Isuzu Motors India has culminated its three day 'Isuzu Max Run Challenge' between Vijayawada and Mumbai, which was held from 23rd September to 25th September. Being the official evaluators of the drive, KPMG presented the process evaluation report upon the conclusion of drive in Mumbai. Starting from Vijayawada, three Isuzu D-Max pick-up trucks drove though Hyderabad, Solapur and Pune before reaching the final destination Mumbai, thus covering the distance of more than 1000 Kms in one full tank. Equipped with the GPS Telemetry System in order to facilitate the exact kilometers travelled and track the drive in real time, the trucks delivered an average of 18.3 kmpl under real world conditions.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Takashi Kikuchi, President & Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, “It is an important and exciting day for us, since our three day Isuzu Max run challenge concludes today. We are extremely happy to have organized such a drive. The Isuzu Max Run Challenge is a global initiative that has been successfully undertaken in Australia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and the Middle East. World over the Isuzu D-Max is known for its excellent fuel efficiency, power, torque, operating economy and we wanted to prove the same in India as well.”
“The three day drive has not only facilitated in demonstrating the USP of the vehicle, which is fuel efficiency & vehicle performance but has also established the fact that with correct driving technique, anyone can get the best out of an Isuzu. Isuzu has conducted fuel efficiency training in different countries and we would like to extend this for the Indian customers too,” he added.
Powering the Isuzu D-Max is a 2499cc, four-cylinder intercooled turbocharged diesel engine, rated at 134 bhp of max. power at 3600 rpm and 294 Nm of peak torque at 1800-3200 rpm range. The engine comes coupled to a five-speed manual transmission.
The three day drive was flagged off by Mr. Toru Kishimoto, Vice President, Isuzu Motors India at Vijayawada on September 23, 2014. To know more, click here
Source : CarDekho