Thank you satoshi for bringing this highly anticipated product to the australian market. Well, here it is folks japan’s. First, ever automaker has been busy behind the scenes with this one piecing together the perfect mix of the things you know and love, whilst adding the bells and whistles that owners have asked for the all new d max will be available in three cabin types across four Model variants, starting with the workhorse sx range, seen here as a single cab. Next lsm in crew cab only followed by lsu range, seen here as a space cab and then the new top of the range crew cab x, terrain now there’s plenty to see so let’s. Take a look together at some of the key highlights. Music isuzu have listened to australian customers feedback and are thrilled to announce that the new three liter ford, jj3 tcx turbo diesel engine will power. This latest generation of d max now featuring 140, kilowatts of power and 450 newton meters of torque at 1600 rpm and paired with a six speed transmission. More importantly, there is more usable torque, with 400 newton metres available from only 1400 rpm through to just over 3000 rpm, a torque band engineered for towing up to three and a half tons and hauling loads engine noise. Vibration harshness has also been improved, with new injectors tuned for greater durability and fitted with a new, more durable timing gear set that reduces noise and vibrations compared to the previous generation.
This engine is as quiet as they come. Music let’s hear it using the new, pretty cool remote engine start feature. Engine power is now transferred to the road, with a more efficient and faster shifting gearbox for four wheel drive models; a solid and lighter one piece: aluminium tail shaft connects to the rear differential, which is now fitted with an electromagnetic diff lock for constant traction when off Roading on the topic of off roading isuzu engineers have cleverly engineered the engine air intake system based on australian feedback, which has increased the d max’s weighting depth up to 800 millimeters Music. All this braun is complemented with the brains to match all thanks to isuzu’s intelligent driver assistance system dubbed idas, which comes standard across the range. Some of these active safety features include adaptive cruise control with stop and go traffic functionality forward, collision warning and autonomous emergency. Braking that is able to recognize not only vehicles in front, but also pedestrians and cyclists thanks to a 3d imaging stereo. Camera isuzu have certainly thought this system through pioneering this innovative technology for the first time in the australian d max developed to ensure it meets the extremely high safety standards here in australia. Now this system is designed to work seamlessly with frontal protection such as bull bars and nudge bars, which isuzu will have available for the new d max range, with a bold new look and refined styling that is unmistakably isuzu. The d max will have some serious wow factor on the road, especially this flagship x terrain model, which comes standard with an aero sports bar roller torno cover fender, flares and unique spoilers to the front and rear.
This bold design continues throughout the interior of the x terrain, a mix of dark and piano black finishes, topped off with perforated leather accented seats. They said the majority of aussies spend up to three hours driving each day, not for one wouldn’t mind doing that from here. As the all new d max interior has more creature comforts than ever before, whether it’s a single cab, space, cab or crew cab. Each d max cabin is laid out to be functional and comfortable with premium materials used throughout and at the heart of the dash and the top spec models is an impressive nine inch display. As seen here. The entry models get a 7 inch display. All, however, feature apple, carplay, android, auto and dab plus radio across the range. The instruments and switches are laid out clearly and conveniently such as this clean, looking dual zone, climate control for the front row and ac vents in the back standard across all crew cab models. The drivers kept up to date with vehicle systems via a new 4.2 inch multi information display, which is customizable despite its bold and imposing exterior the all new d. Max’S design has continued to push the boundaries of aerodynamics minimal. Wind resistance has been achieved via comprehensive testing at the japan railway technical research institute, where the bullet train is developed. Behind the d max’s, streamlined exterior lies a stylish richly appointed and technologically advanced cabin Music inside the all new d.
Max is roomier quieter, with less vibration and finished with leather accents available for an even more tactile confirmation of quality, a smaller sportier steering wheel offers tilt and telescopic adjustment, while a short throw gear lever in the manual d max gives more palpable everyday driving engagement. An increased focus on ergonomics means it’s, never been simpler to find the perfect driver’s position on the x terrain, there’s an eight way adjustable electric driver’s seat, plus powered lumbar support on both lsu and x terrain models, standard in lsu and x terrain models, dual zone, air Conditioning lets each front seat occupant, select their preferred temperature while a fine particle hepa cabin pollen filter, cleans the air and all crew cab models, feature rear seat, air vents. Every d max features a large customisable central infotainment, touchscreen, apple, carplay and android. Auto are standard across the range, along with voice recognition to keep you connected wherever you go, nestled in the instrument cluster, a large 4.2 inch multi information display, gives the driver immediate access to a variety of information on a customizable display, a display that includes, for the First time a digital speed, reading and then there’s what you can’t see. Eight interior speakers put you in the front row of the concert on every journey, while storage options are bound, including a spacious, glove box and space for a 1.5 litre bottle in every door. With carefully considered design and flawlessly integrated technology, the all new d max sets new benchmarks for isuzu isuzu was the world leader in diesel engineering built for australian conditions.
