The new Isuzu Traviz is a lightweight utility truck that’s originally manufactured in Indonesia and exported to other Southeast Asian countries. This light-duty commercial vehicle from Isuzu is equipped with a 2.5-liter Blue Power diesel engine that delivers 77 hp and 177 Nm of torque. Isuzu Philippines said that the Traviz is an ideal business partner since it provides versatility and functionality. It can accommodate up to three individuals with a wide cargo area. The new Traviz is available with different body types such as the Dropside Truck, Aluminum Van, and Refrigerated Van.
The Traviz is Isuzu Philipines’ entry to the light commercial vehicle segment. It was first launched in the local market last November 2019. This light-duty commercial vehicle embodies the Isuzu tradition of creating and providing reliable products and budget-friendly business solutions.
There are several body configurations for the new Isuzu Traviz, including utility, cab and chassis, refrigerated vans, aluminum, and dropside truck. This vehicle can haul 1.6 tons of payload capacity.
Providing power to this workhorse is the 2.5L Direct Injection Common Rail Blue Power diesel power plant that is Euro 4-rated. It is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Isuzu Traviz uses the same power plant that was once used as the engine of the Isuzu's popular AUV, the Isuzu Crosswind.
The Isuzu Traviz comes with a bold and commanding front fascia that’s highlighted by large headlights. It also has a wide grille, which adds to the overall commanding presence of the vehicle. The new Traviz can come in different body types such as the following: refrigerated van, aluminum van, and dropside truck. The overall design of this Isuzu light commercial vehicle is simple yet distinctive.
The Isuzu Travis is ready to take any business, whether on rough dirt roads, narrow city, market alleys, and narrow city streets. Thanks to its compact body build and modern design, it provides versatility and functionality.
Since the Isuzu Traviz is a commercial vehicle, you can expect that the inside is bare. Still, this light-duty commercial vehicle is equipped with 1DIN stereo and manual climate controls. It only comes with a fabric seat material. The engine lies under the cabin, which is why the driver's seat can only be slid back and forward. The passenger's seat has limited adjustments, bolted into position, and upright.
The color of the interior comes in gray, which extends to the vehicle's door sidings. It features a cabin that can accommodate three occupants (the driver included) with ample legroom. The entire cabin exudes practicality with several cubby holes. It also comes with good forward visibility.
Technology & Safety Features
Some of the tech features present in the new Isuzu Traviz are the 1DIN stereo with USB port and tuner radio. A two-speaker sound system transmits the sound in this commercial vehicle. An optional AC system that comes with a reverse warning buzzer is also available in the Isuzu Traviz.
Since it is a lightweight utility truck, the only safety features present in the Isuzu Traviz are the three-point seat belts for the three occupants, seat belt warning, crash sensor, side and front impact beams, height-adjustable front seatbelts, engine check warning, and door ajar warning.
The carmaker did not equip the vehicle with Electronic Brake Distribution and vehicle stability. But it does get brake assist, which helps in improving the vehicle's overall braking performance.
Platform & Chassis
The Isuzu Traviz is a three-seater commercial vehicle with a length of 4,450mm, a width of 1,695mm, a wheelbase of 2,250mm. It also has a ground clearance of 200mm. Of note, the said dimensions are for the Traviz S variant.
The double-wishbone handles the front suspension of this light-duty commercial vehicle, and the rear setup is semi-elliptical leaf springs. The ventilated discs deliver the stopping power at the front while the rear is equipped with leading and trailing drum brakes.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Isuzu Traviz is powered by a 2.5-liter Blue Power diesel engine that delivers 77 hp and 177 Nm of torque. The Traviz’s diesel engine complies with Euro 4 standards. This light-duty commercial vehicle is only offered with a five-speed manual transmission. The engine is also equipped with Timing Chain.