Isuzu Crosswind runs 1,190 km on 1 full tank
By ANJO PEREZ
August 6, 2010, 9:30am
An Isuzu Crosswind filled with 55 liters (one full tank) of Caltex diesel fuel was able to travel a distance of 1,190 kilometers during the second leg of the Isuzu Challenge which ran from Isabela to Quezon last July 13.
Isuzu Philippines Corp. just concluded the second leg of the Isuzu Challenge, wherein a stock Crosswind XL ran a total of 1,190 kilometers on just one full tank of Caltex Diesel w/ Techron D.
Driven by Domingo Escarieses and navigated by Anthony Pegarro, both of the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), the Isuzu Crosswind which is powered by a 2.5-liter 4JA1-L turbodiesel engine, took off at 8 a.m. from the Isuzu dealership in Isabela along the Maharlika Highway.
With a gross vehicle weight of 2,180 kilograms, the Crosswind passed through Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, and Tarlac all the way to Southern Luzon before stopping in Quezon.
The Crosswind finally ran out of fuel in San Isidro, Tagcauayan, in Quezon after traveling a total distance of 1,190 kilometers for an average fuel consumption of 21.64 kilometers per liter of diesel fuel.
The result was verified by Rommel Millora, director of both Transport and Traffic Consultants Inc. and the Transportation Science Society of the Philippines.
“This run proves once again that the Isuzu Crosswind is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class,” said IPC President Ryoji Yamazaki. “With the proper driving techniques, the Crosswind is very much capable of yielding such fuel mileage even in real-world driving conditions.”
At the same time, IPC confirmed that a contestant who joined the Isuzu Challenge Guessing Game correctly guessed the mileage and won for himself a brand-new Crosswind unit.
The winner of the guessing contest — 27-year-old Ryan Dexter Pinpin Dizon from Angeles City, Pampanga — is a loyal Isuzu customer. Prior to joining the Isuzu Challenge promo, he had been an owner of an Isuzu Hi-Lander and only recently bought a new Crosswind Sportivo. By guessing the exact total mileage of 1,190 kilometers, Dizon won a brand-new and tax-free Crosswind unit.
The third and last round of the Isuzu Challenge, featuring a D-Max pickup, is scheduled to run on Oct. 20. The person who can guess the exact mileage or the closest without going over of this run will win a brand-new D-Max unit. The guessing period will be from July 14 to Oct. 19. Contestants may register and submit their guess on the promo website www.isuzudieselmission.com.ph.
The Isuzu Challenge is sponsored by Caltex Diesel with Techron D and Freego Jeans, supported by JVC, AVT, Centro Manufacturing Corp., Home Depot, Smartlink, Matabungkay Beach Resort, Monde Nissin Corp., and Magnolia Fruit Drink Health Tea Beverages.
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