IF pre-pandemic numbers were to be used to forecast Isuzu Philippines Corporation total sales performance since it started, the truck maker could have easily sold its 300,000th vehicle sales by the middle of the second quarter 2020.
Last August, IPC achieved its 300,000-unit sales when the Isuzu Leyte dealership concluded the sale of an Isuzu D-MAX RZ4E pickup. In 24 years since IPC began operations in 1996 up until the end of August 2020, a total of 300,133 units have been sold. The breakdown is as follows; AUV lines, the Highlander and its successor the Crosswind and its variants having sold 113,475 units. A total of 64,245 pick-ups which included the Fuego then the D-Max. The Trooper and mu-X combined totaled 63,669 units; while every variant of the N-series trucks sold 58,744 units.
IPC celebrated this sales milestone with members of the motoring media in a virtual press conference. During the occasion, IPC President Hajime Koso shared interesting stories in IPC’s “Journey to 300K”.
“Did you know which dealer sold the first Isuzu vehicle in 1996? During that time, we only had a total of 12 dealers nationwide. It was Isuzu Davao who first sold the Isuzu NKR85 at P475,000,” Koso narrated.
Koso also extended his gratitude to IPC’s stakeholders who have kept the company on course despite this most challenging time. “Allow me to express my sincere appreciation to our shareholders, dealers, suppliers, bodybuilders, media friends, and most especially to our loyal Filipino customers who have untiringly supported Isuzu throughout the years.”
Calling upon the enduring and resilient quality of IPC, Koso assured that the company, just like always, IPC would be prepared for the future. “Change is inevitable, and all we have to do is to adapt to stay competitive. IPC has geared up for its digital transformation as we have formed a digital task force that specializes in creating a new business platform for the new normal. I think we can present various solutions to you, and this is something to look forward to.”
To show its gratitude to the thousands of Filipinos who have wholeheartedly made IPC their responsible partner in lifestyle and business, IPC has initiated a number of promotions and corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities from October to December this year.
For its “300K Thank You Big Discount Promo”, which runs from October 1 to December 31, 2020, IPC offers gives additional P30,000 discount to D-MAX RZ4E and TRAVIZ S, increasing its total discount to P180,000 and P130,000 respectively, other variants still enjoys the current discount offering.
All Isuzu buyers will also receive FREE Shell GO+ welcome kit with fuel cards courtesy of Isuzu’s official fuel partner, Pilipinas Shell, from October 1 to December 31, 2020.
Aside from sales promo, IPC also announced parts and service promo, starting with their “Drive the 300K” promo, all Isuzu vehicles with odometer readings between 300,000 and 310,000 kms automatically enjoy a 30% discount on parts and labor, which can be availed until October 31, 2020.
In the “Arigato Frontliners” promo, all out-of-warranty Isuzu vehicles owned by frontliners, can avail of the quick-change oil services in any Isuzu dealer for as low as P1,700 – promo period from October 1 to December 31, 2020.
As its way of keeping in touch with its community of loyal, hardworking yet fun-loving Isuzu owners and their families, IPC will hold an “Online Tambayan” virtual meet/hangout with the three biggest and most active owners’ clubs, namely the Mu-X Owners Philippines on October 10, Team ICE (Isuzu Car Enthusiast) on October 17, and Team Isuzu Pilipinas on October 24.
Keeping through to its mission to be the nation’s responsible partner, extending a helping hand comes naturally to Isuzu as it has been continuously conducting CSR projects nationwide. Since March, the company has been lending vehicles to different hospitals to service frontliners as part of their “Isuzu Kasama Mo” campaign. Charitable institutions like Philippines Red Cross and Caritas Manila are also regular beneficiaries of their drive to donate PPEs and medical supplies.
As the threat of COVID-19 pandemic continues, IPC is set to donate medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) such as surgical facemasks and gloves to one beneficiary hospital each in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. These are the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City, the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City, and the Northern Mindanao Medical Center in Cagayan de Oro.
Truly, this milestone gives a deeper meaning for Isuzu as “Your Responsible Partner”, the company not only provides high quality product and excellent after sales service but is committed to continue to improve the lives of all the Filipinos relying on Isuzu vehicles every day.
For more details on Isuzu’s 300,000 Milestone activities, you may visit any of the Isuzu dealerships nationwide or log on to www.isuzuphil.com.