Isuzu D-Max Range 2022 upgrade with new models

Isuzu UTE Australia (IUA) is set to strengthen the Isuzu D-MAX 1-tonne Ute portfolio with new variants, a new engine option and customer-driven upgrades for the upcoming 2022 (22MY) range.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 LS-U Mercury Silver metallic - Urban.

Due to arrive in Dealerships in the first-quarter of 2022, the updated 22MY D-MAX range is IUA’s most comprehensive starting lineup to date and introduces updates based on feedback received from customers and the media over the past year.

“Preliminary specifications of the 2022 D-MAX range are incredibly exciting; with a new engine, new models and updates fast-tracked to meet Australian customer demand. It’s the feedback from our customers that have been the driving force in introducing these updates and we are proud to expand on the proven D-MAX recipe that has solidified its place in many Australian driveways,” said Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Hiroyasu Sato.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 LS-U+ - Interior Dash 45.

D-MAX Highlights

  • Flagship D-MAX X-TERRAIN 4×4 enhanced with factory-fitted tow bar receiver, red stitching and extra black interior appointments, auto dimming mirror and heated front seats and door mirrors.
  • D-MAX LS-U+ debuts, featuring leather-accented interior trim, smart keyless entry, factory-fitted tow bar receiver and tub liner, auto dimming mirror plus heated front seats and door mirrors.
  • D-MAX LS-M and LS-U value bolstered with additional features and equipment and now available as a Crew Cab Chassis, with alloy or steel tray options.
  • Isuzu’s RZ4E 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine debuts in entry-level D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2.
  • Price protection guarantee on all existing 21MY D-MAX orders as at 31st of July 2021—unfulfilled 21MY orders may be upgraded to 22MY spec at no additional charge.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 LS-U+ - Front Seat.

UPDATED 22MY D-MAX LINEUP

Six new models are set to strengthen the 22MY Isuzu D-MAX Ute range, offering one of the widest selections body styles, tray-configurations and powertrain options available across the Australian 1-tonne Ute segment.

Starting the range, the SX grade adds three new variants; the SX Space Cab Chassis 4×2 Auto which will be powered by the existing 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and two SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 variants, which are both powered by Isuzu’s frugal RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine paired with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 1.9L Engine Bay.

Available in the Australian market for the first time, the RZ4E-TC has earned its stripes in overseas markets for its supreme fuel efficiency and refined and quieter operation, generating 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque—making it the ideal match to the entry-level SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2.

Braked towing capacity on the lighter-weight RZ4E-powered SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 Manual and Auto is 2,800kg and 3,000kg respectively, with both models rated to tow 750kg unbraked.

The 4JJ3-TCX 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine remains an available choice in all D-MAX variants including the SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2, offering 140kW/450Nm from the largest-capacity 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine available in the Ute segment.

Coupled with a 2,550mm-long alloy or steel tray, the D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 is set to offer fleet, tradesmen and small business operators an economical and practical choice in the showroom and on the road.

For drivers requiring more cabin space, the new D-MAX SX Space Cab Chassis 4×2 Auto joins the 22MY range. Powered by the 4JJ3-TCX, this versatile workhorse adds rear wing cabin doors and a worksite ready 2,100mm-long alloy or steel tray.

Developed on the feedback from customers, IUA is set to add two new mid-spec variants to the 2022 starting roster. Available in the highly-versatile Crew Cab Chassis configuration, the D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Chassis 4×4 Auto and D-MAX LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4×4 Auto are both powered by the proven 4JJ3-TCX 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine with 4×4 Terrain Command and rear diff-lock, and features a 1,800mm-long alloy or steel tray.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 LS-U Crew Cab Chassis Heavy Duty Alloy and Tow Bar Receiver.

Favoured for its versatility, high payload capacity and touring and towing credentials, the LS-M Crew Cab Chassis 4×4 and LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4×4 is the perfect option for tradesmen, families and travelers who are looking for a tray-back crew cab chassis to carry gear, tools or to outfit with a canopy for the road ahead.

