Australian News - August 13, 2020

The All-New Flagship, Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain

Headlining the All-New D-MAX range, the new flagship, Isuzu D-MAX X-TERRAIN is the most advanced and feature packed Isuzu Ute ever. Debuting at Isuzu UTE Australia (IUA) Dealers this September with features previously unseen in a 1-tonne ute, the X-TERRAIN has been engineered to be the epitome of the modern ute, combining the workhorse capability with premium levels of comfort, convenience and specification.

“Designed with the feedback from the local Australian owners, Dealers and the Media, our flagship X-TERRAIN builds on the All-New D-MAX Range, combining uncompromised levels of capability with the latest in innovation, safety and technology,” said Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Hiroyasu Sato.

“Not only is it Isuzu’s most advanced ute ever, it’s the best-looking; with a bold and muscular stance, and exclusive design elements that evoke a sense of toughness and dynamism from all angles. We’re proud to have combined our extensive suite of standard inclusions from the All-New range, with additional levels of comfort, technology and aesthetics”.

Bolder, wider and more menacing with a striking presence, the X-TERRAIN bolsters the exterior with darkened treatments throughout new front, side and rear spoilers, 18-inch alloy wheels, fender flares, side steps, roof rails and the trademark Isuzu horizontal grille. Available in eight colours, including an exclusive Volcanic Amber metallic, the X-TERRAIN stands out from the norm, with aggressively angled Bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights (DRL) and LED fog lights—accentuating the ruggedly-refined demeanour. Equipped with an array of additional features, including an aero sports bar, roller tonneau cover and tub liner, the X-TERRAIN is ready for work, play and everything in between.

Inside, the interior has been finessed with much focus on occupant comfort and higher levels of standard equipment, premium textures and finishes. Elegant silver and piano black treatments blend with the lavish leather-accented upholstery and black roof-lined interior, uplifting the journey experience to a prestigious level of comfort and sophistication. The interior trim is modern and ergonomic, with an 8-way power assisted, leather-accented driver’s seat with power lumbar support and thick premium-leather bound steering wheel—equipped with reach and rake adjustment—optimising the driver’s position and comfort. Sitting dominantly in the centre of the dash is a new 9-inch high-definition infotainment system, featuring, voice recognition, in-built Sat-Nav, DAB+ radio, and the latest in smartphone mirroring with Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®—allowing the driver a full hands-free experience whilst on the road. A new 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display relays vital vehicle data such as a digital speedo, fuel data, current speed zone and Sat-Nav directions. Elevating the journey experience for all occupants is a premium 8-speaker surround sound system and dual zone air conditioning—enabling the driver and passenger to precisely control the temperature of their side of the cabin to the exact degree—with rear passengers also benefiting from rear air vents.

Convenience is further enhanced on the D-MAX X-TERRAIN, with the welcomed addition of a new Smart Key that provides, Remote Engine Start, Smart Keyless Entry, Push Button Start, Welcome Light, and Walk Away Door Lock. Remote Engine Start takes convenience and comfort to the next level, allowing the driver to remotely start the engine and allow the dual zone air conditioning system to cool or warm the cabin, before stepping inside. Added security protocols scan for the Smart Key and keep the doors locked, preventing unauthorised entry to the cabin, whilst Remote Engine Start is in use. When the key holder walks within 2 meters of the X-TERRAIN, the Welcome Light in the cabin will automatically turn on. But when they leave X-TERRAIN, the Walk Away Door Lock will automatically lock the car when the D-MAX detects the Smart Key is over 3 meters away.

Built with Isuzu’s commercial vehicle DNA, featuring an all-new high-tensile steel body and ladder-frame chassis, this new flagship model is powered by Isuzu’s famed 3-litre turbo-diesel engine (4JJ3-TCX), now generating 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. With more torque across a wider range, the engine is paired with an intuitive 6-speed automatic transmission, with dual-range Terrain Command 4×4—enabling drivers to dominate the roads and tracks alike with confidence. Boasting a Gross Vehicle Mass capacity of 3,100kg, a Gross Combination Mass capacity of 5,950kg and 3.5-tonne towing capacity, the X-TERRAIN has the brawns to load-it-up or hitch-it-up for a week filled with hard work, or a weekend filled with incontestable adventure. While adding a hearty serve of off-road capability and prowess, the X-TERRAIN measures up with a sizeable 240mm of ground clearance, an electromagnetic rear differential lock and 800mm water wading depth—which is up there with the best in its class.

Equipped with the brains to match the brawn, the X-TERRAIN comes standard with Isuzu’s Intelligent Driver Assistance System (IDAS), an advanced suite of driver safety and assistance technologies, which has elevated the All-New D-MAX range to one of the safest vehicles on Australian roads. Utilising a state-of-the-art Hitachi 3D Stereo Camera that actively detects other motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, the D-MAX X-TERRAIN features the latest in autonomous, active and passive safety features. Headlining the list of standard IDAS technologies is Autonomous Emergency Braking with Turn Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist, 8-airbags including a knee and first-in-class, centre airbag and many more potentially life-saving features.

Backed with confidence, the D-MAX X-TERRAIN comes standard with Isuzu UTE Australia’s comprehensive ownership care package program, Service Plus 6-7-7; encompassing a 6 Year/150,000km Warranty, up to 7 Years Roadside Assistance when serviced through IUA Dealers and 7 Year Capped Price Servicing (CPS) program.

D-MAX X-TERRAIN highlights:

  • 3 litre Turbo diesel engine (4JJ3-TCX) with 140kW and 450Nm, 6-speed auto, 4×4 drivetrain with rear diff-lock
  • 3-leaf standard rear suspension
  • Leather-accented upholstery with leatherette across interior trims
  • Premium leather steering wheel and gear knob
  • 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support
  • 9-inch infotainment display with Sat-Nav, Android Auto™ and wireless Apple CarPlay®, with 8-speakers
  • Remote engine start – embedded with security measures to prevent unauthorised entry and theft
  • Smart Entry and Start – smart proximity key allows for true, keyless entry and start/stop at a push of a button
  • Walk Away Door Lock – automatically locks when it senses the driver is away from the D-MAX
  • Welcome Light – the cabin interior will automatically light up when the Smart key is detected within 2-meters of the D-MAX
  • Piano black interior trims with satin silver highlights
  • Dark grey metallic treatment throughout: side steps, mirrors, door, tailgate handle, roof rails and fender flares
  • Under rail tub liner
  • Matt black roller tonneau cover
  • Aero sports bar
  • Front and rear underbody spoilers
  • Front and Rear Park Sensors
  • Exclusive Isuzu dark grey metallic front grille
  • Exclusive ‘X’ badging
  • 18″ dark grey metallic alloy wheels with 265/60R18 Bridgestone 684II HT
  • Available in Marble White pearl, Magnetic Red mica and Volcanic Amber metallic in addition to the standard range of paint finishes

The All-New Isuzu D-MAX X-TERRAIN will be available from Isuzu UTE Australia Dealerships from 1st September 2020, priced from $58,990 drive away.