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Isuzu expects Thai exports to be stagnant this year

Isuzu’s exports from Thailand is expected to stay flat this year as demand from the critical Middle East market place is set stay slow, Bangkok Post reports.

Last year, Isuzu’s shipments from Thailand slipped 11% to 160,000 units. Toshiaki Maekawa, president of Tri Petch Isuzu Sales, the Thai distributor of Isuzu trucks, mentioned that the firm expects export volume to be about 160,000 to 170,000 units this year, combining each CBU and CKD units.

“Unfavourable circumstances in the Middle East, where financial prospects stay murky and oil rates stay reasonably low, will make it challenging for Isuzu to develop exports. Isuzu also wants to rely on the Middle Eastern industry, particularly for Saudi Arabia exactly where the company controls 80% market place share,” he mentioned.

“There are myriad risks from other countries that could impact the country’s car export such as the new economic policies of US president Donald Trump, the international conflicts among the United States and China, and the US and Israel, and weak economic situation in Japan,” Maekawa added, echoing the sentiment of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) automotive club.

On the domestic front, the maker of the D-Max choose-up truck and MU-X SUV expects sales to grow by a modest two% this year, to 146,000 units. Isuzu expects Thailand’s 2017 auto sales to grow 5.5% to 810,000 units. The FTI is forecasting a 2.six% growth in total Thai output this year to two million units, such as 800,000 units for domestic consumption.

Isuzu operates two Thai plants in Samut Prakan and Chachoengsao. Combined, they have an annual production capacity of 366,000 units, and serve domestic sales as well as exports to more than 110 countries. The truck and diesel engine specialist is set to roll out a refreshed MU-X in Thailand next month.

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Isuzu celebrates 100th birthday with £30k D-Max Centurion

Isuzu is celebrating a extremely critical milestone with this: the Isuzu D-Max ‘Centurion’. Just one hundred examples will be brought to the UK, and it really is on sale from 9 April – the 100th day of the year. There is no prizes for guessing which anniversary Isuzu intends to mark.

Yes, the Japanese brand is celebrating 100 years considering that it 1st set up shop in Tokyo, and the unique D-Max is suitably equipped for the occasion. Starting from £30,995 (excluding VAT) Isuzu claims it adds up to £11,000 worth of optional extras into the value.

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Exterior tweaks consist of 19-inch black and silver ‘Hurricane’ alloys fitted with Pirelli Scorpion Zero tyres, front side and rear skirts, stainless steel side bars and silver roof bars. A chunky ‘Alpha Sports’ tonneau cover is also added, with remote locking and eye-catching buttresses. LED daytime operating lamps comprehensive the look.

Inside, you will discover a Centurion leather trim upgrade, illuminated door guards, and a branded loadbed rug. An Alpine eight-inch touchscreen entertainment program brings six speakers, an active subwoofer and a rear-view camera, even though rear-seat passengers can get pleasure from a ceiling mounted 10.2-inch monitor with a DVD player and two wireless headphones. 

The Isuzu D-Max is unchanged mechanically, with the very same 2.5-litre twin-turbo diesel creating 161bhp and 400Nm of torque. It also retains a 5-year, 125,000 mile warranty as normal. 

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