Make no mistake about it: small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of our economy.
The growing network of business operations all over the country such as restaurants, retail stores, farms, stalls, water refilling stations, laundry shops and many more have boosted the economy to becoming one of the most robust in the region, driving growth and prosperity. Heck, we wouldn't be surprised if you had set up your own business to become your own boss, a deal that definitely beats staying at 8:00AM to 5:00PM corporate job.
Small businesses like yours have very specific needs, or perhaps even very diverse needs. And being a small business means that investing in or financing multiple vehicles to handle multiple tasks simply isn't a financially viable option.
What you need is a vehicle that can handle many things and perform many duties, all at the same time. Whether you're carrying people, carrying goods, or ferrying equipment for a service, there's a vehicle that can do it all. And you need it to be presentable to carry your brand, reliable so as not to cause down time or lost revenue, affordable and easy to maintain, and most important of all, fuel efficient.
That's why the business-oriented variants of the Isuzu D-MAX just might be the right fit for you.
D-MAX: The Clear Edge
The D-MAX line has history that reaches all the way back to the Isuzu Wasp from the 1960's, a small single cab ute based on the Bellet, but with a bed. Since then, Isuzu's pick-up has evolved greatly in size, ruggedness, and capability with the Faster/KB, the Fuego, and the first-generation D-MAX.
Today's Isuzu D-MAX continues that proud tradition, and is the truck of choice for any business that requires mobility. But what can you expect of it?
While many customers opt for the lifestyle-oriented versions of the D-MAX for their families and for out-of-town trips, there are many variants of the D-MAX available that are geared for commercial customers.
The best things about the business model D-MAX variants is the platform. The robust chassis and strong suspension ensure that your truck has a frame that can bear the weight you intend to load on it, upwards of 2700 kilograms gross vehicle weight. More importantly, the new D-MAX now has the new RZ4E 1.9-liter Blue Power turbodiesel engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. With 150 PS and 350 Newton meters of torque, the business models of the D-MAX will have the grunt to get through the toughest jobs.
What makes the D-MAX a great choice for your business is the versatility. If you require a pick-up truck that can carry 5 passengers in the cabin and still have the capacity to haul cargo on the bed, you can opt for the double-cab Isuzu D-MAX LT
If you require a vehicle that can be customized to any requirement, then the Isuzu D-MAX single cab and chassis variant is the one for you. This variant of the D-MAX comes with a single row cabin, and comes out of Isuzu's factory in Binan, Laguna without a bed. With the help of Isuzu's accredited rear body manufacturers, you can customize the rear body to suit your needs.
Are you in the business of moving tall items like brand new pieces of custom furniture? The D-MAX can be fitted with an Aluminum Van body to make sure that your precious cargo won't get wet in our weather. Are you in the business of moving big panels of 4x8 plywood or delicate panels of glass? Then the D-MAX can be fitted with a flat-bed that can be further customized depending on your specific requirements. Whichever the case may be, there's a D-MAX that can be configured for your business.
But for general purpose work, then the D-MAX PV might be for you. Do you require the versatility to seat a jobsite workforce for your contractor business? The D-MAX PV comes with a big, Passenger Van body with peripheral bench seats. Do you need to carry a variety of boxes for your delivery business? Then the seats can be folded or removed altogether for maximum space. And if you are in the business of shuttling people around, the rear is airconditioned for comfort.
And being Isuzu, the D-MAX benefits from the many traits that the brand is known for. Reliability? Isuzu built their name on being very dependable. Efficiency? The D-MAX has consistently ranked high on the Philippine Department of Energy's (DoE) fuel economy runs. Need affordable repairs and periodic maintenance? You can estimate the cost of maintenance of your Isuzu right on their website () depending on your vehicle's mileage. Worried about the distance to the nearest service center? Isuzu's vehicles are backed by a network of 41 full service dealerships nationwide, ensuring that your truck can be kept in tip-top condition, impressing your clients and making you money, instead of costing you money. And with Euro4 rated emissions from the RZ4E turbodiesel, you'll be environmentally friendly too.
The Best Choice
There are those who would ask, why get the D-MAX when there are less expensive options available in a growing and diverse auto market.
Sure, there are plenty of new choices now with many new players offering vehicles more affordable prices. Sure, you can opt for cheaper vehicles or even second-hand ones for your company, but why take the risk? Dependability is everything in business, and there are few choices in the industry that your company can truly depend on. Choose a reliable partner.
But ask yourself this: if you're getting a vehicle for your business, why choose the lowest bidder? Choose a reliable partner.