The Isuzu 3.0L turbo diesel engine delivers a massive 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque, matched with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Using highly-advanced Isuzu common-rail diesel technology this balances the power with superior fuel efficiency. The end result is outstanding performance to tackle any hill, overtake on the freeway and tow what you like without constant visits to the fuel station.
The heart of D-MAX is the Isuzu 4JJ3-TCX 3.0L turbo diesel engine. With over a century of specialist engineering experience, the D-MAX is more than ready to handle whatever you throw at it.
The Isuzu D-MAX range is powered by the highly refined Isuzu 4JJ3-TCX 3.0L turbo diesel common rail engine which offers superior fuel efficiency thanks to low friction, fuel injection optimisation and a large front-mounted intercooler.
This advanced Euro5-compliant unit generates 140kW of power and a peak torque output of 450Nm from a low 1,600 to 2,600rpm. The high levels of torque from a low rpm provide strong take-off and acceleration and aid drivability with consistent torque output through the majority of the rev-range.
The ‘Rev-Tronic’ 6-speed automatic gearbox with sequential sports mode automatically selects the most appropriate shift and lock-up points according to the driver’s behaviour, vehicle load and road speed.
The 6-speed manual transmissions benefit from a new dual mass flywheel, which absorbs vibrations and torque pulses from the engine for smoother and more efficient driveability and transmission longevity.
The advanced 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine produces 140kW and an avalanche of torque on demand, with 450Nm available from just 1,600 through to 2,200rpm. This provides exceptional take-off and acceleration with a broad, flat torque band aiding overall drive-ability - also perfect for when carrying a load, or towing up to 3.5T+.
The D-MAX is built to tow without breaking a sweat. Load up the back with all your gear, hitch up a boat, caravan or trailer - take whatever, wherever. With 3.5 tonne towing+, the truck-based chassis of the D-MAX gives you the ability to tow pretty much anything you can throw at it.
Dirty, dusty off-road adventure is where the D-MAX really shines, with engineering and technology features that'll keep you going across all types of terrain.
To get you out of the toughest spots, our 4x4 models come standard with a rear differential lock. If you're on a slippery, uneven surface with the rear wheels spinning, the rear differential lock assists the low-ratio 4WD-low mode to give you the extra traction and control needed to keep moving.
Wherever you're planning to go, your 4x4 D-MAX is up for the task. With generous steel underbody protection, and a wading depth∞ of up to 800mm, the D-MAX is your most reliable way to escape the everyday.
Engineered for Australian conditions, every 4x4 D-MAX features 'Terrain Command' as standard, allowing you to switch between 2WD-high and 4WD-high modes at speeds of up to 100km/h. When the going gets tough, selecting 4WD-low will provide increased traction and complete control.
Take on any challenge with Hill Start Assist which prevents vehicle roll-back when starting on steep gradients (above 5.7 degrees). Hill Descent Control gives you the confidence to tackle any downhill terrain by ensuring maximum traction.
The D-MAX 4x4 models have sturdy steel underbody protection, including a steel sump and transfer case guard, for extra protection in punishing off-road conditions.
Diesel engines are 20-30% more efficient than petrol engines. The D-MAX is so fuel efficient because our engineers have decades of experience in commercial transport, where every litre counts.
High pressure Common Rail fuel injection gives the most power while minimising the fuel required in the combustion process, and boosting economy.
The D-MAX Variable Geometry System (VGS) constantly adjusts to achieve optimum air compression from low revs, which ensures minimal fuel consumption with maximum torque across the rev-range.
The D-MAX has undergone vigorous testing to ensure a low drag co-efficiency (Cd) figure and the most aerodynamic body design yet. Low drag not only improves fuel efficiency, it reduces cabin noise for a quieter, more comfortable ride.
◊IDAS features are designed to assist the driver, but should not be relied upon nor used as a substitute for safe driving practices. Feature operation may vary in different driving conditions. For full explanation of limitations, see Owner’s & Driver's Manual. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC. Not all devices will be compatible & functionality will vary depending on the device. Mobile Data & SMS rates may apply and are the responsibility of the user. Please check your local road rules before using these functions. ∞Up to 800mm of wading depth on all D-MAX models when travelling at a consistent speed of 7km/h. Water ingress may occur if speed is not maintained or if the vehicle is static in water above 350mm. §Seats have leather touches or accents, but are not wholly leather. Volcanic Amber metallic colour is exclusive to X-TERRAIN models. Magnetic Red mica and Marble White pearl colours are exclusive to LS-U & X-TERRAIN models.