The Izuzu KB 3.0D is one of the most popular club cab bakkies in South Africa and with good reason. As bakkie rental specialists in Johannesburg, we have a wealth of experience with bakkies. In this review we take a look at the Izuzu KB 3.0D Club Cab bakkie.


On the inside there is only a small change from the previous model in terms of materials and dials, but other than that it stayed more or less the same.  Izuzu decided to use harder plastics with additional functional spaces for goods in and around the KB.  The Izuzu KB also comes standard with steering wheel controls that includes cruise control.


The Izuzu KB 3.0D Teq pushes out 130kW and 380NM from 1800RPM, but still sounds a bit noisy and makes one think of a tractor driving on the farm. In terms of fuel consumption, we measured an average of about 11l/100km on a 80 litre tank, which is still quite reasonable.

During off-road testing, the engine seemed quite willing with a lot of muscle, especially in low ranges.  The Diff is still old-school with no electrical gadgets, which clearly shows Izuzu’s tough off-road focus on the Izuzu KB 3.0 Bakkie.


The Izuzu KB 3.0 diesel bakkie is definitely a great option for a wide range of applications, from family fishing trips, construction or farming.  It is slightly more expensive than its competitors, which makes it a slightly tough sell, but other than that, we are thoroughly impressed with the overall performance of the Izuzu KB 3.0D.

Are you looking for a Bakkie hire in South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth)?  Call us on 011 262 5500 to book your next bakkie rental in Johannesburg.