ISUZU Malaysia marked the soft launch of its latest vehicle, the Isuzu D-MAX, with an act of charity.
The company donated a unit of the 4x2 vehicle to Montfort Boys Town.
Isuzu Malaysia Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Kyoya Kondo handed over the 2.5litre Astral Silver vehicle to Montfort director Brother Rajmanikam Anthony in a brief ceremony at the training institution in Shah Alam recently.
We believe the vehicle will serve as a vital tool in the institutions efforts to help its students who come from the lower-income group.
This is a very economical vehicle which we believe will be suitable for the institution, said Kondo.
Prior to the handover, Kondo had received a certificate of acknowledgement from Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) chairman Tunku Datuk Mudzaffar Tunku Mustapha that the vehicle had clocked more than 1,400km without finishing its full-capacity tank of 76 litres of diesel.
In order to test the vehicle's fuel efficiency, Kondo said, two drivers from Isuzu had, in the presence of an AAM official, driven the pick-up from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Baru and then to Sungai Petani before returning to Kuala Lumpur during a three-day adventure.
We still had fuel to spare and the fuel indicator had not reached the E mark yet, Kondo said, adding that the vehicle would have a great impact in the market.
Kondo said the Isuzu D-MAX was available in four colours Zenith Blue, Imperial Blond, Chamonix Green as well as Astral Silver.