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Being the number one truck brand in the country, Isuzu’s success comes from working closely with its customers, assessing their every need, and coming up with the best business solutions in every step of the way

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IPC executives present the new truck to the public. / PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF IPC

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC)’s mission to be every customer’s partner for success continues with the introduction of its latest model, Isuzu N-Series Smoother. This is the company’s first light duty truck installed with the automated manual transmission (AMT) technology, an innovative intelligent gearshift system.

ISUZU N-Series Smoother operates without the clutch pedal and achieves automatic shift change by computer control.

Isuzu N-Series Smoother operates without the clutch pedal and achieves automatic shift change by computer control. This means the driver gets the performance of a manual transmission on a two-pedal operation. Or basically, the truck provides the combined advantages of an automatic transmission easy driving operation and MT’s fuel efficiency.

“Being the number one truck brand in the country, Isuzu’s success comes from working closely with its customers, assessing their every need, and coming up with the best business solutions in every step of the way,” IPC president Hajime Koso said.

“In the Philippines, trucks are maximized and utilized almost at 24/7 operations. And with the increasing demand for delivery, especially in logistics, truckers deal not just with the increase in their operation expenses, particularly fuel and maintenance, but also the need for more professional drivers which has become quite a problem. So, we thought, why not make our next truck address all these challenges and more,” Koso added.

THIS is the company’s first light duty truck installed with the automated manual transmission technology, an innovative intelligent gearshift system.

The truck aims to deliver not just a smoother driving experience but also a smoother business operation with the following core benefits.

Easy to drive
The vehicle is not complicated to drive. Its gearbox is designed like that of an AT and only has two pedals. Newbie drivers and even female drivers can operate this truck with ease. This also means less fatigue for drivers during long distance driving or when in traffic congested areas.

Economical
With the advanced technology of AMT, it automatically selects and shifts to the appropriate gear position. This results to good fuel efficiency, sparing one from high fuel expenses. And since it has no clutch pedal, there is no need to spend on clutch maintenance.

Safety
With the truck’s two-pedal operation, the driver does not need to worry about changing gears and can therefore focus on the driving environment. Safe driving is given priority.

It is powered by the 3.0-liter 4JJ1-TCC engine. That is, a four-cylinder, turbo-intercooler, DOHC common-rail direct injection, blue power diesel engine, with a maximum output of 122hp and a maximum torque of 354 N-m. It is equipped with Isuzu’s latest transmission model, MYY6S, which is a six-speed AMT. It has a GVW of 4,490 kg and can be fitted with various body applications.
It also comes with added features that upgrades the truck driving experience such as tuner radio with USB, two speakers, charger port, cab power window, central door lock and cab tilt warning system. It also comes with a three-year and unlimited mileage warranty.

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