isuzu commercial trucks

Isuzu Breaks Sales Records Yet Again

Sales of Isuzu Trucks and Isuzu Parts Reach All-Time High in 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc, distributor of America’s bestselling low cab forward trucks, announced today that it shattered two sales records in 2017, making last year its new benchmark for retail sales of Isuzu-brand trucks and sales of Isuzu parts. This marks the third year in a row that Isuzu has established records in these key metrics.

Isuzu dealers retailed 22,633 Isuzu trucks to customers in 2017—a record for Isuzu-brand trucks in the United States.

In addition, Isuzu dealers purchased more parts with a sales increase of 3.9% versus 2016, setting another record.

“These records carry more meaning when you consider that we faced an increasing level of competition throughout 2017,” said Shaun C. Skinner, president, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “Our 2017 results are a testament to the hard work of our dealer body and our field force—and, of course, the loyalty of our customers.”

Skinner expressed confidence that the company’s momentum will continue into 2018: “The forecasts for our economy continue to be positive. Medium-duty trucks are in demand, and as the retail environment changes to rely less on bricks and mortar, that demand is expected to grow even more. And we have the strongest product lineup we have ever offered, with the addition of the all-new Class 6 FTR.

“Combine all these factors and 2018 looks to be another great year for Isuzu,” Skinner said.

 

 

 

By |January 24th, 2018|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Isuzu Breaks Sales Records Yet Again

Spotlight on All New Isuzu F-Series Trucks

The All-New FTR
The FTR is truly a game-changer that raises the standard for Class 6 medium duty trucks. This truck’s low-cab-forward design gives it fantastic maneuverability and visibility along with the ability to carry more cargo than a conventional Class 6 GVWR truck at the same wheelbase. Its four-cylinder diesel engine is environmentally friendly and gives the truck outstanding fuel efficiency.

A class-leading warranty provides its owners with peace of mind. And it’s an Isuzu truck, a name that is synonymous with dependability, durability and low cost of ownership.

Isuzu FTR Class 6 Low Cab Forward

Payload allowance for increased customer needs
8 wheelbases accommodate bodies from 14-30 feet
Outstanding driver visibility, superior maneuverability and a tight-turning diameter
FTR, the LCF answer to Class 6 efficiency delivering a lower cost of ownership

 

 

 

Download the Isuzu F-Series brochure or the 2018 FTR Specification Sheet .

Need help finding the right Isuzu truck for your business? Bentley Truck Services is here to help you, no matter what the vocation.

Contact one of our locations nearest you today to schedule a test drive and walkaround or for info about our finance options!

 

By |August 22nd, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Spotlight, Truck Service|Comments Off on Spotlight on All New Isuzu F-Series Trucks

Isuzu Announces Production of 40,000 Isuzu N-Series Gas Truck

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Charlotte, Michigan Production Milestone Comes Just One Year After 30,000th Gas-Powered, Low-Cab-Forward Truck Assembled
ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low-cab-forward trucks, announced today that the 40,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Michigan. The truck rolled off the line Thursday, June 8, 2017.

“From April 2015 to June 2016—a span of 15 months—we went from 20,000 to 30,000 gas-powered Isuzu trucks produced in Charlotte,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “Now, only twelve months later, another 10,000 N-Series gas trucks have been built. That’s a testament to the increasing popularity and growing reputation of our gasoline engine, low-cab-forward trucks.”

Assembly of Isuzu N-Series gas trucks began at Spartan in April 2011.

Isuzu N-Series gas trucks are powered by a Vortec 6.0-liter small-block V8 engine that produces 297 horsepower at 4,300 rpm and generates 372 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. The powerplant is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with double overdrive and lock-up torque converter for enhanced fuel economy and performance.

An optional version of the engine is capable of being converted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, or propane).

A full range of gasoline-powered models is available:

NPR (12,000-lb. GVWR)

Single Cab in wheelbases of 109, 132.5, 150 and 176 inches
Crew Cab in wheelbases of 150 and 176 inches

NPR-HD (14,500-lb. GVWR)

Single Cab in wheelbases of 109, 132.5, 150 and 176 inches
Crew Cab in wheelbases of 150 and 176 inches

Isuzu also markets diesel-powered N-Series trucks, the Reach Van powered by Isuzu and the all-new Class 6 FTR, launched last month. Reach and FTR are also assembled by Spartan Motors.

