Isuzu and AdBlue®
Utility 4 x 4 enthusiasts are waiting for the commercialisation the new Isuzu D – Max diesel. Several rumors are circulating regarding the compliance of this model with the Euro 6 European regulations in force. The Japanese company hasn’t yet commented on this subject. But we can imagine that its powerful engine meets the regulation without using the SCR (selective catalytic reduction) of nitrogen oxides system that uses AdBlue. For models intended for emerging markets, Isuzu has continued to produce high-polluting models. The D – max 2016 marketed in India and in Northern Africa emits more than 230 / km of CO2, while the threshold of the Euro 6 standard is 80 mg/km NOx.
For Europe, Isuzu intends to equip its D – Max with a twin-turbo
This new Isuzu engine replaces the old 3.0 L Turbo simple compatible wtih Euro 4. The new twin-tubo, Euro 5 compatible, already equips the Isuzu D – Max in some countries of Europe, including in the United Kingdom, where the Euro 5 standards have been in place for several years.
Despite its power, this new engine is also one of the cleanest powertrains in the light-vehicle segment. It allows a fuel economy (claimed by the Japanese manufacturer) of 6.2 l / 100 km (on the 4 × 4 manual models) with CO2 emissions of only 194 g / km. In comparison, the existing 3.0-litre Isuzu engine produces 220 g / km of CO2.