Isuzu adds value to facelifted KB series
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.
A facelifted version of the sixth generation Isuzu KB has hit South Africa.