Isuzu Ute Australia has boosted the appeal of its D-MAX pickup, stretching its warranty to five years or 130,000km without any effect on pricing.
The new extended warranty, which includes five years of roadside assistance, applies only to models sold from January 1, leaving curent owners with the existing three-year/100,000km arrangement.
Available to retail and fleet customers (excluding rental and government), the D-MAX warranty is fully transferrable and covers the entire vehicle.
The most competitive alternative in the pickup market is Mitsubishi's warranty, which offers the same five-year/130,000 coverage, but only one year of roadside assistance.
“Today’s announcement is testament to the immense confidence we have in our engineering,” IUA chief Yasuhiro “Yasu” Takeuchi said.
“Our new warranty - supported by an extended Roadside Assistance package - is also a commitment to our future customers that they are investing in a quality product and provides them with absolute peace of mind when it comes to protecting their investment."
The D-MAX is otherwise unchanged, with power provided by a 3.0 litre turbodiesel producing 130kW and 380Nm.
Depending on the specification, fuel consumption figures vary from 8.0 to 8.3 l/100km, while CO2 emissions vary from 211 to 220g/km.