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Isuzu Ups Warranty

August 20, 2019

Isuzu takes it to competitors with an extra year of warranty and more comprehensive capped-price servicing. Isuzu Ute Australia has announced new warranty terms alongside its MY19 updates to the D-Max ute and MU-X SUV range. The new terms cover both the D-Max and MU-X for a six-year/150,000km period, complete with a six-year roadside assist package. Isuzu has also upped its capped-price servicing program to seven years/105,000km, with a total cost of $3600 over the...

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Isuzu Overachievers Refreshed

August 13, 2019

For an automotive company, you could have far worse brand characteristics than being renowned for toughness and durability — especially if you operate solely in creating rugged workhorses and vehicles made for conquering unsealed terrain. Isuzu Ute benefits from being an offshoot of its parent truck company, not only because of its name recognition but also its products since launching in Australia in 2008. It says it builds its vehicles “from the truck down”, as opposed...

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Isuzu Celebrating the Cummins Connection

August 6, 2019

Confirmation of the global link between Isuzu Motors Limited and Cummins has been welcomed by the truck-maker’s Australian arm. Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) sees the now-sealed Isuzu-Cummins Powertrain Partnership agreement as underscoring the commitment of both companies to continue to advance opportunities in developing diesel and diesel-based powertrain technology for a global market. IAL chief operating officer Andrew Harbison is particularly taken with the possibilities it may present for Australian truck customers. “We’re pleased to...

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Isuzu i-Venture Club: Eyre Peninsula

July 30, 2019

Carsales heads off-road with Isuzu to explore the Eyre Peninsula via D-MAX and MU-X. Planning a first trip off-road can be daunting for a new four-wheel drive owner, but initiatives like Isuzu’s I-Venture Club are a great way to learn what you need to know. The specialist off-road brand’s facilitated trips is also a great way to see Australia’s hidden gems. South Australia’s stunning Eyre Peninsula is just such a place… Eyre time In fact, delivering...

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The Isuzu XTR for 4×4 Adventurers

July 24, 2019

As Ford prepares to launch its Ranger Raptor bakkie in South Africa this month, Isuzu has shown that it might also have something to excite fans of the brand. Demand for extravagantly styled and more off-road capable bakkies show no sign of weakening and Isuzu has responded with a special edition version of its D-Max double-cab 4×4. This new derivative is aimed at those who are committed to off-road adventure driving and enjoy attracting attention...

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Isuzu considers new TVC direction

July 3, 2019

‘Go Your Own Way’ licence up for renewal but Isuzu keen to keep using it in drive to 30,000 sales. Younger buyers are being recruited to drive the future at Isuzu Ute Australia (IUA) as it strives for 30,000 annual sales by 2020. But Isuzu Ute owners might find themselves singing a different tune as the rights to the theme – ‘Go Your Own Way’ – draw to a close and the company decides whether to...

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Isuzu outsells the big-name SUVs

June 26, 2019

The Isuzu MU-X is capable, reliable and good value, outnumbering rivals at school pick-ups, caravan parks and off-road trails. Isuzu’s MU-X SUV has been a seven-seat sales superstar since its introduction in November 2013. It’s up against heavy-hitting ute-based rivals such as the Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Ford Everest but the Isuzu trumps them all in sales. How’s it shaping up as a used buy? Generally very well, as reliability has proved solid,...

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Isuzu develops an Australian accent

June 19, 2019

With the demise of local manufacturing, there aren’t too many car companies which have Australian tastes at the forefront of their minds when creating new vehicles. But Isuzu Ute is the exception. Australia is easily the company’s biggest export market, accounting for 37 per cent of vehicles shipped from its Thailand manufacturing plant in 2018. So what we want makes a difference to Isuzu — and the company is eager to listen. It has regularly sought owner...

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Isuzu chief says ‘data drives business’

June 12, 2019

Isuzu Australia is “well positioned” to take advantage of new technologies, and a critical factor in its technology approach is data, according to director and chief operating officer Andrew Harbison. Harbison officially took over the reins as the Australian leader of the organisation on March 1, 2019. He’s been with the company for the past 13 years, and been central to its operational transition plan for some time. In the new role, Harbison outlined to...

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Isuzu UTE Wins ‘Best of the Best’ Award

June 5, 2019

Vehicle manufacturer Isuzu UTE has been named as the winner of the Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Award – ‘Best of the Best’ – taking the mantle from fellow car manufacturer Lexus. The ‘Best of the Best’ award goes to the company that achieved the highest customer satisfaction of all 32 winners at the 2018 Annual Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards. Isuzu UTE ended the year with six straight victories in the demanding Car Manufacturer of...

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