Isuzu FTR

2018 Isuzu FTR Palfinger Hooklift – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

This week’s featured truck of the week is this new 2018 Isuzu FTR equipped with a 20,000 lb. Palfinger Hooklift. This truck features dual controls, fully electric tarp, dual pivot hoist, and includes 14 ft. container. 25,900 GVW. Stock# 24242
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By |March 23rd, 2018|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks|Comments Off on 2018 Isuzu FTR Palfinger Hooklift – Feature Friday

Isuzu Announces 2018-19 Model Lineup – Adds Crew Cab NRR

Isuzu Announces New Model Lineup for 2018 and 2019
For Immediate Release
Anaheim, California

Isuzu adds a new addition to the line-up of a new Crew Cab model seating up to seven for the 19,500-lb. GVWR NRR.

“Last year, we unveiled our Class 6 FTR truck, which is already making major inroads in the marketplace,” said Shaun C. Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada. “Now, we’re expanding the lineup even further with the introduction of a Crew Cab model in our Class 5 NRR series. This is further proof that Isuzu is committed to providing the right truck for every one of our customers’ needs.”
Among the highlights of the 2018-2019 model line:

The only low-cab-forward lineup that includes two EPA-certified diesel engines and a gasoline engine alternative
Isuzu’s class-leading 5.2 Isuzu 4HK1-TC diesel engines provide B10 service life durability of 375,000 miles
Support features that help reduce operating costs, improve performance, manage risk and help protect owners’ truck investment
Cab/chassis combinations offer standard 3-seat cabs or Crew Cabs with seating for a 7- person crew
Upfit applications accommodate vocational bodies up to 30 feet with the standard cab and 16 feet with Crew Cab models
GVWRs from 12,000 lbs. to 25,950 lbs.
N-Series Gas models feature a Vortec™ gasoline engine that is CNG/LPG alternative fuel capable

Production plans and key features for each of the available models:
2018 Isuzu NPR Gas

Production began in January 2018.
GVWR: 12,000 lbs. (class 3)
Wheelbases: 109-176 inches with body lengths up to 20 feet.
Powertrain: Vortec TM 6.0-liter V8 gasoline engine generating 297 hp @ 4,300 rpm and 372 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm mated to 6L90 Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic with double overdrive.
Available with […]

By |March 1st, 2018|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Isuzu Announces 2018-19 Model Lineup – Adds Crew Cab NRR

Customized Cabover from Isuzu and Supreme Corporation for Landscaping Fleet

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced their collaboration with Supreme Industries to deliver several customized FTR cabover trucks to a large landscaping fleet, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply based in Phoenix, AZ. The company is the nation’s largest family-owned supplier of landscape and water management products.

The Ewing trucks featured the all-new Class 6 Isuzu FTR chassis. The FTR offers a gross vehicle weight rating of 25,950 pounds. It features a low-cab-forward design for excellent maneuverability and a fuel-efficient four-cylinder diesel engine with a B10 durability rating of 375,000 miles.
Supreme Industries, a leading manufacturer of specialized commercial truck bodies, customized the trucks by fitting them with a heavy-duty platform and 3/16-inch steel-over-rough-oak floor so workers can move concrete and fertilizers; stake-side flatbeds; payload securement devices; a 21-foot custom-length bed; D-rings on the bed floor; a cross-member added to the frame for strength; lift gates with foot control; and consistent applications of Ewing’s custom blue paint on the body.
Read the full Isuzu Press Release

 

 

By |February 14th, 2018|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks|Comments Off on Customized Cabover from Isuzu and Supreme Corporation for Landscaping Fleet

2018 Redesigned Isuzu FTR Class 6 Truck Test Drive in California

Isuzu Offers the 2018 Isuzu FTR for a Limited Driving Event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. California
In attendance for the event which took place last week were editors of Work Truck Magazine, Business Fleet Magazine and Heavy Duty Trucking.

The driving event included closed-track test drives of the redesigned Isuzu 2018 FTR against competitive trucks – Kenworth K270, Navistar 4300, Hino 268A, Freightliner M2, and Ford F-650.

