Isuzu Ute Australia has announced it’s raising prices on the otherwise unchanged 2021 D-Max.
The entire range has received a price increase of $1000.
Isuzu has kept drive-away offers in place for the base 4×2 single cab-chassis SX manual ($29,990) and top-spec 4×4 dual-cab X-Terrain ($59,990).
“IUA has not taken the decision to increase pricing lightly and has deeply considered all options. But, in lieu of increasing costs associated with the 21MY Isuzu D-MAX we see no option but to implement this price increase,” said Isuzu UTE Australia sales and marketing director Koichiro Yoshida.
Isuzu has also reiterated all customer orders put into the system before today’s announcement will be honoured at the previous price.
The company isn’t the only to raise prices of its ute range for 2021. Mitsubishi raised prices of its Triton by between $950 and $1600.
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Single Cab Chassis SX manual: $33,200 ($29,990 drive-away)
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Single Cab Chassis SX: $35,200
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab Chassis SX: $41,700
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Space Cab Ute SX: $39,900
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab Ute SX: $42,900
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab Ute LS-U: $49,900
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Single Cab Chassis SX manual: $41,200
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Single Cab Chassis SX: $43,200
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Space Cab Chassis SX manual: $44,700
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Space Cab Chassis SX: $46,700
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab Chassis SX manual: $47,700
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab Chassis SX: $49,700
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab Ute SX manual: $48,900
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab Ute SX: $50,900
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab Ute LS-M manual: $52,000
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab Ute LS-M: $54,000
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Space Cab Ute LS-U: $54,900
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab Ute LS-U manual: $55,900
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab Ute LS-U: $57,900
- 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab Ute X-Terrain: $63,900 ($59,990 drive-away)
All prices exclude on-road costs unless otherwise specified.
The 2021 Isuzu D-Max is powered by a 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque.
A six-speed manual is offered on some trim grades, while a six-speed torque converter automatic is available across the range.
Combined fuel economy of the 2021 Isuzu D-Max ranges between 7.7L and 8.0L/100km depending on the variant.
Four-wheel drive models feature switchable 2H, 4H, and 4L options plus a standard locking rear differential.
The dual-cab 2021 Isuzu D-Max with an integrated tray measures 5280mm long and 1870mm wide, or 1880mm wide in the range-topping X-Terrain.
The entire range has a 3125mm wheelbase, and the tallest D-Max X-Terrain measures 1810mm high.
Approach angle is 30.5 degrees, departure angle is 24.2 degrees, and ramp-over angle is 23.8 degrees, while Isuzu claims an 800mm wading depth.
The D-Max will tow a 3500kg braked trailer and has a 350kg maximum down ball load, and payload varies from 970kg in the X-Terrain to 1320kg in the Single Cab Chassis SX.
Maintenance for the D-Max is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.
The first seven years of servicing will cost you a combined $3373, laid out below:
- 15,000km: $389
- 30,000km: $409
- 45,000km: $609
- 60,000km: $509
- 75,000km: $299
- 90,000km: $749
- 105,000km: $409
The D-Max is backed by a six-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, and comes with seven years of roadside assist.
The Isuzu D-Max was tested by ANCAP in 2020 and earned a five-star rating.
That rating was based on an adult occupant protection score of 83 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 89 per cent and a safety assist score of 81 per cent. Vulnerable road user protection testing yielded a score of 69 per cent.
Every model comes standard with the following safety features:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Driver attention monitoring
- Forward collision warning
- Lane-departure warning
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Turn assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Automatic high-beam
- Reversing camera
Automatic models also add wrong-pedal acceleration warning, adaptive cruise, and lane-keeping assist.
Eight airbags are standard, including a central airbag designed to stop the passenger and driver’s flailing arms and heads crashing into each other in a serious side-impact crash.
Standard equipment on the D-Max SX includes:
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto
- 4.2-inch trip computer display
- Cloth upholstery
- Manual air-conditioning
- 17-inch steel wheels
Moving to the LS-M brings:
- ‘High-grade’ cloth upholstery
- Rear USB connector
- Seat back pockets
- Fold-down central armrest
- Six-speaker audio system
- Bi-LED headlights
- LED daytime running lights
- Body-coloured mirrors
- 17-inch alloy wheels
Jumping to the LS-U adds:
- 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto, factory satellite navigation
- Rear parking sensors
- Powered lumbar support for driver’s seat
- Leather-trimmed gear knob
- Soft-touch door trim
- Soft central armrest lid
- Vanity mirrors for driver, passenger
- Carpet flooring
- Side steps
- LED rear lights
- 18-inch alloy wheels
Finally, the range-topping X-Terrain packs:
- Front parking sensors
- Leather-accented seats
- Powered driver’s seat
- Keyless entry and start
- Remote engine start
- Eight-speaker sound system
- Unique exterior trim
- 18-inch black-finish alloy wheels