2017 Isuzu NPR
Compact vans that are essentially car-based are growing in popularity among business users here in America, but where do commercial buyers turn when they need something bigger and more substantial? Increasingly, the answer is the Isuzu N Series. Let’s take a look at what the 2017 Isuzu NPR can offer you and your business.
2017 Isuzu NPR
The 2017 Isuzu NPR is an LCF, which is a Low Cab Forward truck. You can opt for the Standard Cab and Crew Cab versions, which means it can accommodate as many as seven people as well as all the cargo you want to haul. The NPR also offers a choice of gas engines that can be specified to also run on CNG/ Propane, as well as the diesels you’d obviously expect to find in this type of commercial truck.
An LCF design positions drivers at the extreme front of the vehicle as there’s no engine in front of them. On top of that, LCF trucks like the Isuzu NPR usually offer wide-opening doors so it’s very easy for the driver and passengers enter and exit the cab. Compared to conventional trucks, the LCF format gives outstanding forward and sideways visibility. That means these trucks are far more maneuverable in traffic, on the jobsite and in tricky urban environments where their tighter turning radius really does deliver an advantage over conventional commercial trucks.
Gas versions of the 2017 Isuzu NPR have a GVWR/GCWR of 12,000/18,000 pounds, with body/payload allowances of 6,246 to 6,978 pounds. One gas engine is available, a 6.0-liter V-8 developing 297 horsepower and 372 lb.-ft. of torque. However, this L96 engine can be specified as a KL8, which is the alternative fuel-capable engine that can be run on Propane/CNG. Both versions of the gas engine come with a six-speed automatic with double overdrive and double overdrive and lock-up converter.
The 2017 Isuzu NPR also comes in diesel versions, a 3.0-liter 4JJ1-TC or the 5.2-liter 4HK1-TC turbocharged intercooled diesel, which produces a relatively modest 150 horsepower and 282 lb.-ft. of torque. If you’re looking for a considerably more powerful 5.2-liter diesel, take a look at the NPR-HD model. With that modest 3.0-liter diesel, the NPR Diesel has a GVWR/GCWR of 13,000/19,000 pounds, and body/payload allowances of 7,435 to 7,607 pounds. You can do a lot of work with that kind of capability.
Once you decided which engine and cab is right for you, the sky is pretty much the limit as far as what the Isuzu NPR can do and be for you and your business. Whether you want a refrigerated box, a tipper, a fire truck, or just about anything else you can imagine, the Isuzu NPR provides the perfect platform to upfit as you please.