The first 2008 gas-powered Isuzu N-Series and GMC/Chevrolet W-Series low cab forward trucks have rolled off the production line at the GM assembly plant in Janesville, Wis.
The new model features the Vortec 6.0L V8 engine with 325 horsepower (up from 320 horsepower previously). They are mated to a Hydra-Matic 4L80 4-speed automatic transmission with lockup torque converter and overdrive. GVW ratings remain at 12,000 and 14,400 pounds.
The Hexacube cab has greater rust and corrosion protection from the galvanized steel panels to the electro deposit paint primer and high quality enamel paint topcoat. The close-section construction and increased gussets improve the durability, as well as increasing the safety of the driver and passengers.
The cab offers increased headroom, shoulder room and legroom. Storage abounds in the seat backs, dashboard, glove box, overhead storage shelves and rear storage organizer. Map pockets are built into the new, fully trimmed door panels.