In an age of great environmental concern, everyone and your maid should be getting in on the green act. [firstpara] Take Isuzu Philippines for instance. The motoring giant has just launched the Isuzu Challenge 2010 last May 13, 2010.
Now on its 9th year, the Isuzu Challenge is an eco-driving event that ultimately seeks to prove just how efficient, and in effect, environmentally friendly, Isuzu’s diesel engines are. The event first took to the road in 2002, and in its near-decade existence, it has seen Isuzu cars set records in fuel economy. One example of this is the 2002 Crosswind which was driven from Alabang to Nasugbu, Batangas, and set a fuel-economy record of 36.48 kilometers to a liter. More recently in 2007, the endurance, and not just the efficiency of Isuzu’s diesel engines were put to the ultimate test, as Isuzu vehicles traveled a total of 1,764 kilometers from Manila all the way to Mindanao.
This year, the Isuzu Challenge will put the limelight on its N-series truck, the Crosswind, and the D-Max. The trip this time will take these vehicles from the northern reaches of Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte going down west. All vehicles will be given a single full tank, and will travel until the last drop of fuel is used. There will be three separate runs: the N-series truck will run from May 26 to 29; the Crosswind from July 14 to 17; and the D-Max from October 20 to 24.
Now here comes the exciting part. The Isuzu Challenge also calls on the public to take a guess at the total distance that each vehicle will be able to travel on just one full tank. At stake are the vehicles of the same model as the ones used in the challenge. So put your The Price is Right hats on, and start guessing. Log on to www.isuzudieselmission.com.ph now for more info and to submit your entries. No purchase necessary to join, just your supreme guessing powers, so join now!
WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES