Mobility: 2013 Isuzu Alterra Urban Cruiser X


Isuzu AlterraIsuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) calls it their best Alterra yet, boasting of even more premium features in the 2013 Isuzu Alterra Urban Cruiser X Version. Offering a new range of equipment along with the best value in a full-size SUV segment, the model is best suited for young professionals and entrepreneurs looking for an SUV that balances superiority and youthfulness.

Included in the package is an entertainment system from Kenwood, an iPod direct connector, integrated Bluetooth connectivity, CMPEG capability, and an SD card reader. True surround sound experience is ensured with powerful 240-watt front speakers with additional tweeters and 280-watt rear speakers. Back passengers also get new black, headrest-mounted, high-definition LCD monitors. The system has a navigation-ready device as dealer-option.

The latest Alterra’s interior embraces a classy black leather trim that is matched with black woodgrain accents, giving the vehicle a cosmopolitan touch. Likewise, the 2013 Alterra Urban Cruiser X’s exterior comprises an elegantly rugged front chin spoiler, a European-inspired rear chin spoiler with reflector, smoked headlamps, and redesigned foglamp garnishes among others. These new features update the Alterra’s premium styling, while the vehicle’s two-eye reverse sensors and wide-range reverse camera aid the driver in backing up parking spaces and other tight spots.

Powering the Alterra’s strength is Isuzu’s 4JJ1-TC-iTEQ 3.0-liter diesel engine that complies to Euro-3 emission standards. Equipped with a turbocharger and intercooler, plus a common rail direct injection system, the engine produces 146ps and 294Nm of torque.

With the Alterra’s independent double wishbone with torsion bar springs and stabilizer bar front suspension, and Isuzu’s patented Flex Ride MOVE suspension with semi-elliptical leaf springs with telescopic shock absorbers in the rear, ride comfort is ensured. Safety is addressed by the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and G-Sensor (for 4×4), dual airbags, and seatbelts for all passengers.

The 2013 Alterra Urban Cruiser X is available in four-wheel drive with fourspeed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive with four-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive with five-speed manual transmission in starry black, mineral gray and silky pearl white colors with optional pearl option.

The 2013 Alterra Urban Cruiser X is now available at all IPC dealerships nationwide. For more information, log on to

Published in Gadgets Magazine, July 2013