Briefly reunited with the vehicle that I spend 20 000 kilometres during a long-term review at CAR magazine a few years ago, it was a nice reminder, offered by Isuzu at the beginning of the launch of its seventh generation KB, of just how competent the nine-year-old outgoing model still is. Though arguably not as spacious as the current crop of double-cab bakkies on the South African market, those sharp, compact dimensions of the “old” KB, together with the bonnet scoop to feed air to the intercooler, still cut a fairly imposing shape on the road.
While attending the final round of the CAR Engineering Challenge, sponsored by Isuzu, in Port Elizabeth yesterday, I had the opportunity to have a first… Read more →
Isuzu’s new KB (named D-Max elsewhere) is currently undergoing local development for introduction in January 2013. Some other markets, however, have already witnessed the launch… Read more →
Lionel Fern from driverskills.com attends the launch of the eagerly awaited 2013 Isuzu KB (known in the UK as the D-Max) double cab. Here he compares the newcomer with the outgoing models, gives us a detailed overview of the 2,5 turbodiesel model and looks at the rivals against which it is pitched.
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is currently developing the sixth-generation Isuzu KB (D-Max elsewhere) to suit South African conditions and market preferences before its introduction early next year. We have already received photographs of the crucial new pick-up undergoing testing in South Africa. It is scheduled to enter local production at year-end.
The all-new Isuzu KB (called D-Max in other parts) was recently revealed in Thailand and is headed for our showrooms early in 2013. It will again be manufactured locally. This commercial is particularly interesting because it shows off the newcomer’s interesting centre console design.