The 2018 Isuzu FTR, rated at 25,950 lbs. GVWR, is available in one powerplant configuration, a 5.2L four-cylinder engine with an Allison six-speed transmission. The FTR is rated at 215 standard horsepower and 520 lbs-ft. standard torque.

Of the six vehicles, the FTR placed third and fourth in acceleration tests of varying miles-per-hour limits. In two braking tests, the FTR placed fourth and tied for third place. The FTR placed first in turning radius. Measuring fuel economy, the FTR won first place in both the mountain and city routes. In the city route, the FTR beat the next competitor by 16.1% and 22.3% over the last place finisher.

Production of the 2018 Isuzu FTR began May 8th at Isuzu’s Charlotte, Michigan, plant. Isuzu expects to ship orders in mid-June.

 

 

Read the full Heavy Duty Trucking article.

Source: truckinginfo.com

By |June 14th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2018 Redesigned Isuzu FTR Class 6 Truck Test Drive in California

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

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

2018 Isuzu FTR to have Dana driveshafts

Dana Incorporated announced that it will begin supplying axles and driveshafts for the 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 medium-duty truck.

Production of the 2018 Isuzu FTR is scheduled to begin in mid-2017 and it will be assembled with a Spicer single-reduction drive axle, Spicer E-Series steer axles, and a Spicer Life Series driveshaft.

The 2018 Isuzu FTR is designed for city delivery applications, such as beverage, box, and refrigerated box trucks. The 2018 Isuzu FTR will feature a low cab forward design for better visibility and maneuverability. It will be powered by an Isuzu 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, and will also include an Allison 2000 Series automatic transmission.

“We chose Spicer axles and driveshafts for the 2018 Isuzu FTR due to Dana’s dedication to quality and innovation,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “This truck represents our vision of the future for the medium-duty industry.”

Dana’s driveline components are designed to optimize the 2018 Isuzu FTR’s durability and efficiency. Spicer single-reduction drive axles have been engineered with stronger wheel differentials to absorb shock, providing durability for city delivery applications.

Spicer E-Series steer axles feature a lightweight beam design, weighing up to 69 pounds less than competitive offerings, according to Dana. Spicer Life Series medium-duty driveshafts are precision balanced for reduced noise, vibration, and harshness and permanently lubricated with a sealed spline. These features can reduce maintenance and extend product life.

Dana has previously supplied driveline components and thermal technologies for Isuzu trucks in Japan and Thailand.

“The truck of tomorrow needs to be fuel-efficient, maneuverable, environmentally friendly, and offer a low cost of ownership,” said Skinner. “Dana’s driveline components will help achieve all of those objectives.”

FROM: Truckinginfo.comTruckinginfo.com

By |December 18th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2018 Isuzu FTR to have Dana driveshafts

Isuzu Announces Details of All New F-Series Truck

2018 Isuzu FTR is Set to Change the Class 6 Market
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 11, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s bestselling low-cab-forward trucks, today announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR. The company made announcements to their dealers at a series of Isuzu Whistle Stops around the country the last two weeks.

Among the highlights:

25,950 pounds GVWR
The FTR will be available in eight wheelbase lengths ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet long
The FTR is a dock height class 6 truck
The turbocharged Isuzu 5.2-liter 4HK1-TC engine propelling the FTR will generate 215 horsepower and 520 lbs.-ft. of torque
The engine will be mated to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission with power take-off (PTO) capability
Dana axles will have capacities of 12,000 pounds up front and 19,000 pounds rear suspension
Bridgestone or Continental 11R22.5 tires will be fitted to 22.5″ × 8.25″ steel wheels

The FTR is slated to go into production at a new facility in Charlotte, Michigan in mid-2017.

When Isuzu announced the truck at NTEA’s 2016 Work Truck Show in March, Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, said, “This truck represents our vision of the future of the medium-duty truck industry. The overall concept of the FTR is to bring to our customers the next generation medium-duty low-cab-forward truck, one that features a clean, durable, highly-efficient four-cylinder engine and is the best Class 6 choice for urban pickup and delivery. The letters ‘FTR’ don’t stand for ‘future,’ however this truck represents the future, and it will be here—soon.”

By |October 14th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu Announces Details of All New F-Series Truck