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Entry level Isuzu KB now more eXpressive

By Charl Bosch - Jul 6, 2016
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.