ABOUT ISUZU

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Isuzu Motors Limited is a global automotive company, founded and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan since 1937. Isuzu Motors South Africa was established on 1 January 2018 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited. Isuzu is the first manufacturing and distribution organisation outside of Japan where Isuzu has a 100% ownership. It serves as an important base for Isuzu’s longterm growth throughout Africa.

Our vision to create bakkies & trucks that serve the people who drive them has been at the core of what we have done ever since. Follow the 80 year long journey of Real below.
2017

2017 NEW 4X4 RANGE

With the addition of the three new models to the 4×4 range, Isuzu now offers even more go-anywhere capability with a selection of models to suit your needs.

2016

2016 LIMITED EDITION X-RIDER

With the addition of the three new models to the 4×4 range, Isuzu now offers even more go-anywhere capability with a selection of models to suit your needs.

2015

2015 SERENGETI

The Serengeti Special Edition, also limited to 500 units, builds on the reputation and popularity of its predecessor

2014

2014 THE MIDNITE SPECIAL EDITION

Offering a limited-run edition in both Extended and Double Cab for the first time, the X-RIDER offers striking looks and exclusivity at an affordable price.

2013

2013 6TH KB RANGE

A new look with decades of experience! The 6th KB range appears!

2011

2011 ISUZU OFF-ROAD ACADEMY

The Isuzu Off-Road Academy is launched, the ultimate training ground for anyone wanting to sharpen their off-road driving skills.

2010

2010 2010 NEW WORLD RECORDS

The 72-hour Endurance Challenge sets new world records for Isuzu in several distance categories.

2007

2007 2007 IMPROVED POWER AND EFFICIENCY

Operation Mandume extends the success of Operation Rachel in Namibia and Angola. A major facelift brings common rail diesel technology for improved power and efficiency

2004

2004 2004 5TH KB RANGE

The 5th KB range is launched. The bakkie for the new millennium.

1998

1998 1998 FRONTIER 5-DOOR WAGON

The popular Frontier 5-door wagon is added to the line-up

1997

1997 1997 4TH KB RANGE

The KB series is the country’s best-selling one-ton bakkie for the second year in a row

1993

1993 1993 DOUBLE CAB RELEASED

Isuzu’s first Double Cab models enter the market.

1989

1989 1989 3RD KB RANGE

The KB series is the country’s best-selling one-ton bakkie for the second year in a row

1984

1984 1984 PROTOTYPE TRANSMISSION

Develops a prototype transmission called NAVI-5, a precursor to the modern-day CVT

1981

1981 1981 2ND KB RANGE

The KB series is the country’s best-selling one-ton bakkie for the second year in a row

1979

1979 1979 1ST KB RANGE

The legendary ‘KB’ name is introduced in South Africa

1978

1978 1978 FULL PRODUCTION

Light commercial vehicles soon followed and Isuzu KB’s were in full production at the manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth.

1968

1968 1968 PAYLOAD RANGE EXTENDED

Extention to the payload range, from 7½. Isuzu’s 400,000th post-war truck rolls off the production line

1964

1964 1964 FIRST TRUCK TO HIT SOUTH AFRICA

1950

1950 1950 JAPAN'S FIRST V8 ENGINE

Isuzu develops Japan’s first V8 water-cooled diesel engine

1949

1949 1949 ISUZU MOTORS

The Tokyo Automobile Company is renamed Isuzu Motors Limited.

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*All information, specifications and illustrations are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication. Isuzu Botswana reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice, in colours, material, equipment, specifications and models, and is not responsible for typographical errors. Such changes may affect vehicle pricing and vehicle content. Some vehicles pictured may contain non-local market equipment. Some models may be shown with optional equipment. Further information can be obtained from your Isuzu dealer. Prices shown are for models in standard trim. Please consult your local dealer for fixed pricing.