In terms of diesel engine technology, Isuzu trucks have always been well-known in terms of durability and fuel efficiency. And to prove that once again, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) held the Isuzu One Full Tank Challenge fuel economy drive.
Observed and certified by the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), the Isuzu One Full Tank Challenge was held from April 18 to 20 featuring the company's latest Blue Power trucks – the Isuzu Traviz and the Isuzu NLR85E.
“As the number 1 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. 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” said Hajime Koso, President of IPC.
IPC conducted its Isuzu One Full Tank Challenge starting at its newest Isuzu La Union dealership. From there, the trucks traveled north to Pagudpud, then down to Cagayan, and all the way to its final stop at Pagbilao, Quezon in just one full tank. Furthermore, the trucks were carrying a weight equivalent to 100kg for the Traviz and 500kg for the NLR85E.
At the end of the journey, the Isuzu Traviz driven by Mon Dimapilis and Alvin Mañalac managed to travel an impressive 1,063 kilometers from its 50-liter fuel tank. With its tried and tested 4JA1 blue power diesel engine, the Traviz delivered an exceptional fuel efficiency of 21.26 km/l.
“The results are truly impressive, it somehow suggests the optimum numbers our customers can get if they practice good driving habits on the road,” said Koso.
On the other hand, the Isuzu NLR85E truck with drivers Alex Gonzales, Marjune Espraguira, and Johnsy Reyes, covered a total of 1,234 kilometers. The NLR85E, equipped with the common-rail direct injection 4JJ1-TCC blue power engine and a bigger 75-liter fuel tank, achieved a fuel efficiency of 16.45 km/l.
“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 by the impressive results of this challenge. On top of that, we continue to advocate economic and safe driving so that our customers can reap the overall benefits of driving their Isuzu trucks,” said Robert Carlos, IPC's Assistant Division Head.