The Isuzu Safety Plus platform introduced in the enhanced ELF light-duty truck range is aimed at enhancing safety and efficiency. According to Isuzu Malaysia, ELF trucks equipped with Isuzu Safety Plus features a combination of crucial safety system upgrades, as well as B20 biodiesel compatibility. Further, Isuzu is providing greater warranty benefits to meet current market demands, and delivering more efficient transport solutions to truck operators in Malaysia.
These enhancements are found in 18 variants of the Isuzu ELF truck, ranging from the 4-wheeler to the 6-wheeler variants. The introduction of the Safety Plus platform means that Isuzu now offers the widest range of light-duty trucks equipped with enhanced features, enabling truck operators to run a safer, more productive and sustainable business.
“The enhanced ELF range with Isuzu Safety Plus truly represents a thorough evolution to delivering more superior levels of safety and performance that many truck operators seek in order for them to effectively navigate their business in today’s market environment,” said Koji Nakamura, CEO of Isuzu Malaysia.
Moreover, the enhanced ELF range with Isuzu Safety Plus will enjoy extended warranty coverage of 5 years or 200,000 km, whichever comes first. This extensive warranty coverage is currently one of the best in the market, and indicates Isuzu’s commitment and long-term support to its Malaysian customers. The extended warranty will also effectively help to lower the overall operating cost for businesses.
Isuzu Safety Plus Features
At the launch, Atsunori Murata, COO of Isuzu Malaysia (Commercial Vehicles) explained that the Isuzu Safety Plus platform is supported by four main features i.e. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Anti-slip Regulator (ASR) and Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Airbag.
The ABS feature efficiently reduces the risk of skidding by preventing the wheels from locking up during braking on slippery surfaces. It helps to maintain traction with the road surface, thus giving a more secure directional stability and predictable handling for the driver.
Paired with ABS is EBD which automatically distributes the ideal brake force to all wheels based on the weight of the load, road condition and speed. This feature maximises stopping power by enabling a more precise brake force distribution and giving the driver greater control.
Meanwhile, the ASR function has an on/off option that can prevent the wheels from spinning in slippery conditions and during cornering by increasing road traction. This also increases the lifespan of the tyres too.
On top of that, the seat belt system has two key features to ensure safety. Firstly, the Seat Belt Pre-Tensioner operates by retracting the belt instantly and removing the slack in the belt to firmly secure the driver. Secondly, the Seat Belt Load Limiter releases the webbing force gradually so as to not exert too much pressure on the driver’s chest, thus minimising bodily harm in the event an accident.
Furthermore, this ELF truck range is the first in its segment to offer the full benefits of Isuzu’s S.E.E Technology, representing the three core aspects – Safety, Economy and Environment. ‘Safety’ comes in the form of both active and passive safety features; ‘Economy’ from the extensive warranty offered; while Environment’ signifies compatibility to B20 biodiesel.
“With Isuzu’s S.E.E Technology at its core, the enhanced ELF range with Isuzu Safety Plus corresponds to today’s truck operators’ need for efficiency, safety, cost savings and lower carbon footprint – everything delivered in a dynamic, versatile and reliable light-duty vehicle,” shared Koji Nakamura.
The Isuzu ELF truck has been the top-selling light-duty truck for the past 10 years in Malaysia. Isuzu Malaysia expects the introduction of this new enhanced range will help it sustain its market-leading position.
“The enhanced ELF range with Isuzu Safety Plus is the ideal distribution partner that is set to power through as the next game changer in the segment. At Isuzu, we believe we have raised the bar once again and we are confident that this enhanced range is poised to propel us to achieving another notable milestone as the most preferred and most sellable light-duty truck in Malaysia this year and beyond,” added Koji Nakamura.
With more than added safety features, the enhanced ELF range with Isuzu Safety Plus also builds on proven technology and reliability. In addition, the trucks are ready for use with B20 biodiesel, as mandated by the government.
The ELF trucks are available at all 43 authorised Isuzu truck outlets nationwide.
For further information on the range of Isuzu vehicles for various business operations, visit www.isuzu.net.my or contact 1-800-88-1133 for assistance on Isuzu’s customisable trucking solutions.