04 May 2015


The Isuzu Dura-Miles Challenge has once again underlined the fuel efficiency supremacy of the amazing Isuzu D-MAX when four units were driven from Bangkok to Singapore, a distance of 1,809km using less than the full contents of its 76-litre fuel tank.

The four units of 4×4 Isuzu D-MAX made up of a pair each of 2.5-litre and 3.0-litre models using both manual and automatic transmissions were driven by Isuzu Malaysia staff and a consultant.

The quartet were flagged off from the Isuzu Ung  Nguan Tai dealership in Bangkok by Executive Director of Isuzu Malaysia Daisuke Ishida, AAM Committee Member Ahmed Ismail, Tripetch Isuzu Sales Co. Ltd Senior Vice President Panadta Chenavasin and Ung Nguan Tai Isuzu Sales Deputy Managing Director Tanavit Pitaksith.

“What is truly amazing is that the cars were not driven by professionals but mainly by our own staff. They drove sensibly and optimized the performance and fuel economy of the D-MAX to the best of its capability,” said Ishida who was on hand at the Singapore Discovery Centre to welcome the convoy.

The cars were then driven through extreme conditions including 40-degree ambient temperatures through much of Thailand and faced thunderstorms in the evenings in Malaysia. Throughout the drive, the drivers kept the air-conditioning on to fight the sweltering heat.

Kudos to the whole team for an amazing achievement and fabulous effort in setting the new standard in fuel efficiency!