Builtmore Contract Manufacturing, owned and operated by The Shyft Group, a leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for ecommerce-driven parcel delivery, as well as the broader commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets, announced it will produce additional options in the F- and N-series lineups for Isuzu Commercial Truck, including the 2022 F-Series cab-over chassis, featuring the new Cummins B6.7 diesel engine, as well as the new-in-class N-Series GVWR Class 5 gasoline-powered chassis.
Isuzu innovates and creates products that expand its portfolio and customer reach, says Steve Guillaume, president, Shyft Specialty Vehicles. Shyft looks forward to supporting Isuzu with manufacturing and expansion while maintaining high levels of quality and support, he adds.
Assembly of the Class 5 N-Series gasoline-powered chassis will begin immediately. Production on the 2022 F-Series featuring the Cummins B6.7 and a new Class 7 offering begins later this year. With over four decades of specialty vehicles manufacturing experience and success, Shyft offers state-of-the-art flexible manufacturing facilities. The company offers highly trained personnel experienced in automotive manufacturing and assembly as well as a proven lean manufacturing process.
“With the additions of the Class 5 gas-powered N-Series models and the Cummins-powered Isuzu F-Series, our product lineup has never been as broad for the growing medium-duty market,” says Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada. “The launch of these new products will be a game changer for our customers, creating new opportunities for US and Canadian Isuzu dealers at a very opportune time. We are excited to continue working with The Shyft Group to get these products out in the industry and to Isuzu customers.”
The 2022 F-Series will be available in the Class 6 FTR (25,950-lb GVWR) and the Class 7 FVR (33,000-lb GVWR). Further, as with all Isuzu low cab forward trucks, the FTR and FVR will have outstanding maneuverability, visibility, and comfort. The Cummins B6.7 diesel engine has the ability to reach up to 325 hp. It also offers nearly 200 more lb-ft of torque compared to its predecessor’s 5.2-L and 215 hp. It’s reliable and durable—perfect for owners and fleet managers seeking to keep trucks on the road for longer.