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Isuzu D-MAX performance

D-MAX’S TRUCK DNA GIVES YOU RAW POWER AND PERFORMANCE

Whether in the city or off-road, carrying gear or towing a load, heading up a hill or overtaking on the freeway, D-MAX is designed to give you performance when you need it.

Exclusive Isuzu Engine

The heart of D-MAX is the famous Isuzu engine exclusive to the Isuzu range. The world’s most popular truck engine, in the skin of a ute.

Turbo-Diesel

Isuzu are diesel specialists. The D-MAX is powered by the famous Isuzu 4JJ1 diesel engine— the only ute on the Australian market with this under the bonnet. It’s the same engine platform that’s used in many of Isuzu’s light truck range, so when placed in the D-MAX, it’s got the power and durability to get even the biggest jobs done.

3.0 Litre Capacity

The secret to producing efficient power is to have a large capacity, under-stressed engine. That’s how we give you more power with less fuel.

Acceleration on Demand

When you put your foot down you need your ute to respond. The Isuzu engine produces its full 380Nm of torque from just 1800rpm. The flat torque curve throughout the rev range gives you a fast, smooth acceleration no matter what load you’re carrying.
 

CHOOSE YOUR DRIVETRAIN

To back up the famous Isuzu 3.0L turbo diesel, the D-MAX ute has a range of drivetrain options.

4x4 and 4x2

Different people have different needs, so we have a range of D-MAX 4x4 and 4x2 options.

Manual

From crawling across a rocky embankment to cruising down the highway, the 5-speed manual gives you total flexibility in all situations.

Automatic

Want the ute to do the work for you? We’ve got you covered with a 5 speed sequential automatic transmission (which includes Rev-tronic sequential shifting if you want to take control). Grade logic keeps you in the correct gear when ascending and descending tough terrain.

Terrain Command

Driving on road? Choose 2WD. On dirt, beach or gravel? Turn the dial to 4H for more traction. At speeds up to 100km/h, you don’t even need to slow down. And if you’re going off-road into sand or mud, turn the dial to 4L for extreme traction and ultimate control.

Towing and carrying capacity

D-MAX is built to work. Load up the back with all your gear, and tow a boat, caravan or trailer. Take whatever, wherever.

Tools? Materials? Equipment? Chuck it all in the back. The D-MAX’s truck-based chassis will carry a tonne of gear.

Powerful ute? Put it to work. D-MAX gives you serious towing ability up to 3.5 tonnes+ on 4x4 ute models. Boat, caravan or trailer: D-MAX will tow it without breaking a sweat.

Off-road

The D-MAX is built to do work. Load up the cab with all your gear, and tow a boat, caravan or trailer. Take whatever, wherever.

Steep Angles

Short front and rear overhangs allow steep approach and descent angles.

Steep Angles
Underbody Protection

Our 4x4 models feature steel underbody protection including a steel sump and transfer case guard for extra protection when the going gets rough off-road.

Underbody Protection
Rugged Suspension

The specifically developed Flex-Ride suspension balances firmness (for load carrying) with suppleness, offering a comfortable ride without compromising handling.

Rugged Suspension

Exclusive Isuzu Engine

The heart of D-MAX is the famous Isuzu engine exclusive to the Isuzu range. The world's most popular truck engine, in the skin of a ute.

Turbo-Diesel

Turbo-Diesel

Isuzu are diesel specialists. The D-MAX is powered by the famous Isuzu 4JJ1 diesel engine— the only ute on the Australian market with this under the bonnet. It’s the same engine platform that’s used in many of Isuzu’s light truck range, so when placed in the D-MAX, it’s got the power and durability to get even the biggest jobs done.

3.0 Litre Capacity

3.0 Litre Capacity

The secret to producing efficient power is to have a large capacity, under-stressed engine. That’s how we give you more power with less fuel.

Acceleration on Demand

Acceleration on Demand

When you put your foot down you need your ute to respond. The Isuzu engine produces its full 380Nm of torque from just 1800rpm. The flat torque curve throughout the rev range gives you a fast, smooth acceleration no matter what load you’re carrying.

To back up the famous Isuzu 3.0L turbo diesel, the D-MAX ute has a range of drivetrain options.

4x4 and 4x2

4x4 and 4x2

Different people have different needs, so we have a range of D-MAX 4x4 and 4x2 options.

Manual

Manual

From crawling across a rocky embankment to cruising down the highway, the 5-speed manual transmission gives you total flexibility in all situations.

Automatic

Automatic

Want the ute to do the work for you? We’ve got you covered with a 5 speed sequential automatic transmission (which includes Rev-tronic sequential shifting if you want to take control). Grade logic keeps you in the correct gear when ascending and descending tough terrain.

Terrain Command

Terrain Command

Driving on road? Choose 2WD. On dirt, beach or gravel? Turn the dial to 4H for more traction. At speeds up to 100km/h, you don’t even need to slow down. And if you’re going off-road into sand or mud, turn the dial to 4L for extreme traction and ultimate control.

D-MAX is built to work. Load up the back with all your gear, and tow a boat, caravan or trailer. Take whatever, wherever.

3.5 Tonne Towing

3.5 Tonne Towing

Powerful ute? Put it to work. D-MAX gives you serious towing ability up to 3.5 tonnes braked capacity on 4x4 ute models. Boat, caravan or trailer: D-MAX will tow it without breaking a sweat.

1 Tonne in the Back

Tools? Materials? Equipment? Chuck it all in the back. The D-MAX’s truck-based chassis will carry a tonne of gear.

Take whatever, wherever. D-MAX is a serious off-road vehicle.

STEEP ANGLES

Steep Angles

Short front and rear overhangs allow steep approach and descent angles.

UNDERBODY PROTECTION

UNDERBODY PROTECTION

Our 4x4 models feature steel underbody protection including a steel sump and transfer case guard for extra protection when the going gets rough off-road.

RUGGED SUSPENSION

RUGGED SUSPENSION

The specifically developed Flex-Ride suspension balances firmness (for load carrying) with suppleness, offering a comfortable ride without compromising handling.

+Braked towing capacity on 4x4 models when fitted with an optional tow bar kit.