KB gets an upgrade
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has given the Isuzu KB a facelift with some styling changes, a redesigned instrument gauge cluster, new equipment and – most importantly – a revised rear suspension setup.
The new front end is immediately apparent, with changes to bonnet, radiator grille and fog lamps. The new alloy wheels and rear tailgate complement the butch front end, while the inside features a new instrument cluster design with improved functionality.
“In addition to the new look, three-litre 4×4 LX Double Cab customers will benefit from additional value, as these models now come standard with a tow bar, sports bar, roof rails and power adjustable leather seats,” says Brian Olson, vice president vehicle sales, service, and marketing, General Motors sub-Saharan Africa.
In revising the rear suspension, local engineers covered more than 100 000 km. The end result, says GMSA, is a smoother ride across a greater variety of terrain.
Hi-Rider 4×2 models receive new front and rear dampers, while 4×4 models receive revised rear dampers only. Rebound control was refined to have more compliant characteristics at both low and high piston damper speeds.
Prices for the revised models begin at R235 000 and go to R563 500.