The sixth new addition to the D-MAX range is the new D-MAX LS-U+ Crew Cab 4×4 Auto. A step between the flagship X-TERRAIN and LS-U, the LS-U+ adds class and luxury by way of a sumptuous leather-accented interior with variably heated front seats, with the driver’s featuring 8-way electric adjustment with electric lumbar support, along with a host of welcomed additional features.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 X-TERRAIN - Front Seat.

New Models:

SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 Manual with 1.9-litre RZ4E-TC
SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2 Automatic with 1.9-litre RZ4E-TC
SX Space Cab Chassis 4×2 Automatic with 3.0-litre 4JJ3-TCX
LS-M Crew Cab Chassis 4×4 Automatic
LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4×4 Automatic
LS-U+ (Plus) Crew Cab Ute 4×4 Automatic

Streamlining the range to focus on customer needs, expectations and consumer trends, the D-MAX SX Space Cab Ute 4×2 Auto and D-MAX SX Crew Cab Ute 4×4 Manual have been discontinued for 2022.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 X-TERRAIN - Interior Dash 45.

22MY D-MAX SPECIFICATION UPDATES

Starting at the top, since launch the 21MY D-MAX X-TERRAIN 4×4 was adorned by many as one of the most feature-packed, stylish and best-value Ute in the segment. The 22MY iteration improves on that philosophy adding more value, style and substance throughout, with

  • variable heated front seats,
  • vanity mirror light,
  • auto-dimming rear view mirror,
  • heated door mirrors,
  • factory-fitted tow bar and
  • tasteful black and red accents to the interior.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 LS-U Crew Cab Chassis Mercury Silver metallic.

The ever-popular mid-range D-MAX LS-U Crew Cab Ute and LS-U Space Cab Ute gains the additional convenience of

  • Smart Keyless Entry with push button start,
  • Walk Away Door Lock (WADL) that automatically locks the doors when the driver walks away,
  • an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a
  • factory-fitted tow bar receiver and tub liner.

The same additional features are equipped in the 22MY D-MAX LS-U Crew Cab Chassis 4×4, but without the tub liner due to the fitment of the 1,800mm-long alloy or steel tray.

The new D-MAX LS-U+ Crew Cab Ute 4×4, features similar equipment as the LS-U Crew Cab Ute with the addition of the

  • Smart Keyless Entry,
  • WADL and auto-dimming rear view mirror,
  • but with the addition of premium black leather-accented upholstery and interior trims,
  • front seats are variably heated,
  • with the driver’s featuring 8-way electric adjustment with electric lumbar support.
  • a vanity mirror light and heated door mirrors,
  • along with the factory-fitted tow bar receiver and tub liner.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX LS-U - Towbar Short.

Adding another level of safety when reversing, the LS-M Crew Cab Ute 4×4 gains Rear Parking Sensors, which work in conjunction with the Reversing Camera that is standard equipment across all D-MAX models.

D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2
RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine available as an option (3.0-litre also available)

 

D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Ute | D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Chassis
Rear Parking Sensors (Ute only)

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 LS-M Crew Cab Chassis Heavy Duty Alloy.

D-MAX LS-U Space Cab Ute | D-MAX LS-U Crew Cab Ute | D-MAX LS-U Crew Cab Chassis
Smart Keyless Entry, with Walk Away Door Lock
Under Rail Tub Liner (Ute only)
Tow Bar Receiver (tow ball, tongue and wiring harness sold separately)
Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror

 

D-MAX LS-U+ (Plus) Crew Cab Ute NEW
Smart Keyless Entry, with Walk Away Door Lock
Under Rail Tub Liner
Tow Bar Receiver
Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror
Vanity Mirror Light
Heated Door Mirrors
Leather-Accented Upholstery, Centre Console and Door trims
Variable Heated Front Seats
8-Way Adjustable Electric Driver’s Seat

