Isuzu Reviews and News
What's Hot: Strong understressed diesel wide torque band proven robustness value buying What's Not: Interior now outclassed lacks trailer sway control and a few mod-cons X-FACTOR: Isuzu's D-Max is as tough as nails and as reliable as sunrise and the market knows it. Vehicle style: 4X4 Dual-cab Utility Price: 48 300 plus on-roads Engine transmission: 3.0 litre turbo-diesel DOHC five-speed auto with sequential shift Power: 130kW 3600rpm Torque: 380Nm 1800rpm-2800rpm auto Fuel consumption claimed : 8.1 l 100km; tested : 9.3 l 100km OVERVIEW This “pick-up” nonsense drives me nuts. If there is a buckety-looking tub-thing on the back it's... continue reading
Organisers Upbeat, But Australian Motoring Festival StallsWED, 1 APR, 2015
With the dust now settled on the inaugural Australian Motoring Festival, the examination of the exercise will no doubt run for more than ...
Isuzu Launches I-Venture 4WD ClubTHU, 26 MAR, 2015
Too many four-wheel-drives never leave the bitumen, sentenced instead to life as a jacked-up station wagon or ute whose off-roading talents will ne...
Isuzu D-Max X-Runner: Hot Special Returns For 2015 SaleTHU, 26 MAR, 2015
Isuzu’s special D-Max X-Runner has returned for its annual sale, adding a number of key extras for a limited-edition drive-away offer.
The Week That Was: Toyota’s Top-Seller, Detroit Lead-Up, CESSUN, 11 JAN, 2015
Toyota’s Corolla was in front for most of the year, but this week the results were finalised - the Corolla was Australia’s favourite ca...
D-Max Pickup, MU-X SUV Propel Isuzu To Record Sales In OzWED, 7 JAN, 2015
Isuzu Ute Australia has recorded its strongest year on the local market since it arrived six years ago, clocking 16,674 sales in 2014.
Isuzu MU-X To Tackle Dakar In 2015FRI, 31 OCT, 2014
After a year on the sidelines, Isuzu is preparing for a return to the Dakar Rally in 2015 with a purpose-built version of its MU-X SUV.
VFACTS May: Post-Budget Shock Hits Passenger Sales, Sub-Light Segment Dives, Corolla On TopWED, 4 JUN, 2014
The heat has eased in the Australian new car market for now, with VFACTS figures for May revealing another drop in sales compared to last year.
Isuzu Donates MU-X For Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s Child Safety ProgramWED, 9 APR, 2014
Isuzu Ute Australia has boosted the reach of child safety campaigners Bruce and Denise Morcombe with its new MU-X four-wheel-drive.
Isuzu D-Max X-Runner ReturnsWED, 12 MAR, 2014
Isuzu’s limited-edition X-Runner is becoming something of an annual affair, with the D-Max pickup again getting the special treatme...
Recalls: Hyundai ix35, Holden Barina Spark, Jeep Compass And PatriotTUE, 21 JAN, 2014
Four carmakers have issued recall notices to date in 2014 for the Australian market, affecting various cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles.
Comparison Review: Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk vs. Isuzu MU-X LS-UMON, 11 AUG, 2014
By Tony O'Kane & Tim O'Brien Variants Reviewed Fuel, combined cycle Model Power/Torque claimed...
2014 Isuzu MU-X ReviewFRI, 8 NOV, 2013
ISUZU MU-X REVIEW What’s hot: Robust build, proven drivetrain, spacious seven-seater.
2012 Isuzu D-MAX Dune Test And Isuzu Motorsports Dakar WarmupWED, 19 DEC, 2012
2013 ISUZU D-MAX SAND TEST What’s Hot: The regular D-Max can cope with dunes; Bruce Garland’s Dakar racer trounces them.
2012 Isuzu D-Max LS-U And SX Crew-Cab and Space Cab Ute Launch ReviewSAT, 23 JUN, 2012
2013 ISUZU D-MAX REVIEW Engine: 3.0 litre turbo-diesel DOHC Power: 130kW @ 3600rpm | Torque: 380Nm @ 1800rpm-2800rpm (auto) Transmission...
2012 Isuzu D-Max SX Crew Cab 4x4 ReviewSAT, 31 MAR, 2012
2012 ISUZU D-MAX REVIEW Vehicle Style: Dual Cab 4x4 Utility Price: $38,700 (plus on-road costs) Fuel consumption (claimed): 7.9 l/100km ...
2009 Isuzu D-MAX LS-U 4x4 Crew Cab Ute Road Test ReviewTHU, 12 MAR, 2009
It’s tough, handsome enough, and built for hard graft.
2015 Isuzu D-Max LS-U 4x4 Dual Cab Ute ReviewWED, 15 JUL, 2015