“We […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu Announces Production of 40,000 Isuzu N-Series Gas Truck

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.

Contact us for more information!

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

For Immediate Release

Source: Isuzu.com

Production of Isuzu Class 6 2018 FTR Truck Has Begun in New Facility in Charlotte, Michigan

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of America’s bestselling 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—began , Monday, May 8, 2017.

The truck is being produced at a new 80,000-square-foot Spartan Motors facility in Charlotte, Michigan.

“We believe that the all-new FTR is the truck of the future,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “This 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.

“We’re also thrilled to be working with Spartan Motors in Michigan,” Skinner added. “Much of the engineering for this truck was done at the Isuzu Technical Center of America in Plymouth, Michigan, and many of the parts for it are U.S.-sourced. 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.

The new truck assembly plant where the FTR is being produced represents a $6.5 million investment and […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu Begins Production of All-New Isuzu Class 6 Truck – 2018 Isuzu FTR

V8 Diesel Engine – Throwback Thursday

This Week’s Throwback Thursday

In 1950 Isuzu designed the DA80, Japan’s first V8 diesel engine.
Photo Credit: isuzu.co.uk.com

By |May 4th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on V8 Diesel Engine – Throwback Thursday

Air Cooled Diesel Engine – Throwback Thursday

This Week’s Throwback Thursday

In 1937, Isuzu – then Tokyo Motors – started mass production of their first air-cooled diesel engine
Photo Credit: isuzu.co.uk.com

By |April 27th, 2017|Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Air Cooled Diesel Engine – Throwback Thursday

Bentley Truck Services wins Ichiban Dealer Award from Isuzu Trucks

Ichiban Dealer Award from Isuzu Commercial Trucks

Fred and Donna Bentley receive with great thanks the Isuzu Commercial Trucks Ichiban Dealer Award for 2014-2015, presented by Isuzu District Manager Jim Holmes.

Thank You Isuzu Trucks. We are honored!

By |November 3rd, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Bentley Truck Services wins Ichiban Dealer Award from Isuzu Trucks

Bentley Truck Services Visits the New Isuzu Circle of Excellence Complex

Director of Sales and Marketing for Bentley Truck Services, Joe Campbell, Offers Insight Into the New Isuzu Facility Called the Center of Excellence:

On Wednesday July 27, 2016, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America opened their new complex in Pittston, PA. I was able to tour the facility along with other Isuzu dealers from the Northeast region. This complex is comprised of a parts distribution center, a training center, and a technical assistance facility. The complex is being called the Center of Excellence. It is designed to put three major functions supporting dealerships and customers in the Northeast region under one roof. The area was selected by Isuzu because the Northeast Region is home to one of the highest concentrations of US Isuzu dealerships, Isuzu commercial trucks in operation, and the company’s annual parts sales.
The parts center is 100,000 Square feet. Additionally, Isuzu is currently stocking $8 million of parts inventory here. From what I witnessed, there is room for expanding this inventory as the truck population in this region continues to grow. All the equipment is state of the art, the layout was highly influenced for improving efficiency and aligning functionality to the facility. Parts order fulfillment is a highly labor intensive operation but the technology and layout are making it a very efficient operation. I was also impressed with the energy saving lighting used and the motion sensing lights throughout the warehouse.

The training and technical assistance area comprises another 30,000 Sq. ft of in the complex. The training center is offering classes for technicians, parts personnel, sales representatives and customer satisfaction personnel. It is obvious as you walk the service training area the commitment to hands on training for service personnel is here, and the attention to detail was a goal in designing this operation.
The area has room to house 12 full size […]

By |August 5th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks|Comments Off on Bentley Truck Services Visits the New Isuzu Circle of Excellence Complex

2015 Isuzu Winner Circle Award – Greg Lamb

Isuzu Winner Circle Award
Congratulations to Greg Lamb for receiving his Winner Circle Award for 2015! He has been awarded this title consecutively for five years.

 

 

By |May 26th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2015 Isuzu Winner Circle Award – Greg Lamb