Isuzu Philippines Corporation Marks 20th Birthday With Blue Power

September 28, 2017

As Isuzu Philippines Corporation celebrates its 20th birthday, the truck maker marks this major milestone with a formal party and some key improvements in its vehicle lineup. Chief among the changes is the unveiling of the brand’s Blue Power engine technology.

No less than 20 vehicles were unveiled during the formal gala, which is a toast to its 20 year success as a leading player in the competitive commercial vehicle segment. These vehicles include the N-Series and the F-Series medium and heavy duty trucks, as well as refreshed versions of its popular D-Max and Mu-X pickup and SUV, respectively.

As mentioned above, the lineup gets the Blue Power motor in various levels of displacement and output. The D-Max and Mu-X, for instance, now pack the 4JJ 1-TCX mill that has been in use in Thailand and other markets for quite some time now. This Euro 4-compliant lump puts out a more potent 175hp and 380Nm. All that power is sent to the drive wheels via 6-speed manual or automatic gearboxes.

The Isuzu Mu-X, in particular, gets a minor facelift that was first seen earlier this year when it came out in the Thai market. The front end now gets a new grille, bi-LED headlights with daytime running lights, and a restyled bumper. The rear also receives a new set of taillights and bumper. The wheels, too, are now upsized to 18-inch alloys.

Inside, the redesigned Mu-X gains more soft touch materials, a new vehicle information display, and new seats and seat materials. Added features include auto-leveling headlights, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, and 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with text-to-speech navigation. The D-Max also gets these cool goodies.

We’ll let you in the new prices of these vehicles once Isuzu releases them next month.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
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