Thursday, July 9, 2015
Isuzu Philippines Previews New Heavy-Duty Trucks
Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), the country’s leader in the commercial vehicle segment showcased their newest heavy-duty trucks under the C and E Series at its assembly plant located in Biñan, Laguna.
Isuzu’s game-changing heavy-duty trucks offers outstanding performance, reliability, and fuel efficiency. The five trucks displayed are the EXR51F Tractor Head Golden Yellow (available in 20-tons, 42-tons and 45-tons); the EXZ51K Tractor Head Marine Blue (available in 33-tons and 60-tons); the CYZ51M Cab and Short Chassis (available in 33-tons); the CYH51T Cab and Long Chassis (available in 41-tons); and the NPS75 4x4 Cab and Chassis.
These trucks are equipped with a 14.2-liter 6WF1-TCC direct-injection OHC diesel engine which provides a maximum output of 390 horsepower at 1,800 rpm and a torque of 1,863 Nm. The environment-friendly power plant also comes with electronic controlled common rail system which reduces emission and greater fuel economy.
“To be the number one market leader in the truck segment, you need to have a variety of products that will build and maintain customers. Today marks another special day for IPC as we displayed our latest heavy-duty trucks here in our office in Laguna,” said IPC president Hajime Koso.
Koso explained, “We are aiming to provide every business with world-class quality trucks that can endure through time.”
The Isuzu C and E series also come with a wider gear range with the addition of a 7-speed and 16-speed transmissions that gives better handling. Inhibitor shift warning alerts, which warns the driver when shifting on the wrong gear, is also available on the 16-speed transmission.
Inside its cabin is ample of space for at two to three passengers. Drivers have easy access to quick-read meters and a tilt and telescopic powered steering wheel. Other amenities such as cup holders, air conditioner and AM/FM radio with CD player. Air suspension seats are reclinable with center seat back tray and optional bed to relax after a long day of driving.
Other key features to look forward in the new Isuzu C and E series are: simplified rear body mounting which adds trailer versatility; heavy-duty front and rear leaf-spring suspension that absorbs vibration and smooth ride; and a high-clearance smoke-stack with vertical silencer for better exhaust.
Buyers can choose different tire sizes which range from the standard 295/80R, an optional 315/80R tubeless up to the larger 11.00R 20 tubular tires depending on their need.
Isuzu has also improved the safety features of their heavy-duty trucks combining its highly rigid cab construction and steel door beams with features such as ABS, worry-free trailer coupling, locking fuel tank with step to prevent theft and spillage, replaceable sediment filters to remove deposits and water from oil and a protective insect screen over the radiator grille to avoid damage caused by stone chips and insect.
The Japanese car maker will start stocking minimal volume of these heavy-duty trucks, which will be available for indent orders.