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Isuzu N-Series Now in Ready-Installed Aluminum Van Rear Body

Good news to all entrepreneurs, the Isuzu N-Series variants come in ready aluminum van rear body!

Isuzu Philippines Corporation in partnership with Centro Manufacturing Corporation and Almazora Motors Corporation now have Isuzu N-Series variants with ready-installed aluminum van rear body. No need to wait for weeks for your truck rear body installation. Isuzu N-Series with ready-installed aluminum van can be delivered to your garage in the most immediate time. This process was made simpler by Isuzu for your hassle-free purchasing experience!

NHR 55

NHR 55 Centro NHR 55 Almazora
Manufacturer Centro Almazora
Body Type Aluminum Body
Size (LxWxH) 10 ft x 5.6 ft x 5.6 ft 10 ft x 5.9 ft x 5.7 ft
Price PhP 1,021,500 PhP 1,021,500
Delivery Lead Time Immediate, ready to pull-out Immediate, ready to pull-out
Remarks Stocks Available (First come first serve) Stocks Available (First come first serve)

NKR 55/71

NKR 55/71 Centro NKR 55/71 Almazora
Manufacturer Centro Almazora
Body Type Aluminum Body
Size (LxWxH) 10 ft x 5.6 ft x 5.6 ft 10 ft x 5.9 ft x 5.7 ft
Price PhP 1,145,500/1,215,500 PhP 1,145,500/1,215,500
Delivery Lead Time Immediate, ready to pull-out Immediate, ready to pull-out
Remarks Stocks Available (First come first serve) Stocks Available (First come first serve)

NPR 71

NPR 71 Centro NQR 71 Almazora
Manufacturer Centro Almazora
Body Type Aluminum Body
Size (LxWxH) 16 ft x 6.6 ft x 6.7 ft 16 ft x 6.9 ft x 6.7 ft
Price PhP 1,486,000 PhP 1,486,000
Delivery Lead Time Immediate, ready to pull-out Immediate, ready to pull-out
Remarks Stocks Available (First come first serve) Stocks Available (First come first serve)

NQR 71

NQR 71 Centro NQR 71 Almazora
Manufacturer Centro Almazora
Body Type Aluminum Body
Size (LxWxH) 18 ft x 6.6 ft x 6.7 ft 18 ft x 6.9 ft x 6.7 ft
Price PhP 1,615,000 PhP 1,586,000
Delivery Lead Time Immediate, ready to pull-out Immediate, ready to pull-out
Remarks Stocks Available (First come first serve) Stocks Available (First come first serve)

Rear body warranty and quality matters will be handled by respective body builder.

Visit now your nearest Isuzu dealership to know more!


Date Posted: 2017-06-21 09:55:32





Isuzu D-MAX emerges as Philippines\' best truck

FACING off tough competition from a field of mostly newer and more expensive models, Isuzu Philippines Corporation's (IPC) pick-up truck has emerged as the best in the country after undergoing thorough technical evaluation conducted by experts.

CAGI Award

Voted as the 2016 Truck of the Year - Philippines was the Isuzu D-MAX 3.0L4x2 LS AT, which members of the Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI) also named as the 2016 Best 2WD Pick-up Truck locally. Meanwhile, the Honda Civic RS Turbo CVT came out as the D-MAX's counterpart as the model won the 2016 Car of the Year - Philippines title during the same evaluation.

"Ever since its introduction, the current Isuzu D-MAX has always possessed the Isuzu brand's core qualities of reliability, durability and fuel-efficiency. But the pick-up goes further by also being well-appointed in terms of convenience and safety features, as well as exterior design and equipment. This combination makes it a complete package for consumers looking for value and style in a vehicle. The Isuzu D-MAX having now won the 2016 Truck of the Year - Philippines is without doubt a testament to this, and we at Isuzu Philippines Corporation is extremely honored by this recognition," IPC President Hajime Koso said.

CAGI recognized the top titlists, as well as category winners, during an awards gala held on November 21, 2016 at One Rockwell East Tower, Makati City. Almost a hundred different models comprising all vehicle segments in the Philippines were included in this year's testing for the awards.

