Kuala Lumpur, 14 July 2022 – Isuzu Malaysia Sdn Bhd today unveils the newest next generation GIGA truck range, offering five new models for the heavy-duty and prime mover segment. As Isuzu’s latest range in the GIGA product line-up, the trucks offer powerful engine horsepower, robust stature and aerodynamic design. The trucks also come integrated with driver-friendly concept in the cab design for enhanced efficiency, comfort and safer drive.
The five new models include the ‘C’ and ‘E’ series which are model CYZ420 rigid truck with 7-speed manual transmission, EXR420 4×2 and EXZ460 6×4 prime mover come with two models’ options which up to 16-speed on manual transmission and automated manual transmission (AMT).
Atsunori Murata, Chief Operating Officer, Isuzu Malaysia Sdn Bhd said, “We are very enthusiastic about launching the new next generation Isuzu GIGA heavy-duty and prime mover trucks in Malaysia – a range that presents several ‘firsts’ in design concept for improved efficiency, safety and comfort. Malaysia is only the third country globally after Japan and China, and the first in South East Asia to be introduced with our new GIGA trucks, and this is a testament of Isuzu’s commitment and appreciation to our customers in Malaysia.
“The Isuzu brand has achieved notable successes in Malaysia, being recognized as the top truck brand for many consecutive years, thanks to the great support from all our customers. This market leading position has been significantly contributed by our light-duty ELF range. With this new next generation Isuzu GIGA range now, we are confident it will be a strong business contributor that will challenge the boundaries and thrust the Isuzu brand further forward. Our aim is to establish a firmer footprint in the heavy-duty and prime mover segment. We believe the new trucks will not just widen our heavy-duty range but will also heighten our brand benchmarks and those in the industry as well.”
The new GIGA trucks are the first full model change since Isuzu launched the first generation in 1994 in Japan. The new design is inspired by the Japanese concept of ‘Meri Hari’ (“メリハリ“), which means creating and achieving balance and harmony. Through this concept the new GIGA trucks offer balance between toughness and power with that of comfort and economy by embodying strength and innovation on the cab exterior and perfected functionality, comfort, and spaciousness in the cab interior.
The new Isuzu GIGA range comes with higher power, performance and stature ideal for demanding operations for the construction, heavy haulage and bulk delivery industries. Power and performance are produced through the Euro 3 standard of 15.6-litre 6WG1 engine with 420 & 460 horsepower.
“In addition to power and performance which are crucial to the industries the trucks are made for, the new Isuzu GIGA trucks also offer greater efficiency and serviceability to ensure maximum uptime and productivity for our customers,” added Murata.
For maximum safety, the trucks are also equipped with the Isuzu Safety Plus platform which offer key safety features including anti-lock braking system (ABS), SRS airbag for driver and brakes override accelerator (BOA).
The cab shape has been optimized to a cubic form to achieve the best-in-class aerodynamics which significantly reduces the coefficient of drag for better cooling performance, safer journey, and lesser fuel usage. The cab interior of the new GIGA range features European standards ergonomic design for more spaciousness, driver-friendly features, better operability and increased comfort.
One of the key features for prime mover is the high-performance seat with an integrated seat belt produced by the prominent German company ISRINGHAUSEN. The seat provides excellent comfort and is equipped with various features including seat warmer and cooling ventilation, and various adjustments such as tilt structure, reclining angle, shoulder adjustment, lumbar support and more to better fit different body shapes and preferences.
On the dashboard is a 4-inch LCD multi-information display meter which displays various important information for the driver which includes of driver assistance, transmission, utility, and always-on display areas. This multi-information display meter and cruise control can also be operated via the steering wheel which now contain relevant switches. This is a new feature in Isuzu trucks which can significantly improve operability and safety while driving.
“Isuzu’s motivation for introducing the new Isuzu GIGA trucks is driven by our commitment to offer wider and improved truck options for our customers who are increasingly demanding more efficiency in a highly competitive landscape. In Malaysia, we have a large network and with the right products and pricing, we trust Isuzu has a steady future in becoming a specialist in all commercial vehicle segments,” Murata concluded.