Williams Hunt Roodepoort is proudly stocks both Opel and Isuzu, two leading brands in the motoring industry. Situated on Ontdekkers Road in Roodepoort, the Dealership is enthusiastic about finding the perfect vehicle for each customer. With General Manager Gary Klette overseeing the Dealership, Williams Hunt aims at providing quality vehicles and services at affordable prices, and boasts a team of highly qualified and enthusiastic sales executives ready to invite customers in and present the Isuzu fleet to them.
New Car Sales Manager Marti Pettit is an integral part of this team, and is said to be incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the industry as well as the Isuzu brand. In putting customer’s first and following up through hard-work and dedication, Williams Hunt Roodepoort is set to meet all of your new and used-vehicle needs.
The Isuzu range includes the KB series of bakkies, and is comprised of single cab, extended cab and double cab bakkies. One of these tough-as-nails vehicles which is increasing in popularity is the KB 250 HO Hi-Rider, which was designed to have the strength of two bakkies. Ideal as a business vehicle, the KB 250 HO Hi-Rider can easily turn your business into pleasure.
What I liked at the outset of being introduced to this vehicle is that the design is not compromised by the fact that it needs to function as a powerful work-horse. The KB 250 HO Hi-Rider looks good, is not overly blocky and has an aerodynamic front grille with integrated daytime running lights and standard issue 16-inch allow wheels. It has Flex Doors for easy access into the extended cabin which is where this vehicle capitalises on the idea of practicality and versatility. Its tough looks are softened by a simplistic yet classy dashboard design. The rest of the cabin boasts modern trim and good quality finishes, and I particularly like that the cockpit is ergonomically laid out in such a way that everything you need is within reach. Free of clutter and unnecessary gadgets, this bakkie hosts modern features that keep it on the forefront of technological trends, whilst you have the option of smart leather seats to make it feel more luxurious.
In the driver’s seat I am able to fit comfortably; there is ample head and leg room in the front, whilst the storage box behind the seats perfectly serves its purpose and provides for stowage in a neat and practical way. Having interviewed a young man working in construction and blasting some time ago as the owner of a KB 250 HO Hi-Rider, he noted that the 1133 kg payload towing capacity of up to 2100 kg perfectly fitted his needs.
ABS, EBD and Brake Assist are standard features on this vehicle. Often a bakkie bought to work in tough environments where safety must be prioritised, the KB 250 HO Hi-Rider also has Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control, together with Hill Start Assist and Descent Control specifically to meet this need. Additionally, side-impact bars provide additional strength and protection to the body of the vehicle, whilst driver and passenger airbags and a collapsible steering column are designed to keep the occupants safe in a collision.
The major drawcard of Isuzu is the fact that this brand offers vehicles you can trust; with reliability and strength at its core, the KB 250 HO Hi-Rider has a powerful 2.5 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that kicks out 100 KW of power and 320 Nm of Torque, making carrying heavy equipment in the back a breeze. Despite this, fuel consumption is competitive in this category averaging between 8 and 9 litres per 100 kilometres. For those seeking reliability and consistency of performance, backed by extensive warranties and after-sales services, the KB 250 HO Hi-Rider on show at William’s Hunt Roodepoort is the vehicle for you.
Journalist: Desh Bechan
Reporter: Inge Stols
Editor: Belinda Anderson