Isuzu D-Max 4x4 Drive Series set in Davao

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Sunday, June 8, 2014


Expecting to take Davao by storm, the Isuzu D-Max 4x4 Drive Series will be held this June 20-22 at the Dakudao Compound, the former Lanang Golf and Country Club.

In the driving event, participants were able to experience and were amazed at the off-road capabilities of the D-MAX 4x4 in the challenging stations that comprised the course laid out at the grounds of the former golf course.

According to Kim Liu of Isuzu Cars Davao the 4x4 event will showcase the latest D-MAX. Isuzu’s pickup model has a new suspension system composed of independent double wishbone with coil springs in front and semi-elliptical over-slung leaf springs in the rear, making it capable of carrying a heavy payload. It also boasts of one of the highest ground clearances among pickups with a 235mm height for the LS 4x4 and 225mm for the LT 4x4 variants.

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Drivers will get to experience the boosted off-road capability of the D-MAX with its Isuzu’s new 4WD Terrain Command Select Dial that allows the driver to switch from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive high even while traveling at speeds of up to 100kph.

According to Liu there will be several obstacles in the special off-road track that duplicates Davao’s geography. These included 40-degree hill climb done in first gear and in second gear; 40-degree hill climb with a stall midway up; 40-degree descent without braking; lateral climb mount; driving over “elephant holes”; tackling trail ruts; camber right and camber left sides up in 40-degree angles; traversing a roundabout cone; lateral descent ditch crossing; driving over cross axle articulation rails; and going on a steel inclined plane with rollers.

The previous 4x4 series legs were held in Pampanga, Cebu and Bacolod. The event is hoped to gather the public and motoring enthusiasts this June 20-22.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 09, 2014.

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