While we’ve waxed poetic about how truly impressive the higher-end models of the all-new Isuzu D-Max are, there’s still an awful lot to like in the cheapest variant on offer.
After previously testing it at its Australian launch and then on a road trip to Coober Pedy, our latest stint in the new Isuzu D-Max sees us pit the top-spec X-Terrain model against the urban jungle.
We pit the hotly-anticipated Jeep ute against the rocky tracks at Eagle View to see just how much sense this long-asked-for model makes.
As strange as it is for the Japanese brand to have started selling a rebadged French van exclusively Down Under, it’s not entirely without reason.
We submit the 2021 Isuzu D-Max to trial by rock, mud, gravel, sand, and tarmac ahead of the Australian launch of the all-new model, and quickly discover that it’s a true class-leader and the new ute to beat.
We pit Nissan’s hardcore factory-modified Navara N-Trek Warrior against the tracks at the Loveday 4×4 Adventure Park to see just how much its capability has been improved compared to the regular ute it’s based on.
Not only is the new Toyota HiAce an astonishing improvement over its predecessor, but it practically sets the new van benchmark as we found out when we took this automatic petrol model for a quick spin.
We put the tradie-favourite Workmate version of Australia’s best-selling vehicle, the Toyota HiLux, to the test over a fortnight to see just why it’s still so immensely popular.
Mitsubishi’s facelifted 2019 Triton presents itself as one of the best-value dual cab ute buys, with the GLS Premium also being one of the best-equipped in the class.