During the presentation of your business strategy until 2021, President of Isuzu motors, Masanori katayama, affirmed that one of the areas where special attention will be paid is the development of latest technology engines. In this sense, he anticipated that they will expand the offer of products to supply the global demand for engines in different regions and thus cover different needs.
Katayama highlighted that they will work in three well-defined areas: the design and production of specific electric motors for commercial vehicles, the manufacture of high-efficiency, low-emission diesel engines, and the creation and development of the market for engines powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). ) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
The Isuzu executive also explained that the business of impellers for agricultural, road and forestry machinery, for electric generators and for marine use will increase, with which they aspire to sell 200 thousand units in the next three years. In addition, he stated that Isuzu will continue to work on the development of clean and high-efficiency diesel engines.
Isuzu is world renowned for the technology, reliability and durability of its diesel engines, and in its history it has already manufactured more than 27.000.000 units.
In 2017, the brand announced that the B10 durability grade of its 4HK1-TC diesel engine, which is the same that equips the NPR75 light truck marketed in Argentina, increased to 603.500 kilometers.
This is an industry standard indicator provided by engine manufacturers to help consumers determine the long-term durability of an engine. Here's how the 10-kilometer B603.500 number indicates that 90% of Isuzu 4HK1-TC engines will exceed that mileage before needing repair, strong evidence that Isuzu engines are known around the world for their long-term reliability. .
In the last year, the brand produced 661.981 diesel engines, of which 191.607 were engines of more than 5 liters of displacement for heavy commercial vehicles and 470.374 units were engines of less than 5 liters for light commercial vehicles. The latter equip their D-Max pickup, which will soon be presented in our country.