Isuzu's D-Max range now headed by 3.0-litre X-Rider derivative

Isuzu X-Rider.Image: Quickpic
Isuzu X-Rider.Image: Quickpic

• Isuzu SA adds flagship 300 X-Rider Double Cab Automatic model to range. 

• Power comes from a 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine with 130kW and 380Nm. 

• A six-speed automatic is used.


Isuzu South Africa confirmed a new flagship model for its D-Max range: a special edition 3.0 TD Double Cab X-Rider Automatic.

"The X-Rider nameplate, which was first introduced in South Africa as a limited edition model in 2016, has been a great success for us. Until now we have only offered the X-Rider as a mid-range vehicle available with the 100kW 2.5 litre engine," says Dominic Rimmer, Executive, Technical Services at Isuzu South Africa.

"Based on the popularity of the X-Rider, we felt it would make sense to match this nameplate with our most powerful engine, while retaining the attributes which make the X-Rider so popular. The three-litre X-Rider has an imposing presence on the road with a rugged and sporty look which sets it apart from regular D-Max models.

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The 3.0 X-Rider Automatic is powered by the familiar four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with 130kW and 380Nm mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Standard on the X-Rider model are black roof rails; black sports bar with Red X-Rider logo; black running boards; 20cm multifunction colour touchscreen; black tailgate handle with rearview camera, and a 3.5 ton towbar.

The seats are covered in black partial leather with red stitching and there are only three colours available: Summit White, Switchblade Silver, Pull Me Over Red.

The vehicle rides on standard eighteen inch diamond cut alloy wheels on all terrain tyres. Eighteen inch all black alloy wheels are available as a no-cost option, says Isuzu. 

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Pricing 

D-Max 250 X-Rider Double Cab – R466 500

D-Max 250 X-Rider Double Cab AT – R484 200

D-Max 250 X-Rider Double Cab 4×4 – R519 200

D-Max 300 X-Rider Double Cab AT – R551 100

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