Isuzu launches Alterra Urban Cruiser

 

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Isuzu Philippines Corporation meets the needs of motorists leading an active lifestyle with its new Alterra Urban Cruiser that comes with a refreshed look and an exciting in-car entertainment system.

"For successful individuals, not all trips are ordinary," said Isuzu Philippines president Ryoji Yamazaki. "There are journeys in life--particularly those taken with loved ones--that are truly significant and worth preparing for. These excursions demand only the best in comfort, space, luxury and in-car entertainment. All these the Alterra Urban Cruiser can provide."

The Alterra's Urban Cruiser edition comes with new front and rear sporty chins, as well as new exterior colors: Nautilus Blue for two-tone variants, and Mineral Gray, Silky Pearl White, Sterling Silver and Starry Black for monotone units.

Its in-car entertainment system includes a motorized 7-inch touch screen and the dealer-option I-Navi system.

For passenger comfort, the Isuzu Alterra Urban Cruiser offers more legroom, ceiling-mounted air-conditioning vents, map lights, sunglass holder, and second-row reading lamps.

The Alterra Urban Cruiser still comes with Isuzu's 3.0-liter CRDi turbocharged 4JJ1-TC i-TEQ diesel engine.

"With a generous supply of torque and power, this engine enables the Alterra to pamper its occupants and make every trip memorable," Isuzu said.

The new Alterra was launched last week through a driving and biking challenge in partnership with Caltex, Reebok, Teva, Thule, 199 Off-Road House and Unilab to demonstrate how the Urban Cruiser can fit the lives of active and sporty motorists.

What do you think of the new Isuzu Alterra Urban Cruiser and its pricing?

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  • GTi Feb 11 2011 @ 08:49pm
    Is it THAT hard to bring in the 4JJ1-TCX? 146 horses is barely comparable to its competitors nowadays.
  • nic_homeaid Feb 11 2011 @ 11:12pm
    well your dead on GTi, I was like, that's it? that's what they call "meets the needs of motorists leading an active lifestyle with its new Alterra Urban Cruiser"
    and the price?! how the heck can they attract customers that way
  • torque88 Feb 12 2011 @ 05:06am
    Wala naman nabago sa looks!Now adays grabe ang competition sa SUV i think hindi makakasabay itong 2011 Isuzu Alterra,Isuzu change you outlook.:(
  • AKP1973 Feb 12 2011 @ 07:09am
    Mitsubishi just released their Montero Sport VGT this month and this is Isuzu's answer? How can they compete? Got VGT?
  • Knowell Feb 12 2011 @ 07:26am
    IPC, give it a rest already.
  • Rem Feb 12 2011 @ 10:32am
    C'mon Isuzu, it's 2011 already! VGT engines, Airbags (for the Crosswind) and rear disc brakes should be available in the next upgrade if you still can't replace it for an all-new car. Kung kaya ng Mitsubishi, dapat kaya niyo din, since 3 lang naman ang passenger vehicles niyo, the rest trucks na. :)
  • orville1914 Feb 12 2011 @ 11:20am
    bring the MU 7
  • jetski Feb 12 2011 @ 12:53pm
    keep on stretching????!!!!... why cant you give the Filipino people the real worth of P1.7M.. this is old car... including the Crosswind.. even the chinese is overtaking your development...
  • dtkiko Feb 12 2011 @ 05:23pm
    Oh my goodness! ALL COSMETICS!!!! Isuzu Philippines naman, pls bring the 3-litre 4JJ1-TC "hi-power" (that is the 4JJ1-TCX ---- Euro-, Aussie-, Kiwi-, Thai-spec), not the long-standing still 2004 model 4JJ1-TC "standard". Come on, that engine, YES, it's by far fuel-efficient, pero naman.... OBSOLETE na yan! Tagal na rin ng 4JJ1-TCX na yan na may VGT, 2006 model pa yan and dragging 5 years now, wala pa rin sa Las Islas Filipinas!!!!! Hay, PhP1.7 million old-engine Alterra tsk tsk tsk....
  • josefpuechner Feb 12 2011 @ 05:49pm
    can Isuzu honestly say that they are proud of selling vehicles that are more than 10 years old already? It's now or never Isuzu to not only step it up one notch but a whole bunch of notches, you're lagging way to far behind the competition.
  • dtkiko Feb 12 2011 @ 06:29pm
    Huwag na tayo magtaka mga bosing ---- pinapaubos daw sa ating mga "Class C" consumers (Filipino, Malaysians, Indonesians, Vietnamese, Laosians, Singaporeans, Burmese, basically us Southeast Asians except the Thais) ang over-production ng 3-litre 4JJ1-TC (or Ddi-iTEQ models of Alterra and DMax, the engine of which is a 2004 model) at ang mga 1997 model na Crosswind.... ahihi ahoho AYAYAY!!!!
    • Rem Feb 12 2011 @ 08:57pm
      If that's true, then I think they're inconsiderate. bakit "EXCEPT the Thais" pa? parang andaya naman nun. Kung pinabaubos nila yung "old stock" na mga engines na yan eh dapat ibaba nila ang price, at the same time, i-offer din ung VGT equipped engines for the same price as the 4X2/4X4 M/T and A/T (1.5-1.7 million). Tapos yung old engine na lang sa ZEN @ 1.2-1.5 million.
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  • HKB Feb 12 2011 @ 09:16pm
    @ dtkiko: i ganon bias pala ang isuzu dito sa atin kaya napag iwanan na sila sa mga compititors lol....
  • panget Feb 12 2011 @ 09:36pm
    LUMA! sobrang LUMA na nyan IPC!

