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Isuzu D-Max & MU-X receive new 4×2 variants in Australia

The local Isuzu D-Max ute lineup has been expanded, now including two new 4×2 variants. A new 4×2 version of the MU-X SUV has also been added.

2015 Isuzu MU-X LS-T 4x2

Joining the extensive ute range are the D-Max SX 4×2 Space Cab High-Ride and the SX 4×2 Crew Cab Chassis High-Ride. These come with a five-speed automatic transmission and the familiar 3.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine.

With these added in, the D-Max ute range now spans a whopping 25 different possible variants. Isuzu says the new versions are another resource to increase its market share in “arguably Australia’s most competitive” vehicle segment.

For SUV buyers, there’s now a 4×2 version of the flagship MU-X LS-T. It comes with a five-speed auto, and the same 3.0-litre diesel engine producing 130kW and 380Nm.

The LS-T offers a three-tonne towing capacity, seven seats, and a five-star ANCAP safety rating. Like the D-Max, the MU-X comes with a five-year/130,000km warranty with five years roadside assistance. Buyers also have the peace of mind of three-year capped-price servicing.

The new variants arrive in dealerships around the country this month, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs):

2015 Isuzu D-MAX 4×2 SX Space Cab Ute – $34,300
2015 Isuzu D-MAX 4×2 SX Crew Cab Chassis – $36,100

2015 Isuzu MU-X 4×2 LS-T AT – $46,700

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.