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Isuzu ups warranty to six years/150,000km

Isuzu takes it to competitors with an extra year of warranty and more comprehensive capped-price servicing.

Isuzu Ute Australia has announced new warranty terms alongside its MY19 updates to the D-Max ute and MU-X SUV range.

The new terms cover both the D-Max and MU-X for a six-year/150,000km period, complete with a six-year roadside assist package.

Isuzu has also upped its capped-price servicing program to seven years/105,000km, with a total cost of $3600 over the seven-year period. Services range between $350 and $1110 annually.

Isuzu says the limited kilometres on the warranty is due to its research telling it that most Isuzu owners travel less than 25,000km per year.

The program represents a marked improvement over the brand’s previous five-year/130,000km warranty, five-year/75,000km capped-price service program and five-year roadside assist.

The new warranty is ahead of most mainstream competitors from Ford, Toyota and Nissan, although is still behind the market-returning Korean marque, SsangYong, with its Musso ute and Rexton SUV scoring a market-leading seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty promise and transparent capped price servicing for the duration. Mitsubishi announced a seven-year/150,000km plan for the Triton when it launched earlier this year. 

The D-Max and MU-X are both powered by a 130kW/430Nm 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine, and in both instances the powertrains require servicing once every 12 months or 15,000km - whichever occurs first.

What do you think of Isuzu’s new warranty terms? Would they be enough to get you considering a D-Max or MU-X over competitors? Share your thoughts in the comments below.