ISUZU Introduces the Revolutionary ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER

by | Apr 10, 2024 | Gear-Tech

ISUZU Motors South Africa has proudly unveiled the latest addition to its esteemed lineup, the all-new D-MAX X-RIDER. This remarkable release marks the evolution of the beloved X-RIDER series, which has captured the hearts of South African customers since its debut in 2016.

Built upon the foundation of the cutting-edge seventh-generation D-MAX range, meticulously crafted at ISUZU’s Struandale plant in Gqeberha, the all-new X-RIDER epitomises the essence of distinction, boasting a bold design and exclusive features that have made it a revered choice among pickup enthusiasts across South Africa.

Initially introduced as a limited-edition special-value model in 2016, the X-RIDER swiftly garnered widespread acclaim. Kevin Fouche, Department Executive: Product Planning and Programme Management at ISUZU Motors South Africa, expressed, “The X-RIDER will undoubtedly capture attention, yet our priority remains to provide value to our customers. The new X-RIDER is based on the mid-range 1.9 Ddi LS models, offering a selection of manual and automatic transmissions in 4×2 form, along with a 4×4 automatic variant tailored for adventurous souls venturing off the beaten path.”

Aesthetically Captivating Exterior

ISUZU LED headlamps

The allure of the D-MAX X-RIDER is immediately evident in its assertive exterior design. A sleek black gloss grille, adorned with striking red ‘ISUZU’ lettering, sets a commanding tone, complemented by X-RIDER badges embellishing the front doors and tailgate, underscoring its exclusive status. LED headlamps, fog lamps, and taillamps not only elevate the visual appeal but also ensure optimal visibility, day or night.

Further accentuating its dynamic presence are sleek black accents adorning door handles, B-pillars, side-mirror covers, and the curved sports bar behind the cab. Equipped with 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and a standard towbar boasting a 2.1-ton tow rating, the X-RIDER is primed to tackle any task with flair.

Luxurious Interior

Step into the cabin and the unique personality of the X-RIDER shines through. Subtle red accents throughout, including red stitching on leather seats and door trims, evoke a sporty yet refined ambience. The prominent ‘X’ logo, featured on headrests and the dashboard, adds an air of exclusivity, while dark interior surfaces and X-RIDER floor mats complete the premium aesthetic.

Powerful Performance

Beneath the hood, the D-MAX X-RIDER houses ISUZU’s efficient 1.9-litre Ddi engine, celebrated for its exceptional fuel efficiency and performance. Generating a maximum power output of 110 kW and peak torque of 350 Nm, this diesel powerhouse ensures impressive performance across diverse terrains. Coupled with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, the X-RIDER delivers a seamless and responsive driving experience.

Model Line-up

Available in three LS trim grade models, all in double-cab configuration, the X-RIDER lineup caters to 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 enhanced convenience and safety.


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

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ISUZU Complete Care

The new ISUZU D-MAX X-RIDER is accompanied by ISUZU Complete Care, offering peace of mind with a comprehensive five-year/120,000 km warranty and roadside assistance, along with a five-year unlimited distance anti-corrosion warranty.

Additionally, 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 flexibility to extend the standard service plan up to a maximum of six years or 200,000 km or upgrade to a full maintenance plan covering both planned and unplanned maintenance for up to six years/200,000 km.

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