D-MAX gets new look for 2019

ISUZU Ute Australia (IUA) has introduced a number of updates to its 19MY D-MAX and MU-X range.
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Isuzu has spruced up the look of its D-Max ute for 2019. Picture courtesy Isuzu.

Staff writer

Included in the updates, IUA has improved its comprehensive Isuzu ownership program, Service Plus 6-6-7 which encompasses a six-year/150,000km warranty, six years roadside assistance and a seven-year/105,000km capped price servicing program.

The D-MAX ute was given a host of updates a couple of years ago including the powertrain (revised Euro-5 compliant 3-litre turbo diesel engine, generating 430Nm of torque and mated to a six-speed transmission), followed by further updates last year.

The exterior of the 19MY D-MAX LS-T has now been refreshed through the introduction of 18-inch, machined-faced matte black aluminium wheels and redesigned side steps. The new-look wheels are wrapped in 255/60R18 Toyo Open Country Highway Terrain tyres.

The side steps are constructed from fibre-reinforced polymer and bolted to the body with steel brackets. These new sidesteps are engineered to improve routing water away from the face of the step.

Isuzu has also touched up the D-MAX LS-T cabin roof rails which are now finished in matte black.

LS-M and LS-U variants have also received a touch of black to the exterior, with all LS models (LS-M, LS-U and LS-T) receiving the matte black treatment to the radiator air intake on the front bumper, as well as the B-Pillars of all 19MY Crew Cab LS models.

Another new addition to the 19MY D-MAX range is the inclusion of Isuzu's Passive Entry and Start System (PESS) on the D-MAX LS-T 4x2—a feature previously reserved for the flagship Isuzu D-MAX LS-T 4x4 only.