Isuzu News February 2019
IAL CHIEF CALLS TIME ON STELLAR CAREER
Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) recently announced that Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Phil Taylor, will retire from the organisation at end of February 2019, bringing to a close, an extraordinary career in the Australian truck industry.
Mr Taylor’s journey with the Isuzu Trucks brand began in the early 90s, during which time he took on several roles in retail and fleet sales in Queensland before being appointed to a national position in the Melbourne head office.
Mr Taylor’s vision for improved performance combined with a passion for great product has seen Isuzu’s unshakeable position as the top-selling truck brand in Australia – making him one of the most successful and formidable leaders in a hyper-competitive industry.
“I’ve been fortunate to work alongside some amazing colleagues, friends and also some tough foes in my time. It’s been a hell of ride, and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity,” Mr Taylor said.
ISUZU TRUCK OF THE YEAR 2019 GETS A MAKEOVER
Isuzu’s Truck of the Year competition is Australia’s longest-running truck owner’s showcase. Now, in its 23rd year, the 2019 competition is underway with even more opportunities to win and win big.
A total of 10 monthly winners from February through to November 2019 will be selected to go into the running for the Grand Prize.
The refreshed competition introduces a new classification of prizes in 2019. Monthly winners now have the chance to crowned ‘King’ of their respective model range (N, F, FX, FY, Giga) for the year in addition to being in the running for the grand prize.
One lucky monthly winner will win the overall grand prize of a $6,000 Visa gift card whilst winners across each Isuzu truck series will win a $1,000 Visa gift card.
The process for entering to the competition remains the same, so please continue to submit your entries via Isuzu’s website and remember to include a great snap of yourself and your beloved Isuzu truck!
THE ISUZU F SERIES: THE TAILORED TRUCK
Right now Isuzu customers can get a tailored deal on the tailored truck and make significant savings on selected Isuzu FRR, FRD and FSR medium-duty models.
Isuzu’s popular F Series range offers buyers more.
More models and wheelbase configurations to choose from, the broadest two pedal range in the country, a choice of two engine types and the convenience of a torque converter automated manual transmission on selected models.
Be it waste and refuse, cold-chain logistics, dry freight, pick-up and delivery, emergency services or something out of the ordinary – the Isuzu F Series range covers even more applications than ever before.
The range represents more choice for medium-duty truck customers, with a broad range of models, wheelbases and model variants, tailoring the medium-duty market leader to a wide pool of Aussie customers and applications.
Operators can choose from two powertrain variants. The low displacement, high torque 4HK1 four-cylinder turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine and the no-fuss, six-cylinder Isuzu 6HK1, both with cooled exhaust gas recirculation and diesel particulate diffuser emissions treatment.
But hurry, offer ends 31 March 2019 or while stocks last.
ISUZU TRUCKS SPONSORS TEKNO AUTOSPORTS FOR 2019 SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP
Isuzu Trucks has announced that it will sponsor Tekno Autosports team for the 2019 Virgin Australia Championship in partnership with Truck Assist, a leading truck roadside assistance provider.
The sponsorship marks Isuzu Trucks’ debut into the world of fast-paced supercars. According to the Head of Marketing and Customer Experience, John Walker, joining forces with Truck Assist was the perfect introduction to the racing format.
“Isuzu Trucks is excited to be on-board with TEKNO Autosports, driver Jack Le Brocq and our long-term industry partner Truck Assist for the 2019 Supercars season.
“It’s fantastic to be partnering with a team that has the Bathurst winning pedigree of TEKNO, while we are also partnering with Jack on a personal level, as we see him having a bright future in the sport.”
ISUZU TRUCKS’ DEALER OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED
Isuzu Trucks’ top dealer honour, National Dealer of the Year, was announced recently at the company’s annual national dealer meeting in Melbourne.
Three other award categories were announced during the event, including Sales, Service and Parts awards for top performance in 2018.
Notching up an impressive hat-trick in 2018 with the achievement of National Dealer of the Year, was Ballarat Isuzu and Dealer Principal, Ian Deacon.
Other categories such as Sales, Service and Parts also saw awards for top performance in 2018.
Richard Kirby and his team at Tracsery in Dubbo took home the award of Sales Dealer of the year, while Suttons Trucks in Arncliffe were announced Service Dealer of the Year for third year in a row. And it was a case of ‘win-win’ for both Peel Valley Isuzu in Tamworth and Ballarat Isuzu as they shared the award for Parts Dealer of the Year.
TOP DEALERSHIPS REWARDED WITH ‘EXCELLENCE’
Isuzu Trucks recently recognised and awarded nine of Australia’s best performing Isuzu Truck dealerships with the status of ‘Excellence’, through its 2018 Isuzu Dealer Excellence Program.
The Isuzu dealerships awarded Excellence for 2018 were…