 

D-MAX X-TERRAIN Ute
Tow Bar Receiver
Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror
Vanity Mirror Light
Heated Door Mirrors
Variable Heated Front Seats
Red Stitching to Leather-Accented Seats, Steering Wheel, Dashboard, Gear Shift, Centre Console and Doors
Black Finishes to Steering Wheel, Air Vents, Centre Console and Doors
Enhanced Driver’s Instrument Cluster

PRICE PROTECTION GUARANTEE

As part of IUA’s commitment to customer satisfaction—and those customers who are waiting patiently for their order—all current 21MY D-MAX vehicle orders placed before 31st July, 2021 will be price protected and at IUA’s discretion any unfulfilled 21MY D-MAX orders will be upgraded to the 22MY specification at no additional charge.

“We share our customer’s frustrations with the unfortunate delays, but to show our appreciation for their patience and loyalty, IUA will guarantee the contract price across all existing orders placed before 31st July, 2021, and at our discretion update the order to 22MY specification, at no additional charge to the customer” said Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Hiroyasu Sato.

PRICING, PAINT & AVAILABILITY

From Q1, 2022, the flagship 22MY D-MAX X-TERRAIN 4×4 is planned to be available for $62,990 Drive Away.

22MY RRP – available from Q1, 2022*

Drive Cabin Body Grade Engine Transmission RRP Including GST
4 x 2 SINGLE Cab Chassis SX 1.9L MT $31,200
4 x 2 SINGLE Cab Chassis SX 1.9L AT $33,200
4 x 2 SINGLE Cab Chassis SX 3.0L MT $33,200
4 x 2 SINGLE Cab Chassis SX 3.0L AT $35,200
4 x 2 SPACE Cab Chassis SX 3.0L AT $38,700
4 x 2 CREW Cab Chassis SX 3.0L AT $41,700
4 x 2 CREW UTE SX 3.0L AT $42,900
4 x 2 CREW UTE LSU 3.0L AT $51,400
4 x 4 SINGLE Cab Chassis SX 3.0L MT $41,200
4 x 4 SINGLE Cab Chassis SX 3.0L AT $43,200
4 x 4 SPACE Cab Chassis SX 3.0L MT $44,700
4 x 4 SPACE Cab Chassis SX 3.0L AT $46,700
4 x 4 CREW Cab Chassis SX 3.0L MT $47,700
4 x 4 CREW Cab Chassis SX 3.0L AT $49,700
4 x 4 CREW Cab Chassis LSM 3.0L AT $52,800
4 x 4 CREW Cab Chassis LSU 3.0L AT $58,200
4 x 4 CREW UTE SX 3.0L AT $50,900
4 x 4 CREW UTE LSM 3.0L MT $52,000
4 x 4 CREW UTE LSM 3.0L AT $54,000
4 x 4 SPACE UTE LSU 3.0L AT $56,400
4 x 4 CREW UTE LSU 3.0L MT $57,400
4 x 4 CREW UTE LSU 3.0L AT $59,400
4 x 4 CREW UTE LSU+ 3.0L AT $61,900
4 x 4 CREW UTE XT 3.0L AT $65,900

* (Excludes Dealer Delivery, Stamp Duty, Registration & CTP)

The 22MY D-MAX range will be available across a selection of colours, with all but ‘Mineral White’ incurring a $500 paint premium:

  • Mineral White
  • Basalt Black mica
  • Cobalt Blue mica
  • Mercury Silver metallic
  • Obsidian Grey metallic
  • Marble White pearl (LS-U and X-TERRAIN only)
  • Magnetic Red mica (LS-U and X-TERRAIN only)
  • Volcanic Amber metallic (X-TERRAIN exclusive)

Full 22MY D-MAX specification details are due in the upcoming months, ahead of local 22MY D-MAX deliveries commencing in Q1, 2022.

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Rob first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.