Midnite is the new black

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  • Isuzu KB Midnite Edition available with special classic black theme
  • Production run of only 500 units guarantees exclusive style

20 AUGUST 2014 – More than 20 224 examples of the 6th generation Isuzu KB have been sold since launch in March 2013. Following on the success of the new model, Isuzu is now offering something more exclusive – the special new ‘Midnite Edition’ KB 300 double cab with a limited production run of 500 units.

“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,” says General Motors South Africa Isuzu Brand Manager, Mlungisi Nonkonyana.

“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.”

Midnite theme

Painted exclusively in red, white or metallic silver, the exterior of the Midnite Edition is enhanced by a classic black theme from bumper to bumper. At the front, a specialised black bumper guard adds larger-than-life attitude and is complemented by a black radiator grille. The classic black treatment continues on the flanks with black mirror caps, roof rails, side steps, window surrounds and black 17-inch alloy wheels, and at the rear a standard tow bar sits beneath a black rear bumper. The special design changes are finished off by a black sportsbar behind the cab complete with Midnite Edition decals, and branded door sill plates.

The exclusivity of the Midnite Edition is sure to enhance the ownership experience and set drivers apart on crowded city streets and highways. Each vehicle receives a special plaque with the unit’s unique number engraved on it, indicating which of the 500 special edition units it is. The interior is further distinguished by special Midnite Edition carpets.

Three Midnite Edition models are available, each of which is powered by Isuzu’s proven 3.0-litre D-TEQ diesel engine with 130 kW and 380 Nm 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 with the rest of the Isuzu KB range, Midnite Edition vehicles carry a 5-year/ 120 000 km warranty and a 5-year/ 90 000 km service plan, with service intervals scheduled every 15 000 km.

The Isuzu KB Midnite Edition which will be on sale late in September 2014.