Thursday, May 17, 2018

Spend Less Than P3 Per Kilometer on Your Next Commute (or Road Trip)

Families are always on the look out to save money. If the rising prices of basic goods including fuel aren’t enough burden, dads and moms also have to think about things like their kids’ tuition. Some parents, in a bid to save a bit of money, have resorted to taking Transport Network Companies (TNCs) like Grab to get from home to work and back. But what if there’s an option that gives you the comfort and convenience of owning a brand-new SUV, but will cost less than P 3 per kilometer? Sounds impossible? Not with the new Isuzu mu-X RZ4E.

From the world’s renowned leader in diesel technology, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) launched their latest Euro 4 emissions compliant mu-X RZ4E last March. With four years of extensive testing and development under its belt, this RZ4E Blue Power engine produces 150 horsepower at 3,600 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1,800-2,600 rpm, figures easily matching RZ4E’s predecessor, the 2.5-liter 4JK1-TC engine.

Even at a smaller displacement, the RZ4E engine delivers four key advantages: excellent fuel economy, low noise and vibration, low exhaust emission, and easy serviceability.

Putting Isuzu’s claim to the test, we ran the Isuzu mu-X LS-A’s ownership and running cost. Take note that the total PMS cost used here is of the 3.0 Blue Power (this article will be updated with the more affordable ownership cost of the RZ4E soon).

It turns out, the Isuzu mu-X RZ4E offers the clear advantage when it comes to both ownership and running costs.

With a fuel economy test supervised and verified by the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) following the Department of Energy (DOE) testing parameters and standards, the mu-X RZ4E is 48.36 percent more fuel efficient compared to before. This effectively lowers the Isuzu mu-X RZ4E’s running cost to just P 2.99.

Factoring in the mu-X RZ4E’s competitive pricing, its total ownership cost (Purchase Price + Fuel + PMS) is just P 18.94 per kilometer or 40 percent cheaper than the typical cost per kilometer rate of a popular TNC. Indeed, the mu-X RZ4E is the most practical vehicle whether its for the daily commute or a long road trip.

Rounding out the Isuzu mu-X RZ4E’s practical ownership experience, it’s an unbeatable value-for-money proposition. Not only is it fuel efficient, but it has all the features a Filipino family would need and want: Bi-LED headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, an 8-inch entertainment system, a passive entry with push start/stop, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Isuzu has always considered themselves to be “your responsible partner” and vehicles like the mu-X is a testament to that. Not only is the mu-X RZ4E built with the highest quality, but they’re designed for life with unparalleled durability and reliability. Above all, the Isuzu mu-X RZ4E allows dads and moms to spend more resources to the things that matter the most, family. Wishing you had money to take the family out on a road trip to Baguio or bonding time at the mall? With the Isuzu mu-X RZ4E, you can.

Catch the new Isuzu mu-X RZ4E at the following malls near you. Register during your visit and enjoy exclusive discount upon your purchase.


  1. purely marketing BS

  2. Nope.. No thanks..

  3. Vs. a class higher than its own, of course it's cheaper.

    Compare this with the Innova, that'd be reasonable.

    WTF @ 1.9M. That's in 2.5 - 3.0 engine 4x4 country.

    1. INNOVA=TAXI peasant

    2. Seriously you are going to bring Innova on the table? You are in the wrong segment type "Taxi vehicles"

    3. Well with the specs of this muX, it'd be a better comparison with the Innova.

      The marketers apparently thought so, I believe. Comparing this to larger engine SUVs is plain silly.

      What's also silly are the "taxi" arguments from morons like you. All the logic in the world can't do anything to make that connect with the discussion. If you read the marketing spiel on this muX, it's a people carrier, lesser specced than the 3.0. An entry level diesel vehicle, in the same place as the taxi Innova you so much malign.It does the same thing for less, without the pretend ruggedness that some SUV buffoons think they need.

  4. Fuel economy figures here are unrealistic.

  5. Such a unrealistic Marketing gimmick. I would've believe them if it's around Php 5-7 per kilometer daytime driving.

  6. All prejudices. Why dont you test drive them before you guys open your mouths :)

  7. Ok to mu-x 1.9 na pamalit sa mausok na crosswind sportivo.

  8. mmm, just what is the purpose of making a comparison without identifying the cars being compared to? I think it's more honest and transparent if you reveal the brands. I don't think there's any harm to that.

  9. Weak engine fitted to a monstrous body!

  10. mu-X with Blue Power Power Power! Nice Job Isuzu! Hope that the 1.9 D-max will also have good features similar to the 4x2 LS Variants of D-max.


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