Ve­hi­cle Re­view: Isuzu KB Double Cab

Com­pared to my old 2007 KB 250, Isuzu has come a long way with their 2017 double cab range. But then, this re­view is about Isuzu’s top of the range which is hardly com­pa­ra­ble. By

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KB 300 D-TEQ LX 4x4 Auto, Des Langk­ilde.

Be­sides the ex­te­rior re­mod­elling and new, aero­dy­nam­i­cally crafted front-end de­sign, prob­a­bly the big­gest fea­ture that I found some get­ting used to in the new KB double cab is the key-less en­try and the en­gine Stop/Start but­ton ig­ni­tion.

To ex­pe­ri­ence its 4x4 prow­ess, I took a drive through Kagga Kamma Pri­vate Na­ture Re­serve in Port El­iz­a­beth. De­scend­ing into the ‘Jou­bert's Werf' sec­tion of the 4x4 trail, Isuzu's ‘Hill De­scent Con­trol‘ fea­ture ap­plies brakes to each wheel au­to­mat­i­cally while ‘Hill Start As­sist' pre­vents the ve­hi­cle from rolling when try­ing to pull away on an up or down gra­di­ent by hold­ing the brakes for 2 sec­onds or un­til propul­sion is de­tected. Then there's the driv­ing com­fort with the rocky ter­rain be­ing ab­sorbed by heavy duty twin-tube gas pres­surised shock ab­sorbers and a com­bi­na­tion of coil-over shock (front) and leaf spring over-slung (back) wheel sus­pen­sion.

Isuzu has cer­tainly loaded the KB with tons of mod­ern tech­nol­ogy, like touch-screen Satel­lite Nav­i­ga­tion as stan­dard, Re­verse Cam­era, Smart Phone Fea­tures, Blue­tooth au­dio stream­ing and Wi-Fi con­nec­tiv­ity. The leather steer­ing wheel also has multi-func­tion con­trols with Cruise Con­trol and lux­u­ri­ous seats, trimmed in gen­uine leather with the driver's seat be­ing six-way elec­tron­i­cally ad­justable. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.isuzu.co.za

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