Isuzu NZ launches two new ‘ready to work’ truck variants

In Isuzu, News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 6, 2023

Isuzu Trucks New Zealand will expand its range of N-Series models, with two new variants of the NLR250 becoming available from Isuzu Truck dealers around the country this month.

Models offered will be short- and medium-length wheelbase variants, with manual and AMT transmissions available. The new models are from the Isuzu Trucks ‘Ready-To-Work’ range, and come complete with a flat deck tray and tow bar fitted.

“N-Series tippers have proven to be one of the best-selling models in our portfolio, offering both single and three-way tipping models, crew cab variants and standard features such as two way tailgates and body lockdown mechanism,” said Dave Ballantyne, general manager of Isuzu Trucks New Zealand.

“With the introduction of the new NLR250 TrayPack model, we are expanding the ‘Ready-To-Work’ range, which already features N and F Series tipper models that arrive in-country fully built-up from Japan,” he said.

The new TrayPack features a locally fitted drop side lightweight tray that will appeal to the industry in general, especially tradies looking for more carrying capacity, who would typically use a ute for day-to-day work.

The TrayPack offers the advantage of having a GVM of 5500kg, meaning it can be driven on a Class 1 licence.

“Our customers have expressed a strong desire for new ‘Ready-To-Work’ options in the N-Series truck range, so we’re pleased to be able to offer this enhanced level of functionality with the TrayPack,” said Ballantyne.

“If the success of these ‘Ready-To-Work’ models in Australia is anything to go by, then they will be a real hit here in New Zealand and we will look at other opportunities to grow the range into different applications in the future.”

News of the new models builds on recent expansion of the Isuzu Trucks nationwide service centre network, with total coverage of 30 sites around the country, consisting of 12 full sales, parts and service dealer locations plus 18 authorised service centres.