Somewhere between all those hideously expensive luxury SUV’s and the oh-so trendy compact crossovers lives a whole horde of bakkie-based rustic 4×4’s with seven seats. We tested the face-lifted Isuzu offering.
Believe it or not, at some point this was the most popular vehicle on our parent company Galimoto Media’s Youtube channel. Not by sheer hits but simply in the number of requests…
The perfect flaw
Anonymity can be a wonderful thing. As 2019 was drawing to a close, I reflected on some of the colourful cars we tested and decided to book something mundane for the holidays. You know, some large bakkie-based SUV with seven seats and a clattering diesel engine. Have you met the Isuzu mu-X yet?
I believe that Isuzu’s new-old mu-X isn’t getting the credit it deserves. I also believe that the Japanese manufacturer agrees, which is why they gave us another mu-X to test during a weekend getaway in the Cederberg.
Your family has packed their bags for a desert safari and fishing trip in the Namib, which car do you take? OK, what if the roads are in a really terrible state? Right, one more thing. You’re allergic to Toyotas. Once you’ve managed to forget about the brilliant Pajero Sport, I would recommend this new Mucks.
Isuzu roep die troepe
As dit by voertuie kom, is daar maar nou net een baie sterk neiging in die Suider-Afrikaanse mark tydens die afgelope paar jare (of eintlik dekades). Meeste van ons soek ‘n gemaklike, veilige en praktiese voertuig vir die langpad. Nog meer, is ons selfs meer in ons nappies as die voertuig ‘n kamp sleepwa, karavaan of boot kan sleep.
PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAF) has expanded its bakkie offering with the addition of an exclusive new flagship model aimed at avid off-roaders, professionals who need to travel to inaccessible places, and city dwellers looking to make a bold statement.
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.
Om ‘n langtermyngebruik artikel oor ‘n voertuig te skryf, is ietwat anders as ons gewone “een-week” rubrieke. Anders as om net krities na ‘n voertuig te kyk, word hierdie geleende voertuig soos ‘n tydelike besitting. Een waarmee daar ‘n band gevorm kan word.