Following on the success of the Midnite Edition introduced in August 2014, Isuzu is launching another special model in its local line-up, this time paying homage to the magical and mystical Serengeti. It is called the Isuzu KB Serengeti.
“Based on the flagship KB 300 LX Double Cab, the new SERENGETI Special Edition continues Isuzu’s heritage of special models in South Africa. Just as Isuzu’s toughness and reliability are legendary and well known to those who seek the ultimate adventure, the special edition reflects the essence of resilience of the brand. The new SERENGETI Special Edition has the looks and appeal to attract attention on the road and set its owners apart from the rest,” says General Motors South Africa Isuzu Brand Manager, Mlungisi Nonkonyana.
Named after the wondering planes of the Serengeti, This limited edition resonates the spirit of the fierce warriors of this vast land to the ambitious over landers in search of individuality, adventure and freedom.
“Through special design and engineering development by our local team, we have created a truly unique and desirable bakkie, built for Africa. With distinctive styling features and an imposing stance, the SERENGETI Special Edition not only makes a bold lifestyle statement but also looks set to tackle even the wildest weekend off-road adventure.”
Available in the complete range of Isuzu colours, the exterior of the Serengeti Edition offers a host of exterior enhancements. These include a bumper guard with silver accents, side steps with silver accents, B-pillar blackout, silver roofrails, a chrome sports bar, towbar, 18-inch alloy wheels and all-terrain tyres. Decals and badging are eye-catching and prominent, boldly displaying the SERENGETI Edition’s uniqueness and exclusivity. Although a tonneau cover is not part of the package, it is available as an option.
The interior is equally exclusive, featuring a striking combination of brushed silver, chrome and black trim, with SERENGETI Special Edition carpets and chrome door sill plates, distinguishing it from other Isuzu models. Of course leather seats with power adjust as a standard feature.
Three SERENGETI Special Edition models are available, each powered by Isuzu’s proven 3.0-litre D-TEQ diesel engine with 130 kW of power and 380 Nm of peak torque on tap and the choice of a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission with a 4×2 drivetrain, or 4×4 with a manual gearbox only.
As tough as ever
The Isuzu KB’s 4×4 system remains particularly impressive, featuring a Terrain Command rotary switch control which allows the driver to switch between rear-wheel drive (2H), four-wheel drive with rear differential locking (4H) and low-range (4L), with shift-on-the-fly capability up to 100 km/h.
The KB also still offers exceptional strength in many aspects, including towing capacity of up to 3 500 kg and a clever suspension setup that ensures occupant safety and comfort, no matter what the road or trail conditions are.
All Isuzu KB models are sold with a fully-comprehensive 5-year/ 120 000 km warranty and roadside assistance programme, a 5-year/ unlimited mileage anti-corrosion warranty and a 5-year/ 90 000 km service plan. Service intervals are 15 000 km or twelve months for all derivatives.
The Isuzu KB SERENGETI Special Edition will be on sale from 8June 2015.
KB SERENGETI 300 LX Manual Double Cab R 468 400
KB SERENGETI 300 LX Auto LX Double Cab R 494 300
KB SERENGETI 300 LX 4×4 Manual Double Cab R 522 600