Isuzu introduces 13,000-pound 2016 NPR Diesel

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Updated Sep 17, 2015
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Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has introduced its newest model, the 2016 NPR Diesel.

The truck features a 13,000-pound Gross Vehicle Weight Rating and a 33.5-inch frame to offer more capability than previously available in Isuzu diesel trucks.

“With a 13,000-pound GVWR, the new NPR Diesel approaches the capacity of a Class 4 truck, but at a Class 3 price,” said Shaun Skinner, executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

Notable features of the truck include a standard 30-gallon rear-mounted, in-rail fuel tank; a frame width of 33.5 inches that will accept bodies up to 102 inches wide and 91 inches high; and four wheelbases – 109, 132.5, 150 and 176 inches – that will accept body lengths up to 20 feet.

The new NPR Diesel is powered by the 3.0-liter 4JJ1-TC turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine, which produces 150 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 to 2,800 rpm.

The engine has a B-10 diesel engine life rating of 310,000 miles, and it is also capable of running on B20 biodiesel fuel.

The transmission is an Aisin A460 six-speed automatic with double overdrive, lock-up torque converter that operates in second through sixth gears, and available PTO.

A standard powertrain limited warranty that covers engine and drivetrain against defects in material and workmanship for three years, unlimited mileage. The NPR Diesel is also warranted against perforation from corrosion for four years regardless of mileage.

Production of the 2016 NPR Diesel will begin in Japan in November, and the truck will be available at Isuzu’s network of nearly 300 dealers in North America shortly thereafter.