New Isuzu light duty range now available

Isuzu says the “intelligent” new N series has more safety features, more power and a “slick” new look

New Isuzu light duty range now available
The new Isuzu N Series has arrived.


The new Isuzu N series light duty trucks are now available to the public in Australian showrooms.

"Featuring a new look and nomenclature, the new N Series boasts increased power and torque in several models, the introduction of enhanced, intuitive safety equipment and greater choice in key drivers’ licence models," Isuzu says.

Chief operating officer for Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL), Phil Taylor, says the new models offer a comprehensive solution for operators of light rigid trucks and tradespeople which you can "park in your driveway".

"From the ‘breadth-of-range’, class-leading engine and driveline, through to improved cabin appointments, safety enhancements and our famous after sales support, the new Isuzu N series truly is the embodiment of the intelligent truck," Taylor says.

Significantly the newly released N series receives Isuzu Electronic Stability Control, or "IESC", which applies to all Isuzu NLR, NNR and NPR models.

IESC works in harmony with on-board technology to govern and rectify dangerous driving occurrences such as potential rollover, via automated engine torque and braking reactions.

The entire N series range has received an updated new front end look along with a new, easier to understand nomenclature based on GVM and horsepower.

New interior appointments such as seat trim and new steering wheel are featured across the range, and many models now include an uprated driver’s mechanical suspension seat, rated to 130 kilograms.

Under the cab, the NLR models retain the popular Isuzu 4JJ1 common rail 3 litre engine, producing 110kW (150hp) and 375 Nm of torque.

Isuzu says the "highly popular" NPR models, up to 7.5 tonnes GVM, have "benefitted significantly" from the 2015 update, with several receiving a "substantial upgrade in power and torque" courtesy of the 5.2-litre engine putting out 140kW (190hp) and 513 Nm.

This is a 22 per cent boost over the superseded models.

"In AMT (automated manual transmission) models, the NPR now boasts a 27 per cent power advantage over competitor models with 2-pedal operation," says Isuzu.

"In a move aimed at broadening the Isuzu light truck model mix eligible to be driven on a car driver’s licence, NPR 65 models are also available as a de-rated NPR 45-190 (4.5t GVM, 190hp), providing ample power and torque levels in a car driver’s licence truck."

Meanwhile the "flagship" NQR models, rated at 8.7t GVM (or optional 8t rating for operation on a Light Rigid truck licence) receive the premium spec level upgrade (except the tipper).

This includes chrome grille, fog lamps and automatic climate control air conditioning, as well as the new steering wheel and seat trim.


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