Isuzu Motors South Africa

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    PORT ELIZABETH – The Isuzu D-Max X-Rider Black, a limited-edition double cab 4x2 based on the popular 2.5 litre diesel D-Max has been re-introduced to the South African market for another limited period.
    Revealed at a black-tie gala dinner held inside the Isuzu vehicle assembly plant in Port Elizabeth over the weekend. The X-Rider Black showed off its boldness with sheer je ne...

    The Isuzu D-Max X-Rider Black, a limited-edition double cab 4x2 based on the popular 2.5 litre diesel D-Max has been re-introduced to the South African market for another limited period.

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    OUDTSHOORN – Having a bakkie with 1.7 million kilometres on the clock is quite an achievement. Much like reaching that Diamond (60th) or Platinum (70th) wedding anniversary.
    Gerhard du Toit compares his relationship with his Isuzu D-MAX (previously known as the Isuzu KB) bakkie, Roadrunner - which is also the name of his courier business based in Oudtshoorn - to a long and...

    Having a bakkie with 1.7 million kilometres on the clock is quite an achievement. Much like reaching that Diamond (60th) or Platinum (70th) wedding anniversary.

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    DURBAN - HAILED as a landmark transformation deal of significance to the Isuzu dealer network country-wide, the sale of Bates Isuzu Shelly Beach on the South Coast is an exemplary model of transformation for the entire motor industry in South Africa.
    Bates Isuzu Shelly Beach is making history by becoming the first Isuzu dealership to be 100% black-owned, in addition to being...

    HAILED as a landmark transformation deal of significance to the Isuzu dealer network country-wide, the sale of Bates Isuzu Shelly Beach on the South Coast is an exemplary model of transformation for the entire motor industry in South Africa.

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    PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu sponsored IRONMAN athlete, Annah Watkinson, this week addressed Isuzu women and men during their annual Women’s Day programme held in Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg respectively. Watkinson, who ended third in the professional female category in the African IRONMAN Championship held in Nelson Mandela Bay earlier this year, shared her phenomenal story of...

    Isuzu sponsored IRONMAN athlete, Annah Watkinson, this week addressed Isuzu women and men during their annual Women’s Day programme held in Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg respectively.

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    The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, second left, and Deputy Minister, Fikile Majola, left, visited Isuzu Motors South Africa today whilst in Port Elizabeth on business.
    During this courtesy visit the Ministers met with Isuzu CEO and MD, Michael Sacke, third left, to discuss key priorities relating to the business. With them are Elvis Hermans, Isuzu Motors South...

    The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, second left, and Deputy Minister, Fikile Majola, left, visited Isuzu Motors South Africa today whilst in Port Elizabeth on business.

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    “History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.” - Taking these famous words by former president Nelson Mandela to heart, children were at the centre of the Mandela Week celebrations hosted by Isuzu Motors South Africa across South Africa this week.
    In remembrance of the late great stateman’s birthday week, Isuzu reached out to some of the...

    “History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children.” - Taking these famous words by former president Nelson Mandela to heart, children were at the centre of the Mandela Week celebrations hosted by Isuzu Motors South Africa across South Africa this week.

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    PORT ELIZABETH - When Isuzu Motors South Africa says there’s work to do, they mean it. The company handed over three Isuzu D-MAX bakkies to the humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers.
    Known as South Africa’s hardest working bakkies, the vehicles set off to the community of Rocklands outside Port Elizabeth to deliver goods on their first day on the job.
    While two of the...

    When Isuzu Motors South Africa says there’s work to do, they mean it. The company handed over three Isuzu D-MAX bakkies to the humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers.

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    More than a suspension and body lift
    50 units per annum to be assembled locally

    PORT ELIZABETH - Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAF) has expanded its bakkie offering with the addition of an exclusive new flagship model aimed at avid off-roaders, professionals who need to travel to inaccessible places, and city dwellers looking to make a bold statement. The Isuzu Arctic AT35...

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAF) has expanded its bakkie offering with the addition of an exclusive new flagship model aimed at avid off-roaders, professionals who need to travel to inaccessible places, and city dwellers looking to make a bold statement.

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    QUEENSTOWN - IT is no coincidence that Queenstown is situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape. In this town known for being the middle-point of the province, you will also find a dealership with a heart to match.
    Jacksons Isuzu Queenstown is as entrenched in the local community, as the surrounding farmland. Other than being around for close to a century and priding itself on...

