Driving efficiently is no easy task, especially considering the horrendous traffic situation in Metro Manila. With gas prices consistently on the rise though, there is no harm in trying to drive as fuel-efficient as possible. As a reward for those who managed to maximize every drop of diesel out of their vehicles, Isuzu Philippines awarded six people a trip to Thailand after their recently concluded Isuzu RZ4E Fuel Eco Challenge.

Last January 26, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) held the final stage of the “2018 Isuzu RZ4E Fuel Eco Challenge” which was first opened to customers nationwide in September last year. During a long process which screened over 40 Isuzu customers from September 17 to December 31, 2018, 27 finalists were chosen to take their Isuzu mu-X RZ4E or D-Max RZ4E for one final fuel economy run along a pre-set 10km route around the IPC headquarters in Binan, Laguna.

2018 Isuzu RZ4E Fuel Eco Challenge winners average 18.5km/L image

The three winners in the mu-X category were able to average around 17.4 km/L while the other three in the D-Max averaged 19.7km/L. Each winner gets an all-expense paid trip to Thailand for two scheduled in April.

"Isuzu Philippines Corporation has always valued, and strove for, not just power and reliability in all its vehicles, but also fuel efficiency. Our RZ4E Blue Power engine epitomizes our effort to produce the most fuel-efficient diesel engine, capable of producing more power for less fuel, which is a perfect match to our economical drivers. It is a very timely reminder that, despite the prevailing volatility of fuel prices in the market, Filipino drivers can save more on fuel expenses with the help of a fuel-efficient partner, the Isuzu mu-X and D-Max RZ4E,” said Hajime Koso, IPC president.

2018 Isuzu RZ4E Fuel Eco Challenge winners average 18.5km/L image

The 2018 Isuzu Fuel Eco Challenge is IPC's way of promoting and advocating fuel-efficient driving among existing and future Isuzu vehicle owners. It also highlights the efficiency, power, ride comfort, and durability of the new Isuzu mu-X RZ4E and the D-Max RZ4E – both powered by Isuzu's latest innovation in diesel engine engineering under the Blue Power emissions technology.

Shell Pilipinas is the official fuel partner of 2018 Isuzu Fuel Eco Challenge.

To know more about the Isuzu mu-X and D-MAX along with the RZ4E Blue Power engine, visit www.isuzuphil.com.

Full results of the Fuel Eco Challenge, are listed below.

mu-X Category:

  • Elizabeth Vinarao – 17. 60 km/li (Isuzu Commonwealth)

  • Kart Thomas de Leon – 17.20 km/li (Isuzu Bulacan)

  • Leonardo Eugenio – 17.10 km/li (Isuzu General Santos)

D-Max Category:

  • Gerico Ponce – 20.70 km/li (Isuzu Makati)

  • Gerald Debblois – 20.20 km/li (Isuzu General Santos)

  • Eric Empestan – 18.20 km/li (Isuzu Bacolod)