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 model, nearly two decades of travelling the length and breadth of Sub-Saharan Africa and as far as Eastern Europe is set to be rewarded with a comprehensive make-over. The 2000 Isuzu 280 D-TEQ 4×4 will be undergoing restoration which will be conducted by the highly experienced Technical Services team at Isuzu Motors South Africa in Port Elizabeth.
The restoration forms part of Isuzu’s celebrations for its 40th anniversary of Isuzu bakkie Production in South Africa and is the culmination of the Living Legends competition which attracted over 150 entries from eager and loyal Isuzu bakkie owners around the country.
“The Isuzu range has been a key player in the growth of the light commercial vehicle segment in South Africa, and in particular the rise of double cab bakkies as the sought-after family and leisure vehicles they are today,” says Dominic Rimmer, Executive Technical Services.
“The third-generation Isuzu bakkie range was launched in 1989 and Isuzu was the first to introduce and market the double cab in South Africa. While the subsequent model arrived in 1997, it set new standards in its segment with its outstanding comfort, superb