04 October 2017


Prof. Dr. Abd Rahni bin Mat Piah, Dean of the Post Graduate Faculty, DRB-HICOM University receiving the Isuzu ELF NPR from Mikio Tsukui, Chief Operating Officer of Isuzu Malaysia



The swift progression of the diesel sector in the automotive industry often leaves many automotive students baffled in understanding the complexities of the latest engine technology. This is largely due to the lack of facilities, limited resources and inability for proper hands-on experience to explore and learn about the system.

To gain in-depth understanding, studentsrequire a vehicle equipped with the latest diesel technology. From there, they can gain greater understanding on various engine systems, while enhancing their grasp on how these technologies provide fuel savings, durability and reliability. A greater insight and comprehension on modern engine approaches will result in graduates who are more knowledgeable and able to suit industry demands as required in the after-sales sector.

To address this issue, Isuzu Malaysia recently contributed one unit of the Isuzu ELF NPR 6-wheelertruck to DRB-HICOM University – the country’s leading automotive university. The unit is equipped with the latest Common Rail Engine for the academic use ofthe automotive students attending Diploma and Degree courses at the university.

During the handover ceremony, Mikio Tsukui, Chief Operating Officer of Isuzu Malaysia, presented the symbolic mock key to Prof. Dr. Abd Rahni bin Mat Piah, Dean of the Post Graduate Faculty, DRB-HICOM University. Tsukui believes that the contribution will further enhance students’ academic experience at the university.

“The contribution will provide students a greater opportunity to understand Isuzu’s latest engine technology, which will in turn be impactful for the automotive after-sales sector in the long run,” said Tsukui.

The Isuzu ELF NPR 6-wheeler truck is equipped with a 5.2 liter engine, with 6-speed transmission supported by an Electronic Control Unit (ECU), in addition to a 5.125 final gear ratio.