As part of the continuing celebration of its 30th anniversary of trucks in the U.S. market, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. introduced the latest addition to its wide range of N-Series diesel trucks, the NPR-XD. With a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000-lbs., the NPR-XD bridges the gap between the NPR-HD, with its GVWR of 14,500-lbs., and the 17,950-lb. GVWR NQR, said the manufacturer.
“This new diesel model meets a number of vocational applications and requirements that previously might have required moving from an NPR-HD up to the NQR,” said to Shaun Skinner, executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “Now, the NPR-XD offers more payload capacity at an even more competitive price.”
The NPR-XD will be offered in the same cab configurations and wheelbases as the NPR-HD: The NPR-XD standard cab will be available in 109, 132.5, 150 and 176 in. wheelbases and will provide a body/payload allowance ranging from 9,281 to 9,490 lbs. The NPR-XD crew cab will be available in 150 and 176 in. wheelbases and will provide a body/payload allowance ranging from 8,711 to 8,779 lbs.
All NPR-XDs will offer 19.5-in. wheels, 225/70R-19.5F 12-ply low rolling resistance tires, a front gross axle weight rating of 6,630 lbs. and a rear GAWR of 11,020 lbs.
Every NPR-XD will be powered by the Isuzu 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the engine delivers 215 HP and 452 lbs.-ft. of torque at 1,850 RPM. The engine carries a B10 durability of 310,000 miles.
The NPR-XD is also covered by the Isuzu 24 months/60,000 miles covered maintenance program, which has been extended until Dec. 31, 2014.