December will be an exciting month for Isuzu UTE Australia, with the new and improved 2023 (23MY) MU-X and D-MAX ranges hitting the market with refreshed designs and feature inclusions driven by customer feedback.
The demand for large 4WD SUVs has skyrocketed, and the Isuzu MU-X has remained a fan-favourite among buyers looking for a family focused, adventure-ready SUV. The 23MY MU-X update will include new features, finishes, and a darker design aesthetic to make this top-selling SUV even more formidable.
The 23MY MU-X will be available in three grades: LS-M, LS-U and LS-T, in either 4x2 or selectable 4x4, and will all be powered with Isuzu’s renowned 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine.
On top of the design refresh that the 23MY MU-X models received, notable new features include the introduction of a handsfree tailgate system on the LS-U and LS-T models, as well as changes to aid with towing. Customer surveys revealed that almost half of Isuzu owners use their vehicle to tow, so Isuzu engineers aimed to simplify towing with the 23MY MU-X by automatically disabling Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert when a trailer is hitched up and detected via the Genuine trailer plug.
23MY ISUZU MU-X LS-T
“Similar to the 2023 D-MAX stablemate—in which it shares much of its DNA with—these updates have been fuelled by Customer feedback, adding more value and features to an already value-packed vehicle, without the need of a price increase,” said Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Hiroyasu Sato.
23MY 4x4 D-MAX X-TERRAIN
Driven by customer feedback, the 23MY D-MAX range will be more refined, with new features, 24 variants, and a refreshed exterior design and colour palette. Buyers are spoilt for choice, with new signature grille design, new wheels, fresh trim and paint finishes, and functionality updates. Three additional variants will be added to the SX range, with Isuzu’s frugal RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine will be available across this wider range of body styles. The 3.0-litre remains available across all models and body styles.
The MU-X and D-MAX range are available for purchase from 1 December 2022. And something for all potential buyers to note is that the 23MY ranges will remain the exact same RRP as the 22MY. The only price exception will be the three new SX models.
As there is a decent wait on MU-X and D-MAX models – six months or more, the timeframe depending on variant and colour, any cars yet to be built which are scheduled for delivery after December will be automatically upgraded to the 23MY range at no extra cost.
The driveway price for the flagship 23MY MU-X LS-T 4x4 is set to start at $65,990.
The 23MY D-MAX SX Single Cab Chassis Manual 4x2 starts at $31,990 driveaway, and the flagship 23MY D-MAX X-TERRAIN 4x4 will retain its $64,990 driveaway price.