SAFETY

SAFER HANDLING, BETTER BRAKING, BETTER PASSENGER PROTECTION
D-MAX induces an extensive range of active and passive safety features, for your safety everywhere, either a smooth road or a rough terrain. V-Cross attained a 5-Star safety rating for your peace of mind

Active Safety Features

The best accident is no accident, so D-MAX is packed with features to keep you out of trouble.

REVERSING CAMERA

You’ll have eyes in the back of your head with a reversing camera – perfect for tricky parking situations, hitching a trailer or reversing out of a busy driveway.

Active Safety Features

The best accident is no accident, so D-MAX is packed with features to keep you out of trouble.

Electronic Stability Control

The ultimate in active safety. Through a network of sensors throughout the ute, ESC can detect if you are over or understeering. It then commands ABS, TCS and the engine management computer to make sure you stay in control. It’s like a third hand on the steering wheel, keeping you safe

Active Safety Features

The best accident is no accident, so D-MAX is packed with features to keep you out of trouble.

Emergency Brake Assist

In emergency situations, drivers can often panic when hitting the brakes. BA detects emergency braking and takes over for you, applying maximum pressure to dramatically reduce stopping distance.

Active Safety Features

The best accident is no accident, so D-MAX is packed with features to keep you out of trouble.

Anti-Lock Braking System

The D-MAX ABS ensures your wheels don’t lock up when braking in an emergency.

Active Safety Features

The best accident is no accident, so D-MAX is packed with features to keep you out of trouble.

Hill Descent Control System

Hill Descent control electronically applies the brakes to ensure a smooth, controlled descent with the confidence to tackle risky downhill ground.

Active Safety Features

The best accident is no accident, so D-MAX is packed with features to keep you out of trouble.

Trailer Sway Control

Designed to recognise early signs of dangerous trailer sway, Trailer Sway Control (TSC) automatically applies the brake on individual wheels, as well as reducing engine torque, to bring the trailer safely back under control.

Active Safety Features

The best accident is no accident, so D-MAX is packed with features to keep you out of trouble.

Electronic Brake-Force Distribution

EBD spreads braking power to wheels that need it most, at the front or the rear, based on the load you are carrying. When fully loaded, this dramatically reduces your stopping distance.

Active Safety Features

The best accident is no accident, so D-MAX is packed with features to keep you out of trouble.

Traction Control System

If the D-MAX detects any wheel spin the TCS applies brake pressure to the over-spinning wheels and gives you better control.

Active Safety Features

The best accident is no accident, so D-MAX is packed with features to keep you out of trouble.

Stability

A longer wheelbase, wider wheel track and a low centre of gravity make the D-MAX more stable when turning corners or changing lanes at freeway speeds—even when fully loaded.

Active Safety Features

The best accident is no accident, so D-MAX is packed with features to keep you out of trouble.

Hill Start Assist

For added driver control and safety, the electronic brake control will automatically engage the Hill Start Assist to prevent vehicle roll-back when starting on steep gradients (above 5.7 degrees).

PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES

As much as the D-MAX is designed to prevent you ever having an accident in the first place, we have to have some fail-safes

Dual Airbags

SRS dual airbags protect the driver and the front passenger in the event of collision plus pre-tensioner seatbelts that pull back when the airbags are activated—you and your passengers are protected on all sides.

PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES

As much as the D-MAX is designed to prevent you ever having an accident in the first place, we have to have some fail-safes

Safety cabin shell

Constructed from high-tensile steel, the D-MAX cabin offers outstanding strength and rigidity. In addition, anti-intrusion bars provide increased protection in event of a side impact.

PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES

As much as the D-MAX is designed to prevent you ever having an accident in the first place, we have to have some fail-safes

pedestrian safety bonnet

D-MAX’s impact absorbing bonnet reduces the chance of injury to pedestrians in a collision.

PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES

As much as the D-MAX is designed to prevent you ever having an accident in the first place, we have to have some fail-safes

impact absorbing chassis

D-MAX’s large chassis rail cross-section provides exceptional impact energy absorption in the event of a frontal impact.