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Fuel record broke by the new rodeo!

Post by Rislar on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:02 am

A fuel economy record set in 2006 by a standard Isuzu Rodeo pickup has been beaten – by the '07 Isuzu Rodeo, armed with its world-beating new commonrail diesel engine.


The substantially facelifted Rodeo Denver Max has achieved a remarkable 54.20 mpg after being driven virtually non-stop from Land's End to John o'Groat's.

The ever reliable four-door five-seat Rodeo covered the 853-mile trip on a single tank of fuel, using just 15.75 gallons to beat the record.

The entire exercise took just over 20 hours from start to finish with the vehicles driven by Chris Roberts, Dealer Principal at Isuzu dealership St Austell Motor Group, Cornwall, supported by Sales Director, Dave Noy.

Chris said: "Last year we established an economy cruising speed of 38 mph. This year we felt the car could maintain a higher speed but headwinds of up to 40 mph meant we had to work the vehicle hard. By the time we reached Glasgow it was not looking good but we stuck with it, driving through the night at a steady 50 mph, smashing our own record."

Isuzu Brand Manager Kenyon Neads commented: "This 'Midnight Run' is testament of the warmth in the Isuzu network towards the popular new Rodeo. And groundbreaking economy is only part of the story. Its class leading towing capacity, emissions and our unique digital tachograph compliance validate exactly why the new Rodeo is such a hit with Dealers and consumers alike.

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Post by Hicube on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:06 am

Now that im impressed with...... They look like a nice truck too Cool

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Post by Rislar on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:08 am

I rather like them also, 50+ mpg is a real + IMO

I'd like to see what it does in the real world though scratch

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Post by Hicube on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:12 am

Yeah, i must agree.
Must get to have a look at what they are like inside, Bet they are a bit more "commercial" looking than the Nav ? Who Knows

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Post by Rislar on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:19 am

They are, and thats the problem! a great work horse but i wouldn't one for day to day stuff !!!

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Post by Hicube on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:26 am

Thats a shame really, as from a distance they arnt miles away from the look of the Nav scratch

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Post by Rislar on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:29 am

I agree, mind it was the pre face lift i was in, so things might be very different now, at least its worth a try, i think i'll look for the specs now thumbsup

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Post by Hicube on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:37 am

http://www.isuzu.co.jp/world/product/dmax/interior.html

Not bad , I like the dials Driving

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Post by Rislar on Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:54 am

Ha ha, beat me to it Very Happy

That is good, it looks very VW scratch i can feel a test drive coming on grin

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Re: Fuel record broke by the new rodeo!

Post by Rislar on Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:11 am

Mind it also looks under powered scratch

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Re: Fuel record broke by the new rodeo!

Post by Dave C on Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:29 am

Mind you i think the big clue there is 'midnight run'.......nice and steady on empty roads.....must improve mpg loads.

Mind a good return per gallon none the less.... Very Happy


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Post by Rislar on Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:40 am

I Agree grin

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Post by Hicube on Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:10 am

Very true, As you know i work alot at night and my Lwb / Highroof work van works out better mpg than my Nav that gets used in the daytime Suspect

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Post by Rislar on Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:40 am

Hicube wrote:Very true, As you know i work alot at night and my Lwb / Highroof work van works out better mpg than my Nav that gets used in the daytime Suspect

affraid now that tells a tail !!!! mind i've had 36mpg out of mine grin

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Re: Fuel record broke by the new rodeo!

Post by Hicube on Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:57 am

If i pushed mine instead of driving it, i doubt i would even get close to that Thud

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Post by Rislar on Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:42 am

And thats all down to the DTE thumbsup

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Re: Fuel record broke by the new rodeo!

Post by clivo69 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:55 pm

Not as good as my Golf Laughing
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