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Isuzu KB goes under the knife

By Charl Bosch - Sep 18, 2015
Isuzu KB goes under the knife

A regular top ten seller with well over 1 000 units being shifted each month, Isuzu has given its KB bakkie range a mid-life facelift with the additions of new tech and engine revisions.

Comprising of 18 models again offered in three cab configurations, changes on all, bar the base single cab, includes the standard fitment of stability control with a new Bluetooth compatible sound system replacing the previous dot matrix unit on LE models.

On LX and Extended Cab models, the overhaul is less dramatic and mainly includes upgraded interior fabrics.

Completing the revisions, double cab LE models now comes fitted as standard with cruise control, while the range topping LX features LED daytime running lights, keyless entry/go and a brand new 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, Wi-Fi, reverse camera and a DVD system.

Up front, the previous low pressure 58 kW 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine has been retained on base single models with all LE versions making use of a revised version of the previous 85 kW 2.5-litre D-TEQ unit. Now equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger, the engine produces 100 kW and 320 N.m of torque with drive going to the rear or all-four wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.

Sitting at the top of the range, the stalwart 3.0-litre D-TEQ remains the sole offering on LX models with the biggest addition being an optional five-speed automatic transmission on the double cab four-wheel drive. Power is once again rated at 130 kW and 380 N.m of torque.

A five year / 120 000 km warranty and five year / 90 000 km service is standard on all models.

 

PRICING

SINGLE CAB

MODELPOWERPRICE
KB 25058 kW / 170 N.mR219 400
KB 250 Fleetside58 kW / 170 N.mR241 500
KB 250 D-TEQ Fleetside100 kW / 320 N.mR270 600
KB 250 D-TEQ LE100 kW / 320 N.mR307 600
KB 250 D-TEQ LE 4x4100 kW / 320 N.mR357 400
KB 300 D-TEQ LX130 kW / 380 N.mR355 700
KB 300 D-TEQ LX 4x4130 kW / 380 N.mR410 000

 

EXTENDED CAB

MODELPOWERPRICE
KB 250 D-TEQ Fleetside100 kW / 320 N.mR317 000
KB 300 D-TEQ LX130 kW / 380 N.mR394 200
KB 300 D-TEQ LX AT130 kW / 380 N.mR407 500
KB 300 D-TEQ LX 4x4130 kW / 380 N.mR451 800

 

DOUBLE CAB

MODELPOWERPRICE
KB 250 D-TEQ Fleetside100 kW / 320 N.mR325 700
KB 250 D-TEQ LE100 kW / 320 N.mR406 200
KB 250 D-TEQ LE 4x4100 kW / 320 N.mR429 100
KB 300 D-TEQ LX130 kW / 380 N.mR463 700
KB 300 D-TEQ LX AT130 kW / 380 N.mR474 900
KB 300 D-TEQ LX 4x4130 kW / 380 N.mR523 600
KB 300 D-TEQ LX 4x4 AT130 kW / 380 N.mR529 700