Advantages and Disadvantages of the Panther Car – The Isuzu Panther is a Multi Purpose Vehicle model or commonly referred to as the legendary MPV car that has a very long life in Indonesia. This car was first produced in 1991. And this car was specially developed and also produced in Indonesia. Uniquely, the design of this car has not changed much from the past. This is the main attraction of this car.
The advantages and disadvantages of the Panther car
For those of you who want to buy this car , you should need to know the advantages and disadvantages of the Panther car which can be useful for you in making decisions. For that, here is a complete review of the pluses and minuses of the Panther car which you can see below:
The advantages of the Panther Car
The majority of MPV cars currently use gasoline-powered engines. However, from the past until now Panther has always consistently used the Diesel engine. The reason is because diesel engines can produce large amounts of torque.
The Panther engine has a 2.5 liter turbocharged capacity which is capable of producing a maximum power of up to 60 Ps at 3,500 rpm. And the maximum torque itself reaches 191 Nm at 1,800 rpm. Although the power of this car is slightly lower than other MPVs. But for the torque, this car is able to get a greater value than the 2.4 liter Toyota Innova Diesel.
For its own fuel business, the Isuzu Panther is known as a relatively economical car. Due to its own use every 1 liter of fuel, this car can travel a distance of 10 to 13 kilometers.
The next advantage is this car has large dimensions. Isuzu Panther itself has dimensions of 4,535 mm in length, 1,770 mm in width and 1,920 mm in height. Although the size is not as big as other cars in its class. But it’s still enough to comfortably accommodate 7 passengers in the cabin.
Roof Monitor and Parking Camera
As a car that is quite old, the Isuzu Panther is not equipped with many entertainment features. Even so, Isuzu is still making efforts to provide maximum service to the occupants of the Panther cabin. For the highest variant, the head unit that is owned is still single-DIN. However there is a monitor screen on the roof to use to play DVDs.
Then there is the technology pinned by Isuzu on the Panther, namely placing the monitor screen for the parking camera in the center mirror. This feature is able to make the Isuzu Panther more attractive. This car is also equipped with a parking sensor that is installed behind the car to make it easier for the driver to park.
The interior of this car is far from being luxurious. But at least Isuzu has coated the seats, steering wheel and center console for the highest variant of the Panther with leather material. This is to support passenger comfort from this car when in the cabin. In addition to adding comfort, the leather layer is also easier to clean when exposed to liquid spills. For the underneath variant, this car has a seat that is still covered with a combination of leather and vinyl.
Shortage of Panther Cars
Noise and High Emissions
Most cars with diesel engines do have vibrations that cause noise to be heard in the cabin. This of course disturbs the comfort of the passengers in it. Then the production of this Isuzu Panther car is in danger of being stopped if in 2021 the Euro-4 Emission Standard will be applied in Indonesia. If Isuzu Panther does not make improvements in terms of exhaust gas emissions, the Isuzu Panther presence will be threatened right away.
Very minimal safety features
For its own safety features, this car is practically absent. What this car has for its safety features is only a safety belt, while for airbags, ABS plus EBD brakes, and also BA (Brake Assist) this car doesn’t have it.
Lack of Features
For cars with prices that are quite expensive up to Rp. 300 million. The features that Isuzu Panther has are very limited. Like the absence of a smart key for car door access, no engine start button, the main lights still use a multi-reflector halogen bulb. Then this car also does not have a touch screen multimedia system with navigation buttons attached to the steering wheel. Then the Digital AC setting button with automatic mode is not found, the power socket for charging in the second and third row seats is not there.
And those are the advantages and disadvantages of the Panther car that you might use as a reference when you want to buy this car. May be useful.