    dapat nilagay nyo na lng nila sa crosswind ung mga lumang makina (Ddi-iTEQ) nyo. pero kelangn nyong magdagdagn ng mga safety features (airbag, ABS, Disc barkes..etc) dahil malakas n makina ng crosswind.

    iwan na iwan n kayo sa ibang competitors nyo!
  • polpot Feb 12 2011 @ 09:46pm
    Okay, Isuzu is expecting too much for their flagship model, just bring back the trooper, equip it with better engine, and please lower the price!
    For that *gly looking SUV that cost 1.5M? come on ISUZU! be realistic!
  • GBfive Feb 12 2011 @ 10:11pm
    wake up, IPC! the crisis is over. car sales are fast rising. SUVs/pick-ups are popular again. this is not the time to sell OEM (old-expensive-models).
  • GTi Feb 12 2011 @ 10:33pm
    Perhaps someone from TGP will PLEASE read the comments here and be our voice to IPC? They HAD BETTER bring in the 4JJ1-TCX and the 4JK1-TC engines in. I believe they would have been even more successful if they'd revived the Trooper line and threw in the 4JJ1-TCX engine along with airbags, EBD and front facing 3rd row. Why is Isuzu being so uncomprehending and ignorant? They could've gotten a few lessons from Hyundai.
  • dtkiko Feb 13 2011 @ 12:58am
    For everybody's info nga bosing ---- Isuzu is not a "weakling" when it comes to diesel technology. In fact, yang variable-geometry turbocharger (VGT) na yan that has taken recently the modern society going g*g* over it MATAGAL ng meron ang Isuzu Japan niyan. I was working in Europe from 2008 to 2010, and i had the opportunity to drive the DMax Euro-version there (yes, the one with the "hood" scoop and the Paris-Dakar rally champion T1/T2 category entry, and also incidentally, Australia's best 3-litre pickup for 2009 and 2010). This is the one with the 4JJ1-TCX engine. Ayaw lang talaga ibigay sa ating mga Pinoy daw yan (at the current), it being the reason is, we're Class "C" consumers daw at pinapaubos ang 4JJ1-TC engine hehe. The Class "A" are the Euros and Aussies and Kiwis (New Zealanders), Class "B" are the Thais (remember the major Isuzu assembly factory now is in Thailand, and is expoting to Australiasian region), and we are one of the Class "C" as already posted in the previous post. Matitigas daw ulo ng mga Japanese principals ng Isuzu, they don't wanna listen to us Pinoys daw kahit limpak-limpak na suggestion boxes sa Isuzu outlets ---- yan ay tsismis daw, pero TOTOO daw yan haha! We might be looking into 2 more years before the this engine reaches our shores, but by then, naiwan na rin sila ng Ford Ranger 3.2-litre 5-cylinder coming out this 2012.... Kawawa talaga mga Isuzu afficionados dito sa Pinas, isa na ako sa kanila ahihi....
  • dominic Feb 13 2011 @ 03:04am
    nice one dtkiko!
  • torque88 Feb 13 2011 @ 06:07am