    IT is no coincidence that Queenstown is situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape. In this town known for being the middle-point of the province, you will also find a dealership with a heart to match.

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    PORT ELIZABETH - TWO Isuzu bakkies were filled to the brim with at least half a ton of waste collected on Port Elizabeth’s beach front between Pollock beach and Shark Rock Pier on Saturday.
    Partnering with local conservation organisation Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), Isuzu Motors South Africa commemorated World Oceans Day by cleaning up these prime beaches.
    According to Isuzu...

    TWO Isuzu bakkies were filled to the brim with at least half a ton of waste collected on Port Elizabeth’s beach front between Pollock beach and Shark Rock Pier on Saturday.

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    PORT ELIZABETH – AN innovative new bike was designed and built for a Walmer Township man who makes a living from selling waste.
    Khululekile “Wilson” Moko will soon swap his cumbersome make-shift cart for a uniquely designed, functional waste-bike which was built from waste material donated by Isuzu Motors South Africa. “We donated an obsolete trolley to him, which was...

    AN innovative new bike was designed and built for a Walmer Township man who makes a living from selling waste.

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    PORT ELIZABTH – Finding innovative solutions in the manufacturing environment is one of the key objectives of Isuzu Motors South Africa’s sponsorship of the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Chair in Mechatronics.
    The Chair in Mechatronics, headed by Professor Igor Gorlach, facilitates engineering projects between the NMU Mechatronics Department and Isuzu. Gorlach said it is...

    Finding innovative solutions in the manufacturing environment is one of the key objectives of Isuzu Motors South Africa’s sponsorship of the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Chair in Mechatronics.

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    Image 018806: HOOK, LINE AND SINKER: Anglers from the winning team of the Isuzu Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic were (from left) Marcel De Lauwere, Thys Koen and Eric Potgieter…This beauty was caught on the first day of the tournament [Thursday, 23 May] and proved to be the biggest Yellow Fin Tuna caught over the weekend – weighing in at a massive 82.85kg. This year’s...

    Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic

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    WHAT A WHOPPER: The first day [Thursday, 23 May] of the Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic hosted at the Port Elizabeth Harbour was a huge success, with plenty of big ones being weighed in. The winners of the tournament will be announced tomorrow [Saturday, 25 May] with another full day of fishing taking place before the prize-giving. Prizes will be awarded for the top ten...

    WHAT A WHOPPER: The first day [Thursday, 23 May] of the Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic hosted at the Port Elizabeth Harbour was a huge success, with plenty of big ones being weighed in.

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    First Zimbabwean dignitary to visit Isuzu Motors South Africa;
    Zimbabwe accounts for approximately 27% of Isuzu's African exports;
    Isuzu has been present in Zimbabwe for more than 30 years.

    ON the back of an excellent year of Isuzu bakkie sales in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwean Minister of Industry and Commerce today visited Isuzu’s production facility in Port Elizabeth, South...

    ON the back of an excellent year of Isuzu bakkie sales in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwean Minister of Industry and Commerce today visited Isuzu’s production facility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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    PORT ELIZABTEH – What drives a man to participate in every single IRONMAN competition ever hosted in Port Elizabeth?
    It is the need to stay active and fit explains Dr. Franzt Struwig, an expert in Occupational Medicine based at Isuzu Motors South Africa’s medical centre.
    Struwig, who has just returned from the Two Oceans marathon in Cape Town, completed his 15th full IRONMAN...

    What drives a man to participate in every single IRONMAN competition ever hosted in Port Elizabeth?

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    Raynard Tissink, front, multiple IRONMAN champion today (Friday) addressed Isuzu Motors South Africa employees who will be participating in the Standard Bank Ironman and Isuzu Corporate Challenge over the weekend in Port Elizabeth.
    Tissink reinforced the message that everyone ‘can’ if he or she puts his mind to it. Talking to employees about physical training, Tissink said,...

    Raynard Tissink, front, multiple IRONMAN champion today (Friday) addressed Isuzu Motors South Africa employees who will be participating in the Standard Bank Ironman and Isuzu Corporate Challenge over the weekend in Port Elizabeth.