The new 3 liter turbo diesel engine in every d max is both durable and refined. Providing 140 kilowatts of power and 450 newton meters of torque this is the diesel super commander know the variable geometry system: turbocharger constantly adjusts to achieve maximum air compression from low rpms. The redesigned combustion chamber increases combustion efficiency that helps reduce emissions, which is further supported by a new fuel injection system that increases fuel injection pressure. While the steel timing chain increases reliability and the double scissor idler gear results in reduced engine and gear, noise, piston crowns and pins are coated with a special diamond like carbon to improve durability following rigorous testing to replicate the most arduous conditions equivalent to four million kilometers. During development, the third generation d max builds upon its predecessor’s legendary reputation for reliability. The d max’s ability to push the boundaries of performance is never better exemplified than in its towing capability, with a three and a half ton brake towing capacity and trailer sway control as standard no ute is better suited to australian conditions. Trailer sway control monitors the d max’s load during towing, should a caravan boat or trailer become unruly, for example, in high winds, it intervenes automatically bringing the trailer back into line. This is a dynamic driver home in the all new d. Max is more rigid thanks to ultra high tensile steel construction, larger side rails and an added cross member, while independent, double wishbone front suspension with higher mounting points, improves ride, comfort and handling tempered three leaf rear suspension is both strong and flexible, all tested and tuned for Australian conditions, Music, a superbly engineered, more sophisticated powertrain, improves performance at almost every stage.
The d max offers you a choice of a six speed: rev tronic automatic transmission with sequential sports mode or a six speed manual transmission. The d max is built to suit every driver. No matter the conditions, no matter the circumstances, no matter how corrugated the road or whether there’s no road at all, whether on or off the beaten track. The d max is up for the task with generous steel, underbody protection and increased weighting depth up to 800 millimeters and rear diff lockers stand on all four wheel drive models for the first time. The d max achieves new levels of off road capability. More than ever before, it’s the most reliable way to escape the everyday. Every 4×4 d max features the improved terrain command as standard. This allows the driver to switch between two wheel drive high and four wheel drive high modes at speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour when the going gets. Tough shifting from four wheel drive high to four wheel. Drive low has also been streamlined. Stop put the vehicle into neutral and shift over all done in less than a second ensuring minimal fuss and maximum confidence as youths become more mainstream family haulers safety is more important than it’s ever been that’s. Why every isuzu d max includes a complex network of safety features that operate automatically and independently working tirelessly to provide peace of mind, whatever the circumstance? Isuzu’S intelligent driver assistant system idas features an extensive list of both active and passive safety features which are standard across every d, max model using state of the art, sensors and a stereo camera.
The d max’s suite of safety and driver assistance systems monitor the surrounding environment. Constantly, with autonomous emergency braking, the car will keep you safe and break automatically. If an obstacle is detected forward, collision warning will alert the driver if an obstacle is detected and if there is no intervention by the driver, aeb will be applied with turn assist when turning it into sections. Aeb will activate if an obstacle is detected coming towards you, while turning preventing an accident Music. If the vehicle detects the driver to be moving in an unsafe manner, driver attention assist will activate in an effort to make the driver pay attention long enough to find somewhere to rest emergency lane. Keeping will activate if, while an indicator is on the driver, attempts to turn into an obstacle in their blind spot if something is detected, the vehicle will not allow the driver to cross the lane lane. Departure prevention will stop a driver from crossing a lane without their indicator being active lane. Departure warning will alert the driver if they appear to be crossing the lanes. Lane keep assist will help to keep your vehicle in the middle of the lane, whilst driving on auto transmission models. Adaptive cruise control will automatically adapt your speed when slower vehicles are detected during your drive after slowing as needed. Your vehicle will speed up to the preset cruise control speed traffic sign recognition, provides helpful information in the vehicle’s smart multi information display, letting you know when you pass new speed limits, stop signs or other important markers.
The intelligent speed limiter will work to adjust your speed to conform to differing speed limits, whilst driving Music hill start assist automatically prevents rollback when starting on steep gradients above 5.7 degrees, while hill descent control gives you maximum traction when traveling downhill, blind spot monitoring will give You eyes on the back of your head and will alert you anytime. An obstacle is, in your blind spot, rear cross traffic alert monitors approaching vehicles when reversing from a parking space or driveway park, with confidence with front and rear parking, sensors on x terrain and rear park, sensors on lsu models with a reversing camera as standard on all Models, the uv and ir cut windshield helps block infrared uva and uvb radiation, reducing the temperature in the cabin on hot australian summer days. Radiation is absorbed and dispersed by a plastic interlayer within the glass adding strength and functionality. At the same time, lsu and x terrain models are fitted with rear combination, lamps, with double leds, to boost visibility and safety, while up front led daytime running lights and ultra bright bi led headlights as standard on the ls and x terrain range. Meanwhile automatic headlights with high beam autonomously turn on or off, as required without dazzling other drivers. Each d max model includes eight airbags as standard which now includes a new center airbag. The first time this technology has been seen in a ute with the welcome light. The d max x terrain will automatically turn on its interior lights once it detects the smart key within two meters of the vehicle when leaving your vehicle.
