Isuzu PH introduces 'best-ever' Alterra edition: Urban Cruiser X

 

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Isuzu Philippines Corporation is bringing to the market its "best-ever Alterra model" in the Urban Cruiser X, which reportedly packs even more premium features while "offering the best value in the country's midsize SUV segment."

The new features that the Alterra Urban Cruiser X has inside are a Kenwood audio/video head unit that comes with a built-in, seven-inch-wide touch-panel monitor, an iPod direct connector, integrated Bluetooth connectivity, CMPEG capability, and an SD card reader. Paired to it are powerful 240W front speakers with tweeters and 280W rear speakers. Backseat passengers also get new front headrest-mounted, high-definition LCD monitors, while a navigation-ready device is available as a dealer option. Completing this latest Alterra model's sophisticated and luxurious interior are its matching black leather trim and black woodgrain accents.

For its exterior, the Alterra Urban Cruiser X sports an elegantly rugged front chin spoiler; a European-inspired rear chin spoiler with reflector; smoked headlamps that accentuate the projector headlamps; redesigned foglamp garnishes; black-finished stepboards; an attractive yet functional rear spoiler with integrated high-mount, clear-lens LED stop lamps; and smoked combination taillight clusters with chrome accents. In addition, two-eye reverse sensors and a wide-range reverse camera--which displays images in the entertainment system's touch-screen monitor--aid the driver in backing up in tight spots.

"The Isuzu Alterra has built a reputation for its combination of utility and luxury, of performance and fuel efficiency, of reliability and styling," said IPC president Ryoji Yamazaki. "In the 2013 Isuzu Alterra Urban Cruiser X, these attributes are enhanced as the model receives additional premium features, which are poised to set the standard in its class."

The Alterra Urban Cruiser X comes in three variants: a 4x2 with manual transmission at P1.528 million; a 4x2 with automatic gearbox at P1.585 million; and a slushbox-equipped 4x4 at P1.718 million.

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  • jayzeter19 Aug 12 2012 @ 05:51pm
    wow! just wow! the all you can have techs and lux in a cheap price! :D
  • Fernando Amorsolo Aug 12 2012 @ 06:19pm
    jayzeter: I don't think that's relatively cheap. If you check out the aftermarket blings that Izuzu added to the alterra, YOU can get a MUCH better variants of those add ons, which will amount the same to what they are offering (which is lesser variant). the front spoiler? I Don't think that's pricey.

    In the truck based SUVs market, the Alterra is the most pricey. But you get a typically 'old' car. they just, yeah termed right, REITERATED. and, they haven't made a serious makeover to it. Well boxy looks never get old, BUT THE feel of it (the Alterra) is really not worth the 1.7 Mil.

    Top variant MS Fort and Eve are worth the moolahs. ( but current eve is bit pricey too. forgiven for the Really robust and aggressive look and, offroad worthiness and technology)

