Isuzu Commercial Vehicles for Sale in Sri Lanka
The Isuzu Motors automobile manufacturing company was first established in 1916, when the company was first formed as a cooperation between the Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Ltd Company and the Tokyo Gas and Electric Industrial Co. of Japan, to build motorized vehicles for the Japanese domestic market. The company then went through a number of gradual changes for the next few decades. After an important trade meeting with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MITI) of Japan in 1934, the company took a new initiative to expand and renamed its range of vehicles as Isuzu, which is said to have been inspired by the Isuzu River in Japan.
Headquartered in Minami-oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Isuzu is now world famous for being an automobile manufacturer that is specialized in designing and building diesel engines and commercial vehicles for the global market. Its expertise particularly on the diesel engine category has made it a top manufacturer in this segment, with a number of other renowned automobile manufacturers such as Ford, Renault and Nissan using its engines for their range of vehicles on a global scale.
Isuzu Commercial Vehicles in Sri Lanka
It is safe to say that Isuzu Commercial Vehicles, along with commercial vehicles made by Mitsubishi, are some of the most popular heavy and light duty vehicles seen in Sri Lanka. After the country gained its independence in the late 40’s, a need for more efficient and durable industrial vehicles stood up, in order to support the growing economy of the new nation. Until then most commercial vehicles that were bought to Sri Lanka were British made. While these were able to get the job done, there were issues with durability, to handle the hot and humid climate of Sri Lanka. On the other hand, most European made vehicles at that time were also a bit pricier. As a result, Japanese made industrial vehicles started to arrive at the local market in the late 50’s and along with them were the vehicles made by Isuzu, which later became highly popular in Sri Lanka.
Today Isuzu vehicles are being used for a wide variety of purposes within the country, from activities such as transporting schoolchildren to assisting large-scale development projects that in term helps the overall economy of Sri Lanka. As a well-known brand, Isuzu also has a wide availability of spare parts within the island and various dealers provide accessories and servicing, for a better maintenance in the long term.
5 Reasons to Buy an Isuzu Commercial Vehicle
- Superb value for money that offers many features, compared to most of its competitors in Sri Lanka
- Excellent fuel economy figures, even for being heavy commercial vehicles that have to operate under challenging road conditions
- Innovative features that not only allow large payload carrying capabilities but also convenience facilities for the driver and passengers
- Renowned build quality and reliability to perform heavy tasks for a prolonged time period
- Availability of spare parts and servicing options for popular models throughout Sri Lanka
Top 3 Best Selling Isuzu Commercial Vehicle Models in Sri Lanka
These are the most popular Isuzu Commercial Vehicles (light duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, and Busses etc...), sold in Sri Lanka.
- Isuzu ELF
First designed and introduced to the world as far back as 1959, the range of medium duty trucks famously known as ELF, are by far the most common Isuzu vehicles currently seen in Sri Lanka. Slightly similar in form factor to the more popular Mitsubishi Canter, the Isuzu ELF offers a wide range of features and options that specifically targeted at commercial vehicle buying communities. One of the key reasons why the Isuzu ELF has become such popular in the markets it is being sold is that it can easily be customized to fit the specific needs of the consumers who are using them for various activities. Currently running in its successful sixth generation, the Isuzu ELF is a good choice for many local businesses that needs a truck that simply works, without having to break their bank in the process.
Hybrid Model: Coming Soon
Price (As Of 2015): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 1,225,000 to Rs. 4,300,000
- Isuzu NQR
The Isuzu NQR that belongs to the company’s N-Series of trucks are probably the most popular all around the world after its ELF brand. The NQR is slightly heavier in weight compared to some of Isuzu’s other offerings, but this is mainly because of the fact that these trucks are being used for heavy payload transporting purposes. In fact, the entire game of the NQR is to carry as much cargo as possible to the intended destination, while still providing a good level of safety and security in the process. According to data, the truck is powered by a 5.2 L, common-rail diesel engine. However, for these specs the NQR is capable of carrying more than 4,500 kg of weight, making it a worthy competitor for the other models of trucks sold in Sri Lanka.
Hybrid Model: Not Available
Price (As Of 2015): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 3,350,000 to Rs. 4,500,000
- Isuzu Forward
The popular truck from Isuzu known as the Isuzu Forward is a model that belongs to the company's F-Series truck range. It is a medium-duty commercial vehicle, which is commonly being used for a range of small to medium scale cargo transporting purposes in Sri Lanka. First introduced to the world in early 1970, the Isuzu Forward is offered in both 4WD and 2WD variations; depending on the unique market, it is being sold. One of the distinguishable aspects of this vehicle is that almost all the models have the cab over design, with the cabin comes as fully built right out of the factory. Interestingly, because of the high capabilities of this truck model, it is also being used by the Japanese military for non-combat duties.
Hybrid Model: Not Available
Price (As Of 2015): Reconditioned or used vehicles, between Rs. 725,000 to Rs. 3,900,000
Other notable Isuzu Commercial Vehicle models found in Sri Lanka includes the Isuzu ELF Truck
Isuzu Commercial Hybrid Vehicles Found in Sri Lanka
Isuzu has been experimenting with fuel saving systems for its vehicle range for the past few years with a number of concepts being developed for further enhancement. As an automobile manufacturer, Isuzu has been a bit slow to adopt such technologies compared to most of its competitors. Due to this, there are not many Isuzu Hybrid vehicles in the market. Nevertheless, one of such examples for an Isuzu Hybrid can be mentioned as the Isuzu ELF Diesel Hybrid. However though, these vehicles are currently not available for buying in Sri Lanka, yet this could change in the near future.
Availability of Isuzu Commercial Vehicles in Sri Lanka
As of 2015, for a buyer who would like to buy a brand new Isuzu vehicle from the Sri Lankan local market can do so through the authorized agent for the Isuzu brand in our country, the Sathosa Motors PLC, which is located in Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02. Nevertheless, this is not the only option and those who would like to buy a used or reconditioned Isuzu Commercial Vehicle can do so by contacting one of the dozens of prominent third party vehicle distributors who are located in major cities across Sri Lanka.
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Did You Know?
Even though Isuzu is more specialized in building commercial vehicles, its product range is actually available in more than 100 countries around the world.