GMs Isuzu off-road training academy will be based at Gerotek just west of Pretoria.

General Motors South Africa has launched a new Isuzu off-road driver training academy.

The academy aims to train drivers in the correct use of their vehicles and helps them improve their off-road driving skills. It’s open to existing Isuzu KB owners as well as potential customers.

The Academy is based at the Gerotek vehicle testing facility outside Pretoria, but courses can be conducted at various off-road tracks nationally when there is demand. Attendees will drive Isuzu KB 3.0 and 2.5 litre D-Teq Double and Extended cab bakkies in the presence of qualified instructors.

Course modules include offroad driving theory, inclines and declines, side slopes and water crossings, and tyre pressures.

“There is a lot that one can learn from this academy, a good example being driving safely on gravel roads,” said Isuzu Brand Manager Ryan Visagie. “A lot of drivers are reluctant to engage 4x4 when driving on ordinary gravel roads. Our instructors encourage the use of 4x4 high range whenever one ventures off tarred surfaces as this gives the driver better control of their vehicle”.

The one day course costs R1999 but the first 500 customers will be offered a special launch rate of R1000. To book or for more information visit www.isuzu.co.za or call 011-431-2000. -Star Motoring