Isuzu adds value to facelifted KB se­ries

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GEN­ERAL Mo­tors South Africa (GMSA) has started de­liv­er­ing a facelifted ver­sion of the sixth gen­er­a­tion Isuzu KB to ap­proved deal­ers in south­ern Africa.

A new front fas­cia de­sign in­cludes changes to bon­net, ra­di­a­tor grille and head­lamps with pro­jec­tor and in­te­grated LED day­time run­ning lights on LX mod­els.

At the back, the new tail­gate styling on ex­tended and dou­ble cab mod­els also sees a rearview cam­era in­te­grated into the tail­gate han­dle on LX dou­ble cab mod­els.

In­side, a new in­stru­ment clus­ter de­sign has im­proved func­tion­al­ity and a gear shift in­di­ca­tor for man­ual mod­els. A key fea­ture of LX mod­els is a touch­screen in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem with satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion, In­ter­net, WiFi, and smart­phone in­te­gra­tion. The screen – a 1 080p high-def­i­ni­tion TFT unit with a gen­er­ous 6,5-inch di­men­sion — also acts as the dis­play when brows­ing, or us­ing the DVD player.

Hi-Rider 4x2 mod­els re­ceived new front and rear dampers while 4x4 mod­els re­ceived re­vised rear dampers only. Re­bound con­trol was re­fined to have more com­pli­ant char­ac­ter­is­tics at both low and high pis­ton damper speeds. The end re­sult is a smoother ride across a greater va­ri­ety of ter­rain i.e. im­proved iso­la­tion from high­way road vi­bra­tion and re­duced harsh­ness from high im­pact.

Brian Ol­son, vice-pres­i­dent of ve­hi­cle sales, ser­vice, and mar­ket­ing for Gen­eral Mo­tors in Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa said the 3-litre 4x4 LX Dou­ble Cab cus­tomers will ben­e­fit from ad­di­tional value as these mod­els now come stan­dard with a tow­bar, sports­bar, roofrails and power ad­justable leather seats.

The 2016 range con­tin­ues with the proven 2,5 and 3,0 litre diesel en­gines,

All 18 de­riv­a­tives are sold with a fiveyear or 120 000 km war­ranty and road­side as­sis­tance as well as a five-year or un­lim­ited mileage anti-cor­ro­sion war­ranty and, a five-year or 90 000 km ser­vice plan. Ser­vice in­ter­vals are 15 000 km or 12 months for all deriva- tives. The KB 250 Base sin­gle cab starts at R235 000 and a 4x4 driv­e­train comes to R386 800.

The Ex­tended Cab KB 250 Hi-Rider costs R337 400 and the dou­ble cabs KB250 starts at R351 300, with the KB 300 dou­ble cab LX au­to­matic cost­ing R501 200 and the range top­per KB 300 4x4 dou­ble cab LX au­to­matic re­tail­ing for R563 500. — WR.

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A facelifted ver­sion of the sixth gen­er­a­tion Isuzu KB has hit South Africa.

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