It’s no secret that when a new product is introduced in the market, people are usually concerned about its performance. Take the new RZ4E BluePower diesel motor from Isuzu. Sure, the Japanese commercial vehicle maker is best known for diesels. But this is a totally new offering for Isuzu.
It seems, however, that the motor can definitely hold its own as it was subjected to a grueling 1,000km trek from Calamba, Laguna to the island of Catanduanes recently. The mu-X Owners Philippines (muxOP) took the long drive with 20 mu-Xs units loaded with family and gear from April 27 to May 1. And there were two mu-X LSA units—one AT and another MT—powered by the 1.9-liter RZ4E mill that tagged along for the ride.
Driven by members of the motoring media, along with representatives from Isuzu Philippines Corporation, the two BluePower-driven units joined the convoy that started off from KM44 Petron station along SLEX in Calamba. They then drove all the way to the Tabaco Port in Albay where they got on a Roll On-Roll-Off (RORO) ferry heading for the San Andres Port in Catanduanes.