|Shigeru Wakabayashi, DMD, Isuzu Motors India launching SUV Isuzu MU7 in Jalandhar market |
with Sachit Passi - Dealer Principal - Krishna Isuzu
- Inaugurates the second facility of Krishna Isuzu in Jalandhar to meet the growing demand for Isuzu vehicles in the region
Jalandhar: Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors, Japan, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers and a leader in pick-up trucks, inaugurated the second dealership facility of “Krishna Isuzu” in Jalandhar, today. The new facility is conveniently located at Village Khajurla, GT. Road, Phagwara, Jalandhar – 144 401, to offer best-in-class sales and service support for Isuzu customers. Isuzu Motors inaugurated the dealership’s first facility in Ludhiana in the month of February.
Speaking at the inaugural event, Mr. Shigeru Wakabayashi, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, “While we are strategically expanding our network across the country, we are also strengthening our presence in each market with more dealer outlets to increase our reach to our customers. We are witnessing an immense potential for our products in the state and Jalandhar is one such potential market that has seen rapid urbanisation and developed into a highly industrialised centre of commercial activity. We believe our product – ISUZU D-MAX will enhance the business prospects of the customers in the region. We are happy to be inaugurating the second facility of “Krishna Isuzu”, as they are well-known for their superior sales and service support to customers.”
Mr. Sachit Passi, Managing Partner, Krishna Isuzu, said, “We are happy to be associated with Isuzu Motors, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial and passenger vehicles. With our expansion, we intend to provide Isuzu’s world-renowned pick-up trucks and sports utility vehicle to this part of the country. We will offer the best in sales and service support to all our customers with Isuzu.”
The award winning Isuzu D-MAX is tough, reliable and fuel efficient. It is built on a heavy-duty chassis that offers Isuzu’s legendary durability and superior performance, making it one of the most competitive pick-up trucks in the country. The Isuzu D-MAX has a large and wide cargo deck that can carry loads with ease. The cab of the Isuzu D-MAX is made from high-tensile steel that ensures greater safety. The front and rear suspension having independent coil springs and rigid leaf springs respectively provide greater stability to the vehicle. It sports a bold and aggressive look on the outside and sophisticated, passenger-vehicle like interiors, making it a pride for the owner. Powered by the legendary Isuzu engine technology and its practical features, the Isuzu D-MAX helps the customers to ‘Go More, Do More and Get More’.
A completely new concept in India, the new Isuzu D-MAX Space Cab’s unique feature is its extended cabin space of 1.5 feet behind the drivers’ seat, which can store valuable/ fragile goods. It offers significant features like power steering, power windows, centralized door lock, etc., making it ideal for commercial use in industries like Agriculture, Retail, Dairy, Engineering, Manufacturing and Small businesses.
Isuzu is rapidly expanding its dealer network in the country and has plans to open 60 outlets across India by end of 2015-16. Isuzu currently has 22 dealership facilities at Delhi, Noida, Jaipur, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Madurai, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Cochin, Calicut, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Gurgaon, Indore, Vadodara, Kolkata and Jalandhar.
About Isuzu Motors (India)
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.