Isuzu kicks off production of F-Series, including its first foray into Class 7

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Updated Oct 27, 2021
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The F-Series trucks are the first product to come to market from the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) between Isuzu Motors Limited and Cummins.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America said Monday that production of its 2022 F-Series trucks has begun.

Powered by the Cummins B6.7 diesel engine, the F-Series offers models in both Class 6 and — new for Isuzu — Class 7.

The F-Series trucks are the first product to come to market from the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) between Isuzu Motors Limited and Cummins, Inc. These F-Series trucks are being assembled in Charlotte, Michigan.

Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, said the company's foray into the Class 7 market, along with offering the Cummins B6.7 engine – and its 260 horsepower and 660 lb.-ft. of torque – "will create new opportunities for our dealers,” he said. "We now offer a complete range of Class 3 through 5 gasoline-powered models and Class 4 through 7 diesel-powered trucks, by far the widest range of low cab forward trucks in the marketplace.”

The Cummins B6.7 is mated to an automatic six-speed Allison RDS transmission (2550 Series with park pawl for FTR, 2500 Series with no park pawl for FVR).

All F-Series models are available in eight wheelbases (from 152 to 248 inches) accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet in length and offer a 50- or 100-gallon fuel tank based on wheelbase. Each can be equipped with air suspension. The trucks come in a Standard Cab configuration with three-across seating.

Three F-Series models are available: Class 6 FTR (25,950-lb. GVWR), Class 6 FVR Derate (25,950-lb. GVWR) and Class 7 FVR (33,000-lb. GVWR).