24 September 2019


Two proud Isuzu D-Max owners not only got to enjoy the amazing prowess of their new Isuzu D-Max that they purchased recently, their reward was by far one of the most unexpected when they won another brand-new Isuzu D-Max 2.5 Auto 4×4 in the Isuzu Buy and Win contest.

Held in conjuction with Hari Raya and Gawai celebrations this year, Ghanie Entalang of Sebauh, Sarawak and Sugumaran A/L Nagappan were picked as the winners of the contest simply by purchasing their new vehicles between April and June this year.

The scaffolder from Sebauh, Sarawak was initially skeptical about the authencity of the call when he was first told of the win and even laughed it off. “The first thought that crossed my mind was that this was some kind of a scam. It was only upon listening further to the caller that I recalled filling in a contest form when I bought my car. I was so excited from the news that I didn’t sleep that night,” said Ghanie.

Sugumaran was equally surprised to be picked for the win as he never expected the entry would be selected. “I just thought it was an ordinary lucky draw to win something small. When I got a call from the dealer, I was quite shocked and thought it was a joke. But later, I got a call from Isuzu head office confirming that I won a car. I was so happy,” said Sugumaran who operates a truck business but spends most days as a safety officer visiting oil palm estates.

“I visit one or two plantations a day and I used two pick-up trucks before this. I was planning on retiring but boredom got to me so I decided to get back into the business and was looking for a pick-up truck. I did not have prior experience with Isuzu but I liked its shape and the reasonable price. I also liked the lid which was handy so I bought it.”

“I must say that after four months, I like the fuel efficiency. It is by far something that impresses me most about the vehicle. The stability too is remarkable and whether it is on the estate roads or on the highways, the D-Max always feels well planted and gives me confidence,” added Sugumaran, 56, who hails from Seremban.

Unlike Sugumaran, Ghanie was already familiar with the virtues of the Isuzu D-Max before even purchasing the vehicle. “A number of my relatives in Sebauh already own the Isuzu D-Max and I have seen that it is a very capable 4×4 vehicle whether on or off-road. The D-Max has become the main mode of transport for my family and its fuel efficiency and good performance are ideal for the conditions on the unsealed roads through the hills to my home,” added Ghanie whose family lives in the Jabris Naong long house approximately 60km from Bintulu.

As he already purchased his Isuzu D-Max, Ghanie intends to give the prize to his father Entelang Embai for his use commuting between town and his village. “This D-Max means a lot to the family as we need to travel regularly from the village to Bintulu. The roads are not predictable so it will definitely make our journeys more pleasant and secure,” said Entelang.

COO of Isuzu Malaysia Masayuki Suzuki handed over the prize to Ghanie at the KM Mobil Isuzu showroom in Bintulu while General Manager Kenkichi Sogo handed the prize to Sugumaran at the Jumbo Arena Isuzu showroom in Kluang.