At this year’s CV Show being held at the NEC in Birmingham, leading truck manufacturer Isuzu Truck will be unveiling four vehicles from its recently announced 2014 range of Euro VI trucks. In addition the company will be launching a new parts club loyalty scheme – this is an initiative that is available to all existing and future ITUK customers and will them save money in the short and long term.
In line with the latest Euro VI legislation, Isuzu Truck will be showing two versions of the brand-new lighter N75.150 Urban 4×2 rigid. All previous Isuzu Euro V 7.5 tonners only had one engine option and this was the four-cylinder, 5.2 litre, 190ps version. The new Euro VI Urban model features Isuzu’s turbocharged four-cylinder 3.0 litre 150ps engine.
By using the lighter weight 3.0 litre engine, the new Euro VI N75.150 Isuzu Urban is over 200kgs lighter than the Euro VI N75.190 Forward model. So whilst the Euro VI N75.190 Forward remains available for operations that involve more arduous, longer and faster average-speed journeys, the new 150ps Isuzu Urban is ideal for payload critical, stop-start, local distribution operations.
The fact remains that all Isuzu’s Euro VI models now combine EGR and SCR technology and therefore the unladen weight of each model has increased slightly over it Euro V predecessor. However, by introducing the 3.0 litre engine option into the 7.5 tonner, the new Euro VI 150ps Urban weighs just about the same as the previous Euro V 190ps Forward.
One of the new Isuzu Forward Urban vehicles will feature a Petit Forestier bodied refrigerated truck with a Carrier Xarios refrigeration system, whilst the second of the new Urban vehicles will have a dropside body.
As part of the company’s twin option solution at 7.5 tonnes, alongside the two Urban 7.5 tonners will be the latest Euro VI version of Isuzu’s popular N75.190 4×2 rigid – this will be specified with a tipper body. Both 150ps Urban and 190ps Forward models can have either manual or Isuzu’s Easyshift transmissions – an example of both options will be represented on the stand.