Hillside ease with the 2019 Isuzu D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Utility

June 4, 2019 8:42 am | peterwarrengroup.com.au

The Australian market is teeming with many brand new light utility vehicles. With so many manufacturers competing with each other, it's no wonder these vehicles are pulling out all the stops to be the best on offer. However, when you take away all the bells and whistles, it's essential to ensure that you're driving away with a vehicle that performs exactly the way you need it to. Simple yet effective, the 2019 Isuzu D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Utility takes a refined approach to the classic tradie ute, and reminds us exactly why these vehicles were created in the first place.

Refined reliability

At it's core, the 2019 Isuzu D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Utility is built to tackle the hard yards. Whether you're transporting heavy loads between jobs at the construction site or tackling the rolling hills on a sprawling farm, this ute handles it all with a design that is equal parts strength and sophistication.

They say if something isn't broken, don't fix it. For Isuzu, the shape and design of their utility vehicles have remained relatively unchanged over the years. Instead of transforming styles completely, each new iteration takes on a contemporary twist – the D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Utility is no exception, and doesn't stray from the expectation of Isuzu when it comes to aesthetics. The sleek, Splash White finish of this four-door utility, complemented with a chrome grill, gives off an incredibly modern vibe, without losing out on the muscular body we expects from a ute.

Comfort in the cab

Though the body of the D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Utility takes inspiration from the utes of yesteryear, hopping into the cab provides a very different experience. Sound proofed and fitted with ergonomic seating, both the driver and passenger experience is sure to be a comfortable one, with plenty of leg room for those in the backseat.

Up front, the driver interface isn't unlike one you'd find in a high-performance sedan. The leather wrapped steering wheel adds a splash of luxury to laborious jobs, complete with music controls right at your fingertips. Fitted with Bluetooth technology, you can not only play tunes straight from your playlist, but answer calls without fumbling for your phone.

With the sleek, contemporary design considered, we wouldn't blame you if you forgot that you were behind the wheel of a powerful utility. Start the engine, however, and you'll quickly be reminded of the ferocity beneath you. The 3.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine provides 430Nm of torque, ensuring your utility is packed with the punch it needs to carry hefty loads between projects.

Fitted for the farm

One of many challenges farmers face is investing in equipment that isn't only going to perform at a high standard for towing, but can handle a variety of terrain types safely, too. Here, the Isuzu D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Utility truly shines. Hill start assist helps kick start the car from a stationary position on uphill incRearing to golines through automatic brake control. While hill start technology isn't by any means revolutionary in the utility market, the addition of full descent control is an incredibly important function where safety is considered.

Navigating slippery, sloped terrain is a precarious task for even the most experienced of farmers, especially when severe rain strikes. The full descent control operates by intuitively controlling the brakes for you, so drivers can focus more on steering and getting from A-to-B as safely as possible. Even on flat tracks, where there's dirt, mud isn't too far behind when wild weather hits. The Electronic Traction Control of the Isuzu D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Utility keeps the four-wheel drive function in check on slippery roads or tracks, while the Electronic Stability Control helps in preventing skids and loss of control. 

Back at the yard, loading up the trailer is a non-issue. A reversing camera makes lining up with trailers a breeze, and driving with these attachments is simple too. With balance in place to prevent trailer sway, even inexperienced workers are able to pick up the slack and get behind the wheel of the automatic transmission D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Utility when needed.

Raring to go

With all that's considered, it's unsurprising that this utility is one of the most exciting additions to the Peter Warren range on offer – so what are you waiting for? The outstanding Isuzu D-MAX LS-M Crew Cab Utility is raring and ready for a test drive. To book yours, get in touch with the team at Peter Warren Isuzu Ute to get behind the wheel.