Isuzu PH previews new heavy-duty trucks

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IPC president Hajime Koso (right) and EVP Takashi Tomita pose beside the new trucks.

IPC president Hajime Koso (right) and EVP Takashi Tomita pose beside the new trucks.

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), the country’s leader in the commercial vehicle segment, showcased five of its newest heavy-duty trucks under the C and E Series during the 2015 Isuzu Truck CBU Special Display at its plant in Biñan, Laguna last week.

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The four-day event highlighted Isuzu’s game-changing heavy-duty trucks that offer outstanding performance, reliability, and fuel efficiency. The trucks on display included: 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 4×4 Cab and Chassis.

The trucks are equipped with a 14.2-liter 6WF1-TCC direct-injection OHC diesel engine that provides a maximum output of 390 horsepower at 1,800 rpm and a torque of 1,863 Newton-meters. The environment-friendly power plant also comes with electronic controlled common rail system that reduces emissions and provides 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.

“We are aiming to provide every business with world-class quality trucks that can endure through time,” he added.

The Isuzu C and E series also comes 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 two to three passengers. Drivers have easy access to quick-read meters and a tilt and telescopic powered steering wheel. Other amenities include cup holders, airconditioning and AM/FM radio with CD player. The air suspension seats are reclinable, with center seat-back tray and an optional bed for the driver 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 discharge.

Buyers can choose different tire sizes that range from the standard 295/80R, an optional 315/80R tubeless up to the larger 11.00R 20 tubular tires depending on need.

Isuzu has also improved the safety features of their heavy-duty trucks by combining its highly-rigid cab construction and steel door beams with features such as anti-lock brakes, 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 insects.

The heavy-duty trucks are now available on indent orders.

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