The refreshed 2023 Isuzu D-Max lineup will see a number of customer-driven changes, with the Japanese SUV brand confirming adjustments to its pickup lineup and cab chassis.
Isuzu Ute Australia says the entire 2023 model range of 24 variants has been “enhanced with new features, new options and a refreshed exterior design and color palette”.
Styling changes are noticeable, with a new ‘branded’ grille design, various new wheel designs and interior changes, but the biggest change for customers is the wider availability of a more affordable low power diesel engine on SX models.
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As with the previous version, the D-Max is available with the aforementioned 1.9-liter turbo diesel (110 kW and 350 Nm) and the legendary 3.0-liter turbo diesel with 140 kW / 450 Nm. Both engines have a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions.
New to the 2023 D-Max range, however, is the choice of a 4×4 version with the 1.9-litre engine – previously the lower-powered diesel was only available with rear-wheel drive 4×2 on the SX chassis.
Indeed, the 1.9L is now offered in 4×2 SX Crew Cab chassis with automatic transmission, 4×2 SX Crew Cab Pickup with automatic transmission, or 4×4 SX Crew Cab Pickup with automatic transmission.
All 2023 models also received updated towing technology. The D-Max now offers automatic blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert to stop the system from activating when a caravan, trailer or horse rears up. pull
Let’s run through the lineup changes, spec by spec.
The 2023 model year D-Max SX (23MY) now features a redesigned two-tone black grille, and pickup models now get Tailgate Assist, which dampens tailgate activation with an added gas damper. Double cab versions also have an added USB port. As mentioned above, the SX is available in 4×2 and 4×4 variants, as well as a variety of body styles. Prices for all versions are listed below.
Next up is the LS-M, which gets similar changes to the pickup grille and easy-drop tailgate, along with a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels (finished in light gray) and dark gray metallic fog lights. -light upholstery, redesigned interior upholstery (cloth). LS-M variants have a dual cab 4×4 only with a choice of cab chassis or pickup.
LS-U and LS-U+ models get a new grille in two-tone gray and chrome, new 18-inch alloy wheels, updated leather seat upholstery for LS-U+ (cloth in LS-U), LS-U now has door mirrors with heated, and all feature LED taillights with a gorgeous dark surround, as well as new front fog lights. You can buy the LS-U in 4×2 and 4×4 wheelbase, cab chassis and pickup truck.
The range-topping X-Terrain gets different 18-inch dark gray alloy wheels, while the dark gray trim extends to a new grille, side steps, door and tailgate handles, roof rails and fender flares, as well as LED taillight bezels. and front fog lights. Inside, the X-Terrain gets new leather seats with red stitching.
All versions of the D-Max with the 1.9-litre engine are rated to tow up to 3.0 tonnes with brakes, while the 3.0-litre engine is suitable for towing up to 3.5 tonnes with brakes.
The paint finish includes more color options than before, with Mineral White remaining the only free option. The rest are $650 and include: Basalt Black mica, newly added Neptune Blue mica, Mercury Silver metallic, new X-Terrain special Granite Gray metallic, Moonstone White Pearl (new, not available on SX), Magnetic Red mica (not available on SX) and the X-Terrain-only signature shade, Volcanic Amber Metallic.
Dealers should see 23MY stocks in showrooms from December.
2023 Isuzu D-Max Prices – MSRP (special car prices in parentheses)
|SX single cab 1.9L 4×2 man||$32,200 ($31,990 on aluminum tray car)|
|SX single cab 1.9L 4×2 auto||34,200 USD|
|SX single cab 3.0L man||34,200 USD|
|Cab SX 3.0L 4×2 auto||36,200 USD|
|SX space cab 3.0L 4×2 auto||39,700 USD|
|SX double cab 1.9L 4×2 auto||$40,700 is a new option|
|SX double cab 3.0L 4×2 auto||42,700 USD|
|SX double cab 1.9L 4×2 auto||$42,200 is a new option|
|SX double cab 3.0L 4×2 auto||44,200 USD|
|LS-U double cab 3.0L 4×2 auto||53,000 USD|
|SX single cab 3.0L 4×4 man||42,200 USD|
|SX single cab 3.0L 4×4 auto||44,200 USD|
|SX space cab 3.0L 4×4 man||45,700 USD|
|SX space cab 3.0L 4×4 auto||47,700 USD|
|SX double cab 3.0L 4×4 man||48,700 USD|
|Auto SX Double Cab 3.0L 4×4||50,700 USD|
|LS-M double cab 3.0L 4×4 auto||53,800 USD|
|LS-U double cab 3.0L 4×4 auto||$59,500|
|Auto SX with double cab 1.9 l 4×4||$50,200 is a new option|
|Auto SX Double Cab 3.0L 4×4||52,200 USD|
|LS-M double cab 3.0L 4×4 man||53,300 USD|
|LS-M double cab 3.0L 4×4 auto||55,300 USD|
|LS-U space cab 3.0L 4×4 auto||58,000 USD|
|LS-U double cab 3.0L 4×4 man||59,000 USD|
|LS-U double cab 3.0L 4×4 auto||61,000 USD|
|LS-U+ double cab 3.0L 4×4 auto||63,500 USD|
|X-Terrain 3.0L 4×4 auto||$67,500 ($64,990 car)|