2022.

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SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 with 1.9-litre RZ4E-TC, available in Manual or Automatic Transmissions
Available from the 1st of January 2022 and priced from $29,990 Drive Away, the new entry-level SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 will be available with Isuzu's new RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine paired with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

SX Space Cab Chassis 4x2 Automatic
For drivers requiring more cabin space, the new D-MAX SX Space Cab Chassis 4x2 Auto joins the 22MY range. Powered by the invulnerable 3.0-litre 4JJ3-TCX turbo-diesel engine, this versatile workhorse adds rear 'wing' doors with additional interior space behind the front row and a worksite ready 2,100mm-long alloy or steel tray.

LS-M Crew Cab Chassis 4x4 Automatic and LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4x4 Automatic
Developed on the feedback from customers, IUA has introduced two new mid-spec Crew Cab Chassis variants to the 22MY range, the LS-M Crew Cab Chassis and LS-U Crew Cab Chassis. Both pair either a 1,800mm-long alloy or steel tray with Heavy-Duty 3-leaf Suspension, Isuzu's proven 4JJ3-TCX 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, with 4x4 Terrain Command and a rear diff-lock. Combining versatility, high payload capacity and touring and towing credentials, the LS-M Crew Cab Chassis and LS-U Crew Cab Chassis are the perfect option for tradesmen, families and travellers who are looking for a tray-back crew cab chassis to carry gear, tools or to outfit with a canopy for the road ahead.

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LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute 4x4 Auto
The sixth new addition to the D-MAX range is the new LS-U+ Crew Cab 4x4 Auto. A step between the flagship X-TERRAIN and LS-U, the LS-U+ adds class and luxury by way of a sumptuous leather-accented interior with variably heated front seats, with the driver's featuring 8-way electric adjustment with electric lumbar support, along with a host of welcomed additional features.

22MY D-MAX SPECIFICATION UPDATES
With a focus on maintaining a high-level of customer satisfaction, the majority of spec and feature updates across the 2022 D-MAX range have been developed with Isuzu customer feedback in mind.

Increased Gross Combination Mass – All 4x4 models
With more carrying capacity than ever before, the 22MY D-MAX 4x4 range is rated with a Gross Combination Mass (GCM) of 6,000kg, an increase of +50kg over the equivalent 21MY model.

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Lane Support System (LSS) Switch – All models
Driven directly by feedback from Isuzu customers, all 22MY D-MAX models now feature a new Lane Support System (LSS) Switch, located on the steering wheel. By pressing and holding the Switch for two seconds, the driver can toggle all Lane Support System (LSS) Switch on-or-off, including Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), and Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK). Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) will still function regardless if the LKA is disabled via the switch.

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RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine – SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 Manual | SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 Auto
Available in the Australian market for the first time, the RZ4E-TC has earned its stripes in overseas markets for its supreme fuel efficiency and refined and quieter operation. Generating 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque, official fuel consumption figures returned 7.0 litres/100km during ADR 81/02 combined cycle testing, with CO2 emissions returning 183g/km for the manual and 184g/km for the automatic. Equipped with a 76-litre diesel fuel tank, this new variant is capable of travelling close to a 1,000kms between fuel-stops.

Engineered for the worksite, carrying capacity remains a strong focus for the RZ4E-powered SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2, with heavy-duty 3-leaf suspension, a payload capacity amounting to 1,405kg for the Manual and 1,380kg for the Auto and a large selection of 2,550mm x 1,777mm (Length x Width) alloy or steel rear tray options. Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) remains at 3,000kg—the same as the rest of the 4x2 D-MAX range. Gross Combination Mass (GCM) totals 5,300kg for the Manual and 5,500kg for the Auto. Braked towing capacity for the Manual and Auto is rated at 2,800kg and 3,000kg respectively, with both models rated to tow 750kg unbraked. Coupled with the Isuzu's Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) with new Lane Support System (LSS) Switch and the latest in smart-phone connectivity with Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®, the D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 is set to remain as one of the industry's most economical, cost-effective and practical choices of fleet, tradesmen and small business operators.

