2017 Isuzu NRR
Car-based compact vans are becoming increasingly popular with business users here in America, but for many more serious applications they’re just not enough. Businesses that need real capability and customizability turn to the Isuzu N Series range of LCF trucks, and the 2017 Isuzu NRR is the largest and most capable model in the current N- Series lineup. So, let’s take a look at what the NRR really is capable of and how you can use it in your commercial fleet.
2017 Isuzu NRR
The 2017 Isuzu NRR is an LCF, which stands for Low Cab Forward. LCF trucks such as the 2017 Isuzu NRR are all about versatility and capability, but how they are upfitted to suit a particular application is entirely up to the buyer. With no bed or box on the back off the line, the buyer then has the freedom to choose an upfitted option that best suits their specific requirements. Isuzu gives businesses a blank canvas, though an admittedly powerful and impressive one, to create what they really need to maximize their investment and earning potential.
An LCF offers a number of advantages that other cab and chassis commercial trucks don’t offer. The Isuzu N Line has the driver sitting right at the extreme front of the vehicle because the engine isn’t directly in front of them. The NRR LCF also boasts wide-opening doors for easy entry and exit for both driver and passengers. The LCF format means exceptional forward and sideways visibility for the driver, improving the driving experience and making the Isuzu NRR much more maneuverable in traffic and in tight areas like urban roads. A tight turn radius gives the NRR a big advantage over conventional trucks.
In the Isuzu N Series lineup, the NRR offers the most capability with GVWR/GCWR ratings of 19,500/25,500 pounds, and a body/payload allowance of 12,294 to 12,875 pounds. It’s only available with a Standard Cab, so this model is more about hauling capability than it is about passengers. You can do a lot with the space behind the driver, though, because in the NRR body applications can be as long as 24 ft.
Although this is a bigger and more capable vehicle than other N Series models, the 2017 NRR still utilizes the same Isuzu 4HK1-TC turbocharged intercooled diesel just like the other vehicles in the range. That means it’s a 5.2-liter unit capable of developing 215 horsepower and 452 lb.-ft. of torque, which then goes to the wheels through an Aisin A465 six-speed automatic transmission with a double overdrive and lock-up 2nd-6th gears.
The Isuzu NRR also features state-of-the-art SCR technology, which utilizes an enhanced exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and a variable-geometry turbocharger in order to meet our increasingly demanding emissions standards. This advanced exhaust system also monitors the particulate status of the diesel particulate filter (DPF), and the level of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) required for the SCR system to operate. The system also reports all the results back to the driver through the Multi-Information Display that’s now standard with all N Series trucks.