Our Mineral White test vehicle is the 4x4 dual cab-chassis in work-focused SX model grade, which with the standard issue 3.0 litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and six-speed torque converter automatic is priced at RRP$48,700.
It's also fitted with numerous Isuzu genuine accessories including a heavy-duty aluminium tray ($2367), alloy slide-out drawer ($325), towing kit with 12-pin plug ($1309) and tinted bonnet protector ($199) resulting in a total as-tested RRP of $52,900.
From its 17-inch steel wheels and 255/65R17 tyres to its fabric seat trim, wipe-clean vinyl floor, urethane steering wheel and other hard-wearing surfaces, there’s no doubt you’re stepping aboard the most utilitarian model that’s been honed for hard work.
However, it does have useful creature comforts like a new height-and-reach adjustable steering column, automatic rain-sensing wipers, air-conditioning with adjustable vents for rear seat passengers, a customisable driver’s MID and a four-speaker multimedia system with 7.0-inch display screen, voice recognition, DAB+ radio, Android Auto/wireless Apple Car Play.
There’s also a rear-step bumper which incorporates a reversing camera (a feature not commonly found on cab-chassis vehicles) and safety sensors. This model also comes standard with a heavy-duty rear suspension package, new locking rear differential and more.