Friday, April 22, 2016

Try out the 4x4 capabilities of the Isuzu D-Max and Isuzu MU-X at the Isuzu 4x4 Action Playground

Isuzu Philippines is holding the first of its planned five Isuzu 4x4 Action Playground events this weekend at the Exploreum parking lot, which is at the back of the SMX Convention Center and the Exploreum interactive science exhibit, of the SM Mall of Asia Complex.

The Isuzu 4x4 Action Playground is an obstacle course that was designed to show off the off-road capabilities of the Isuzu D-Max pickup and the Isuzu MU-X SUV. However, unlike the usual off-road tracks that are created on dirt lots using backhoes and bulldozers, the Isuzu 4x4 Action Playground utilizes man-made obstacles that are made out of heavy-duty steel, thereby minimizing the time and effort needed to transport and set up what will essentially be a roadshow that the Japanese truck maker will bring around the Philippines this year.

The course starts with the Slipper Roller which shows off the wheel articulation capability of the vehicle by showing how all four wheels are touching the surface despite it (the surface) being of varying height. The next challenge is the Articulation Ramp which pitches the vehicle to one side at what seems like a 45-degree angle, thereby putting the passengers on the right side as if they're lying down on the vehicle's doors. The main draw though is the 20-foot-high Thrill Hill where the vehicle first approaches and then climbs up a 40-degree ramp all the way to the top of the obstacle and then down the other side at a 320-degree angle. Going up the Thrill Hill, the sensation is as if you're lying down on the seat even if it's actually upright while the way down feels like you're practically standing up. I looked at the pro driver who was giving us the tour and it's as if he's literally standing on the brake pedal.

Other than the Action Playground itself, Isuzu Philippines also has on display its lineup of vehicles at the venue which interested customers can check out. Of course, Isuzu Philippines also has something for current Isuzu owners who drop by the venue and that's on-the-spot discounts of up to 30% on Isuzu parts and accessories which can be availed onsite.

The Isuzu 4x4 Action Playground event is until April 24, with the venue open from 10am to 9pm though the Action Playground obstacle course itself is only open until 6pm for safety reasons.

Isuzu Philippines plans to bring the Isuzu 4x4 Action Playground in four more locations around the country so do follow the Facebook pages of Isuzu Philippines and the Isuzu 4x4 Action Playground to know when and where the 20-foot Thrill Hill will appear next.

Photos and video taken with Starmobile Muse

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