Class 6

Launch of the 2018 Isuzu FTR in San Antonio

Opening sequence for the launch of the 2018 Isuzu FTR at the Class Above 2017 Isuzu Dealer Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

The production of the Isuzu all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment—the 2018 Isuzu FTR—began , Monday, May 8, 2017.

The truck’s combination of low-cab-forward design, Class 6 GVWR and four-cylinder diesel engine gives it fantastic maneuverability, the ability to carry more cargo than a conventional Class 6 truck, and outstanding fuel efficiency. This is a true medium-duty Class 6 truck designed and built for this market, in this market.

The FTR is powered by Isuzu’s renowned 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine—a first in the segment. It generates 520 lbs.-ft. of torque and 215 horsepower and carries a B10 durability rating of 375,000 miles—meaning that 90% of engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul. The truck has a gross vehicle weight rating of 25,950 lbs.

Eight wheelbase lengths, ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodate bodies from 14 feet to 30 feet, allowing for a wide variety of body applications.

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By |May 17th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Launch of the 2018 Isuzu FTR in San Antonio

ISUZU Announces Production of All-New Class 6 Truck – 2018 Isuzu FTR

ISUZU ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION OF ALL-NEW CLASS 6 TRUCK
2018 FTR Will Have a Starting M.S.R.P. of $82,180
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low cab forward trucks, has announced that production of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment—the 2018 Isuzu FTR—will begin in May of this year. The company made the announcement today at the National Truck Equipment Association’s 2017 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

The F-Series truck, which will be assembled at a new 85,000-square-foot Spartan Motors facility in Charlotte, Michigan, will have a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $82,180. Orders for the truck will be accepted beginning of April, 2017.

“The all-new FTR is truly a game-changer,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “This truck’s combination of low-cab-forward design and Class 6 GVWR gives it fantastic maneuverability and visibility along with the ability to carry more cargo than a conventional Class 6 truck. Its four-cylinder diesel engine is environmentally friendly and gives the truck outstanding fuel efficiency. Its class-leading warranty gives its owners peace of mind. And it’s an Isuzu Truck, a name that is synonymous with dependability, durability and low cost of ownership.”

Powerful, Efficient, Durable, Capable

The FTR will be powered by the Isuzu’s renowned Isuzu 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged fourcylinder diesel engine—a first in the segment. “We believe that more and more competitors in this class will be turning to four-cylinder engines, because they are cleaner and more efficient,” Skinner said. “Our 4HK engine goes beyond environmental friendliness and economy—it’s also durable and powerful.”

Isuzu also announced that this engine now carries a B-10 durability rating of 375,000 miles— meaning that 90% of engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul. This […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on ISUZU Announces Production of All-New Class 6 Truck – 2018 Isuzu FTR