EXPANDED ISUZU KB RANGE OFFERS EXTENSIVE CHOICE OF MODELS

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“No matter what the end user requirement in the 1-ton pickup market segment, the latest Isuzu KB range offers an effective solution with a choice of 24 model derivatives to choose from including the addition of ‘Extended cab’ models in our range for the first time,” says Malcolm Gauld, GMSA’s sales and marketing Vice President.

“Also new in the range are the latest technology D-TEQ engines in 2.5 and 3.0 litre capacities. We now offer 14 diesel powered models with a choice of 2.5 litre compensated, 2.5 litre D-TEQ or 3.0 litre D-TEQ engines.

This extensive range of diesel models is complemented by 10 petrol engined derivatives with a choice of 2.0 litre four-cylinder, 2.4 litre four-cylinder, or 3.6 litre V6 engines, the latter a new engine from Isuzu.

“We offer four specification levels with the base derivatives the ‘normal height’ models and the Fleetside, LE and LX derivatives built on the ‘High Ride’ chassis specification. Within the range we offer a choice of 4X2 or 4X4 transmission as well. For those that prefer an automatic transmission, that need is also catered for with a choice of diesel and petrol derivatives available.”

Diesel and Petrol Range

This range of models starts off with the KB 200 petrol and KB 250 diesel models with the Base 4X2 model specification. Petrol models are powered by the 2.0 litre Isuzu petrol engine that develops 88 kW @ 5400 r/min with maximum torque of 174 Nm @ 3200 r/min.

Diesel variants are powered by Isuzu’s 2.5 litre compensated direct injection engine that delivers 58 kW @ 3800 r/min and 170 Nm of torque at 1800 r/min. The beauty of this engine is that it does not suffer a power loss at altitude. Transmission is five-speed manual. An electro-pneumatic differential lock is available as an on-cost factory option.

Standard features include:

  • Height adjustable three point seat belts for the two outer seats with a 2-point lap-belt for the middle seat.
  • Load sensing brake proportioning valve.
  • Adjustable head restraints.
  • Door mounted side impact beams.
  • Transponder key immobiliser system.
  • Spare wheel lock – matched to vehicle ignition key.
  • Anti-theft door bracket.
  • Coil spring front suspension.
  • 5.5JX14 steel wheels fitted with 195R14 tyres.
  • Vinyl seat covering (cloth available as an option).
  • Vinyl floor covering with driver side heel mat.
  • Power steering.
  • Illuminated and lockable glove box.
  • Day/night rear view mirror.
  • Auxiliary power point in dash.
  • Coolant level warning buzzer.
  • Digital clock.
  • Remote fuel flap release.
  • Cab protector.
  • Mud flaps front and rear.
  • Double skinned load box with tie-down hooks.
  • Tubular full width rear step bumper ready for tow ball fitment.

The Isuzu KB Fleetside specification is available with either the 2.5L compensated diesel engine as a 4X2 model with high ride chassis, torsion bar front suspension and wide track, or as a 4X4 with the new 250 D-TEQ common rail technology engine that produces 85 kW @ 3600 r/min and torque of 280 Nm @ 1800 – 2200 r/min.

This specification is also available with the 2.0 litre petrol engine as the Isuzu KB 200 Fleetside, and with the proven 2.4 litre petrol engine as the KB 240 Fleetside 4X4. This engine has maximum power of 94 kW @ 4800 r/min and torque of 207 Nm @ 3200 r/min.

Added features at the Fleetside specification level include:

  • Tilt adjustable steering.
  • 7JX15 styled steel wheels fitted with 215R15 tyres. (Alloy wheels are an on-cost option).

The next specification level offered in the Isuzu KB range is the LE level with the 250 D-TEQ common rail technology engine that produces 85 kW @ 3600 r/min and torque of 280 Nm @ 1800 – 2200 r/min. Three models are offered with this specification level, an Extended Cab 4X2, a Double Cab 4X2, and a Double Cab 4X4. Both 4X2 models and the 4×4 model are “High Ride” specification.

In addition to the features of the base model this specification level adds the following items:

  • Robust 4X4 specification High Ride chassis with wider track and torsion bar front suspension.
  • SRS airbags for driver and passenger.
  • ABS anti-lock brake system with EBD.
  • Bucket front seats with recline, tilt and slide. Height adjustment for driver.
  • Active adjustable front head restraints.
  • Remote central locking with selective unlock and automatic locking over 30km/h.
  • Front power windows with auto-down for driver.
  • Power side mirrors.
  • Air conditioner with pollen filter.
  • Audible alarm system.
  • Door trim panels with armrest, side pocket and cup holder.
  • Full cloth seat covering.
  • Carpets with driver’s side heel pad.
  • Steering column tilt.
  • Tinted side glass.
  • Sliding rear window.
  • Roll bar.
  • Front fog lamps.
  • Full width step rear bumper with tow pack.
  • Grey body side mouldings.
  • Grey wheel arch protectors.
  • Radio/CD combination with MP3 compatibility.
  • Push button select for all 4X4 models.
  • 7JX15 alloy wheels fitted with 245/75R15C tyres.
  • Rear storage bins (Extended cab only).

