Isuzu Trucks has launched the new Euro V rated N Series models, taking the opportunity to refine its market-leading light duty range with a number of cabin comfort and safety enhancements to complement improved emissions performance.
Powering the new range are three Euro V rated 4-cylinder engines ranging from 3.0 litre (11kW) to 5.2 litre (139 kW). Three new model variants have been added to the N Series range, providing operators with a diverse selection of trucks. The NLS 200 is now available in a Medium Crew variant with a 3360mm wheelbase, with enough room for six occupants, including three seating positions in the rear. Also new to the NLS 200 range is the NLS 200 Tipper, with a 4.5 tonne GVM and 2740mm wheelbase. Another new model, the NLR 275 will be available fitted with a factory-fitted tipper body, featuring a 5.5 tonne GVM and 8 tonne GCM.
Other notable specification changes include the adoption of taper leaf front springs to replace multi leaf springs on the NPR 250/300/400 and NQR 450, providing 30 percent greater capacity and a smoother ride in all conditions. The availability of Isuzu’s Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) continues across the majority of models, replacing the traditional clutch pedal and employing a fluid coupling and wet clutch.
During a time of heightened consumer awareness and demand for advanced safety features, the upgraded models come to the fore by providing a number of active and passive safety features as standard across the range. N Series cabs have been manufactured to conform to the strength requirements dictated by ECE R29 and feature pillar hinge, frame and door-beam reinforcement, along with a closed section side sill step and front mounting rail.?Cab safety has been further bolstered by the inclusion of a standard passenger SRS airbag across the N Series range, whilst Anti-lock braking systems (ABS with EBD), Anti-Skid Regulator (ASR) or traction control and Hill Start Aid (HSA) are available on all models (except NPS 4×4).?Also available are optional NAVTEQ embedded Satellite Navigation and up to three audio visual reversing cameras.