    Grabe!!!durog na durog na ang IPC dito sa forum na ito,magising naman kayo ibahin yo style ng mga car nyo..as in new look!!
  • redcat Feb 13 2011 @ 06:43am
    loooooooooooooser!!!!!!!!!
  • RS500 Feb 13 2011 @ 02:59pm
    So is it right to say that we should not anymore buy their products until they get worried and decide to sell their newer engines here.
  • dtkiko Feb 13 2011 @ 06:53pm
    RS500: Yes chief, for some, that's the plausible answer to it not to buy Isuzu's anymore, ESPECIALLY for those wanting more out of their SUV's (e.g. Alterra, Crosswind) and pickups (DMax). But for some who finds "heartfelt" contenment with Isuzu's (like me), as the current Philippine-issue 4JJ1-TC DMax Ddi-iTEQ is now our 3rd Isuzu's that included also a 2001 Crosswind XT and a 2004 4JH1-TC DMax TD, they might still probably keep on buying Isuzu's. I mentioned there "heartfelt" contenment as against "cerebral" contenment. If i'm going to override what my heart wants with the cerebral aspect of choosing vehicles like i would be more after horsepower muscle, out-of this world torque rating, a real oh-my-goodness road performer, then when things starts to get a little boring; if i pay more attention on technological advances then i should never stop myself buying vehicles each time they get updated ---- and i can't just do this hehe. The reason why i have been an Isuzu patron boils down only to one reason; dahil may "compiansa" o "tiwala" ako sa Isuzu. Sure there are a lot better vehicles out there in terms of say engines having better CRDi engines with eVGT's or say dual-stage bi-turbochargers etc etc etc being produced by Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota.... AS THERE ARE ALSO BETTER AND HIGHLY INTELLIGENT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES THAN OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT.... But somehow PNoy won because people trusted him or may "compiansa" or "tiwala" mga tao sa kanya (although frankly-speaking, i voted Gordon-Bayani haha).... same paradigm of thinking goes for Isuzu afficionados that regardless of how better technologically-speaking the competitors are, our trust at Isuzu products (of course we have tantrums too on why not bring theirr best products here in Philippines) is deeply engrained with us as consumers.... Just my 2 centavos honest opinion sir.... Kind regards.
  • panget Feb 14 2011 @ 03:24am
    @dtkiko: parang nalibang kang mgcomment ah.. ï
    I say: If you are an engineer and love about engines, definitely you will be having one of the models that IPC had. But most of the consumers are not grease monkey like the others. Their choices most likely to be breakdown to safety, looks, comfort and let say, hear-say fuel efficiency. But yes, ISUZU Diesel engines are the toughest and the most fuel efficient of them all.