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    PORT ELIZABETH – The Isuzu D-MAX range has an exciting and very exclusive new limited-edition flagship, and it is a derivative which takes off-road prowess to new heights – both literally and figuratively!
    Set for local launch in May 2019, the Isuzu D-MAX Arctic AT 35 is based on the 300 4x4 Double Cab LX Auto and was developed in close collaboration with Arctic Trucks, the...

    The Isuzu D-MAX range has an exciting and very exclusive new limited-edition flagship, and it is a derivative which takes off-road prowess to new heights – both literally and figuratively!

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    PORT ELIZABETH - It is all systems go for the Isuzu team who will be participating in the Isuzu Corporate Ironman challenge this weekend.
    Isuzu Motors South Africa, headline sponsor of the corporate triathlon challenge, which takes place on 6 April, a day before the Standard Bank IRONMAN competition, has entered 30 individuals and 10 teams in the corporate challenge.
    Teamwork...

    It is all systems go for the Isuzu team who will be participating in the Isuzu Corporate Ironman challenge this weekend.

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    VISITING twelve schools in eight countries, travelling 12 000km in 46 days – all in an Isuzu bakkie.
    This is the ambitious trip Science teacher Pfarelo Mphaphuli embarked upon on Wednesday [20 March], when he left South Africa in an Isuzu D-MAX Double Cab 4x4 bakkie to travel to schools in various African countries in search of Africa’s best practices in education. 
    Fury...

    VISITING twelve schools in eight countries, travelling 12 000km in 46 days – all in an Isuzu bakkie.

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    Isuzu dealers in South Africa are serious about transformation. Take Köhler Auto in Mpumalanga for example. The dealership, which has a proud history of servicing the local community since its establishment in 1925, has recently transformed to be a 51% black-owned dealership.
    Köhler Auto Dealer Principal and Managing Director Max Köhler said negotiations started around June...

    Isuzu dealers in South Africa are serious about transformation. Take Köhler Auto in Mpumalanga for example.

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    Isuzu achieved 25% overall market share in Zimbabwe in 2018;
    Massive volume increases of Double Cab sales experienced country-wide;
    Isuzu is also the best-seller in the King (Extended) Cab segment.

    HARARE – Zimbabweans love their bakkies. In fact, it is safe to say that Zimbabweans love their Isuzu bakkies – in particular, the Isuzu Double Cab bakkie.
    Last year, a...

    Zimbabweans love their bakkies. In fact, it is safe to say that Zimbabweans love their Isuzu bakkies – in particular, the Isuzu Double Cab bakkie.

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    PORT ELIZABETH –Isuzu Motors South Africa reflects on the achievements and progress the company has made, a year after its official launch.
    Isuzu’s investment in South Africa preserved 1000 direct jobs and secured around 4000 jobs through its network of 80 dealers in South Africa, and 35 dealers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Isuzu also ensured the continuity of business with around...

    Isuzu Motors South Africa reflects on the achievements and progress the company has made, a year after its official launch.

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    CAPE TOWN - Thinking on your feet, staying calm under pressure and applying months of training and practice. This was what Isuzu truck technician Miles Swanepoel had to do, to beat 64 other technicians from across the world in the recent Isuzu World Technical Competition in Japan.
    Swanepoel ended in fourth place overall in the individual I-1 Grand Prix’s Commercial Vehicle...

    Swanepoel ended in fourth place overall in the individual I-1 Grand Prix’s Commercial Vehicle division of the competition.

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    PORT ELIZABETH – The very same hands that by day apply microdots on Isuzu bakkies, has recently crafted a lifelike replica of the Isuzu bakkie out of wire and beads.
    With strong hands, scarred by some of his wire-work, yet gentle enough to add the most intricate detail and beading to his craft items, Zamile Ntlanjeni, 56, was inspired by his love for Isuzu bakkies to make his...

    The very same hands that by day apply microdots on Isuzu bakkies, has recently crafted a lifelike replica of the Isuzu bakkie out of wire and beads.

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    Innovative Teaching Technology
    PORT ELIZABETH - Innovative new technology is being harnessed to teach Mathematics and Science at high schools in Nelson Mandela Bay.
    Isuzu Motors South Africa has partnered with Nelson Mandela University's Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC) to provide innovative new teaching tools to three Port Elizabeth schools.
    Isuzu’s...

    Innovative new technology is being harnessed to teach Mathematics and Science at high schools in Nelson Mandela Bay.

