An array of changes have come to one of the Australian market’s best-selling truck models – the Isuzu F Series.
The medium-duty model in the Isuzu line-up welcomes additional safety features, some new tech, and a new six-year warranty on the 2022 model revealed today.
Operators are likely to welcome the introduction of the new safety features, including:
- Advanced emergency braking (AEB)
- Forward collision warning (FCW)
- Distance warning system (DWS)
- Lane departure warning (LDW)
These features will now all come as standard on 4×2 models powered by the four-cylinder N-4HK1 engines.
The larger FTR and FV models receive electronic stability control (ESC), while four-cylinder FSR and FTR and FV models all get Electronic Braking System.
There are new LED headlights for all FRR/D, FSR/D, FTR, and FV models, while the entire range receives a safety boost with the introduction of cab-tilt warning.
In the cab, the four-cylinder 4×2 models also have a new instrument panel with 4.2-inch colour multi-info display and steering-wheel controls.
A new audio-visual and multimedia unit that includes a 10.1” screen and Digital Radio called the MyIsuzu Co-Pilot also features (photo below).
While owners and operators of the 2022 Isuzu F Series will also welcome an upgraded GCM of 21,000 kg for FSR, FTR, and FTS models with the 6HK1 260PS engine.
“In planning this model release, we’ve looked at how our customers are using their medium-duty trucks and we’ve targeted our updates at the key market requirements.” – Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) National Sales Manager, Les Spaltman.
“We’ve introduced active safety with ADAS to the volume 12 to 14 tonne GVM segment and in doing so, we’ve got features that match the operating environment,”
“In the heavier end of our offering, again the introduction of electronic stability control and electronic braking system brings the features that operators of these models, namely fleets, are looking for.”
But perhaps the biggest change, at least the one that might have the biggest impact on operating costs, is the new six-year standard warranty with higher distance and engine hour limits, and a six-year roadside assist package.
“Our six-year warranty and roadside upgrades for all models further underlines our confidence in the reliability and performance over time, of our specification for this range.” Mr. Spaltman said.