1 September 2021

New Models and Upgrades Planned for 2022 Isuzu D-Max Range

Isuzu D-Max

Isuzu UTE Australia is set to strengthen the Isuzu D-MAX 1-tonne ute portfolio with new variants, a new engine option and customer-driven upgrades for the upcoming 2022 (22MY) range.

Due to arrive in Dealerships in the first-quarter of 2022, the updated 22MY D-MAX range is IUA's most comprehensive starting lineup to date and introduces updates based on feedback received from customers and the media over the past year.

"Preliminary specifications of the 2022 D-MAX range are incredibly exciting; with a new engine, new models and updates fast-tracked to meet Australian customer demand. It's the feedback from our customers that have been the driving force in introducing these updates and we are proud to expand on the proven D-MAX recipe that has solidified its place in many Australian driveways," said Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Hiroyasu Sato. 
 

Updated 22MY D-Max Lineup

Six new models are set to strengthen the 22MY Isuzu D-MAX ute range, offering one of the widest selections body styles, tray-configurations and powertrain options available across the Australian 1-tonne ute segment. 

Introducing the RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine into the entry-level SX Single Cab
Introducing the RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine into the entry-level SX Single Cab

Starting the range, the SX grade adds three new variants; the SX Space Cab Chassis 4x2 Auto which will be powered by the existing 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and two SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 variants, which are both powered by Isuzu's frugal RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine paired with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Available in the Australian market for the first time, the RZ4E-TC has earned its stripes in overseas markets for its supreme fuel efficiency and refined and quieter operation, generating 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque—making it the ideal match to the entry-level SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2. Braked towing capacity on the lighter-weight RZ4E-powered SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 Manual and Auto is 2,800kg and 3,000kg respectively, with both models rated to tow 750kg unbraked. The 4JJ3-TCX 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine remains an available choice in all D-MAX variants including the SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2, offering 140kW/450Nm from the largest-capacity 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine available in the ute segment. Coupled with a 2,550mm-long alloy or steel tray, the D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 is set to offer fleet, tradesmen and small business operators an economical and practical choice in the showroom and on the road. 

For drivers requiring more cabin space, the new D-MAX SX Space Cab Chassis 4x2 Auto joins the 22MY range. Powered by the 4JJ3-TCX, this versatile workhorse adds rear wing cabin doors and a worksite ready 2,100mm-long alloy or steel tray.

The new D-MAX LS-M and LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4x4 Auto
The new D-MAX LS-M and LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4x4 Auto

Developed on the feedback from customers, IUA is set to add two new mid-spec variants to the 2022 starting roster. Available in the highly-versatile Crew Cab Chassis configuration, the D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Chassis 4x4 Auto and D-MAX LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4x4 Auto are both powered by the proven 4JJ3-TCX 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine with 4x4 Terrain Command and rear diff-lock, and features a 1,800mm-long alloy or steel tray. Favoured for its versatility, high payload capacity and touring and towing credentials, the LS-M Crew Cab Chassis 4x4 and LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4x4 is the perfect option for tradesmen, families and travellers who are looking for a tray-back crew cab chassis to carry gear, tools or to outfit with a canopy for the road ahead.

The sixth new addition to the D-MAX range is the new D-MAX LS-U+ Crew Cab 4x4 Auto. A step between the flagship X-TERRAIN and LS-U, the LS-U+ adds class and luxury by way of a sumptuous leather-accented interior with variably heated front seats, with the driver's featuring 8-way electric adjustment with electric lumbar support, along with a host of welcomed additional features. 
 

New Models:

  • SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 Manual with 1.9-litre RZ4E-TC
  • SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2 Automatic with 1.9-litre RZ4E-TC
  • SX Space Cab Chassis 4x2 Automatic with 3.0-litre 4JJ3-TCX
  • LS-M Crew Cab Chassis 4x4 Automatic
  • LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4x4 Automatic
  • LS-U+ (Plus) Crew Cab Ute 4x4 Automatic

Streamlining the range to focus on customer needs, expectations and consumer trends, the D-MAX SX Space Cab Ute 4x2 Auto and D-MAX SX Crew Cab Ute 4x4 Manual have been discontinued for 2022.

