Isuzu Ute Australia has announced a long-term national partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service to assist Australians living beyond the reach of mainstream medical services.

    The RFDS is a national, charitable health organisation delivering primary healthcare and 24-hour emergency services for those living in rural and remote Australia.

    Delivering essential health services for almost a century, the RFDS currently has a national network of 23 bases, 79 aircraft and 183 road transport vehicles and mobile clinic. There are also 2300 staff members.

    The local division of the Japanese carmaker will assist with financial support as well as with providing a fleet of Isuzu D-Max and MU-X vehicles.

    These Isuzu vehicles will be used to tow the Flying Doctor’s “state-of-the-art” training simulators around the country for its schools Education Program national events program.

    Isuzu Ute Australia has said it will be in partnership with the RFDS for at least the next three years.

    “Isuzu UTE Australia understands the importance of having dependable transportation in isolated and challenging environments and as such, our D-MAX and MU-X vehicles are a perfect match for this sometimes-remote work and the long-distance towing demands of the Royal Flying Doctor Service where reliability is crucial,” said Isuzu Ute Australia deputy managing director Koichiro Yoshida.

    “This new and exciting partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service now enables [Isuzu Ute Australia] to support many of our regional, rural and most remote communities by aiding the incredible work provided by the RFDS – and complements our ongoing support of Surf Life Saving Australia that assists and services coastal-based communities.”

    “It is important for [Isuzu Ute Australia] to give back to those that support us, and so this is our way of saying thank you to the Royal Flying Doctor Service for their tireless service and commitment to our community by helping them educate students at schools and raise awareness and funds at events across the country,” he added.

    Both the Isuzu D-Max and MU-X recently received updates for 2023 which brought a range of aesthetic and equipment tweaks.

    Headlining the changes on both models were a new grille, new wheel designs, as well as new paint and trim options.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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