Isuzu opens bigger Cebu City branch with Truck Fest
(from Left) Isuzu Cebu Inc. Chairman, Mr. Emmanuel Aligada, Ayala Automotive Holdings Corp. Chairman and President, Mr. John Philip Orbeta, Isuzu Philippines Corp. President, Mr. Hajime Koso, Isuzu Philippines Corp. Executive Vice President, Mr. Takashi Tomita
In its bid to serve its customers better in Cebu, the local arm of Japanese carmaker Isuzu has opened its latest and newest showroom in the Queen City of the South.
Last August 7, the Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC)—through its dealership Isuzu Cebu Inc. (ICI)—has relocated its Cebu City branch to a bigger and more accessible area in the locality. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by IPC President Hajime Koso, ICI Chairman Emmanuel Aligada and Ayala Automotive Holdings Corp. Chairman John Philip Orbeta.
New Isuzu Cebu Façade
The new Isuzu Cebu Branch Office—located at A. Soriano Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City—is situated alongside other Ayala-owned car dealerships.
IPC President Hajime Koso noted that the new Cebu City branch will be Isuzu’s biggest showroom in Cebu. He also mentioned that even with the current branch relocation, IPC will be maintaining its main dealership in Mandaue and its satellite office in Talisay.
Meanwhile, ICI Chairman Mr. Emmanuel Aligada said they are eyeing better sales output with this new facility coupling it with ICI’s new marketing strategy.
We have been planning this relocation a few years back to gain a wider audience, by increasing our visibility in Cebu City, which could yield into better sales output,” Aligada said.
ICI President, Mr. Emmanuel Aligada with the Isuzu EXR Tractor Head
According to Koso, the relocation “gave our well-loved Cebuanos a bigger and better view of the Isuzu vehicles that they have trusted over the years. This branch has a big floor area as well as better service facilities.” he said.
Both Koso and Aligada expressed optimism that the current relocation would generate an increase in the number of walk-in customers as well as vehicle servicing.
ISUZU TRUCK FEST
In line with the opening of its new branch, IPC conducted its 2015 Isuzu Truck Fest Cebu with Isuzu Cebu branch hosting the event.
From August 8-14, ICI showcased seven (7) Isuzu trucks – combination of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks.
Isuzu NPR Display
This year’s display featured the NHR with i-VAN body option, NHR with Flexi Truck Body, NKR71 Palletized body, NPS Cab & Chassis, FVM Gullwing van, EXR Tractor head, and EXZ Tractor Head.
“We know for a fact that Cebuanos love big festivities and that they are hardworking, so we are opening this dealership with our own brand of heavyweights. Showcasing our options on the trucks section would be one of the countless ways we can show them that Isuzu can be their reliable partner—may it be for business or leisure,” Koso explained.