New Delhi, 22, May 2015
Isuzu MU-7, a powerful SUV, known for its luxurious space, comfort and its power-packed engine bagged an order from “Mann Tours”, a leading transport and tourist operator based at New Delhi for 5 Isuzu MU-7 vehicles, to offer premium service for its customers who prefer a comfortable and stress-free ride. Mann Tours is one of the preferred transport and tourist service providers, duly approved by the Department of Tourism, Government of India and Delhi Tourism, that specialises in tailor-made holiday packages in India.
Speaking about the order, Mr. Shigeru Wakabayashi, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, “The MU-7 has been gaining interest in the market due to the sheer space, comfort and stress-free ride it offers to our customers. We are witnessing an exceptional response for this premium SUV from across a wide spectrum of SUV users in the country. The MU-7 not only offers maximum space and comfort, but also a comfortable ride with its class-leading 3-litre Isuzu Diesel Engine and a strong suspension, even over long distances. We are happy that premium service providers like Mann Tours appreciate these values and are choosing to offer them to their demanding customers”.
The MU-7 is a large-sized SUV that offers great space and comfort in its category. The Isuzu MU-7 is targeted towards Premium SUV customers whose key buying factors include – Brand image, Comfort, Style & Space.
The MU-7 has dynamic-front looks and a dominating road presence and an overall bold and aggressive design. The MU-7 has the longest wheelbase in its category which offers best-in-class leg room which is ideally suited for long drives and ensures a fatigue-free driving experience. The MU-7 comes with a 3-Litre intercooled VGS turbocharged diesel engine which is backed by Isuzu’s legendary Diesel Engine technology. The MU-7 body & chassis are designed for tough & rugged usage. The body is designed with special steel to have good rigidity. The dual SRS airbags offers greater safety for the occupants.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Amrit Pal Singh Mann, Director, Mann Tours, said, “We are happy to add the new ISUZU MU-7 SUVs to our fleet. The MU-7 was an obvious choice for us as it offers excellent space and comfort to its passenger and we are seeing increasing demand for such vehicles from our customers. Our customised tour packages to our customers demand a large luggage space and the MU-7 befits the requirement appreciably.”
Isuzu has been rapidly expanding its presence in the market with exclusive dealer outlets selling the MU-7 SUVs and the D-Max range of Pick-ups. The company has plans to open 60 outlets across India by end of 2015-16. Isuzu has already established its dealer network in 20 locations across the country with outlets in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Madurai, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Cochin, Calicut, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Indore and Vadodara.
Isuzu Motors Limited, Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan is a global manufacturer of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, utility vehicles and diesel engines. With operations in 25 countries, selling in more than 100 countries worldwide, the company is a leader in pickups and pickup based derivatives in many markets. The company manufactures and sells over 6 lakh units annually across the world.
Isuzu Motors India Private Limited (IMI), a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, was established in August 2012 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Headquartered in Chennai, Isuzu currently has a contract manufacturing agreement with Hindustan Motors (HML) under which HML is assembling CKD kits of Isuzu’s Sports Utility Vehicle MU-7 and pick-up truck D-Max, at its Thiruvallur, Chennai plant.
Isuzu began civil works on its proposed manufacturing plant site in SriCity, TADA, Chitoor District, Andhra Pradesh, in January 2014. The company had acquired 107 Acres of land in 2013 after signing a MoU with the Andhra Pradesh State Government in order to start automobile manufacturing operation in India. This new facility is likely to commence commercial operations by early 2016, with the initial production capacity at 50,000 units/ year. Isuzu will scale up the production capacity to 120,000 units/ year, with the accumulated investment of Rs. 3,000 Crore, and is expected to generate 2000 – 3000 jobs. The company has plans to open 60 dealership outlets across the country by 2016 and aims to have 160 by 2020.
Isuzu Motors India plans to achieve 100% percent localisation within three years of commencing production in 2016. It is an exemplary showcase of Isuzu’s long term commitment to the Indian market.