Isuzu South Africa has announced a new budget-busting model to its light commercial line-up. Meet the KB X-Rider, which is based upon the 250 HO Hi-Rider 4x2, which is available in extended and double-cab guises.
This special edition boasts a number of visual upgrades – diamond-cut 18-inch alloys, black side steps, LED daytime running lights and X-Rider decals set this model apart from lesser Isuzu KB models. Under the skin, there's an upgraded towbar (now with a 2.1-ton towing capacity), while cabin gains some enhancements in the form of red stitching on the gear lever, steering wheel and seats (an X-Rider logo has been embroidered on the front headrests).
Under the bonnet is the 2.5-litre common rail direct injection turbodiesel motor that produces peak outputs of 100 kW and 320 Nm.
Brian Olson, the Vice President of Vehicle Sales, Service, and Marketing at General Motors South Africa, says: “Our aim with the X-Rider is to offer real value and individuality in a brand that is well known for toughness, reliability and comfort. The X-Rider follows on the success of special-edition models of the past, such as the Midnite and Serengeti. The X-Rider continues the tradition, but at a lower price point, providing added exclusivity and exceptional value for money.”
The X-Rider is offered in three colours: Summit White, Switchblade Silver or Maranello Red and it will be reaching General Motors showrooms from the first week of July 2016.
Isuzu KB X-Rider Price in South Africa
Isuzu KB 250 HO X-Rider Extended Cab R 355 900
Isuzu KB 250 HO X-Rider Double Cab R 366 380
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