D-MAX Towing

Tow Bar Receiver – LS-U | LS-U+ | X-TERRAIN
With Isuzu customer surveys detailing that close to half of all Isuzu owners tow with their vehicle, the D-MAX LS-U ute, LS-U Cab Chassis, LS-U+ and X-TERRAIN are now equipped with a factory-fitted tow bar receiver as standard. Fitment of the tow bar receiver simplifies and streamlines the ordering process for customers, which in turn better meets their customer needs and expectations. During the order process, customers can tailor their towing kit to their specific needs, with an optional 7-or-12 pin plug, electronic brake controller, tow tongue insert with 50mm ball and weight distribution hitch—all available from the Isuzu UTE Genuine Accessories catalogue.

Tub Liner – LS-U | LS-U+
Impact-resistant, UV stabilised and moulded to fit the Isuzu Ute tub perfectly, a factory-fitted under rail tub liner is fitted to all LS-U Crew Cab, LS-U Space Cab and LS-U+ Crew Cab variants as standard. 

Rear Parking Sensors – LS-M Crew Cab Ute
Adding another level of safety when reversing, the LS-M Crew Cab Ute gains Rear Parking Sensors, which work in conjunction with the Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Reversing Camera that is standard equipment across all D-MAX models.

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Alloy or Steel Cab Chassis Body Style – LS-M Crew Cab Chassis | LS-U Crew Cab Chassis
Targeted at savvy adventurers, the LS-M Crew Cab 4x4 and LS-U Crew Cab 4x4 is now available in a Crew Cab Chassis body style, and fitted with a hardy 1,800mm x 1,777mm (Length x Width) economy alloy, general purpose alloy, heavy duty alloy or steel tray.

Interior update, Tub Liner and Tow Bar Receiver – LS-U Crew Cab Ute | LS-U Space Cab Ute | LS-U Crew Cab Chassis
A favourite amongst tourers, caravaners and families, the mid-range LS-U Crew Cab Ute, LS-U Space Cab Ute and LS-U Crew Cab Chassis gains the additional convenience of Smart Keyless Entry with push button start, Walk Away Door Lock (WADL) that automatically locks the doors when the driver walks away, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a factory-fitted tow bar receiver. LS-U Crew Cab Ute and Space Cab Ute variants benefit from a factory-fitted under rail tub liner, while LS-U Crew Cab Chassis models are equipped with a 1,800mm-long alloy or steel tray. 

NEW MODEL – D-MAX LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute
Positioned to slot in between the flagship X-TERRAIN and the mid-spec LS-U, the new 22MY D-MAX LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute, features similar equipment as the 22MY LS-U Crew Cab Ute, but with the addition of premium black leather-accented upholstery and interior trims. Adding a touch more comfort to the package, the front seats are variably heated, with the driver's featuring 8-way electric adjustment with electric lumbar support. Additional equipment adds convenience and substance, with dual vanity mirror lights, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, heated door mirrors, the Lane Support System (LSS) Switch, a GCM of 6,000kg and a factory-fitted tow bar receiver and tub liner.

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Interior update and Tow Bar Receiver – D-MAX X-TERRAIN
Adorned by many as one Australia's most feature-packed, stylish and best-value utes, the 22MY X-TERRAIN improves on that philosophy by adding more value, style and substance throughout. Improving on the comfort of the X-TERRAIN, the 22MY iteration adds variable heated front seats, dual vanity mirror lights, auto-dimming rear view mirror and heated door mirrors. The interior is bolder, darker and features more of that X-factor—with a new blacked-out instrument cluster with X-TERRAIN insignia, and tasteful black trim accents across the dash, doors, steering wheel and air vents. New signature X-TERRAIN 'red' stitching replaces the white of the 21MY, giving the leather-accented interior a more distinguished finish. Completing the package is the addition of the Lane Support System (LSS) Switch, a GCM increase to 6,000kg and a factory-fitted Tow Bar Receiver.

