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Isuzu gives KB X-Rider added traction


Re-launched earlier this year as a permanent model after being limited to 700 units only, Isuzu has now introduced a four-wheel drive version of the aesthetically enhanced KB X-Rider.

Said to have been the result of a spike in demand, the four-wheel drive X-Rider will also be exported to a number of left-and-right-hand-drive countries on the African continent, and supplement the existing rear-wheel drive model available until now.

Priced at R441 200, a jump of R45 000 over the two-wheel drive, the 4WD X-Rider remains fundamentally unchanged with the sole difference being the option of a rear diff-lock.

Up front, the 2.5-litre D-TEQ turbodiesel engine again produces 100 kW and 320 Nm of torque, linked to a five-speed manual gearbox. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.9 L/100 km, 0.2 L/100 km up on the rear-wheel drive, and emissions at 208 g/km (up five g/km).

A five year / 120 000 km warranty and five year / 90 000 km service plan are included in the sticker price.

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