Isuzu Malaysia has revealed that it will introduce the 1.9 litre Ddi BluePower turbodiesel (codename RZ4E-TC) engine in the country, which was put on display at last year’s Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS).

The RZ4E-TC has been on sale in other markets since 2015, including Thailand, and is used in the D-Max pick-up truck and MU-X SUV. Despite being smaller in displacement compared to the seasoned 4JK1-TCX 2.5 litre unit, the BluePower engine offers 150 hp at 3,600 rpm and 350 Nm of torque (16 hp and 30 Nm gain), while being 19% more efficient and 20% lighter.

“All in, the RZ4E-TC 1.9 litre Ddi BluePower has an increase of 10% in power, 9.4% more torque, 8.2% faster acceleration and 19% better fuel economy,” said Masayuki Suzuki, chief operating officer of light commercial vehicle at Isuzu Malaysia.

For now, the company says the engine is in its final phase of testing for the local market, and will be launched here by the end of this year. However, no details about which model will be the first recipient of the engine. Nonetheless, this is good news for consumers as they’ll be getting a lower-capacity turbodiesel engine with better performance. Interested?

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