    In my case, I love the Izuzu engine due to its undoubtable Efficiency and Reliability. but hello, we're speaking about 1.7 Million Pesos. I rest my point.
    • GotToRead Aug 12 2012 @ 06:41pm
      Currently, we own an Isuzu Alterra 2011 UC, wala pang 1 year. You really are right dude, sa tingin ko mas maganda pa yung 2011 UC kesa dito, yung front spoiler pumanget, naging mukang cheap, nawala yung angst at nagmukang awkward. Nawala din yung class nung naging black ang interior, para sakin Black = Sporty, Light Brown (kinda like flesh?) = Class, yung ibang upgrades naman pwede sa aftermarket hahaha
  • car_mac Aug 12 2012 @ 06:34pm
    Yes I agree with Fernando Amorsolo because the Alterra hasn't changed its main frame for more than 4 years ago, its price must be going down instead of maintaining its 1.5M - 1.7M since its chassis is getting old. Its just like the Crosswind with only facelifts.
  • GotToRead Aug 12 2012 @ 06:43pm
    So disappointing IPC, so disappointing...All you can do are face lifts, walang katapusang face lifts. LOL
  • BOOGIECAT Aug 12 2012 @ 07:01pm
    Ayaw nilang ilagay yung VGT variant dahil narin di compatible ang engine nayan dahil narin sa poor fuel quality sa atin at baka tumaas ng 100K Pesos yan..
    • GotToRead Aug 12 2012 @ 07:07pm
      sabi nga samin sa Alabang baka daw 2014 pa dalhin yung mga latest units.
      • BOOGIECAT Aug 13 2012 @ 01:27pm
        I think yung based na sa Trailblazer SUV ang susunod na dadalhin dito na bagong Alterra ng Isuzu.
    • Rem Aug 12 2012 @ 09:08pm
      really? ayos naman yung sa Hyundai and Mitsubishi. >.< I've read somewhere na matagal na gumagamit ng VGT yung Isuzu, nauna pa ata sa Hyundai, napapag iwanan na. :(
    • barry Aug 23 2012 @ 02:32pm
      baka ang mga isuzu fans lilipat na sa chevy!
  • RS500 Aug 12 2012 @ 08:15pm
    This car Chevrolet's Duramax V8 = WIN!!
    • RS500 Aug 12 2012 @ 08:15pm
      *This car plus Chevrolet's Duramax V8 = WIN!!
      • BOOGIECAT Aug 13 2012 @ 01:29pm
        I think di allowed ang Isuzu na gamitin ang Duramax engines..Though allowed lang silang gamitin ang Colorado at Trailblazer platform na co-produced with GM.
  • parrehkim Aug 12 2012 @ 08:35pm
    WHAT WALANG PINAGBAGO SA ENGINE DEPARTMENT PURO USELESS ANG PAGBABAGO 150 BHP PARIN ILL GO FOR TRAILBLAZER WORTH THE WAIT:)

  • Rem Aug 12 2012 @ 08:56pm
    hindi pa rin 4JJ1-TCX? :( IMO okay lang yung design, pero seriously sana hindi lang puro aesthetics or design yung nagbabago. I'd rather buy the Montero Sport GLS-V, mas complete pa yung package. :|
    • dsobreo Aug 12 2012 @ 09:07pm
      Yan din sinabi mo sa FB hehehe
      • Rem Aug 12 2012 @ 09:13pm
        yun lang naman talaga ang concerns ko kasi. :( :P
  • markdejesus76 Aug 12 2012 @ 09:43pm
    Lumang luma na tsk. Sa lahat ng binago nila sa Aesthetics, hindi pa din nabago yung rims. IMO, very unproportion kasi.
  • lord_cykb24 Aug 12 2012 @ 09:49pm
    still very expensive, and very awful on the outside, eewww..... hehehehehe.. I'd rather choose with the Fort or Monty rather than this oldie. The packages of both SUV still tops on the market today and value for money and high resale value..!!! or other options I would consider (to wait) the All-new Chevy Trailblazer or The All-new Hyundai Sta. Fe
  • JoHunter Aug 12 2012 @ 10:55pm
    Urban Cruiser is a st*p*d name. May bumibili pa ba ng Alterra?
    • spherion03 Aug 14 2012 @ 01:08am
      Toyota has an Urban Cruiser in other countries, which looks better.
  • Deyn Man Aug 12 2012 @ 11:25pm
    bring in the new model! no amount of kit can hide its age.... boo!!!!
  • spherion03 Aug 12 2012 @ 11:50pm
    When will Isuzu put an ALL-NEW MODEL?!? jeeeez....
    • BOOGIECAT Aug 13 2012 @ 01:28pm
      New generation D-Max soon!!!
  • pehdehceh Aug 12 2012 @ 11:58pm
    Wow. Just Wow. (Sarcastic)
  • ying Aug 13 2012 @ 06:39am
    As advertised 15 years na itong model na ito. LOL
  • frankm Aug 13 2012 @ 07:31am
    Wow, Isuzu Philippines should do better than this. Alterra is like a heavily-painted prostitute in the street and only the uninformed will waste money on this pricey and noisy dinosaur. This vehicle is light-years behind the competitors with new engines, drivetrains, technology, and cheaper (imagine this) SUVs such as Mazda CX-5, Honda CRV, coming Chevrolet Trailbrazer, coming Hyundai Sta. Fe, and coming Kia Sorento. Value for money, the smaller Kia Sportage is even much, much better than Alterra. Isuzu should introduce modern models to survive in the market.
  • neutral Aug 13 2012 @ 08:28am
    Alterra is just like a D-max with roof installed in its cargo bed, same wheelbase, width, and length. Everest is also just like the old Ranger in dimension but just styled better than the Alterra. Unlike the Montero, Fortuner and the upcoming Trailblazer, they are also derived from pick-ups but their designs can not be mistaken as pick-up with roof especially when viewed from the side. As for the Alterra & the Everest, no matter what facelifts are done, the image of a pickup are still noticeable at all angles. And for the Everest, the spare tire at the rear door is no longer practical, and all the SUVs mentioned have their spare tires underneath.
    • Fernando Amorsolo Aug 13 2012 @ 10:50pm
      I am more than happy to disagree:

      See, the idea why most people are DISAPPOINTED with the Alterra, is because, ALMOST 80% of it, since introduced in our market, NOTHING DRASTIC HAS OCCURED IN ITS ELEMENTS.

      But IT DOESN't say that, the Current design is a disaster. Many people, such as me, find the appearance of the Alterra "a pick up with roof installed" theme, appealing and masculine. Same thing applies to the Everest. The aesthetics REALLY is a subjective matter. You cannot say that it is better to hide the SUVs truck/pick up origin to become more desirable.

      Give me also one reason why Spare tire at the rear door is no longer practical. Which I find SUPER ironic. Would't it be more beneficial in many ways?

      Kahit na magmajor facelift na ang Alterra, but still manifests as a pick up with a roof, IT doesn't really matter bro. It is a personal preference, if you find that appealing or not.

      Example: the Kia Soul. Who in the world thought of that design? Pero, some people find it unique and appealing.
      Nissan Juke.

      So, my point is, same thing applies to alterra and Everest. The Mukhang pick up installed with a Roof, Sells to many people.

      FACT: Ford's Sales was mostly contributed by: 1st FIESTA, 2nd EVEREST. :)
  • agutz1010 Aug 13 2012 @ 09:59am
    change the body, interior and upgrade the engine... then i'll call it wow!
  • SpeedRazor Aug 13 2012 @ 11:35am
    it looks the same...
  • lord_cykb24 Aug 13 2012 @ 02:55pm
    Isuzu ( LCV's ) SUCKS...!!!
  • The Stig Aug 13 2012 @ 08:07pm
    Irelease nyo na yung alterra and d-max vplus ng thailand dito...
  • Kyoichi Sudo Aug 13 2012 @ 08:28pm
    P1,528M you say?! Ok, I'll add P12k plus the LTO reg. and insurance and I have now a 400N-m Montero Sport GLS-V 4WD MT...
  • Kyoichi Sudo Aug 13 2012 @ 08:37pm
    One more thing, IPC really makes me feel bad because they already have a 2012 D-Max(w/c we own one)and what's worse, IPC made ANOTHER ONE! What the h*ck! Front bumper skirt, on a 4WD D-Max?! Seriously Isuzu, do you really wish to lower your D-Max' off-roading abilities by putting the front skirt?! It made the front of the D-Max milimeters lower!!! Better Think Isuzu, front bumper skirt or front bumper garnish?! If I were you Isuzu, I'd pick the garnish over the skirt...
  • dmaxred18 Aug 13 2012 @ 09:58pm
    good job isuzu,. don't mind the negative comments
  • Kim John Aug 14 2012 @ 04:28am
    BIG MISTAKE!
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