In a statement, CAGI President Robby Consunji said that the Truck of the Year and Car of the Year Awards are not "simply a show of hands or popularity contest," and that winners are determined by employing "stringent testing methods" used by no other organization.

"It's the only award in the country that is based on instrumented tests to gather evidence of real-world acceleration, braking, and handling performance. After the number-crunching by KPMG R.G. Manabat& Co., this data-driven, unbiased program ensures an accurate representation of an outstanding vehicle on category and overall basis," Consunji said in the statement.

He added the awards will hopefully guide consumers in making the correct choice when they purchase their next vehicle.

2017 Isuzu D-Max Obsidian Gray

The latest D-MAX mimics the strong, emotional and sporty traits of its brand ambassador - celebrity, actor and athlete Derek Ramsay. The pick-up model's recent upgrades include a dynamic and flowing exterior styling that's characterized by a much bolder look in front, and a new tailgate that incorporates a spoiler shape design. Inside, the D-MAX boasts of an electroluminescent instrument meter, colored multi-information display, leather seats, touchscreen multimedia system with steering wheel controls and navigation, passive entry system that's matched to a push-button engine start/stop function, and automatic climate control system.

Under the newly sculpted hood of the D-MAX is Isuzu's proven 4JJI-TC (HI) diesel engine that has a Variable Geometry System (VGS) turbocharger and intercooler. This inline four-cylinder, 3.0-liter, Common Rail Direct Injection engine produces maximum power of 163 PS @ 3,200 rpm and 380 Nm of torque @ 1,800 - 2,200 rpm. Matched to this is a 5-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift.


Date Posted: 2016-12-19 15:08:10





Isuzu Philippines fun 4x4 event embarks on fourth round

AFTER three highly successful and fun-filled legs Isuzu Philippines Corporation's four-wheel driving demonstrations returned to Metro Manila for its last installment this year.

Held on November 25 to 27, 2016 at the grounds of SM Fairview in Quezon City was the Isuzu 4x4 Action Playground, which offered off-road driving enthusiasts and mall goers a chance to check out the capabilities of Isuzu vehicles at tackling extreme terrain.

To let the public experience the unrivalled four-wheel drive performance of Isuzu vehicles, two units each of the Isuzu mu-X 4x4 LS-A and Isuzu D-MAX 4x4 LS were offered up for test-drive demonstrations over a specially prepared course. Lined up on this unique track were obstacles designed to test the limits of the vehicles. These obstacles included the slipper slope, articulation ramp, 40-degree transverse-angle ramp, and the centerpiece - the 20-foot Thrill Hill.

IPC President Hajime Koso and Isuzu Manila General Manager Alexie Von Chavez pose in front of the Thrill HillIPC President Hajime Koso and Isuzu Manila General Manager Alexie Von Chavezn pose in front of the "Thrill Hill"

"The urbane and sophisticated exterior styling of the Isuzu mu-X and Isuzu D-MAX, especially with their latest upgrades, may lead many people to overlook the fact that these two models' 4x4 variants are highly capable vehicles that can take on any terrain and obstacle. By letting consumers witness and experience first-hand these capabilities in a controlled environment, like in the Isuzu 4x4 Action Playground, we can better inform them of the unmatched qualities of Isuzu vehicles," IPC Senior Vice President Arthur Balmadrid said during the event's opening.

Making the outdoor activities more exciting were games held every two hours that guests played onstage, booths that displayed a variety of accessorized Isuzu vehicles and standard models, plus a service caravan that offered a special 30 percent discount on parts and 20 percent on labor charges, as well as general repairs and light PMS on customer vehicles. A booth for Isuzu merchandise was also set up.

Customers who registered for the discounts on Isuzu-supplied parts, lubes and accessories can avail of the items at all authorized Isuzu dealerships in Metro Manila and Bulacan any day between November 25 and December 31, 2016.

Apart from the thrills provided in the 4x4 Action Playground and by the other activities, more attractions were available inside the SM Fairview mall, which were held from November 23 to 29, 2016. Guests who inquired on Isuzu models were given the chance to play Pachinko and the slot machine, where they received prizes. A giant Jengga was also put up for all guests to enjoy.

