Since 2008 Isuzu UTE Australia has had one engine to choose from for their range. This engine, the 3.0L Turbo Diesel six-cylinder, has been strong, reliable, and proven the right choice for the D-Max and MU-X.

From the beginning of 2022 however, the brand introduced something new in their SX Single Cab Chassis 4×2, the new RZ4E-TC 1.9-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder engine.

While the SX is still offered with the 3.0L 4J-series, this new four-cylinder opens the options for consumers who have wanted a D-Max but didn’t want the six-cylinder costs.

The 1.9 has 110kW of power and 350Nm of torque which is an impressive set of figures.

The SX Single Cab Chassis 1.9-Litre is in the all-new model range and the looks are modern, with the double chrome accents on the grille and mean looking headlights.

The model is only in high ride and is your typical base level working ute. Steel wheels, alloy tray and built tough.

As with all work-focused 1-tonne utilities, payload capacity remains key; with the SX Single Cab 1.9-litre rated at 1,405kg for the manual and 1,380kg for the automatic.

22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4x2 SX Single Cab
22MY Isuzu D-MAX 4×2 SX Single Cab Chassis Interior.

The floor is vinal and the seats are the brands standard black cloth while the cabin is built with hardwearing materials and the centre of the dashboard has a 7-inch high-definition infotainment system.

The SX comes with power windows, power mirrors, central locking with keyless entry, electric power steering, automatic halogen headlights with automatic high beam control, and the choice of either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.

It’s noticeable that you are missing two cylinders if you have driven the 4J-series although not to a point where you are disappointed you are only in a four-banger. There is still plenty of power and has slightly lower fuel usage of around 7-litres per hundred.

Isuzu UTE has a strong name in the market with both their models, and this new 4-cylinder is no different. It is the same built tough, robust, powerful ute that has always been here, just a couple of cylinders short of a sixpack.

Price – $31,990 Drive-away

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