Isuzu Revamps N-Series Trucks
September 29, 2008
While the 21st century hasn't brought Isuzu passenger vehicles the success of the 20th century, the commercial division is doing just fine and has upgraded the 2009 N-Series for improved economy, driver productivity, and emissions. Operator comfort benefits from new front suspension, steering, spring rates, and cab/chassis bushings.
Braking power is now electronically distributed and an exhaust brake is standard; a limited-slip differential is now offered as an option. The data recording module that monitors engine, transmission, brakes, and driver is standard.
The N-Series is offered in five colors other than white, six wheelbases, and two cabs, with GVW from 12,000 to 19,500 pounds and GCW up to 25,500. Powertrains consist of a 50-state clean idle certified 5.2-liter four-cylinder of 205 horsepower at 2400 rpm, 441 pound-feet at 1850, B-10 design life of 310,000 miles, and an Aisin twin-overdrive six-speed automatic, or a 325-horsepower Vortec and GM four-speed automatic.