Isuzu's fun 4x4 models

The mu-X 4x4 LS-A, which is equipped with Isuzu's 4JJ1-TC (HI) 3.0-liter diesel engine that has common rail direct injection, an intercooler and a Variable Geometry System (VGS) turbocharger, is rated to produce 163Ps at 3,200rpm and 380Nm of torque at 1,800-2,200rpm. An available five-speed automatic transmission that boasts a sequential shift function can be matched to this engine.

This is the same robust and fuel-efficient powertrain that's found in the D-MAX 3.0L4x4 LS. The horsepower and torque provided by the engine ensured that both mu-X and D-MAX models featured at the Isuzu 4x4 Action Playground were able to traverse the obstacles on the track without encountering any difficulty.

PR 1

Also helping the mu-X and D-MAX to achieve incomparable off-road capability is Isuzu's 4WD Terrain Command Select Dial, which allows drivers to switch from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive Low mode by simply turning a knob. Drivers may also switch from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive High mode even while the vehicles are traveling at speeds of up to 100kph. The mu-X and D-MAX also have ideal approach and departure angles, boosting their performance in all types of terrain.

The 2016 mu-X 4x43.0L LS-A AT and mu-X 4x23.0L LS-A AT are equipped with Hill Start Assist, which prevents the vehicles from rolling back when starting from a stop on an incline; cruise control; a new rear spoiler with integrated third brake lamp; interior chrome garnishes; multi-information display and instrument meters; and an entertainment system that features a high-resolution 8-inch capacitive touch screen display and control panel for the various improved functions, including for WiFi, Bluetooth and BT Music. The system's navigation feature also has a pinch function, as well as split screen capacity when in radio, disc, USB and iPod modes.

Along with the new features, the 2016 mu-X variants are also offered with the new Obsidian Grey color, adding to the Cosmic Black, Silky Pearl White, Titanium Silver and Outback Brown choices.


Date Posted: 2016-12-19 15:07:38





IPC announced 200K raffle promo winners.

Celebrating its 200,000 unit-sales, Isuzu Philippines Corporation turned into Santa Claus for buyers of the Isuzu Crosswind, D-Max and mu-X by giving away holiday presents in their 200,000 units sold promo.

Some eight winners from the National Capital Region (NCR), Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao received a brand new D-Max and mu-X after purchasing an Isuzu Crosswind and D-Max. Some four mu-X buyers, on the other hand, were given a vacation package for four to Amanpulo.

The winners of the brand new Isuzu D-Max pick-up are Evelyn Co (NCR), City government of Baguio (Luzon), Lloyd Centino (Visayas) and City government of Panabo (Mindanao).

                         

(from left) Mr. Hajime Koso IPC President, Ms. Evelyn Co Isuzu D-MAX winner and Mr. Raymond Jarina Isuzu INTECO Group President

Meanwhile, Randy Carolino (NCR), Tanciano Reyes (Luzon), Juna Prado (Visayas) and Roger Clarete (Mindanao) draw are now owners of a brand new mu-X after buying an Isuzu D-Max during the November draw.

                        

(from left) Mr. Hajime Koso IPC President, Ms. Rosalyn Manabat assistant of Mr. Randy Carolino Isuzu mu-X winner and Mr. Raymond Jarina Isuzu INTECO Group President

                         

(from left) Mr. Raymond Jarina Isuzu INTECO Group President, Ms. Rosalyn Manabat assistant of Mr. Randy Carolino Isuzu mu-X winner and Mr. Hajime Koso IPC President

                         

(from left) Mr. Wenceslao Camayo Branch Manager Isuzu Urdaneta, Mr. Manoling Jarina HRD Director Isuzu INTECO Group, Mr. Romeo Concio General Services Officer City Government of Baguio.

Further, Rogelio Avergonzado (NCR), Napoleon Tedd David Limpco (Luzon), Sarah Ann Javison (Visayas) and Muhamid Janti (Mindanao) and some three companions each are set to enjoy a grand vacation showcase to Amanpulo after winning the raffle.

