The much anticipated Isuzu Traviz is finally here. After its teaser debut as the VT02 during the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show, it is now ready to take on the Philippine light truck market. The main target? Mitsubishi's recently re-introduced L300 with its Euro IV engine.
Of course, the Mitsubishi isn't the only one it's up against. There's also the Kia K2500 and Hyundai H-100. Like its competitors, the 2020 Isuzu Traviz is a designed to be a versatile lightweight truck. It is even offered in two different body styles: S and L. Because of its versatility, this allows the Traviz to cater to the various needs and services of small and medium businesses all around the Philippines. Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) is even offering it as a bare cab and chassis variant, allowing customers to design the rear section for their own use.
However, aside from just a bare cab and chassis variant, IPC is also offering the Traviz in many different versions, straight from the factory. This way, customers no longer have to wait for the rear section of the truck to be built to spec. Instead, they can simply choose the variant they need and immediately start using it for their respective businesses.
Some of the versions on display during the launch of the 2020 Isuzu Traviz included a refrigerated van version for food deliveries, a drop side version for improved cargo carrying, and the more popular closed utility van version. This wide selection allows customers to simply choose what version of the Traviz they need for their various businesses.
Despite the different body styles, all versions of the Traviz will use Isuzu’s 2.5-liter 4JA1 BluePower direct-injection diesel. The engine outputs 78 PS at 3900 rpm and 176.5 Nm of torque at 1800 rpm. More importantly, it is also Euro 4 compliant. Power is then sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.
For those who have to drive the Traviz, they get an AM/FM radio with USB, Aux and SD port as standard, together with a two-speaker sound system. Air-conditioning is also available as an option for those who prefer a cool cabin.
Prices for the 2020 Isuzu Travis in drop side truck, closed utility van, and refrigerated van will be announced at a later date.