Isuzu expands class 1 range

In News, Isuzu, August 20211 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 15, 2021

Isuzu is widening its line-up of N-Series models, which can be driven on a class-1 driver licence. As with vans and utes, many safety and comfort features have trickled down from cars, including advanced emergency braking and lane departure warnings. The move reflects that a vehicle is part of the driver’s workplace, and that light trucks tend to operate in high- risk areas.

“Typically, light-duty truck drivers operate in urban environments where there is significantly more stop-start traffic and all-round congestion,” said Isuzu Trucks NZ general manager Dave Ballantyne.

“The higher spec means they are well equipped to help reduce the risk of collisions occurring.”

In addition, a new six-speed transmission improves gradeability and fuel consumption, higher- rated tyres boost capacity at the front and rear axles, and updated LED headlights deliver a wider, deeper, brighter beam.