Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., has begun production for its line of 2015 and 2016 N-Series diesel models. The diesel-powered 2016 NPR-HD, NPR-XD, NQR and NRR meet stringent new EPA greenhouse gas emissions standards a full year before they go into effect.
These models, as well as the 2015 NPR ECO-MAX, offer upgraded interiors, new exterior styling, and new optional driver’s suspension seat and keyless entry.
“This is our strongest—and cleanest—line of diesel trucks ever,” said Shaun Skinner, executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “This reflects our continued commitment to provide the best trucks for our customers in the low cab forward market.”
The 2015 NPR ECO-MAX and 2016 NPR-HD, NPR-XD, NQR and NRR benefit from all of the following enhancements as they enter their new model years:
- Onboard diagnostics (OBD) improved with a new particulate matter sensor
- A new high-output 140-amp alternator generating 30 more amps than the equipment it replaces
- Stylish new front grille, available in white (standard) and chrome (optional)
- Redesigned steering wheel
- Comfortable and durable new fabric seats
- An optional driver suspension seat that increases comfort as it reduces driver fatigue
- An optional keyless entry system with two key fobs that lock and unlock driver and passenger doors
- An optional lockable DEF fill cap that will help prevent tampering, possible contamination and/or theft of DEF fluid (diesel exhaust fluid)
In addition to these improvements, the Isuzu 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine powering the 2016 NPR-HD, NPR-XD, NQR and NRR has been enhanced to deliver improved fuel economy and to meet tough new EPA standards restricting the emissions of greenhouse gases.
The weight of the newest member of the Isuzu N-Series family, the 16,000-lb. GVWR NPR-XD, has been reduced, allowing an increased payload capacity across all wheelbases and in both standard cab and crew cab configurations.
“In 2014, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the United States,” Skinner said. “These improvements to our range of diesel-powered trucks demonstrate clearly that we are not resting on our laurels. When it comes to power, performance, economy, driver comfort, low cost of operation and environmental friendliness, we intend to be the leading low cab forward truck for the next 30 years.”