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    New era for enhanced Isuzu bakkie range in South Africa

    Isuzu Bakkie name change from KB to D-MAX
    Introduction of Six-Speed Manual and Auto on all LX Models

    PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu Motors South Africa (Isuzu) has refreshed its bakkie range, giving it a new name along with higher levels of specification, quality and efficiency to make its popular light commercial vehicle...

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    Penguins get new wheels
    PORT ELIZABETH – It started with a lost seabird found on the premises of Isuzu Motors South Africa’s Struandale vehicle manufacturing plant that led to the company supporting the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) with an Isuzu bakkie.
    The bakkie will be playing a critical role in the rescue and transportation...

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    Isuzu Technicians Take Podium Position at International Competition
    It’s official, South Africa has some of the best bakkie technicians in the world. The Isuzu South Africa team came third out of 24 participating countries in the Light Commercial Vehicle Division of the 2018 Isuzu World Technical Competition, known as the I-1 Grand Prix, which was held in Thailand...

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    Dressed in pink and ready for Algoa FM’s annual Big Walk for Cancer
    Isuzu Motors South Africa handed over two Isuzu mu-X sport utility vehicle to Algoa FM this week in support of the radio station’s annual Big Walk for Cancer.
    The vehicles will be used to create awareness during the run up to the event that takes place on Saturday, 27 October 2018 along the Port Elizabeth...

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    Globe-trotting Isuzu bakkie to be given new lease on life as winner of Living Legends competition
    PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu’s revered and trusted locally produced one-ton bakkie range has been a firm South African favourite over the past 40 years, delivering legendary performance, unbeatable reliability and impressive go-anywhere ability.
    And now, an adventurous 18-year-old...

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    Reliable logistics support during the Isuzu Ironman 70.3 World Championships
    PORT ELIZABETH - ISUZU Motors South Africa was not just a sponsor in name for the Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, but also a sponsor in deed: delivering critical logistics that contributed to making the championship race a world-class event.
    Far from the glamour of the red finishers’ carpet,...

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    Quadriplegic athlete warms up for Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
    PORT ELIZABETH - ISUZU Motors South Africa is sponsoring a world-class, inspirational sportsman who plans to reach a new milestone at the upcoming Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, taking place on 1 and 2 September in Port Elizabeth.
    Pieter du Preez, 38, an actuarial analyst from Johannesburg, is...

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    Isuzu and IRONMAN leave long-lasting legacy
    PORT ELIZABETH - IN between hosting two international IRONMAN events in Port Elizabeth this year, a legacy project – comprising an entire creche building - was built in Walmer Township in the space of just four months.
    Shortly after the IRONMAN African Championship and Isuzu Corporate Triathlon Challenge were hosted in April 2018,...

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    Isuzu embarks upon a new journey with the Southern Kings
    PORT ELIZABETH - AN exciting new era has dawned for the Southern Kings with the announcement of the proudly Eastern Cape-side’s proposed new owners today [Monday, 20 August].
    Isuzu Motors South Africa will be partnering with a consortium of predominantly black business people, The Southern Kings and Eastern Province...

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    Isuzu’s chief warms up for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
    Port Elizabeth - CEO by day, Ironman in the early mornings, after work and on weekends.
    This can be said of Isuzu Motors South Africa Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Michael Sacke, who will be participating in the upcoming Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, taking place on 1 and 2 September in Port...

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    Those Three Moves...
    PORT ELIZABETH – Those three moves are all you need to know to protect yourself against an attacker.
    Those moves were demonstrated to the women at Isuzu Motors South Africa by the International Protection Academy during an empowering Women’s Day programme that took place at the Isuzu Struandale plant today.
    In addition, the women were...

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    ISUZU ANNOUNCED AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    The two-day Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event to take place on September 1 and 2, 2018 in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
    TAMPA, Fla. / NELSON MANDELA BAY, South Africa (July 16, 2018) - IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, is proud to announce that Isuzu will be the title sponsor...

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    Isuzu Motors South Africa: 40 years of bakkie
    WHAT do former Springbok Rugby Captain John Smit, the first test tube baby, the Walkman and the movie Grease have in common? They were all introduced to the world in the same year that the first Isuzu bakkie went into local production in South Africa.
    1978 was a significant year for one of the firm favourites on South African...

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    Isuzu supports Propella Industrial Hub
    PORT ELIZABETH - From 3D-printing, industrial prototyping to robotics – this is just some of the technology you will find being developed and pushed to new limits at the Isuzu Industrial Hub, situated at the Propella Business Incubator in Port Elizabeth.
    Isuzu Motors South Africa today announced its alliance with the Propella Business...

