Isuzu KB Raider X – A budget bakkie built for business

Business owners who need a tough, reliable bakkie and are on a tight budget will be pleased to hear that Isuzu have added a new special value model to their light commercial vehicle range - the KB X-Rider.

According to Vice President of Vehicle Sales, Service, and Marketing at General Motors South Africa, Brian Olson,  the aim with the X-Rider was to offer real value and individuality.

“The X-Rider follows on the success of special edition models of the past, such as the Midnite and Serengeti. The X-Rider continues the tradition but at a lower price point, providing added exclusivity and exceptional value for money,” says Olson.

Based on the 250 HO Hi-Rider 4x2 in extended and double cab body styles, the X-Rider is easy to spot thanks to its stylish black diamond-cut 18-inch alloys and black tubular side steps, but some less obvious features are what marks this special edition KB as a special kind of workhorse.

The X-Rider boasts an uprated towbar with a 2.1-tonne braked trailer capacity, LED daytime running lights and remote keyless entry.  Owners will also enjoy the luxury of leather seats, with the X-Rider logo embroidered on the front headrests. The leather-trimmed steering wheel, which is equipped with a full array of satellite control, stands out thanks to the red stitching and Isuzu badge in its centre.  

All X-rider derivatives will be powered by the new, 100 kW/320Nm Nm high-output version of Isuzu’s proven 2.5-litre common rail direct injection turbodiesel, an engine which has been a stalwart of the KB range since a September 2015 facelift.  

The X-Rider is offered in three colour options - Summit White, Switchblade Silver or Maranello Red. The full array of changes to the exterior include:

•    Black front bumper guard
•    Light Emitting Diode (LED) daytime running lights
•    Wheel caps with the Isuzu branding in red
•    Black tubular side steps
•    Black sports bar
•    Blacked-out B-pillar
•    X-Rider body decals
•    255/60 all-terrain rubber on 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels


Isuzu KB 250 HO X-Rider Extended Cab - R355 900
Isuzu KB 250 HO X-Rider Double Cab - R366 380

The X-Rider is available now from Bidvest McCarthy Isuzu dealerships! You can find the nearest dealership here


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