Isuzu’s iconic heritage of innovation, toughness, durability, reliability and functionality has just been updated with bold new styling and higher levels of comfort and safety. The Isuzu KB, with more powerful engines, offers an exciting package for the serious bakkie owner and operator.
The Isuzu KB is powered by a selection of latest generation diesel and petrol engines.
- An all-new 2,4 litre petrol 16V DOHC engine that produces 112 kW with 233 Nm of torque and a fuel consumption for the combined cycle of 10,4 l/100km with CO2 emissions of 245 gm/km (4X2 models).
- The 2,5 litre low pressure turbo diesel engine provides 58 kW of power with 170 Nm of torque. This is an ideal choice for workhorse type operations and is carried over from the previous model.
- A 2.5 litre D-TEQ engine with 85 kW of power with maximum torque of 280 Nm available from a low 1800 r/min. Fuel consumption for the combined cycle is 7,7 l/100 km with C02 emissions of 203 gm/km.
- An advanced 3,0 litre D-TEQ engine that now has maximum power of 130 kW – up by 10 kW – with 380 Nm of torque. This is an ideal towing solution. Fuel consumption measured over the combined cycle is 7,8 l/100km for 4X2 models and 7,9 l/100km for the 4×4 variants – as measured by GMSA engineers. C02 emissions are 204 gm/km with low sulphur diesel specified.
A short clip showing some of the Isuzu KB features and engine specs;
The 6th Generation Isuzu KB has been designed with towing in mind. All models have the facility to have a towbar with a 2,1 ton capacity, installed as an dealer fitted accessory. All Isuzu KB 300 LX models can be fitted with a heavy duty towbar permitting a class leading towing capacity of 3,5 tons (note that at this capacity, the trailer requires service brakes).
The Isuzu KB comes with all round improvements in on-road comfort, stability and ride and handling as well as an improvement in off-road capability due to the increased suspension articulation. It has a new wider and longer chassis design, an increased wheelbase and track, a lower centre of gravity and an improved seating position placing the driver in a more commanding position. All the High Ride and 4X4 models have an approach angle of 30 degrees and a departure angle of 22,7 degrees with a rear step bumper. The break-over angle for these models is 22,4 degrees.
On this latest generation Isuzu KB the driver is able to select from a number of 4X4 driving modes using the Terrain Command Dial. The 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive high ratio change can be implemented on the fly at speeds of up to 100km/h. The vehicle, as with all 4X4 vehicles, must be stopped to change to the extreme condition 4L (low-range) mode. This selection is also initiated via the Terrain Command Dial.
A video showing the Isuzu KB in action off road and highlighting it’s enhanced ability;
Isuzu KB interior
The Isuzu Kb has been made bigger and bolder, in fact 260mm longer than the previous model. It is also 60mm wider and 60mm taller allowing an increase in interior space and a more space efficient load box. With improved aerodynamics the Isuzu’s roof, sides and door structure have been updated which has resulted in a reduction in noise, vibration and harshness levels (NVH) experienced in the cabin so much so it is comparable to that of a passenger vehicle.
All D-TEQ and petrol (excluding base) models are fitted with two frontal airbags for the driver and front seat passenger. These work together with seat belt pre-tensioners and force limiters. The top-of-the-range LX Double Cab is fitted with six airbags, two in the front, two seat side, and two curtain side. Isofix child seat anchors are featured on the rear seats of double cab models. Isuzu has placed a high priority on improving pedestrian safety levels. The front bumper is designed to lessen pedestrian injuries. The bonnet design of the Isuzu KB is designed to absorb impact energy in a pedestrian accident. The bonnet is designed to crumple in a pedestrian accident and absorb energy.
A video showing how spacious and comfortable the Isuzu KB is;
The Isuzu KB comes with a 5 year / 90 000km Service Plan (Except base models) and a 5 year / 120,000km Warranty.
|Model||Price (incl. VAT)|
|Single Cab Diesel|
|Isuzu KB 250 D-Teq||R229,300|
|Isuzu KB 250 Fleetside D-Teq||R242,700|
|Isuzu KB 250 Fleetside D-Teq (Safety)||R244,900|
|Isuzu KB 250 LE 4×4||R315,700|
|Isuzu KB 250 LE||R274,800|
|Isuzu KB 300 LX||R311,700|
|Isuzu KB 300 LX 4×4||R362,300|
|Extended Cab Diesel|
|Isuzu KB 250 E/Cab LE||R290,700|
|Isuzu KB 300 E/Cab LX||R359,400|
|Isuzu KB 300 E/Cab LX 4×4||R412,300|
|Double Cab Diesel|
|Isuzu KB 250 Double Cab LE||R363,200|
|Isuzu KB 250 Double Cab LE 4×4||R384,100|
|Isuzu KB 300 Double Cab LX||R410,400|
|Isuzu KB 300 Double Cab LX Automatic||R423,400|
|Isuzu KB 300 Double Cab LX 4×4||R464,400|
|Single Cab Petrol|
|Isuzu KB 240 Base||R218,900|
|Isuzu KB 240 Fleetside||R233,700|
|Isuzu KB 240 Fleetside 4×4||R258,500|
|Isuzu KB 240 LE||R253,200|
|Double Cab Petrol|
|Isuzu KB 240 Double Cab LE||R309,100|
|Isuzu KB 240 Double Cab LE 4×4||R380,200|
Please note listed prices are recommended retail prices and are subject to change without prior notice.
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