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    More Than a Million  – not out!
    This is the distance an 18-year old Isuzu 250 Diesel Double Cab has travelled and the bakkie is still going strong after exceeding its 1-million km’s reading last year.
    Much like its retired owner, David Manley from Mossel Bay, the Isuzu bakkie is still just as busy as before it hit the 1-million km’s mark about a year ago.
    In fact, Manley and...

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    Eager to Beat Plastic Pollution
    PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu employees and on-site contractors commemorated World Environment Day today by bringing domestic plastic waste to work in return for a reusable shopping bag.  More than 350 kilograms of plastic waste was collected at Isuzu’s four facilities.
    Environmental Clerk, Zameka Kotelo, right, and waste yard supervisor, Abner...

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    Isuzu Beats Plastic Pollution
    PORT ELIZABETH – PORT ELIZABETH – It is estimated by Surfers Against Sewage organisation, that about eight million pieces of plastic pollution end up in the oceans every day.  As an environmentally responsible corporate citizen, Isuzu Motors South Africa strives to mitigate this pollution norm.
    Its environmental stance is firm. Isuzu sends no...

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    Isuzu launches exclusive X-Rider Black edition
    PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) is adding a further dash of exclusivity and appeal to its bakkie range with the introduction of the X-Rider Black – a limited edition all-black model available as part of its popular Double Cab line-up.
    “The X-Rider has been a fantastic addition to the existing Isuzu line-up in...

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    Isuzu ChildLife Foundation Supports Ironman 4 the Kids Project in Walmer Township
    PORT ELIZABETH – Providing sustainable solutions through solid partnerships is fundamental to Isuzu Motors South Africa’s (IMSAf) business philosophy.
    Based on this philosophy, the Isuzu ChildLife Foundation and IMSAf donated R400 000 to the IRONMAN 4 the Kidz Charity Trust to build a crèche in...

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    Isuzu mu-X takes aim at fast-growing SUV segment
    PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) is marking the brand’s return to the rapidly growing sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the highly anticipated debut of the seven-seater mu-X. The mu-X is the first vehicle to be launched under the newly established Isuzu Motors South Africa, a wholly owned subsidiary of...

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    First shipment of Isuzu’s new SUV arrives in SA
    PORT ELIZABETH – Soon to be launched in South Africa, the first shipment of Isuzu’s new mu-X sports utility vehicle (SUV) arrived at the Port Elizabeth harbour. 
    These vehicles will soon make their way to dealer showrooms across the country, joining Isuzu’s current portfolio of one ton bakkies and commercial vehicles.  Featuring...

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    Isuzu Provides Critical Logistics Solutions to IRONMAN
    ISUZU will fulfil a critical logistical role at this weekend’s triathlon events taking place along the scenic Port Elizabeth coastline.
    This is in addition to Isuzu being the title sponsor of the Isuzu Corporate Triathlon Challenge, the biggest triathlon event outside of the IRONMAN series in South Africa – with a total...

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    Isuzu Diesel Engines are Renowned Worldwide

    More than 25 million Isuzu diesel engines produced for global markets
    Isuzu engines used in various commercial industries

    PORT ELIZABETH – Customising the engine on display in the Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) foyer in Struandale, Port Elizabeth, became a project that united the new staff members who worked on...

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    Isuzu Motors South Africa is officially launched
    PORT ELIZABETH. Today Isuzu Motors announced the official launch of its business operations in South Africa.  This follows the announcement of last year where Isuzu had said that it would purchase the light commercial vehicle operations in Port Elizabeth and also the balance of shareholding in its Isuzu Trucks South Africa...

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    Isuzu mu-X destined for Sub-Saharan Africa
    PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) announced today, they will be entering the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment with the introduction of the popular Isuzu mu-X into the South African and Sub-Saharan Africa market in the second half of the year.
    The mu-X will be a new entry in the SUV segment for Isuzu, since the...

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    Isuzu Drives Real Conversations through Movember in Support of Healthier South African Men
    JOHANNESBURG – Isuzu is getting behind the Movember Foundation’s drive for greater awareness of the crisis in men’s health, particularly testicular and prostate cancer and suicide prevention.
    Isuzu has put the Foundation behind the wheel of three specially branded double cab bakkies for...