On March 2013, ISUZU D-MAX has won a “BEST PICK-UP 2013” awarded by VansA2Z, one of the most famous on-line automotive magazines in UK. Neil McIntee, editor of VansA2Z.com, said of the D-Max: “There’s a seemingly endless supply of torque from the 2.5 litre commonrail diesel engine, a full choice of body styles and trim levels, it’s an accomplished mud-plugger, it can match load capabilities with the best, and its external dimensions make it feel nimble to drive.
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D-MAX has also won an accolade of “Editor's Choice” from the hotly-contested Trade Van Driver magazine. The magazine acclaimed that D-Max's design is stylish and tough both interior and exterior. As a matter of fact, Isuzu D-MAX has recorded a best-ever monthly sales in March 2013, with 814 registrations. Trade Van Driver is the publication dedicated to offering 'transport solutions for the trade professional' And its awards are judged by an expert panel made up of journalists and of readers who rely on light commercial vehicles for their businesses.
Like that wasn't enough, The Isuzu D-MAX was today announced winner of the 2013 Australian 4WD Action Magazine's Ute* of the Year.
Widely respected as Australia's toughest 4x4 test, the D-MAX triumphed over the full-gamut of Australia's one-tonne pickup segment; the Toyota HiLux, Mazda BT-50, Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, Holden Colorado and Volkswagen Amarok.
"Judging criteria for the 4WDer's Ute of the Year was simple – we wanted to test the vehicles in a way that mimics how they'd be used in real life," said Australian 4WD Action's editor, Brendan Seymour. "This meant loading them almost to their GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass), and then putting them through their paces in every off-road terrain imaginable, from mud, to steep hills, sand and long stretches at higher speeds ... finally, we enlisted the help of seven real 4WDers to test the vehicles like only a true 4WDer can – and the D-MAX came out on top," he added.
Not only did the Isuzu D-MAX pick up the overall award, but it also proved the most fuel efficient of the seven utes tested.
Giving further insight to the comprehensive assessment regime, tester Steven Collins explained; "We broke the off-road performance portion of the judging down into five categories and scored each ute based on how they performed off-road. We then compared and scored fuel economy (as tested), purchase price, running costs per year (comprehensive insurance and servicing) and payload to determine the final outcome."