Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., has introduced the latest addition to its wide range of N-Series diesel trucks, the NPR-XD. With a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 lb, the NPR-XD bridges the gap between the NPR-HD, with its GVWR of 14,500 lb, and the 17,950 lb GVWR NQR. The new model was announced as part of the continuing celebration of the 30th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the U.S. market.
“This new diesel model meets a number of vocational applications and requirements that previously might have required moving from an NPR-HD up to the NQR,” according to Shaun Skinner, executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “Now, the NPR-XD offers more payload capacity at an even more competitive price.”
The NPR-XD will be offered in the same cab configurations and wheelbases as the NPR-HD:
- The NPR-XD standard cab will be available in 109-, 132.5-, 150- and 176-inch wheelbases and will provide a body/payload allowance ranging from 9,281 to 9,490 lbs.
- The NPR-XD crew cab will be available in 150- and 176-inch wheelbases and will provide a body/payload allowance ranging from 8,711 to 8,779 lbs.
All NPR-XDs will offer 19.5-inch wheels, 225/70R-19.5F 12-ply low rolling resistance tires, a front gross axle weight rating of 6,630 lbs and a rear GAWR of 11,020 lbs.
Every NPR-XD will be powered by the Isuzu 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission,the powerplant delivers 215 horsepower and 452 lbs.-ft. of torque at 1,850 rpm. The engine carries a B10 durability of 310,000 miles—meaning that 90 percent of engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul.
The NPR-XD is also covered by the Isuzu 24 Months/60,000 Miles Covered Maintenance Program, which has been extended until December 31, 2014. The program includes: an initial ‘dry service’ at 4,000 miles, an ‘A Service’ beginning at 10,000 miles and continuing every 10,000 miles, and an inclusive ‘A/B Service’ at 50,000 miles. Maintenance services can be obtained at any of Isuzu’s dealerships in the U.S.
Range of Models
The Isuzu diesel truck line now includes the fuel-efficient NPR ECO-MAX, NPR-HD, new NPR-XD, NQR and NRR models, with GVWRs ranging from 12,000 lb to 19,500 lb.
In addition, Isuzu offers NPR and NPR-HD models with gasoline-powered engines, the only gas-powered low cab forward trucks available in the U.S.
Reflecting on the addition of the NPR-XD model on the occasion of Isuzu trucks 30th anniversary in the U.S. market, Skinner said, “Our goal remains unchanged: to offer our customers the most diverse line of low-cab forward trucks that provide the lowest cost of ownership in the market. The new NPR-XD will help further reach that goal.”