2017 Isuzu NQR
While you may be familiar with the cab and chassis truck, you may not know the difference between that and an LCF truck. An LCF is a Low Cab Forward truck, and one of the key features of LCF trucks like the 2017 Isuzu NQR is the incredible versatility they offer. Basically, the N Series are trucks that come out of the factory as a chassis and a cab and the rest is up to the buyer. They can be upfitted to be just about anything you can imagine by companies all across the country. Of course, there are plenty of regular trucks that come as chassis cabs, but the NQR being an LCF gives it a number of advantages.
The LCF format of the 2017 Isuzu NQR puts the driver right at the extreme front of the truck. Because the engine isn’t right in front of the driver, the 2017 Isuzu NQR is much more maneuverable in traffic, on the job site, and in the city where the tighter turning radius of the Isuzu really does put regular commercial trucks to shame. Add into the equation the wide-opening doors for easy entry and exit for both driver and passengers and the superb forward and sideways visibility, and it’s easy to see why the Isuzu N Series is so popular.
Like the NPR, the NQR is available as a Standard Cab or a Crew Cab, but the NQR is a diesel-only truck. In both cab formats, it boasts GVWR/GCWR ratings of 17,950/23,950 pounds, but the numbers do differ between the two formats when it comes to what they can carry. A Standard Cab NQR has a body/payload allowance of 10,939 to 11,461 pounds, whereas Crew Cab versions are slightly lower at 10,680 to 10,748 pounds. As for what you can put on the back of the NQR, as long it fits within the payload limits and is no longer than 22ft, it’s pretty much up to you.
The Isuzu NQR keeps engine choice simple with one impressive diesel powerplant. The Isuzu 4HK1-TC turbodiesel develops 215 horsepower but a pretty impressive 452 lb.-ft. of torque, which is sent to the wheels through an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission with double overdrive and lock-up 2nd-6th gears.
Although how you upfit the NQR is up to you, Isuzu knows that commercial operators need their vehicles to be as cost-effective and efficient to run as possible, and the NQR certainly lives up to that. The Isuzu diesel engine is able to go up to 10,000 miles between oil changes, which keeps routine maintenance to a minimum and reduces costly downtime. The diesel trucks feature a B-10 life of 310,000 miles, which means 90 percent of their engines are expected to still be operating perfectly normally at that high mileage. The 2017 Isuzu NQR is a fantastic investment for any business that needs to combine capability with easy drivablity.