New Isuzu NPR-XD Truck

Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada has introduced the latest addition to its range of N-Series diesel low-cab-forward trucks, the NPR-XD. With a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 l., it bridges the gap between the NPR-HD, with its GVWR of 14,500 lb, and the 17,950-lb GVWR NQR. The new model was announced as part of the continuing celebration of the 30th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the U.S. market.

The 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, the company says. Instead, the NPR-XD offers more payload capacity at “an even more competitive price.”

The new truck 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 9281 to 9490 lb.

The crew cab version will be available in 150- and 176-in. wheelbases and will provide a body/payload allowance ranging from 8711 to 8779 lb.

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 6630 lb, and a rear GAWR of 11,020 lb.

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 motor delivers 215 hp and 452 lb ft of torque at 1850 rpm. The engine carries a B10 durability of 310,000 miles — meaning that 90% of engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul.

As well as the new NPR-XD, the Isuzu diesel truck line now includes the fuel-efficient NPR ECO-MAX, NPR-HD, NQR, and NRR models, with GVWRs ranging from 12,000 to 19,500 lb. Isuzu also offers NPR and NPR-HD models with gasoline engines.

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