It’s been a long wait, but Australian specs and pricing fro the new-generation 2021 Isuzu D-Max have been announced ahead of an official on-sale date of September 1.
Along with a the new look, the fresh D-Max brings significant tech and safety updates.
Every variant comes standard with autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, turn assist, traffic sign recognition, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high-beam.
Models with an automatic transmission also get a wrong-pedal acceleration warning, adaptive cruise, and lane-keeping assist.
The new D-Max is also the first ute to feature a central airbag between the driver and passenger which takes the airbag count to eight.
Moving to the cabin, Isuzu says the materials have improved with plenty of soft-touch points in higher grades. Thankfully, a reach and tilt-adjustable steering column is included.
All variants get Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. Entry models feature a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while the business end of the range uses a 9.0-inch screen with satellite navigation.
Scroll below for each grade’s equipment highlights.
Powering all variants is a new 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel which lifts the outputs to 140kW and 450Nm. Depending on the variant a six-speed manual is offered, while a six-speed torque converter automatic is available across all grades.
Four-wheel drive variants retain the switchable 2H, 4H, and 4L modes, however, to increase the off-road capability, for the first time, the D-Max will get an electronic rear differential lock, while the wading depth has increased from 600mm to 800mm.
The Approach angle is 30.5 degrees, the departure angle is 24.2 degrees, and the ramp-over angle is 23.8 degrees.
Engineers have devised a new three-leaf rear suspension which is available in two states of tune to best suit the ute’s intended use. One tune maximises payload for tradies while the other aims for better ride comfort.
For those keen on using the D-Max for more than the daily commute, it’s rated to tow a 3500kg and has a 350kg maximum down ball load. The payload varies from 970kg in the X-Terrain to 1320kg in the Single Cab Chassis S.
2021 Isuzu D-Max pricing (excludes on-road costs):
4x2 range
Single Cab Chassis SX manual - $32,200 ($29,990 drive-away)
Single Cab Chassis SX - $34,200
Crew Cab Chassis SX - $40,700
Space Cab Ute SX - $38,900
Crew Cab Ute SX - $41,900
Crew Cab Ute LS-U - $48,900
4×4 range
Single Cab Chassis SX manual - $40,200
Single Cab Chassis SX - $42,200
Space Cab Chassis SX manual - $43,700
Space Cab Chassis SX - $45,700
Crew Cab Chassis SX manual - $46,700
Crew Cab Chassis SX - $48,700
Crew Cab Ute SX manual - $47,900
Crew Cab Ute SX - $49,900
Crew Cab Ute LS-M manual - $51,000
Crew Cab Ute LS-M - $53,000
Space Cab Ute LS-U - $53,900
Crew Cab Ute LS-U manual - $54,900
Crew Cab Ute LS-U - $56,900
Crew Cab Ute X-Terrain - $62,900 ($58,990 drive-away)
2021 Isuzu D-Max equipment highlights:
D-Max SX
Autonomous emergency braking
Forward collision warning
Lane-departure warning
Lane-keeping assist (automatic)
Turn assist
Wrong-pedal acceleration prevention
Traffic sign monitoring
Blind-spot monitoring
Driver attention monitoring
Auto high beam
Reversing camera
4.2-inch trip computer display
7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay
Base cloth trim
Manual air-conditioning
17-inch steel wheels
D-Max LS-M adds
High-grade cloth trim
Rear USB connector
Seat back pockets
Fold-down central armrest
Six-speaker audio system
Bi-LED headlights
LED daytime running lights
Body-coloured mirrors
17-inch alloy wheels
D-Max LS-U adds
Rear parking sensors
Powered lumbar support for driver’s seat
Leather-trimmed gear knob
Soft-touch door trim
Soft central armrest lid
Vanity mirrors for driver and passenger
Carpet flooring
9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay and sat-nav
Side steps
LED rear lights
18-inch alloy wheels
D-Max X-Terrain adds
Front parking sensors
Leather-accented seats
Powered driver’s seat
Keyless entry and start
Remote engine start
Eight-speaker sound system
Unique exterior trim
18-inch alloy wheels
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