CAPE TOWN - More than 20 224 units of the sixth-generation Isuzu KB have been sold since it was launched in March 2013.
LIMITED EDITION KB: Isuzu will launch its KB Midnite edition bakkie in late September 2014. Image: GMSA
In August 2014, Isuzu offers a limited edition variant of its popular KB 300 double cab – the Midnite Edition. The special edition will be limited to a production run of 500 units and will be on sale locally in September 2014.
Painted in red, white or metallic silver, the exterior of the Midnite Edition is enhanced by a black theme throughout. At the front, it gains a new black bumper guard adds and black radiator grille. It also gains black side-mirror caps, roof rails, side steps, window surrounds and black 17” alloys wheels.
At the rear, a standard tow hitch sits beneath a black rear bumper and the special design changes are completed by a black sportsbar behind the cab with Midnite Edition decals and branded door sill plates.
Each limited edition receives a special plaque with its unique unit number engraved on it. The interior is further bolstered with special Midnite Edition carpets.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2014 Isuzu KB Midnite Edition
Three Midnite Edition variants are available, each of which is powered by a 130kW/380Nm 3.0-litre D-TEQ diesel engine mated to either five-speed manual or auto with a 4x2 drivetrain. The 4x4 version is only available with a manual five-speed gearbox.
‘TRULY DESIRABLE BAKKIE’
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Isuzu brand manager, Mlungisi Nonkonyana, said: “The new Midnite Edition continues Isuzu’s heritage of special models in South Africa. Limited edition vehicles are part of Isuzu’s DNA in our country, and the new Midnite Edition has the looks and appeal to attract attention on the road and set its owners apart from the rest.
“Special design and engineering development by our local team has resulted in a truly desirable bakkie, built just for South Africans, and with limited production of 500 units we expect our passionate followers to receive it enthusiastically.”
The Isuzu KB Midnite Edition is sold with a five-year or 120 000km warranty and a five-year or 90 000km service plan. Service intervals are 15 000km.
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