22MY D-Max Specifications Updates

Starting at the top, since launch the 21MY D-MAX X-TERRIAN 4x4 was adorned by many as one of the most feature-packed, stylish and best-value ute in the segment. The 22MY iteration improves on that philosophy adding more value, style and substance throughout, with variable heated front seats, vanity mirror light, auto-dimming rear view mirror, heated door mirrors, factory-fitted tow bar and tasteful black and red accents to the interior.

22MY D-MAX X-TERRAIN interior highlighted with bold black and red accents
22MY D-MAX X-TERRAIN interior highlighted with bold black and red accents

The ever-popular mid-range D-MAX LS-U Crew Cab Ute and LS-U Space Cab Ute gains the additional convenience of Smart Keyless Entry with push button start, Walk Away Door Lock (WADL) that automatically locks the doors when the driver walks away, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a factory-fitted tow bar receiver and tub liner. The same additional features are equipped in the 22MY D-MAX LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4x4, but without the tub liner due to the fitment of the 1,800mm-long alloy or steel tray.

Heated front seats trimmed with black leather-accented upholstery within the new D-MAX LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute 4x4 Auto
Heated front seats trimmed with black leather-accented upholstery within the new D-MAX LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute 4x4 Auto

The new D-MAX LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute 4x4, features similar equipment as the LS-U Crew Cab Ute with the addition of the Smart Keyless Entry, WADL and auto-dimming rear view mirror, but with the addition of premium black leather-accented upholstery and interior trims. Adding a touch more comfort to the package, the front seats are variably heated, with the driver's featuring 8-way electric adjustment with electric lumbar support. Additional equipment adds convenience and substance, with a vanity mirror light and heated door mirrors, along with the factory-fitted tow bar receiver and tub liner.

A Tow Bar Receiver is now factory fitted across all 22MY D-MAX LS-U, LS-U+ and X-TERRAIN
A Tow Bar Receiver is now factory fitted across all 22MY D-MAX LS-U, LS-U+ and X-TERRAIN

Adding another level of safety when reversing, the LS-M Crew Cab Ute 4x4 gains Rear Parking Sensors, which work in conjunction with the Reversing Camera that is standard equipment across all D-MAX models.

D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 4x2

  • RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine available as an option (3.0-litre also available)

D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Ute | D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Chassis

  • Rear Parking Sensors (Ute only)

D-MAX LS-U Space Cab Ute | D-MAX LS-U Crew Cab Ute | D-MAX LS-U Crew Cab Chassis

  • Smart Keyless Entry, with Walk Away Door Lock
  • Under Rail Tub Liner (Ute only)
  • Tow Bar Receiver (tow ball, tongue and wiring harness sold separately)
  • Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror

D-MAX LS-U+ (Plus) Crew Cab Ute - NEW

  • Smart Keyless Entry, with Walk Away Door Lock
  • Under Rail Tub Liner
  • Tow Bar Receiver
  • Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • Vanity Mirror Light
  • Heated Door Mirrors
  • Leather-Accented Upholstery, Centre Console and Door trims
  • Variable Heated Front Seats
  • 8-Way Adjustable Electric Driver's Seat

D-MAX X-TERRAIN Ute

  • Tow Bar Receiver
  • Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • Vanity Mirror Light
  • Heated Door Mirrors
  • Variable Heated Front Seats
  • Red Stitching to Leather-Accented Seats, Steering Wheel, Dashboard, Gear Shift, Centre Console and Doors
  • Black Finishes to Steering Wheel, Air Vents, Centre Console and Doors
  • Enhanced Driver's Instrument Cluster

Price Protection Guarantee

As part of IUA's commitment to customer satisfaction—and those customers who are waiting patiently for their order—all current 21MY D-MAX vehicle orders placed before 31st July, 2021 will be price protected and at IUA's discretion any unfulfilled 21MY D-MAX orders will be upgraded to the 22MY specification at no additional charge. 

"We share our customer's frustrations with the unfortunate delays, but to show our appreciation for their patience and loyalty, IUA will guarantee the contract price across all existing orders placed before 31st July, 2021, and at our discretion update the order to 22MY specification, at no additional charge to the customer" said Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Hiroyasu Sato.

The new 22MY D-MAX LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute
The new 22MY D-MAX LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute
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