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Back Vehicle News Isuzu Year Two Brings D-MAX Limited Edition II
28 Sep 2010

Year Two Brings D-MAX Limited Edition II

Specialist quality ute distributor Isuzu UTE Australia marks the second year of local sales of its Isuzu D-MAX one-tonne ute and cab/chassis range with a high-spec Limited Edition II 4x4 crew cab ute.

Like last year’s D-MAX ‘Pearler’, this year’s ‘LE II’ is a real limited edition at just 180 units.

Two new and exclusive pearlescent mica exterior colours are offered, 140 in Lunar White and 40 in Solar Bronze.

Based on the best-equipped and most popular D-MAX— the LS-U 4x4 crew cab ute, LE II comes equipped with around $9,000 retail value worth of unique features and accessories for only around $5,000 over LS-U typical pricing. Automatic and manual LE IIs are offered.

LE II’s premium unique feature is its Kenwood touch-screen hi-fi head unit with Garmin® SatNav, reversing camera view, DVD, USB and iPod® /iPhone® and Bluetooth® connectivity, as well as CD/FM/AM audio with AAC/MP3/WMA compatibility, played through LE II’s six speakers. The unit integrates a DFS (Detachable Face Security) and includes remote control.

LE II’s exclusive exterior colours extend to its special styled side steps which also integrate polished aluminium step inserts with rubber grip stipples.

Approximately half of the LE IIs will feature silver-stitched Charcoal Italian leather trim on seats—with the front backrests monogrammed, door trim inserts and the centre console padded elbow rest. This extra luxury adds a very moderate $2400 to LE II’s price.

Also inside there’s branded polished aluminum door sill scuff plates and custom carpet mats—the front pair monogrammed.

Other exterior LE II features include a lockable hard tonneau and chrome nudge and sports bars, bonnet protector, fog light recess bezels and taillight guards.
Limited Edition II’ badging on the tub rear flanks and an ‘LE II’ graphic integrated into custom striping on the lower doors denote the model.

All LE IIs are otherwise well-kitted with standard air-conditioning, ABS with EBD, dual airbags, fold-in power door mirrors with turn indicators, cruise, projector headlights, remote entry, electric windows with one-touch driver’s glass up and down, dual-bin padded centre console, electro-luminescent instrument display, rear LSD, lockable tailgate, rubber tub floor mat, chrome rear step bumper and alloy wheels including the spare.

Being solely 4x4, LE II is kitted with D-MAX’s 4x4 package of three-tonne maximum tow capacity, high-ride suspension, high 225mm ground clearance despite underslung rear springs and consequently lower loading height, ultra-low low-range crawler first gear with anti-stall, steel plate sump and transfer case guards, fuel tank shield, wide track 16”x7” wheels with meaty 245/70 tyres and wheel arch flares, plus push-button dash controls for 2WD/4WD/low range selection and shift-on-the-fly up to 100 km/h between 2WD and 4WD High.

With turbo-diesel D-MAX‘s famed fuel economy and three litres of under-stressed torque, LE II manual can lug over 900kg including occupants and their gear.

“Last year’s ‘Pearler’ limited edition D-MAX was very well received so we’ve sweetened this year’s special edition with some even greater value unique elements at very reasonable cost,” said IUA’s general manager of sales Paul Vuko.

Distributor indicative retail pricing for the manual Isuzu D-MAX Limited Edition II without leather trim is from $47,300 excluding on-road costs which will vary according to area, dealer and buyer profile.



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