Isuzu SA launches ‘exclusive’ X-Rider Black edition

  • Another special edition from Isuzu
  • ‘Limited’ badge added once more
  • Two- and all-wheel drive units
ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic
ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic

PORT ELIZABETH, Eastern Cape – Isuzu Motors SA has added a dash of exclusivity and appeal to its bakkie range with an Isuzu X-Rider Black – a limited edition, all-black, double-cab with rear or all-wheel drive.

Dominic Rimmer of Isuzu technical services told The Corner in a media release: “The X-Rider has been a fantastic addition to the SA Isuzu line-up. It created a niche of its own through distinctive styling and upmarket features.”

ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic
ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic

The first X-Rider has been  well-received by SA since its introduction in 2016, initially as a 700-unit limited edition. Isuzu says, however , that demand led to it being added permanently to the price list.

‘GREAT-LOOKING, RELIABLE’

By which the buyers of the original must have been teed off after paying a premium for a ‘special model’ that later anybody could buy…?

Rimmer again, though not addressing the above question: “The X-Rider’s success proved strong demand for a great-looking, tough and reliable, bakkie with a range of added-value content.

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“With the limited-edition X-Rider Black, we’re ramping up this exclusivity a notch to offer Isuzu bakkie buyers something even more special in the bakkie segment.”

ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic
ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic

Perhaps this time they will stick to the ”limited edition” concept?

The new limited model is finished in (Isuzu’s capital letters) Black Meet(?) Kettle paint and has ”an extensive list of unique features incorporated in the standard X-Rider package”. They are:

Bold black front bumper guard
Projector headlights, daytime running lights
Front foglights
18” alloy wheel rims with red Isuzu badges
Blacked-out B-pillars, black side steps
Black sports bar with the X-Rider logo (also on the front doors and tail)
Waterproof load-bed cover

The cabin gets black leather upholstery / red bolster stitching and X-Rider logos on the head restraints. Red stitching is also on the leather-wrapped steering-wheel emboldened with a red Isuzu badge, and on the gear-shifter boot.

Piano black trim features on the vents, radio and front console, and door trim inserts.

ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic
IIUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic

The bakkies will be delivered with a five-year or 120 000km warranty / roadside assistance, five-year unlimited distance anti-corrosion warranty, and a five-year / 90 000km service plan.

Service intervals 15 000km or 12 months.

Extended cover can be bought for roadside assistance and futher maintenance.

…AND SO TO THE PRICES

Isuzu KB250 Double Cab X-Rider Black 4×2 – R426 300
Isuzu KB250 Double Cab X-Rider 4×2 – R407 800
Isuzu KB250 Double Cab X-Rider 4×4 – R454 100

…and keep it exclusive this time guys…?

ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic
ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic
ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic
ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic
ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic
ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic
ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic
ISUZU X-RIDER BLACK. Image: Isuzu Motors / Quickpic

 

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