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Entry level Isuzu KB now more eXpressive

Entry level Isuzu KB now more eXpressive

Bucking the trend of offering special edition models based on flagship derivatives, Isuzu South Africa has introduced a limited-run version of its stalwart KB using the entry-level 250 D-TEQ.

Available in either Extended or Double Cab body configurations, the new X-Rider mainly adds a number of cosmetic tweaks consisting of black and silver diamond-cut 18-inch all-terrain alloy wheels, LED daytime-running lights, black front bumper guard, roll bar, side-steps, mirrors and door handles, black grille with red Isuzu branding, blacked out B-pillar, updated tow-bar with 2.1-ton braked trailer capacity, and special X-Rider decals on the front doors, roll bar and tailgate.

Interior changes on the X-Rider are more subtle and includes X-Rider embroided red-stitched leather seats, leather covered multi-function steering wheel with the red Isuzu badge, piano key black inserts on the doors with red X motifs, and gloss-black finishes around air vents, gear lever and sound system.

Upgraded in September last year, the 2.5-litre D-TEQ turbodiesel engine remains unchanged with power still rated at 100 kW and torque at 320 N.m. Drive goes the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.

A five year / 120 000 km warranty and five year / 90 000 km service is included in the Extended Cab’s R355 900 and the Double Cab’s R366 380 asking prices.