Moreover, 40 winners of P50,000 coupon that can be used to purchase Isuzu supplied parts, lubricants, accessories, and Best Value Package (BVP) in any authorized IPC dealerships nationwide.

IPC president Hajime Koso said that the promo is a way of extending their sincerest gratitude to those who show their trust and confidence to the brand—old and new alike—that made them reach their milestone in the country.

"As a way of showing how pleased we are with how you show your trust and confidence in us, we have brought you this," he said. "We in Isuzu will continue to find better ways to serve the Filipinos as we will be constant reliable partners in business or leisure alike," Koso noted.

The next batch of winners—those who bought their IPC light commercial vehicles (LCV) from December 1-31—will be drawn on January 15, 2016.

Last October, the local arm of Japanese carmaker Isuzu added another feather to its cap after breaching the 200,000-sales barrier last October during their 19-year stint in the country.

Based on its records, IPC has sold a total of 201,777 since its operations in 1996 up to October 2015.

Leading their sales was the ever-reliable flagship model Isuzu Crosswind (introduced in 2001), with a total of 85,308 units sold after it was introduced some 13 years ago. Also, the biggest sale for the well-loved AUV Crosswind was made in 2003, where 8,901 units were rolled out.

The D-Max pick-up placed second in their top-selling units, delivering 29,115 after being launched in the Philippine market in 2003. The presence of the Isuzu mu-X (launched in 2014), is also being felt in the local scene after reaching the 10,000-unit mark in October 2015.


Date Posted: 2016-01-19 15:52:26





Isuzu offers budget-friendly \'Best Value Parts\'

                            

ISUZU, maker of some of the world's most fuel-efficient and low maintenance vehicles, together with its local arm, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) is expanding its low-cost product line of spare parts –Isuzu Best Value Parts. Affordably priced yet having the same quality as genuine parts, Isuzu’s BVP are perfect for the budget conscious Filipino vehicle owners.

Great Value and Quality

Initially introduced in 2014, Isuzu’s Best Value Parts (BVP) are produced in compliance with Isuzu Motors Limited Japan’s standard quality guidelines for developing spare parts – guaranteed to give the same performance and durability similar to genuine Isuzu parts.

Expressing confidence in this product-line is IPC’s President Hajime Koso, “Our responsibility to our customers goes a long way; we want to guide them every step of the way – especially on properly maintaining their vehicle. Isuzu Best Value Parts are practical alternatives to those who simply cannot afford or will not spend on the premium price of the genuine part - its safety and durability is Isuzu-guaranteed,” he said.

Carefully crafted and developed by Isuzu Parts experts, Best Value Parts are proven safe to replace genuine parts and can be used even during the vehicle’s warranty period compared to other non-genuine parts available in the market which will void vehicle warranty.

Affordability and Availability

Manufactured by Isuzu’s trusted parts suppliers, BVP are priced as much as 60-70 percent lower than their genuine counterparts due to the low manufacturing cost in their source country. Indeed a practical alternative, customers are given the freedom to choose between the Isuzu genuine parts or BVP whenever they would have their vehicles serviced in any Isuzu dealership.

Ideal for fleet businesses, BVP are readily available in all Isuzu dealership nationwide and in a wide product range to reduce vehicle maintenance cost. Currently, BVP are offered in 14 different parts categories from oil filter, clutch booster, air cleaner, fuel filter, clutch disc, pressure plate, shift block, water pump, belt, torque rod bush, wiper blade, hub bearing, shock absorber and brake lining; which are a few of the most replaced parts during vehicle servicing.

According to Isuzu, this product line-up will soon expand as they plan to cater to more models and offer a viable option to Isuzu servicing customers. IPC also expects that the sales of these parts will increase as more and more customers are finding ways to lower the maintenance cost and servicing downtime of their vehicles. To know more about Isuzu Best Value Parts call or visit any Isuzu dealership near you. Log on to www.isuzuphil.com for dealer contact details.


Date Posted: 2016-01-19 15:07:35