X-RIDER returns to Isuzu range

Isuzu Motors South Africa has launched a new D-MAX X-RIDER – the latest iteration of the X-RIDER series that has been popular with South African customers since it debuted in 2016.

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What’s new?

Based on the latest seventh-generation D-MAX range, the new X-RIDER once again embodies the stand-out character, bold design and distinctive features, based the mid-range 1.9 Ddi LS models with a choice of manual and automatic transmissions in 4x2 form, and a 4x4 automatic.

Exterior:

Its assertive character is clearly evident from the front with the sleek black gloss grille adorned with bold red ‘ISUZU’ lettering.

X-RIDER badges are featured on both front doors and the tailgate, complemented by a black Isuzu tailgate decal. LED headlamps, LED fog lamps and LED taillamps enhance the upmarket appearance.

Black accents on the door handles, B-pillars, side-mirror covers, tailgate handle and curved sports bar behind the cab are part of the aesthetics. In addition to enhancing the overall silhouette, the dark grey roof rails serve a practical purpose, accommodating roof racks if needed.

It sports 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, featuring red ‘ISUZU’ lettering on black centre caps. A towbar is included as standard, with a 2.1-ton tow rating.

In keeping with its special status, the D-MAX X-RIDER is available in four colours, comprising Splash White, Mercury Silver (from April 2024), Red Spinel and Islay Gray.


Interior:

Subtle red accents are found throughout the cabin. The leather seats are given a sporty flair with red contrast stitching and embroidered red ‘X’ logos on the headrests.

A red divider resplendent with the ‘X’ logo is positioned between the glove compartment and dashboard, complemented by a leather-wrapped, red-stitched steering wheel featuring a red Isuzu badge.

Setting it apart from other D-MAX models, the cabin features dark interior surfaces and a dark headliner, with unique X-RIDER floor mats.

All this comes standard with cruise control, a seven-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a six-speaker audio system, Wi-Fi compatibility and a rear USB port. Additionally, rear park assist, and a rear-view camera are included as standard features.

Powertrain:

The 1.9-litre Ddi engine delivers a maximum 110 kW of power and peak torque of 350 Nm. Power from the 1.9 Ddi engine is dispatched to the wheels through two transmission options: a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. Customers have the option of the manual or automatic transmissions on the 4x2 version, while the 4x4 model is equipped with the six-speed automatic as standard.

Model line-up:

The X-RIDER range consists of three models, all in LS trim grade and available only in double-cab configuration.

The 1.9 Ddi D/Cab HR X-RIDER LS features a six-speed manual transmission, while the HR X-RIDER LS AT and 4x4 X-RIDER LS AT come equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission.

  • Isuzu says the prices will be released soon.

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