The heart of D-MAX is the famous Isuzu engine exclusive to the Isuzu range. The world’s most popular truck engine, in the skin of a pickup.
Isuzu are diesel specialists. The D-MAX is powered by the famous Isuzu 4JJ1 diesel engine— the only pickup on the International market with this under the bonnet. It’s the same engine platform that’s used in many of Isuzu’s light truck range, so when placed in the D-MAX, it’s got the power and durability to get even the biggest jobs done.
3.0 LitER Capacity
The secret to producing efficient power is to have a large capacity, under-stressed engine. That’s how we give you more power with less fuel.
Diesel engines are 20-30% more efficient than petrol, and Isuzu specialises in diesel engines. It’s all we use.
There’s a simple reason why the D-MAX is such a fuel efficient vehicle; our engineers have decades of experience in commercial transport, where every litre counts.
To support the heavy Isuzu 3.0L turbo diesel, the D-MAX ute has a range of drivetrain options.
4X4 & 4×2
Different people have different needs, so we have a range of D-MAX 4×4 and 4×2 options.
Want the D-Max V-Cross to do the work for you? We’ve got you covered with a 5-speed sequential automatic transmission (which includes Rev-tronic sequential shifting if you want to take control). Grade logic keeps you in the correct gear when ascending and descending tough terrain.
From crawling across a rocky embankment to cruising down the highway, the 5-speed manual transmission having gear shift indicator function gives you total flexibility in all situations.
Driving on road? Choose 2WD. On dirt, beach or gravel? Turn the dial to 4H for more traction. At speeds up to 100km/h, you don’t even need to slow down. And if you’re going off-road into sand or mud, turn the dial to 4L for extreme traction and ultimate control.
TOWING & CARRYING
D-MAX is built to work. Load up the back with all your gear, or tow a boat, caravan or trailer. Take whatever, wherever.
Tools? Materials? Equipment? Chuck it all in the back. The D-MAX’s truck-based chassis will carry almost anything you throw at it.
3.5 TONE TOWING
Powerful vehicle? Put it to work. D-MAX gives you serious towing ability up to 3.5 tonnes+ on 4×4 and 4×2 models. Boat, caravan or trailer: D-MAX will tow it without breaking a sweat.
The D-MAX is assembled for weighty jobs. Load up the cab with all your gear, and tow a boat, caravan or trailer. Carry all that jazz anywhere!
HILL START ASSIST &
Hill Start Assist & Descent Control
Comfortably tackle any environment with an electronic brake control that automatically engages the Hill Start Assist to prevent vehicle roll-back when starting on steep gradients (above 5.7 degrees). Hill Descent Control will give you the confidence to tackle any downhill terrain, giving you maximum traction.
Short front and rear overhangs allow steep approach and descent angles
Our 4×4 models feature steel underbody protection including a steel sump and transfer case guard for extra protection when the going gets rough off-road.
The specifically developed Flex-Ride suspension balances firmness (for load carrying) with suppleness, offering a comfortable ride without compromising handling.