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Isuzu SA takes on Covid with mid-year model makeovers

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – While the auto business in SA went caught a chill during the Chinese Flu epidemic Isuzu’s bakkie arm went into high gear to update its products. Prices will start at more than R500 000. Isuzu SA’s Dominic Rimmer told The Corner: ”Despite the challenge our product development team was hard… Continue reading Isuzu SA takes on Covid with mid-year model makeovers

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Celebrating women on Isuzu’s factory floor

PORT ELIZABETH – This 2020 Women’s Month Isuzu Motors SA will celebrate the women behind the Isuzu brand by shining a light on their work with the company. Denise van Huyssteen, Isuzu Motors SA’s corporate affairs executive, says the month not only reminds people of the contribution they’ve made through the natopn’s history but is… Continue reading Celebrating women on Isuzu’s factory floor

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Isuzu SA adds heavy-hitting diesel to D-MAX range

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Isuzu’s X-Rider bakkies have, the automaker says, become established in its D-MAX range with the 2.5 HO diesel engine but now the brand has added a special edition D-MAX 3.0 TD X-Rider double cab a/t. Dominic Rimmer from ISuzu’s technical services told The Corner in a media release: “The X-Rider… Continue reading Isuzu SA adds heavy-hitting diesel to D-MAX range

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Jobs for youth: Isuzu SA takes on 72 industry trainees

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Isuzu Motors SA is supporting the country’s Youth Employment Service (YES) programme by placing 72 candidates for the first time in 2020. The programme was launched by the country’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, in 2018 to give young South Africans paid work experience. Wayne Osborne, Isuzu SA’s training manager, said the… Continue reading Jobs for youth: Isuzu SA takes on 72 industry trainees

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Facelift, new finishes and cabin styling, for Isuzu’s mu-X wagon

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Isuzu Motors SA has revamped its seven-seater mu-X sport utility vehicle with exterior styling enhancements and more upmarket finishes in the cabins. The crash mitigation package has also been upgraded with an emergency braking system first seen on the Isuzu D-Max range. Dominic Rimmer from Isuzu SA explained: “The launch… Continue reading Facelift, new finishes and cabin styling, for Isuzu’s mu-X wagon

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Isuzu commits to keeping trucks on the road during Covid-19

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Isuzu Motors SA has acknowledged that essential services to keep the country Africa moving goods during the Covid-19 crisis need support so Chris Jonck, Isuzu SA’s after-sales services boss. has committed to keeping its commercial vehicles on the roads. “Our after-sales team is on standby,” he said, ”and customers can… Continue reading Isuzu commits to keeping trucks on the road during Covid-19

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Isuzu investing heavy money for D-Max light commercial

PORT ELIZABETH– Upgrades and modifications to the Isuzu Motors SA plant in Port Elizabeth are under way to prepare for assembly of the seventh-generation Isuzu D-MAX bakkie. Isuzu Japan, towards the end of 2019, confirmed the investment into South Africa of R1.2-billion for its next bakkie programme. Dominic Rimmer, chief of technical operations at the… Continue reading Isuzu investing heavy money for D-Max light commercial

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Isuzu SA heading for hot market in Kenya

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Isuzu Motors SA has launched a programme to export new, but disassembled, Isuzu D-MAX pick-ups for assembly in Equator-straddling Kenya. ”This,” the automaker says, ”is our first regional trade exchange in Africa and is aligned to a strategy for its South African assembly plant to become a hub to grow… Continue reading Isuzu SA heading for hot market in Kenya

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High times ahead for unique Isuzu bakkie

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Kanu Commercial Body Builders has created an Isuzu bakkie with an aerial platform that can soar more than 15 metres skyward and swivel through 360 degrees. Kanu’s MD Mike Pienaar said the platform was fitted to an Isuzu D-MAX 250 bakkie for maintenance work in the telecommunications and energy fields.… Continue reading High times ahead for unique Isuzu bakkie

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Fine future for Isuzu SA as home office says ‘build on!’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Isuzu Motors has confirmed an investment of R1.2-billion to assemble the brand’s next generation bakkies in South Africa – but wait, there’s more… …another R2.8-billion will be generated through the life-cycle of the programme. The development follows Isuzu’s takeover in 2018 of the brand’s light commercial vehicle operations as well as… Continue reading Fine future for Isuzu SA as home office says ‘build on!’