22MY D-MAX Range Highlights

D-MAX SX

D-MAX SX range highlights (updates to 2022 model):

  • Isuzu's Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) with Lane Support System (LSS) Switch.
  • 235mm ground clearance.
  • 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine (RZ4E-TC) with 110kW/350Nm, 6-speed auto/manual and 4x2 drivetrain or 3-litre turbo-diesel engine (4JJ3-TCX) with 140kW/450Nm, 6-speed auto/manual, 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain.
  • Payload Capacity of up to 1,405kg (SX Single Cab Chassis with RZ4E-TC MT).
  • Braked/unbraked towing capacity: 2,800kg/750kg (MT) and 3,000kg/750kg (AT), SX powered by RZ4E-TC.
  • Braked/unbraked towing capacity: 3,500kg/750kg (all other SX models)
  • 4x4 Terrain Command and Rear Diff-Lock (4x4 models).
  • 3-leaf standard rear suspension (Ute models) and 3-leaf heavy-duty (Cab Chassis models).
  • Heavy-duty urethane steering wheel, gear knob, and handbrake.
  • Vinyl floor.
  • Cloth trim upholstery.
  • Power windows, mirrors, electric power steering and air-conditioning with rear air vents on Crew Cab models.
  • 7” infotainment display with Voice Recognition, DAB+ radio, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®, with 4-speakers.
  • Automatic windshield wipers.
  • Automatic halogen headlights with automatic high beam control.
  • Isuzu signature matt grey metallic front grille.
  • 17” steel wheels with 255/65R17 Dunlop AT25.
D-MAX LS-M

D-MAX LS-M highlights (updates to 2022 model):

  • Isuzu's Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) with Lane Support System (LSS) Switch.
  • 235mm ground clearance.
  • Gross Combination Mass (4x2/4x4): 5,850kg/6,000kg.
  • Braked/unbraked towing capacity: 3,500kg/750kg.
  • 3-litre turbo-diesel engine (4JJ3-TCX) with 140kW/450Nm, 6-speed auto/manual, 4x4 only drivetrain.
  • 4x4 Terrain Command and Rear Diff-Lock.
  • 3-leaf heavy-duty rear suspension.
  • 2x additional drink holders and 1x additional 2.1-Amp USB port.
  • Vinyl floor.
  • High-grade cloth trim upholstery.
  • Power windows, mirrors, electric power steering and air-conditioning with rear air vents on Crew Cab models.
  • 7” infotainment display with Voice Recognition, DAB+ radio, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®, with 6-speakers.
  • Automatic windshield wipers.
  • Automatic Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL), with auto-levelling and automatic high beam control.
  • LED fog lights.
  • Rear Parking Sensors (Ute only).
  • Body coloured mirrors, handles.
  • Isuzu signature matt grey metallic front grille.
  • 17” alloy wheels with 255/65R17 Dunlop AT25.
  • Now available in Cab Chassis or Ute body styles.
D-MAX LS-U

D-MAX LS-U highlights (updates to 2022 model):

  • Isuzu's Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) with Lane Support System (LSS) Switch.
  • 240mm ground clearance.
  • Gross Combination Mass (4x2/4x4): 5,850kg/6,000kg.
  • Braked/unbraked towing capacity: 3,500kg/750kg.
  • 3-litre turbo-diesel engine (4JJ3-TCX) with 140kW/450Nm, 6-speed auto/manual, 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrain.
  • 4x4 Terrain Command and Rear Diff-Lock (4x4 models).
  • 3-leaf standard rear suspension.
  • Carpet floor.
  • Premium leather steering wheel and gear knob.
  • Dual zone air conditioning with rear air vents on Crew Cab.
  • 9” infotainment display with Voice Recognition, DAB+ radio, Sat-Nav, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®, with 8-speakers (6-speakers - Space Cab).
  • Smart Keyless Entry, with Push Button Start and Walk Away Door Lock.
  • Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror. 
  • Power adjustable lumbar support on driver’s seat.
  • Automatic windshield wipers with intuitive flat wiper blade design.
  • Signature Isuzu top glove box.
  • Chrome door handles, tailgate handle, handbrake button, side mirrors and front grille.
  • Automatic Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL), with auto-levelling and automatic high beam control.
  • LED fog lights.
  • LED combination taillights.
  • Under Rail Tub Liner.
  • Tow Bar Receiver.
  • Available in Marble White pearl and Magnetic Red mica in addition to the standard range of paint finishes.
  • 18” machined-face alloy wheels with 265/60R18 Bridgestone 684II HT.
D-MAX LS-U+

D-MAX LS-U+ highlights (New 2022 model):

