ISUZU’s New D-MAX X-RIDER Will Convince You To Buy A Bakkie

by | Apr 10, 2024 | Partnerships

Looking to upgrade your wheels? Well, stop (!) the (!) search (!) because the all-new D-MAX X-RIDER launched by ISUZU Motors South Africa is here to steal your heart. Yes, the latest iteration of the X-RIDER series – which has been exceptionally popular with SA customers since its 2016 debut – has arrived. So we’re giving you eight reasons you should rush to your nearest dealership to test drive the ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER.

1. It‘s Produced In South Africa

The X-RIDER debuted in ISUZU’s D-MAX range as a limited-edition special-value model in 2016, and gained instant popularity. But it’s not hard to see why.

Based on the latest seventh-generation D-MAX range, which is produced at ISUZU’s Struandale plant in Gqeberha, the all-new X-RIDER once again embodies the stand-out character, bold design and distinctive features that have made this unique model revered amongst pickup, or bakkie, owners in South Africa. (More on those distinctive features and bold design choices soon)

2. There Is An Option For Everyone

exterior of of ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER

No matter what you’re looking for out of your new wheels, the D-MAX X-RIDER comes in a version suited to your needs. You can opt for a manual or automatic or a 4×2 or 4×4 (yes, even a 4×4 automatic)!

Kevin Fouche, Department Executive: Product Planning and Programme Management at ISUZU Motors South Africa says, “The X-RIDER will attract a lot of attention, but to offer value to our customer the new X-RIDER is based on the mid-range 1.9 Ddi LS models with a choice of manual and automatic transmissions in 4×2 form, and a 4×4 automatic for adventurous customers heading off the beaten track.”

3. It Has An Eye-Catching Exterior

exterior of of ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER

We have to admit, some of the allure of the D-MAX X-RIDER lies in its assertive exterior design. The sleek black gloss grille adorned with bold red ‘ISUZU’ lettering sets the tone, while X-RIDER badges on the front doors and tailgate emphasise its exclusive status. Plus, LED headlamps, fog lamps and taillamps not only enhance the aesthetics but also ensure optimal visibility day and night.

But ISUZU hasn’t just stopped there. There are stylish black accents on the door handles, B-pillars, side-mirror covers and the curved sports bar behind the cab. And thanks to 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and a standard towbar boasting a 2.1-ton tow rating, the X-RIDER is ready to tackle any task with flair (and ease).

4. The Interior Is Luxe, Luxe, Luxe

interior of ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER

Step inside, and the X-RIDER‘s unique personality shines through. Subtle red accents throughout the cabin, including red stitching on leather seats and door trims, create a sporty yet refined atmosphere.

The ‘X’ logo, prominently featured on the headrests and dashboard, adds a touch of exclusivity, while dark interior surfaces and X-RIDER floor mats complete the premium look.

5. It’s Seriously Powerful (And Still Fuel-Efficient!)

under the hood of ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER

If you’re after fuel-efficiency without compromising on power, you’ve definitely met your perfect match.

Under the hood, the D-MAX X-RIDER boasts ISUZU’s frugal 1.9-litre Ddi engine, renowned for its fuel efficiency and performance. And with a maximum power of 110 kW and peak torque of 350 Nm, this diesel powerhouse delivers impressive performance on any terrain. Paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, the X-RIDER ensures a smooth and responsive driving experience.

6. The Standard Features Are Next-Level

interior of ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER

Sometimes it can feel like in order to get what you want, you have to add-on a laundry list of features. But not when you’re buying the D-MAX X-RIDER! Standard features include cruise control, a seven-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and even a rear-view camera for added convenience and safety.

7. Its Priced Very Well

The D-MAX X-RIDER gives you serious bang for your buck. The ISUZU 1.9 Ddi 4×2 X-RIDER from R640,500, the ISUZU 1.9 Ddi 4×2 X-RIDER LS A/T from R659,200 and the ISUZU 1.9 Ddi 4×4 X-RIDER LS A/T from R740, 700.

8. ISUZU Complete Care Really is *Complete* Care

The new ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER comes standard with ISUZU Complete Care and a comprehensive five-year/120 000 km warranty and roadside assistance, as well as a five-year unlimited distance anti-corrosion warranty.

In addition, a five-year/90 000 km service plan is included in the purchase price, with service intervals scheduled every 15 000 km or annually, whichever comes first.

Through ISUZU Mobility, customers have the option of extending the standard service plan up to a maximum of six years or 200 000 km. Alternatively, the service plan can be upgraded to a full maintenance plan that covers the vehicle for planned and unplanned maintenance up to six years/200 000 km.

That’s a warranty, roadside assistance, anti-corrosion warranty, service plan and the option to extend the standard service plan or upgrade to a full maintenance plan.

ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER truly is everything you could want from a car and more, so what are you waiting for?


The Details You Need, Simplified

Model Line-up

Available in three LS trim grade models, all in double-cab configuration, the X-RIDER lineup offers options to suit various preferences. Standard features include cruise control, a seven-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a rear-view camera for added convenience and safety.

Pricing

  • ISUZU 1.9 Ddi 4×2 X-RIDER from R640,500
  • ISUZU 1.9 Ddi 4×2 X-RIDER LS A/T from R659,200
  • ISUZU 1.9 Ddi 4×4 X-RIDER LS A/T from R740, 700

ISUZU Complete Care

The new ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER comes standard with ISUZU Complete Care and a comprehensive five-year/120 000 km warranty and roadside assistance, as well as a five-year unlimited distance anti-corrosion warranty.

In addition, a five-year/90 000 km service plan is included in the purchase price, with service intervals scheduled every 15 000 km or annually, whichever comes first.

Through ISUZU Mobility, customers have the option of extending the standard service plan up to a maximum of six years or 200 000 km. Alternatively, the service plan can be upgraded to a full maintenance plan that covers the vehicle for planned and unplanned maintenance up to six years/200 000 km.

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