“Let me start by saying that in the brand-name bakkie royal rumble happening in our market, there are no outright losers. If one is strong here, another makes up for it there. The playing field is reasonably level and brand loyalty often takes precedence over measurable differences in price, power and other fiddly features such as breakover angles, load-bin sizes and reach-adjustable steering columns (or, in some cases, the lack thereof).
So with that I bring you the all-new Isuzu KB. Launched just weeks ago in South Africa, this locally-made pickup is the latest to debut with a shiny new face fit for the 21st century, and there’s a huge following of loyal Isuzu okes who’ve eagerly awaited this day to see how their new bad boy stacks up in the ongoing bakkie brawl.
The new KB comes in 21 different guises, ranging from low-slung workhorses through butch four-wheel drive doublecabs and everything in between, meaning there’s a model to contest every weight category.”