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The butch is back: meet the 2022 Isuzu D-Max


The butch is back: meet the 2022 Isuzu D-Max

Isuzu has launched the latest D-Max in SA in the city of its birth, Gqeberha

Motoring editor, reporter and presenter

The outgoing Isuzu D-Max (formerly KB-Series) accounted for healthy sales figures even towards the end of its life cycle. A new one has arrived but the previous generation vehicle will continue to soldier on as a budget-focused offering, having been reheated in the same way that Volkswagen did with its Polo Vivo.

Isuzu launched the latest D-Max in SA this week in the city of its birth, Gqeberha. The manufacturer has been building picks-ups here for over four decades. In preparation for this latest instalment the company invested R1.2bn.

The plant will produce models for export to over 25 countries on the African continent. We all know the current Mazda BT-50 shares an identity with the D-Max, having launched their new double-cab to the market last year. If you are a keen reader of this platform you would have noted our less than favourable reviews. Criticisms were expressed around poor ride quality as well as pricing that was not especially competitive...

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