  • Isuzu's Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) with Lane Support System (LSS) Switch.
  • 240mm ground clearance.
  • Gross Combination Mass: 6,000kg.
  • Braked/unbraked towing capacity: 3,500kg/750kg.
  • 3-litre turbo-diesel engine (4JJ3-TCX) with 140kW/450Nm, 6-speed auto and 4x4 drivetrain.
  • 4x4 Terrain Command and Rear Diff-Lock.
  • 3-leaf standard rear suspension.
  • Premium black leather steering wheel and gear knob.
  • Premium black leather-accented upholstery and interior trims.
  • Variable Heated Front Seats.
  • 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support.
  • Dual zone air conditioning with rear air vents.
  • 9” infotainment display with Voice Recognition, DAB+ radio, Sat-Nav, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®, with 8-speakers.
  • Automatic windshield wipers with intuitive flat wiper blade design.
  • Smart Keyless Entry, with Push Button Start and Walk Away Door Lock. 
  • Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror.
  • Dual Vanity Mirror Lights.
  • Heated Door Mirrors.
  • Smart wet wiper blades.
  • Signature Isuzu top glove box.
  • Chrome door handles, tailgate handle, handbrake button, side mirrors and front grille.
  • Automatic Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL), with auto-levelling and automatic high beam control.
  • LED fog lights.
  • LED combination taillights.
  • Under Rail Tub Liner.
  • Tow Bar Receiver.
  • Available in Marble White pearl and Magnetic Red mica in addition to the standard range of paint finishes.
  • 18” machined-face alloy wheels with 265/60R18 Bridgestone 684II HT.
D-MAX X-TERRAIN

D-MAX X-TERRAIN highlights (updates to 2022 model):

  • Isuzu's Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS) with Lane Support System (LSS) Switch.
  • 240mm ground clearance.
  • Gross Combination Mass: 6,000kg.
  • Braked/unbraked towing capacity: 3,500kg/750kg.
  • 3-litre turbo-diesel engine (4JJ3-TCX) with 140kW/450Nm, 6-speed auto and 4x4 drivetrain.
  • 4x4 Terrain Command and Rear Diff-Lock.
  • 3-leaf standard rear suspension.
  • Red Stitching to premium black leather steering wheel and gear knob.
  • Red Stitching to premium black leather-accented upholstery and interior trims.
  • Variable Heated Front Seats.
  • 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support.
  • Automatic windshield wipers with intuitive flat wiper blade design.
  • Blacked-out instrument cluster with X-TERRAIN insignia.
  • 9” infotainment display with Voice Recognition, DAB+ radio, Sat-Nav, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®, with 8-speakers.
  • Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror.
  • Vanity Mirror Lights.
  • Heated Door Mirrors.
  • Remote engine start – embedded with security measures to prevent unauthorised entry and theft.
  • Smart Entry and Start – smart proximity key allows for true, keyless entry push button start/stop.
  • Walk Away Door Lock – automatically locks when it senses the driver is away from the D-MAX.
  • Black finishes to Steering Wheel, Air Vents, Centre Console and Doors.
  • Dark grey metallic treatment throughout: side steps, mirrors, door and tailgate handles, roof rails and fender flares.
  • Automatic Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL), with auto-levelling and automatic high beam control.
  • LED fog lights.
  • LED combination taillights.
  • Under Rail Tub Liner.
  • Tow Bar Receiver.
  • Matte black roller tonneau cover.
  • Aero sports bar.
  • Front and rear underbody spoilers.
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors.
  • Exclusive Isuzu gunmetal grey metallic front grille.
  • Exclusive ‘X’ badging on tailgate and instrument cluster.
  • Available in Marble White pearl, Magnetic Red mica and Volcanic Amber metallic in addition to the standard range of paint finishes.
  • 18” dark grey metallic alloy wheels with 265/60R18 Bridgestone 684II HT.

COLOURS

The 22MY D-MAX range will be available across a selection of colours:

  • Mineral White
  • Basalt Black mica
  • Cobalt Blue mica
  • Mercury Silver metallic
  • Obsidian Grey metallic
  • Marble White pearl (LS-U, LS-U+ and X-TERRAIN only)
  • Magnetic Red mica (LS-U, LS-U+ and X-TERRAIN only)
  • Volcanic Amber metallic (X-TERRAIN only)

Discover more about the Isuzu D-MAX range here.

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