The d max x terrain will secure itself automatically once you’re three meters away thanks to the walk away door lock feature now that we’ve heard from the isuzu design and engineering team i’m going to pass back to satosan. Australia is the first country outside of thailand to receive this vehicle, which is testament to isuzu’s true focus and commitment in developing a ute that meets the needs of aussie families, tradies and adventurers alike, for details on pricing accessories availability and to experience the all new dmx. For yourself, with a test drive, please register your interest via our website or contact your local dealer. In the meantime, we have prepared additional test drive in the video below last but not least from all of us at isuzu, australia. We hope you enjoyed the unveiling of the all new isuzu dmx hello and welcome to the first digital test drive of the all new isuzu d max. My name is chris parsons it’s, my absolute pleasure to take you for a drive in the flagship model of the all new d max the x terrain. So come with me, let’s take a look at what’s new on and off the road let’s jump in all right. Pretty nice, hey once you’re in you’ve, actually got to remind yourself that you’re sitting in a one ton ute plenty of premium materials here with a high quality, fit and finish right up push button start just here. Music, just quickly hear that exactly pretty quiet for a three liter diesel right before we get going, make yourself comfortable by adjusting your seat just down on the right hand, side there it’s also got lumber support right once you’re happy with this seat, let’s adjust the reach And rake of your steering wheel, perfect let’s adjust the mirrors and we are good to go.
Let’S drive something you never really think about. Is your sight line and vision from the driver’s seat? Well, the new d max has had some serious r d in this area to make sure that your view of the open road and out your side windows, isn’t hindered which gives you greater confidence behind the wheel. So the next more obvious thing to point out is the new steering wheel beyond the new designs and materials is the electric power steering, and this makes the car feel light well weighted and responsive plus, you have all the controls. You need right at your fingertips. Rob’S got a bit of an incline. Coming up, let’s see how the upgraded 3 liter engine responds when we really need it. Give it a little bit. Yes feel that there’s plenty of real world power and torque there to help when overtaking carrying loads or towing up to three and a half ton, plus with a number of updates to dmax’s six speed. Auto transmission, including better cooling efficiency, you’ll, be able to feel and see faster and smoother gear changes it’s crazy to think that, with this extra grunt under the bonnet, how quiet and smooth the new d max really is okay, great we’re, covering some ideal twists and turns To really highlight the dynamics of the new suspension design, as you get stuck into these corners you’ll, be able to feel where the new d max really begins to shine with improvements to road handling and vehicle dynamics with specifically tuned suspension, you can feel straight away that It’S planted and short footed with minimal body roll.
This is all fundamental to the vehicle’s performance and safety. With safety in mind. The entire range comes fully equipped with a stereo camera mounted here, just behind the rear mirror. Now this is key to isuzu’s intelligent driver assistance system known as idas. Now, with this, you get some serious safety tech, including autonomous emergency, braking, adaptive, cruise control and blind spot monitoring, just to name a few now i’d ask the standard across the entire range. Even the base model. Has you covered all right up ahead with good opportunity to jump onto some dirt roads all right now, we’re, on a loose surface, let’s engage four high on the fly for additional traction through the easy select terrain, command. Dial whoa feel that this dirt race is a little worse for wear. The engineering team have done an incredible job on the front suspension design, most importantly, focusing on refinement and control that gives your passengers car like comfort, even on a road like that and the rear end has been redesigned with new suspension that absorbs the big bumps and Corrugations, better than ever before, it’s also been specially designed to provide more articulation for those serious australian. Full dive tracks rider will slow down here and head down this tight track. All right, we’re approaching a steep hill, so let’s give this a crack in four low and once the car is stopped, we pop it in neutral and we can engage full low by pushing down and turning the dial.
As you can see, it’s very quick to engage, and now it takes less than a second now. I know this track’s going to really need rear. Diff lock, but let’s engage it anyway, and you can do that by pushing the button just near the gear. Shifter. All right, let’s go rear, diff, lock, combined with heel, start assist and heel. Descent control will make those gnarly tracks just a walk in the park, all just too easy, really all right, let’s head on back Music! Well, that’s it! How fun was that we’ve covered off? How good the all new d max feels behind the wheel, both on and off the road, as you can see, there’s been some major improvements to its drivability. Well, thanks for joining me, i hope you’ve enjoyed the experience, be sure to contact your local isuzu dealer and get behind the wheel yourself.