NOT TO be confused with the X-Runner, Isuzu UTE Australia this month launched an alternative that’s easier on the hip pocket: the Isuzu D-MAX X-Rider.
Targeted at the thrifty 4x4 segment, the X-Rider is available in six-speed manual and six-speed auto configurations and is priced at $39,990 and $41,990 respectively. The limited-edition model is based on the D-MAX SX platform and, interesting, this variant is typically priced at $44,600 (manual) and $46,700 (auto).
The changes applied by Isuzu UTE Australia for the X-Rider are entirely aesthetic, with the vehicle retaining Isuzu’s trusty 3.0-litre 130kW/430Nm turbo-diesel powerplant, as well as the same running gear.
For the X-Rider, ISUZU Ute Australia has added a satin black sports bar, blacked-out B-pillars, X-Rider badging, X-embossed door mouldings and 16-inch gunmetal grey alloy wheels. The X-Rider is available in three colours: Splash White, Titanium Silver and Obsidian Grey.
For comparison’s sake, the D-MAX X-Runner is based on the top-of-the-range six-speed-auto LS-T model and was also limited to visual changes, including 18-inch wheels, matte-black styling, X-Runner branding and a bunch of genuine Isuzu UTE accessories. The X-Runner was limited to 645 units and priced at $54,990.
The D-MAX X-Rider is available now from Isuzu UTE Australia’s dealer network.