Members of the mu-X Owners Philippines (muXOP) and their families, on board 20 units of the Isuzu mu-X, recently went on a road trip that spanned over 1,000 km in the island province of Catanduanes last April 27 to May 1.
Along for the trip were representatives of Isuzu Philippines Corporation and members of the motoring media who rode in a mu-X LSA Automatic 4x2 and a mu-X LSA Manual Transmission 4x2 variants. Both of which are powered by Isuzu’s newest diesel engine, the BluePower RZ4E.
The trip began at the Petron KM 44 Southbound service station on the South Luzon Expressway in Calamba, Laguna early evening of April 27. They then boarded a roll-on roll-off (RORO) trip from Tabaco Port in Albay Province to the San Andres Port in Catanduanes.
The island of Catanduanes is the country’s 12th largest island and a “maogma” (happy) place for the locals. This gave the convoy wonderful sights to behold as they navigated through the area. The highlight of the 150-km island loop was a stop at Binurong Point, which revealed a 200-foot-high seaside cliff a breathtaking view of the open Pacific Ocean.
All throughout, the vehicles of muXOP were consistent, reliable and provided sufficient power to navigate the mountain and coastal roads. At the same time, the vehicles offered enough space for entire families, luggage, and space for “pasalubong”.
muXOP, headed by Mr. Val Estor, explained that the barely year-old Club which already counts over 2,000 members has been actively engaging in group tours and humanitarian missions, the most recent of which was when the club delivered relief goods to those displaced by the recent eruption of Mount Mayon.
With the new RZ4E engine, Val noted, it would motivate mu-X owners to embark on more trips, what with the vastly improved fuel efficiency, significantly reduced noise and vibration, and cleaner emissions.
To test drive an RZ4E-powered mu-X, you may visit your nearest Isuzu dealer. You may also log on to www.isuzuphil.com for more details.