After its previous-generation D-Max ran 1,476km with a fuel consumption of 19.3km/L in April 2013, and its Crosswind traveled 958km to register a fuel consumption of 17.42km/L in August 2013, Isuzu Philippines completed its trilogy of Eco Run Challenges last December by driving 15 N-Series trucks from Santa Rosa in Laguna to Batangas City through the Star Tollway and then back.
Before and after the trip, the trucks were topped off at the Shell station in Santa Rosa near Isuzu Philippines' Laguna Technopark manufacturing plant. Both fueling activities were reportedly witnessed and certified by Michael Mercado of Smart Driving Corporation, which served as the verifier for the fuel economy test.
For the NHR category, New Metrofab Works came out on top with a mileage of 14.81km/L, which was also the best result among all the participants.
The NKR category was topped by Right Goods Philippines with a mileage of 13.37km/L.
Airlift Asia led the NPR category with a fuel mileage of 9.02km/L, while Dominic Construction came out on top of the NQR category with 9.16km/L.
"Being a committed responsible partner to our valued customers and to society, Isuzu has always given high importance to fuel efficiency in our products because we know the value of your hard-earned money and your concern for the preservation of the environment," said Isuzu Philippines president Nobuo Izumina to the representatives of the various companies who participated in the 2013 Isuzu Truck Fuel Eco Run Challenge.