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AN ISUZU TRAVIZ recorded 1,063 kilometers on one full tank of fuel, as observed and certified by the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP), during the recent One Full Tank Challenge staged by Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC). The fuel mileage attained by the vehicle was 21.26kpl.
The drive, happening from April 18 to 20, started from Isuzu La Union and was led by IPC President Hajime Koso and Vice-President for Sales Yasuhiko Oyama. Aside from the Traviz, the Isuzu NLR85E was fielded. Both trucks feature Blue Power technology, which boasts “excellent fuel economy (and) innovative diesel engine technology.”
“As the number-one truck brand in the country, we try to provide the best business solutions to our customers. And with the rising fuel prices, we offer to them our most fuel-efficient variants,” said Mr. Koso. “The Isuzu One Full Tank Challenge is our way to test and prove our trucks’ excellent fuel economy, which is why we would like to as much as possible test the efficiency of our truck under normal driving conditions, carrying weight and passing through cities and highways. The results are truly impressive, it somehow suggests the optimum numbers our customers can get if they practice good driving habits on the road.”
From Isuzu La Union, the trucks traveled on just one full tank. The Traviz carried a 100-kg payload, while the NLR85E bore 500kg. Driving northward, the participants reached Pagudpud, then down to Cagayan on the first day. The next day, the trucks traveled south before spending the night in Clark, Pampanga. With fuel left at the start of the third day, the vehicles cleared NLEx then SLEx before making a final stop at Pagbilao, Quezon.
Powered by the reliable 4JA1 Blue Power diesel mill, the Isuzu Traviz has a fuel tank capacity of 50 liters, and is positioned as perfect for last-mile deliveries. During the run, the Traviz was driven and navigated by Mon Dimapilis and Alvin Mañalac.
Meanwhile, the Isuzu NLR85E, running on a common-rail direct injection 4JJ1-TCC Blue Power engine with 75-liter fuel tank capacity, achieved 1,234km. The truck was driven and navigated by Alex Gonzales, Marjune Espraguira, and Johnsy Reyes.
Commented IPC Assistant Division Head Robert Carlos, “This edition of the Isuzu Challenge truly shows Isuzu’s advancement in terms of diesel engine technology. Our trucks are well-known to be durable and fuel-efficient, which is manifested in the impressive results of this challenge. On top of that, we continue to advocate economic and safety driving so that our customers can reap the benefits of driving their Isuzu trucks.”
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