India Isuzu Max Run Challenge drive pegs fuel economy at 18.3 kmpl
A three day Isuzu Max Run Challenge drive organized by the automaker between Vijayawada and Mumbai between 23-25 September 2014 saw three Isuzu D-Max pick-up trucks drive though Hyderabad, Solapur, Pune before reaching Mumbai to traverse 1000+ Kms in one full tank.
KPMG in India were Process Advisors & Evaluators for Max Run Challenge drive. Upon conclusion, process evaluation report was presented by Raajeev B Batra, Partner KPMG India to Takashi Kikuchi, Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India in Mumbai. Isuzu D-MAX achieved an average of 18.3 kms per litre. Vehicles were equipped with GPS Telemetry System to note exact kms travelled and to track the drive in real time.
Takashi Kikuchi, President & Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India celebrated the three day Isuzu Max run challenge, and was happy to have organized such a drive. Isuzu Max Run Challenge is a global initiative successfully undertaken in Australia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and the Middle East. Isuzu has conducted fuel efficiency training in different countries, and this is to be extended to Indian customers too.â€ť
Pickup truck segment is one of the largest and fastest growing segments in Indian commercial vehicles (CV) market, and accounts for 35% of the total CV market. Maharashtra is the biggest pickup truck market in India, and is an integral part of Isuzuâ€™s growth strategy. Isuzu Max Run Challenge drive details are as follows. 1048 kms travelled across 4 states over 19 hours and 55 minutes in 57.16 litres of fuel.