Isuzu Philippines (IPC) sure knows how to celebrate a major milestone. On its 20th anniversary, the company hosted a formal gala and unveiled 20 vehicles with new engines. Included in the updates are new Euro 4-compliant mills for the D-Max and the MU-X.
Dubbed the Blue Power Technology engines, they're said to "provide maximum engine output, cleaner emissions, superb fuel economy and engine durability." All Isuzu vehicles available in the country will be powered by this new engine technology.
Under the hood of the D-Max and the MU-X is the 4JJ1-TCX turbodiesel powerplant. It now has more horses at 175hp and more grunt at 380Nm. The face-lifted MU-X is now equipped with a six-speed transmission for both its manual and automatic variants. Other handy driver-assist features include auto-leveling headlights, hill start assist, and hill descent control. Its 8-inch screen entertainment system with USB link has text-to-speech navigation.
The D-Max gets these features without the auto-leveling headlights, but it does get extra USB ports for those women people who always forget to keep their gadgets charged.
Along with these new features and greener engines come a price bump, and we'll let you know their pricing soonest.
"We are hoping, yet we are confident, that the Philippines will continue to patronize the brand with these substantial changes that we have introduced," said IPC president Hajime Koso said.
So, who's checking out the new D-Max and MU-X at the nearest Isuzu dealership?