    Please IPC, give us the NEW ENGINE, NEW LOOK and more on SAFETY FEATURES on all of your models!
  • Bigforce Feb 14 2011 @ 10:15am
    Can somebody enlighten me why IPC have to phase out the TROOPER to give way to alterra? I heard the trooper has an engine problem but they coud have just changed engine why phase out? Trooper used to be my dreamcar!
  • BOOGIECAT Feb 14 2011 @ 10:21am
    Palpak ang engine ng Trooper..Ayaw munang dalhin ng IPC yung CRDI VGT engines nila dahil ayaw nilang matulad to sa Trooper fiasco mga 10 years ago!
  • AKP1973 Feb 14 2011 @ 01:03pm
    January 30, 2008 - Isuzu announces complete withdrawal from the US market. I hope you (IPC) will not suffer the same fate.
  • Riskbreaker Feb 14 2011 @ 01:19pm
    This is one of the reasons why I hate (w/ passion) IPC.
  • dtkiko Feb 14 2011 @ 03:42pm
    Mga idols: It is only the Japanese principals that you need to hate at IPC, not the whole company though, especially the Pinoys. For all you know, since IPC employees patronise Isuzu products, of course, they too would ALL LOVE to see and own the better 4JJ1-TCX engine into their Alterra's and DMax's. Wala na tayong magagawa sa Crosswind, talagang di na papalitan ng CRDi yan haha! Sa dami-dami ng suggestion boxes from amongst consumers and employees and marketing arm of IPC, ayaw "daw" makinig ng mga HAPON haha! Super tigas daw ulo nila na dalhin sa atin since YESTER-YEARS pa ang VGT-equipped 4JJ1-TCX, otherwise also known as iTEQ VGS Turbo series.... hay, harinawa'y dalhin na nila!!!!
  • dtkiko Feb 14 2011 @ 04:07pm
    panget: Yes chief, tama ka about reliability and fuel-efficiency ng mga Isuzu's, lalo na itong 4JJ1-TC "standard" CRDi engine nila.... At sa totoo lang naman, kahit anong mga sasakyan pa mga yan que Toyota, Mitsu, Nissan, Honda, Isuzu, Subaru mga Koreans, sama mo na rin Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Bentley, Jaguar, Aston-Martin, Lamborghini, Ferrari ahihi ahoho etc etc etc, pare-pareho lang naman umaandar lahat yan sa kalsada hahahaha! Wala din naman pinagbago, hayaan na natin kung alin pinakamabilis, puros disposable din mga yan balang araw ahihi.... Maniwala ka sa hindi chief, umakyat kami ng Baguio from sa bahay sa Quezon City noong 21 December 2010 ng pamilia ko at kaibigan (4 kami sa DMax 4JJ1-TC "standard"), RUMARATRAT ng 4th-gear most of the time paakyat ng Marcos highway (3rd-gear sa mga tight hairpins or "switchbacks") at puede pang mag-5th gear doon sa section na diretso na ang Marcos highway tungong malapit na sa Baguio City after ng "overland" tunnel kung saan may mga rockfall barriers sa slopes gaya ng mga rock fences sa Hongkong, at ang na-consumo ko lang sa 76 litres full tank ko ay 1/4 lang after travelling 293.1 kilometres from Quezon City. This gave me an "indicative" fuel mileage of 15.4 km per litre ---- see link picture of my control panel after arriving at the Baguio Country Club (http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1331/dsc08580g.jpg).... Balikan ng Metro Manila-Baguio City-Metro Manila, kayang-kaya ng DMax-siado ang less than kalahati ng full tank na consumo GUARANTEED.... Pero siempre chief, iba pa rin ang may DMax o Alterra na 4JJ1-TCX with VGT (Vaginal G-spot Tickler ---- "bolitas" pala) ahihi ahoho AYAYAY!!!!
  • dominic Feb 16 2011 @ 12:09am
    sana nakakarating sa mga nakakataas mga comment natin dito sa TGP
  • barry Feb 16 2011 @ 12:48pm
    pangit parin. outdated na ang design. what we need is an ALL-NEW! when we say all-new, bago lahat! mahirap sumabay sa competion nowadays...nanjan ang santa fe, monty, fortuner, at everest. their sales are continuing to soar high. what's next for isuzu?....
  • vansxtrme23 Feb 16 2011 @ 06:21pm
    Alterra urban cruiser!-sounds good, nyahaha..super competitive nito!bwenas na pg my bumiling 10 people.hahaha
  • dtkiko Feb 16 2011 @ 09:23pm
    vansxtrme23: di lang buenas, jackpot sa lotto na yon erap.... ahihi ahoho....
  • isuzur18 Apr 03 2011 @ 09:55am
  • ryanjarina Apr 11 2011 @ 05:50pm
    Hey guys! I actually work for the Isuzu INTECO Group which comprises of Isuzu EDSA, Quezon Ave, Pampanga, Dagupan, and Urdaneta. visit out website at:
    http://www.intecophil.com
    http://www.facebook.com/intecogroup

    I was reading your comments regarding the VGT Isuzu Engine currently being sold in Australlia. Add us on Facebook, and post your comments regading what you expect from Isuzu I'll make sure they hear your voice!!!

    Like our motto says: Growing with the FIlipino Family Since 1968, and we want the Filipino people to get what they deservce!!

    Mabuhay and hope to hear from you guys soon!!!
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