Gone are the days when a task was too ‘squeezy’ for a truck
Isuzu’s program of creating fit-for-purpose trucks has just received another shot in the arm with the release of the new NMR 60/45-150 N series.
This series, available in a number of formats, is the ideal truck for those working in tight spaces such as tradies, landscape gardeners, freight deliverers etc because its key feature is that it is a narrow – bodied truck - designed specifically as a tailored transport solution.
First up, the NMR is available in two GVM ratings: 4,500 kg and 6,000 kg.
The 4,500kg GVM model only requires the driver to have a car driver’s licence which is great for businesses with a range of personnel who may need to drive it.
The 6000kg GVM model’s payload capacity is an increase of 500 kg on its predecessor the NLR 55-150. It is available in short (2,490mm) and medium (3,360mm) wheelbase formats
The model also offers the availability of two-pedal drive plus there is also a version with Isuzu’s torque converter automated manual transmission (TC-AMT).
The boosted payload coupled with compact overall dimensions offers versatility and flexibility for operators navigating tight city streets, laneways, loading bays and driveways.
In releasing the model, Isuzu said the NMR was specifically designed to offer operators optimum payload efficiency with all the access and manoeuvrability of the smaller, lighter N Series models.
Powered by the highly regarded Isuzu 4JJ1-TCS diesel engine, rated at 110 kW @ 2,800 rpm and 375 Nm @ 1,600–2,800 rpm, it offers a combination of performance, fuel economy and durability.
The narrow ECE-R29 compliant cabin design features exceptional ergonomics, class-leading frontal and sideways driver visibility, standard driver and passenger side airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, electric and heated mirrors and front cornering lamps.
The unit comes with four-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Isuzu Electronic Stability Control (IESC) and anti-skid regulator (ASR).
The cherry on top of this Isuzu package is the inclusion of Independent Front Suspension (IFS) with coil springs on the NMR 60/45-150 models.
The IFS provides stabilisation regardless of load, ensuring the ride is predictable and assured, especially through cornering and over undulating ground.
Driver fatigue, road shock and body-roll are all proven to be significantly reduced with the addition of IFS, a trait often sought after by ute drivers looking to upgrade.
With the coming together of class-leading features and components, the NMR 60/45-150 models are the complete ‘Isuzu package’, with more bang for buck and more targeted features and efficiencies than ever before.