This specification also applies to the Isuzu KB 240 LE 4X2 model with its 2.4 litre petrol engine that produces 94 kW @ 4800 r/min and maximum torque of 207 Nm @ 3200 r/min.

In addition the 250 D-TEQ Double Cab LE variant has the following as standard equipment:

  • Height adjustable three-point inertia reel seat belts for the rear outer seats.
  • Three-point inertia reel seat belt for centre rear seat.
  • Height adjustable rear head restraints.
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat.
  • Audible alarm system.
  • 7JX16″ alloy wheels fitted with 245/70R16 tyres – 4X4 model only.
  • Power windows front and rear.
  • Centre storage console.
  • Dome lamp with fade feature.
  • Door mounted speakers front and rear.

Moving up an engine size to the 300 D-TEQ the Isuzu KB LE Single Cab is the base specification model. The 3.0 litre common rail injection turbo charged D-TEQ engine develops 120 kW @ 3600 r/min and maximum torque of 360 Nm @ 1800 – 2800 r/min. This model shares the 250 D-TEQ LE Extended Cab specification without the rear storage bins.

The top-of-the-range models in the Isuzu KB diesel range carry the LX designation. All are powered by the Isuzu 300 D-TEQ diesel engine or the new Isuzu 3,6 litre V6 petrol engine.

There is a choice of six diesel derivatives, two of these are Extended cab models with either 4X2 or 4X4 transmission. In addition there are four Double Cab LX diesel models with the choice of 4X2 manual or automatic transmission and 4X4 manual or automatic transmission. On the automatic transmission models, maximum torque is 333 Nm @ 1600 – 3200 r/min and is matched to the specific characteristics of the transmission.

Features of the Extended Cab Isuzu KB 300 D-TEQ include: 

  • Robust 4X4 specification High Ride chassis with wider track and torsion bar front suspension.
  • SRS airbags for driver and passenger.
  • ABS anti-lock brake system with EBD.
  • Cruise control.
  • Power assisted steering (featured across all models in range).
  • Bucket front seats with recline, tilt and slide. Height adjustment for driver.
  • Active adjustable front head restraints.
  • Remote central locking with selective unlock and automatic locking over 30km/h
  • Front power windows with auto-down for driver.
  • Chrome power side mirrors with built-in indicators
  • Air conditioner with pollen filter.
  • Audible alarm system.
  • Transponder key immobiliser.
  • Door trim panels with armrest, side pocket and cup holder.
  • Combination leather/cloth seat covering.
  • Leather covered steering wheel.
  • Map reading lights.
  • Fuel consumption and outside temperature meters.
  • Silver finish hard trim.
  • Carpets with driver’s side heel pad.
  • Steering column tilt.
  • Tinted side glass.
  • Sliding rear window.
  • Roll bar.
  • Front fog lamps.
  • Full width step rear bumper with tow pack.
  • Cab length running boards.
  • Body colour front bumper and side mouldings.
  • Body colour wheel arch protectors.
  • Radio/CD combination with MP3 compatibility.
  • Push button select for 4X4.
  • 7JX16 alloy wheels fitted with 245/70R16C tyres.
  • Rear storage bins.

On Double Cab models the following are added:

  • Height adjustable three-point inertia reel seat belts for the rear outer seats.
  • Three-point inertia reel seat belt for centre rear seat.
  • Height adjustable rear head restraints.
  • Power windows for at the rear.
  • Full length running boards.

The Isuzu KB 360 V6 petrol engine is offered in four derivatives: A 4X2 LX Extended Cab, a 4X2 LX Double Cab with manual transmission; a 4X4 LX Double Cab with manual transmission; and a 4X4 LX Double Cab with automatic transmission.

All are powered by the new Isuzu 3.6 litre V6 engine that produces 157 kW @ 5300 r/min with maximum torque of 313 Nm @ 2800 r/min. These petrol engine models share the same LX specification items as the diesel powered models.

All petrol and diesel derivatives of the new Isuzu KB range have a 12 month/15000 kilometre service and oil change interval. All are covered by a 3 year/100000 kilometre warranty and a 3 year anti-corrosion warranty. A 5 year/90 000 kilometre Service Plan is included in the purchase price.