People rely on you, and you can rely on your D-MAX. The D-MAX is full of engineering details that only a truck manufacturer would think of, with each one of these making this ute truck tough.
STEEL TIMING CHAIN
Fancy replacing your timing belt? Probably not-so the D-MAX doesn't have one. Instead it uses a heavy duty steel timing chain to last the life of the engine.
There's a lot riding on the ladder chassis specifically designed for the D-MAX. Built super strong, it's made for long term durability and to improve stability when you're loaded or towing.
This unique Isuzu engine design detail eliminates backlash on deceleration, reducing engine wear.
HEAVY-DUTY ISUZU ENGINE
Isuzu turbo Diesel engines are built to withstand higher temperatures and pressures than other engines. The powerful and efficient engine in the D-MAX is tough by nature, hard wearing and delivers legendary Isuzu reliability.
PEACE OF MIND
ACTIVE SAFETY FEATURES
ACTIVE SAFETY FEATURES
The D-MAX is packed with built-in active safety features that keep you and your passengers safe by helping avoiding accidents.
The D-MAX gives you eyes in the back of your head with a reversing camera. Perfect for tricky parking situations, hitching a trailer or reversing out of a driveway. (Standard on LS and SX ute models - accessory available for cab chassis models.)
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
The ultimate in active safety. ESC is created by a network of sensors throughout the D-MAX that can detect if you're over or understeering. If so, ESC commands the ABS, TCS and the engine management computer to make sure you stay in control. Intelligent protection, like a third hand on the steering wheel, keeping you safe.
EMERGENCY BRAKE ASSIST
In emergency situations, even the most experienced drivers can panic when hitting the brakes. EBA detects emergency braking and takes over, applying maximum pressure to dramatically reduce stopping distance.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM
Simple and always effective, ABS ensures your wheels don't lock up when braking in an emergency or on slippery surfaces.
HILL DESCENT CONTROL
This feature electronically applies the brakes to ensure a smooth, controlled descent, giving you the confidence to tackle the trickiest downhill terrain.
TRAILER SWAY CONTROL (TSC)
Designed to recognise early signs of dangerous trailer sway, TSC automatically applies the brake on individual wheels, as well as reducing engine torque, to bring the trailer safely back under control.
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
Daytime running lights help improve the visibility of your D-MAX to others on the road even when your headlights are not turned on. (Available on LS models).
ELECTRONIC BRAKE-FORCE DISTRIBUTION (EBD)
EBD spreads braking power to the wheels that need it most, front or rear, based on the load you're carrying. If the D-MAX is fully loaded, EBD dramatically reduces your stopping distance.
TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS)
If the D-MAX detects any wheel spin, the TCS applies brake pressure to the over spinning wheels to help restore traction and improve control.
HILL START ASSIST
For added driver control and safety, the D-MAX electronic brake control will automatically engage Hill Start Assist to prevent vehicle roll-back when starting on steep gradients above 5.7 degrees.