The primary purpose of the ISUZU One-Tank Challenge was to showcase the efficiency and utility of the D-MAX bakkie.
Both ISUZU SA and Engen SA participated in the One-Tank Challenge trip, setting out from ISUZU Motors South Africa’s Midrand offices, with the finish line at Signal Hill in Cape Town after 1453km.
The journey featured 10 drivers (five driving pairs) who represented motoring journalists and influencers. Out of the 5 pairs, 4 made it to Cape Town Engen Winelands One Stop, while 3 were able to make it to the finish line at Signal Hill without needing an additional refill.
On average, the fuel consumption for all five vehicles per 100 km was set at 5,58 litres, alternatively with kilometres per litre clocking in at 17.93 km/L median. The highest fuel consumption was a very efficient 6,13 L /100km (16.3 km/L) while the best fuel usage was a stunning 5.50 L/100km (18,15 km/L).
Kevin Fouché, Department Executive: Product Planning and Programme Management at ISUZU Motors South Africa, summed the purpose of the challenge up by stating that, “From a broader perspective, the underlying message here is that in our product range we have something that caters to all customer needs. For the potential customer looking for a reliable, trusted vehicle and easy on the pocket including overall comfort, we have D-MAX options available.”