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WHAT do former Springbok Rugby Captain John Smit, the first test tube baby, the Walkman and the movie Grease have in common? They were all introduced to the world in the same year that the first Isuzu bakkie went into local production in South Africa.

1978 was a significant year for one of the firm favourites on South African roads – whether its hauling sheep in the Karoo, or zipping between the Gauteng skyscrapers, the Isuzu bakkie has been synonymous with the South African way of life for four decades.

The first Isuzu bakkie, carrying the Isuzu badge, was built at the Kempston Road plant in Port Elizabeth 40 years ago. Today, boasting three body styles and an extensive model line-up, Isuzu bakkies continue to be a leading contender in the market place – tried and tested to be a true legend to live the Isuzu Motors South Africa company strapline ‘With you, for the [...]

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Isuzu launches exclusive X-Rider Black edition


Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) is adding a further dash of exclusivity and appeal to its bakkie range with the introduction of the X-Rider Black – a limited edition all-black model available as part of its popular Double Cab line-up.

“The X-Rider has been a fantastic addition to the existing Isuzu line-up in South Africa, creating a niche of its own with its distinctive styling elements and upmarket features that set it apart from the rest of the range,” says Dominic Rimmer, Executive Technical Services.

The X-Rider has been exceptionally well received by South African customers, initially introduced in 2016 as a 700-unit limited edition, however demand for the X-Rider led to it being added as a permanent fixture of the Isuzu bakkie range early last year.

“The success of the X-Rider proves that there is strong demand for a tough and reliable bakkie that also looks great [...]

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Confident and capable – Isuzu’s all-new mu-X seven-seater SUV



PORT ELIZABETH – As an important new offering from Isuzu Motors South Africa, and a new contender in the burgeoning sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment, the seven-seater Isuzu mu-X matches a proud heritage to outstanding performance, distinctive style and an extremely comfortable yet flexible interior.

The mu-X offers superb all-round capabilities that make it ideally suited to active modern family lifestyles. This is backed up by the confidence provided by an impressive range of active and passive safety features – including a full complement of driving aids for on and off-road use. This is sure to make the mu-X a very popular addition to the Isuzu line-up in South Africa.

Proven performance

Isuzu Motors is a global leader in the production of commercial diesel engines for the light, medium and heavy commercial vehicle markets, and has produced over 25-million engines to date.

Under the [...]

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