There’s still life left in the KB!
The Isuzu X-Rider was introduced a year ago as a limited run of just over 700 units, but GMSA has decided to make it a permanent fixture in their line-up. The KB250’s 2.5-litre common-rail turbodiesel develops 100 kW and 320 Nm, comparing well to that of the Hilux 2.4 GD-6 and Ranger 2.2 TDCi. The most obvious differences are diamond-cut 18-inch alloys, a black bumper guard with integrated fog lamps, tubular side steps/sports bar combo in black with X-Rider decals, as well as the blacked out B-pillars. The tyres are low-profile 255/60 Grabber ATs. The interior features include full leather upholstery, a leather steering wheel, a leather gear-lever boot, piano black door trim, as well as piano black trim on air vents, radio and front console. This is complemented by remote keyless entry, satellite controls on the steering wheel, air conditioning, and projector headlights with daytime running lights. The KB 250 X-Rider 4x2 Double Cab retails for R388 400. All Isuzu KB models are sold with a 5-year/120 000km warranty and roadside assistance programme, a 5-year/unlimited mileage corrosion warranty and a 5-year/90 000km service plan. Service intervals are 15 000km or 12 months.