They're in the showroom now at Hunter Isuzu UTE Rutherford and ready for test drive.

The main upgrade is under the bonnet with their new "Pumped Up" engine.

This new engine is a world first for Isuzu. It was developed exclusively for the Australian market after exhaustive research and testing into the use and demands of existing Isuzu owners, and no other Isuzu D-MAX or MU-X market currently features an Isuzu 3.0 litre Euro5 compliant engine.

Maximum torque output has been increased to 430Nm from the previous model’s output of 380Nm to meet the demands of Australian operating conditions and our customer’s expectations.

Compared to the previous engine, 380Nm of torque (previous maximum) is now on tap from 1,700 - 3,500 rpm – which is 100 rpm lower and continues 700 rpm higher – meaning the same engine rpm provides more power and the same torque can be generated at lower engine rpm.

By producing more power at lower engine rpm, and more torque, the new “Pumped Up” D-MAX and MU-X are both more fuel efficient and produce less toxic exhaust emissions – but still deliver Isuzu’s famous “tree-stump-pulling grunt”, that’s fit for the biggest of jobs.

A new variable geometry turbocharger with intercooler, and ultra-high pressure common rail fuel injection ensures precise and efficient fuel delivery, and a newly designed differential has also been introduced to handle the increase in engine torque and ensure that Isuzu’s legendary durability and reliability lives on.

Revealing the excellence of Isuzu’s diesel technology know-how, the 17MY D-MAX and 16.5MY MU-X’s 4JJ1-TC Hi-Power Euro5 turbo-diesel engine has a number of new features:

  1. New design pistons
  2. New design fuel injectors
  3. New design fuel supply pump
  4. VGS turbo-charger
  5. Larger Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler
  6. New design EGR bypass valve
  7. Ceramic glow plugs
  8. Intelligent Battery Sensor (IBS)
  9. Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD)

All these new features culminate in a more fuel efficient and low emission turbo-diesel engine that harnesses Isuzu's century of diesel engine manufacturing, and continues to maintain Isuzu's reputation for outstanding reliability and low cost of ownership. 

Get in touch for more info.