Sprint Review: Isuzu D-Max 3.0TD Double Cab 4×4 LX

The Isuzu KB bakkie range is dead, long live the new D-Max series! (it’s basically the same…)

What you need to know: Although yours truly isn’t the biggest bakkie fan, someone thought it funny to bring us a whole string of Isuzu pick-ups to test. Starting with KB250 double cabs over “X Rider” 4×2 and 4×4 models, this D-Max denotes the new-and-improved product onslaught from the Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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Long-term test: 2017 Isuzu KB 250 D-Teq double cab X-Rider

The complete poser

Golden geese, gift horses and hands that feed – surely you are familiar with these sayings? That’s as diplomatic as I can be about our latest long-term test vehicle, a bright red Isuzu KB X-Rider double cab bakkie which most of us at NamWheels drove over the festive season 2017 / 2018.

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Top 5: Cars of the Year 2016

So here’s something different. Each year we list our favourite new cars which were launched over the last 12 months but this time around, instead of us telling you which ones we liked, our Facebook page invited YOU to vote your favourite new ride of 2016.

The list of candidates was chosen from the launches we attended or vehicles we thought were brilliant newcomers and worthy of being included in this line-up.

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Launched: Isuzu KB Update

Eager show off its updated KB, Isuzu invited us for a launch in the Namib!

Anco Baard

General Motors South Africa were kind enough to take a handful of motoring journalists into the dunes of the Namib for two days to sample the all new Isuzu KB300 to see ho wit stacks up against not only the competition, but its older brother.

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Tested: Isuzu KB250 4×4 LE

Isuzu spruced up its KB range – we test the KB250 4×4 Double Cab.

Henrie Geyser

Bakkies are hugely popular in this country, just like “UTEs” in Australia and “trucks” in Yankeeland, and Namibians have a vast choice of brands and models in 4×2 or 4×4, single or double cab guises to pick a load-carrying chariot of their choice.

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Sprint Review: Isuzu KB 3.0 D-Tec 4×4

One new car, lots of information

As a city kid that was transplanted to a farm at the tender age of 10, a bakkie has always held a certain kind of magical fascination for me. I think it stems from those early days of embracing farm life on a massive estate that mixed dairy, sheep, fruit and grape farming into one fabulous whole and which was managed by friendly farm managers who didn’t mind nosy kids tagging along for a ride on the back of their sturdy farm bakkies.

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Top 5: Tow Vehicles

So it’s finally holiday time and you’re off to the coast with your boat to visit the in-laws. Or perhaps your daughter got a new horse for Christmas? In both cases you have our sympathy.

Jokes aside though, here’s our little list of cars that can tow big loads, arranged by number of models and total weight. Please note that we based this list on manufacturer’s figures and advise that you confirm any data with your local retailer.

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Padtoets: Isuzu KB 300 4×4 LX

Isuzu KB 300 4×4 LX beïndruk

Dit het nou al amper ‘n deurgetrapte cliché geword van die kant van eienaars, joernaliste wat bakkies toets sowel as van die vervaardigers om aan te voer dat ‘n spesifieke model bakkie die rygenot van ‘n gewone passasiersmotor bied.  Jammer, dus, om ook my stem by hierdie koor te voeg nadat ek Isuzu se KB 300 4×4 LX dubbelkajuit onlangs op agterpaaie van die Klein Karoo stof laat vreet het.

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Padtoets: Isuzu KB300 D-Teq LX Dubbelkajuit Outomaties

Plaasbakkie, Toerbakkie, Teaterbakkie

Dit gebeur elke keer as ek met ‘n Isuzu 4×4 ry, die eerste ry-ervaring met ‘n Isuzu hier uit die tagtigerjare, die bakkie wat aanvanklik bekend was as die Chev Luv. Wat opgeval het was die feit dat hy dieselfde grondvryhoogte as die gewone 4×2 modelle gehad het en hoegenaamd nie bo die ander uitgetroon het nie.

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