Finally Isuzu has launched its all new D Max. The 2012 Isuzu DMax is available from the 2nd July in in five specification levels and three body configurations along with one engine and two transmission choices. The all new Isuzu DMax continues the Isuzu history of robust competent and practical utes.
From the entry-level Isuzu D-MAX 4×2 SX single cab through to the top-of-the-line 4×4 LS-Terrain crew cab, the All-New D-MAX offers a generous complement of standard equipment, including air conditioning with a fine-particle pollen filter and a new audio system with iPod® and Bluetooth® connectivity. Various models in our range also see the introduction of Isuzu’s new ‘Sky Sound’ roof-mounted surround sound system, and our new LS-Terrain boasts a touchscreen multimedia and navigation system that features 10,000 off-road destinations for the adventurous explorer.
In addition to an upgrade in the comfort stakes, the entire D-MAX range now also comes equipped with a host of added safety benefits, including 4-channel 4-sensor Anti-skid Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Brake Assist (BA), along with six (6) airbags (dual front, curtain and side). A high-strength tailor blank welded passenger safety cell also increases occupant safety.
Performance upgrades haven’t been ignored either, with the All-New D-MAX range powered by a new highly refined fuel efficient 3.0litre turbo common rail diesel engine. This advanced Euro4-compliant unit generates 130kW and a peak torque output of 380Nm at 1800rpm. The torque is delivered across a flat curve through a large majority of the rev-range to aid drivability and make ease of towing. The All-New Isuzu D-MAX also introduces a new “Terrain Command” 4WD select dial, allowing the driver to adjust between two-and four-wheel drive modes while travelling at speeds of up to 100km/h.
Sporting all-new exterior styling, the All-New Isuzu D-MAX has further improved fuel efficiency and performance after months of wind tunnel testing at the Japan Railway Technical Research Institute where the Shinkansen (Bullet train) is developed. Advanced refinement in the wind tunnel of Italian auto design house Pininfarina – which is usually reserved for the likes of Ferrari and Maserati – has ensured the All-New D-MAX is the most aerodynamic yet with record low Cd (drag coefficiency) figures. This development has also realised an improvement in cabin noise levels.
A newly developed ladder frame chassis in the All-New D-MAX builds on the engineering successes of the class leading platform. Dubbed the “i-GRIP” (Isuzu Gravity Response Intelligent Platform), it features a stiffer design with improved cross bracing at the rear, further improving stability while both loaded and while towing. It also ensures long term durability when exposed to harsh driving environments.
Ride and handling of the All-New Isuzu D-MAX has also been improved with a newly developed “Flex-Ride” suspension geometry. Independent double wish-bone with coil springs and gas shock absorbers guarantee superior front end grip and steering control, while the rear suspension consists of long span leaf-springs (under-slung 4×2 models – over-slung 4×4 models) resulting in excellent power down and stability under every road condition with or without loading the vehicle, and of course a smooth and comfortable ride at every speed level.
|All-New Isuzu D-MAX Model line-up Pricing &
|Fuel Consumption Values|
|Drive||Cab Style||Tray Style||Model Trim|
|4 x 2||SINGLE||Cab Chassis||SX||man||$27,200||8.0||212|
|4 x 2||CREW||Ute||SX||man||$33,200||8.2||216|
|4 x 2||CREW||Ute Hi-Ride||SX||auto||$36,300||8.0||211|
|4 x 2||CREW||Ute Hi-Ride||LS||man||$38,800||8.3||220|
|4 x 2||CREW||Ute Hi-Ride||LS||auto||$41,000||8.1||214|
|4 x 4||SINGLE||Cab Chassis||EX||man||$33,400||8.3||220|
|4 x 4||SINGLE||Cab Chassis||SX||man||$36,400||8.3||220|
|4 x 4||SINGLE||Cab Chassis||SX||auto||$38,600||8.1||214|
|4 x 4||SPACE||Cab Chassis||SX||man||$39,100||8.3||220|
|4 x 4||SPACE||Cab Chassis||SX||auto||$41,300||8.1||214|
|4 x 4||CREW||Cab Chassis||SX||man||$41,300||8.3||220|
|4 x 4||CREW||Cab Chassis||SX||auto||$43,500||8.1||214|
|4 x 4||CREW||Ute Hi-Ride||SX||man||$42,000||8.3||220|
|4 x 4||CREW||Ute Hi-Ride||SX||auto||$44,200||8.1||214|
|4 x 4||CREW||Ute Hi-Ride||LS-M||man||$44,000||8.3||220|
|4 x 4||CREW||Ute Hi-Ride||LS-M||auto||$46,200||8.1||214|
|4 x 4||SPACE||Ute Hi-Ride||LS-U||man||$43,700||8.3||220|
|4 x 4||SPACE||Ute Hi-Ride||LS-U||auto||$45,900||8.1||214|
|4 x 4||CREW||Ute Hi-Ride||LS-U||man||$45,500||8.3||220|
|4 x 4||CREW||Ute Hi-Ride||LS-U||auto||$47,700||8.1||214|
|4 x 4||CREW||Ute Hi-Ride||LS-Terrain||man||$49,500||8.3||220|
|4 x 4||CREW||Ute Hi-Ride||LS-Terrain||auto||$51,700||8.1||214|