It’s not all about good looks

It’s what’s beneath the skin that reveals the full story. Discover what makes the D-MAX ute and 7-seat MU-X stand out from the crowd both on, and off the road.


two D-MAX's and two MU's parked in the outback two D-MAX's and two MU's parked in the outback

Truck DNA

At the heart of every Isuzu vehicle lies our tried and tested truck DNA – a refined combination of power, efficiency and reliability developed over a century of specialist engineering. One of the world's leading diesel engine and commercial vehicle manufacturers, Isuzu has produced over 26 million of the most advanced, reliable diesel engines in the world. Just ask our customers.

This engineering, combined with our 'truck-tough' chassis design and millions of kilometres of torturous testing, make both the Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X more than capable of handling any situation you can throw at them. Our truck DNA typifies the strength of Isuzu, and we give it to you in every vehicle we make.

26 million

Diesel engines
produced to date

140+ dealers

Network across

Since 1916

Over 100 years of
specialist engineering

Isuzu Power

Maximum power for minimum input.

Famous for its durability, reliability and fuel economy, the Isuzu 4JJ1TC 3.0L turbo diesel engine is exclusive to Isuzu and the perfect powerplant for a lifetime of D-MAX and MU-X adventures.

Also found in many of Isuzu’s N-Series trucks, this engine, when coupled with the D-MAX and MU-X is never stressed and delivers outstanding performance, economy and reliability.

Developing 130kW of power and 430Nm of torque, both the D-MAX and MU-X harness this power delivering exceptional performance in every situation - even when you're towing or fully-loaded.

Engine speed (rpm), torque (Nm), and output (kw) graph Engine speed (rpm), torque (Nm), and output (kw) graph

Isuzu Performance


Our engines have long been famous for their superior fuel economy. Cutting edge technologies found in the fuel system, turbocharger, gearbox and the vehicle aerodynamics are key contributors.

Many design secrets and cutting edge technologies contribute to the vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Our vehicle’s aerodynamic body designs, for example, were tested in Japan’s bullet train wind tunnels to ensure maximum aerodynamics and minimal drag.

The most important factor however, is the Isuzu turbo diesel engine which uses Isuzu’s super high-pressure common rail fuel system as well as an advanced Variable Geometry System (VGS) turbo charger to develop maximum power while using minimum fuel. Plus, an intelligent 6-speed automatic gearbox ensures you’re always in the correct gear and saving fuel.

a D-MAX driving on the road a D-MAX driving on the road


Both the Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X are capable of towing a serious load. Whether towing a large boat, horse float, caravan or a trailer full of tools, you can be confident that the Isuzu is equipped to perform.

The MU-X offers a 3 tonne braked towing+ capacity across the entire range. D-MAX offers 3.5 tonne braked towing+ on 4x4 models and 4x2 High Ride models, and 2.5 tonne braked towing+ on 4x2 Low Ride models. In other words, the D-MAX and MU-X are built to handle your towing needs whatever road your work or weekend adventures takes you down.

An MU-X towing a trailer through water An MU-X towing a trailer through water


With an extensive range of active and passive safety features, the D-MAX and MU-X are an excellent choice for superior safety and protection of you and your family. All D-MAX 4x4 Crew Cab and 4x2 Crew Cab High Ride and all MU-X models achieve a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating so you can have complete peace of mind.

To help prevent incidents while driving, each D-MAX and MU-X comes with an array of active safety features: Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). If you do happen to be in the unlikely event of an accident, D-MAX and MU-X have passive safety features that will prevent damage as much as possible including: 6 airbags, pedestrian safety bonnet and an impact absorbing chassis.

A D-MAX parked next to kids playing soccer A D-MAX parked next to kids playing soccer


Service Plus is our commitment to our Isuzu customers. It’s our comprehensive care package providing complete peace of mind and no unexpected surprises when maintaining and servicing your vehicle. Our Service Plus package includes:


Our vehicles are renowned for outstanding reliability and durability. We back this by providing every new vehicle with a bumper-to-bumper 6 year/150,000km^ warranty.


Our 6 year Isuzu UTE Roadside Assistance Program< gives you worry-free motoring and ensures that you’re covered for any unexpected bumps in your journey. It’s complimentary on our entire Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X range.


Enjoy the peace of mind knowing there will be no surprises in your servicing costs> and ensure you get the most from your vehicle by servicing it with our highly-skilled, factory trained technicians.

Two Isuzu Ute Service Plus technicians service the engine of an Isuzu Ute Two Isuzu Ute Service Plus technicians service the engine of an Isuzu Ute

Reaffirming its reputation for reliability, the Isuzu D-MAX has been awarded with one of the industry's most coveted accolades, winning the ‘Best Work Ute’ category in the Delivery Magazine Best LCV Awards for 2020.

Want to see our customers use the D-MAX and MU-X in their daily lives? Take a look at these inspirational customer videos.

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  • 5-star ANCAP safety rating on all MU-X models and 4x4 D-MAX Crew Cab models built from November 2013 onwards and 4x2 D-MAX Crew Cab High Ride models built from November 2014 onwards. +3.5 tonne braked towing capacity on all 4x4 D-MAX models and 4x2 High Ride models and 2.5 tonne braked towing on 4x2 Low Ride models and 3.0 tonne braked towing capacity on all MU-X models when fitted with an optional genuine Isuzu UTE tow bar kit. #Fuel consumption and emissions figures based on ADR 81/02 (combined cycle test) and are to be used for vehicle comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption and emissions will vary depending on many factors including, but not limited to, traffic conditions, individual driving style and vehicle condition. ^6 years/150,000km (whichever occurs first), for Eligible Vehicles with a Warranty Start Date on or after 1/1/19. Excludes trays & accessories. <6 years Roadside Assistance (unlimited kilometres) for Eligible Vehicles with a Warranty Start Date on or after 1/1/19. >The Capped Price Servicing Program ("CPS Program") applies to Eligible Vehicles at Participating Isuzu UTE Dealers only. For 19MY & later vehicle models, the Capped Price Servicing covers the first 7 Scheduled Services for up to 7 years/105,000km (whichever occurs first). CPS Program is subject to change. For full terms & conditions, current pricing & model eligibility click here.