Isuzu showcases new 1.9 liter Euro 4 turbodiesel in nationwide mall-tour

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) kicks off their 2018 Isuzu Nationwide Mall Tour, running from April 16 to June 13 to showcase their newly introduced RZ4E Euro 4 -compliant powerplant.

Adding to the 173hp 3.0liter 4JJ1-TCX turbodiesel introduced last September as their initial Euro 4 update to their Mu-X SUV and D-Max pick-up, the unusually compact 147hp 1.9liter RZ4E was introduced here last March as a smaller, more economical option on these popular utility vehicles. The RZ4E has been available in other markets since 2016, since back when the Philippine-spec Mu-X and D-Max variants mounted Euro 3 compliant 133hp 2.5 liter 4JK1-TC Hi and 160hp 3.0 liter 4JJ1-TC Hi turbodiesels.

Isuzu CRDi and VGS turbodiesels for D-Max and Mu-X
Unit Previous generation Engines Current generation engines
Engine model code 4JK1-TC Hi 4JJ1-TC Hi RZ4E-TC 4JJ1-TCX
Emissions std. Euro no. Euro 3 Euro 3 Euro 4 Euro 4
Displacement cc 2,499 2,999 1,898 2,999
Bore x stroke mm x mm 95.4 x 87.4 95.4 x 104.9 80.0 x 94.4 95.4 x 104.9
Compression ratio ratio 18.1:1 17.3:1 16.5:1 17.3:1
Peak power hp@rpm 133@3400 160@3200 147@3600 173@3550~3650
Peak torque Nm@rpm 320@1800~2800 380@1800~2200 350@1800~2600 380@1800~2200
Power density Hp/ltr 53.22hp/ltr 53.35hp/ltr 77.45hp/ltr 57.68hp/ltr
Torque density Nm/ltr 128.0512205 126.70Nm/ltr 184.40Nm/ltr 126.70Nm/ltr

With output numbers of 77.45hp/ltr and 184.40Nm/ltr, Isuzu’s seemingly diminutive RZ4E delivers at least 20hp and 56Nm more per liter of displacement compared to all their other Mu-X and D-Max engine offerings in recent years.  The 1.9liter RZ4E delivers even more power and torque than its larger 2.5liter 4JK1-TC predecessor.

IPC PResident Hajime Koso at the introduction of the RZ4E last March

IPC President Hajime Koso said: “Our corporate philosophy is built on trust and to provide quality products and high-level of customer service. This mall tour display would allow us to showcase our capabilities and to reach out to potential customers who are looking for a vehicle that would provide a long-term deal.”

“We are not giving them an option but rather a long-term perception about what Isuzu brand is. The nationwide mall tour is the result of our commitment in bringing our customers closer to us,” added Koso.

The Nationwide Mall Tour will feature special promos specific to the event, and will be present in the following malls: 

BULACAN SM Marilao April 16-22
ALABANG SM Southmall April 16-22
COMMONWEALTH SM City Fairview April 16-22
MANILA SM Manila April 20-26
STA. ROSA SM City Sta. Rosa April 24-30
PAGBILAO SM Lucena April 25-30
DAVAO SM Lanang April 28-May 4
CEBU CITY SM City Cebu May 1-6
CAVITE SM Bacoor May 2-8
BUTUAN Robinson’s Butuan (BPI) May 7-12
MANDAUE SM City Seaside May 7-13
BATANGAS SM City Lipa May 9-14
PASIG SM Megamall May 10-16
CAGAYAN DE ORO SM Downtown Premier May 15-21
BATANGAS CITY SM Center Lemery May 16-22
EDSA SM North EDSA May 17 to 23
BACOLOD SM City Bacolod May 18-24
GENERAL SANTOS SM City General Santos May 25-31
ILOILO SM City Iloilo May 28-June 3
TUGUEGARAO SM Tuguegarao May 28-June 3
ISABELA SM Cauayan May 28-June 3
CABANATUAN SM Cabanatuan June 7-13
PANGASINAN Robinson’s Place Pangasinan June 7-13
MAKATI SM Mall of Asia June 7-13
PAMPANGA SM Pampanga June 7-13