There’s a cold, hard fact of work truck life: the right truck not only gets the job done, it saves the owner/operator time and money. That’s because the ideal work truck is strong enough to handle day-to-day life on the job, while delivering state-of-the-art technology that keeps the truck on the road and out of the shop. One of the best candidates for this is the Isuzu NPR-XD, the mid-range, medium-duty truck that’s been part of LCF trucks in America since 1986.
The NPR-XD is one of the newest members of the Isuzu N-Series family. Its 16,000-lb GVWR makes it a perfect fit for a variety of vocational applications—everything from refrigerated delivery to contractor work trucks. NPR-XD is ideal for specialized commercial fleet applications and everything in between. The weight of the NPR-XD has been optimized, allowing for increased payload capacity across all wheelbases and in both standard cab and crew cab configurations:
- NPR-XD standard cab includes 109-, 132.5-, 150,- and 176-inch wheelbases with a body/payload allowance from 9,281 to 9,490 lbs.
- NPR-XD crew cab includes 150- and 176-inch wheelbases with a body/payload allowance from 8,711 to 8,779 lbs.
THE LCF ADVANTAGE
With its low cab forward (LCF) design, the cab of the NPR-XD sits up over the front axle, giving the driver an unobstructed view of the road ahead. The entire cab tilts forward, allowing for easier serviceability. For general maintenance needs, the NPR-XD is designed so the brake fluid reservoir, washer fluid container, fuses, engine oil, and fuel level can be checked without tilting the cab. In tight quarters, curb-to-curb, or wall-to-wall applications, an LCF truck is more maneuverable and more nimble than comparable trucks and vans.
Realizing a properly upfitted work truck helps owners/operators organize tools, supplies, parts, and equipment for efficiency and productivity, Isuzu engineered the NPR-XD for maximum versatility. The NPR-XD provides owners with a variety of upfitting options, including utility bodies of steel, aluminum, fiberglass, or stake bodies with hardwood or steel construction. Enclosed utility bodies are popular with multiple vocations, as they offer versatility and security and can be easily outfitted with shelving units, drawer organizers, conduit carriers, and wire spools.
Isuzu NPR-XD can be upfitted to customers’ needs, providing the right tool for the job every time.
A truck that delivers good fuel economy while being easy on the environment is a hot commodity in today’s market. The NPR-XD is powered by Isuzu’s 5.2-liter turbo diesel engine that delivers 215 hp at 2,500 rpm and 452 lb-ft of torque at 1,850 rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with double overdrive and lockup in second through sixth gear. Isuzu’s legendary diesel engine delivers excellent fuel economy, lowering cost of ownership. This Isuzu diesel engine also carries a B10 durability rating of 310,000 miles—meaning that 90 percent of these engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul. Plus, Isuzu trucks were the first in their class to offer Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), reducing NOx emissions by 85 percent.
Additions to the 2015 and 2016 NPR-XD trucks include: the Onboard Diagnostics (OBD) system, which has been improved with a new particulate matter sensor; a new high-output 140-amp alternator, which generates 30 more amps than its predecessor; and there’s an optional, lockable DEF fill cap that helps prevent tampering, possible contamination, and/or theft of DEF fluid. Other changes include a stylish new front grille, available in white (standard) and chrome (optional); comfortable and durable new fabric seats; an optional driver suspension seat that increases comfort while reducing driver fatigue; and an optional keyless entry system with two key fobs that lock and unlock driver and passenger doors.
VEHICLE HEALTH REPORT
Thanks to modern technology, Isuzu’s NPR-XD helps business owners control their costs. The NPR-XD, as well as every late model Isuzu N-Series diesel truck, comes with an on-board Data Recording Module (DRM). The DRM enables Isuzu technicians to produce an Isuzu Vehicle Health Report every time the truck is in the dealership for service. That report shows the owner the current status of the engine, transmission, brake, and emissions systems; brake usage history; fuel economy history; and driver operating habits, including acceleration and deceleration frequency, speed history, and more. The Isuzu Vehicle Health Report allows owners to identify potential problems while observing the operating status of key major components, making it easier to reduce operating costs while increasing the long-term residual value of the truck.
Every Isuzu diesel truck comes with a Multi-Information Display (MID). The MID alerts drivers to conditions beyond the scope of typical gauges and warning lights, including DEF level; particulate matter emissions level; estimated remaining engine life; estimated transmission, differential, steering, and engine oil life; fuel filter life; and fuel economy (average, instant, and by trip). This information allows the driver to adapt his or her driving habits to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, while improving overall performance and monitoring maintenance items.
Isuzu helps owners lower their cost of ownership by offering industry-leading support programs that provide everything from invaluable warranty coverage to a variety of affordable maintenance programs, including:
- Isuzu’s Limited Warranty coverage
- Isuzu Extended Warranty Options that match a company’s mileage needs
- Isuzu Priority Service Maintenance Program, which will fix scheduled maintenance costs throughout a lifecycle/operational period that meets business needs
- Isuzu 20-month, 60-K Covered Maintenance Program—factory recommended diesel maintenance for the first 24 months or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first
- Gold Star Certified Pre-Owned Truck Warranty Program provides a lower-cost alternative to add certified Isuzu vehicles to an operation
The NPR-XD is available in a 7-passenger crew cab. Upfit applications accommodate vocational bodies up to 16 ft with crew cab models.
HERITAGE THAT’S SECOND TO NONE
Isuzu commercial trucks were first introduced in the United States in 1984. Two years later, Isuzu trucks became the best-selling LCF trucks in America—a position Isuzu has held consistently since 1986. Isuzu trucks allow business owners a way to work smarter while reducing their cost of ownership, all while experiencing remarkable durability.
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Find out more about Isuzu’s NPR-XD and other Isuzu products and services, visit www.isuzucv.com.
MODERN WORKTRUCK SOLUTIONS: DECEMBER 2015 ISSUE
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