Isuzu has showcased five vehicles on its stand at the Tokyo motor show including its flagship Giga prime mover, the FL-IR concept vehicle; a revamped ELF electric concept truck, a zero-emission, next-generation EV ‘walk-through’ van and also the ERGA DUO articulated bus.
Of most interest to potential Australian truck buyers was the latest incarnation of the company’s successful Giga range.
The new Giga boasts an array of safety upgrades including pre-crash braking technology, blind spot monitoring and adaptive LED headlights.
The new Giga also features a revamped cruise control system, which uses a millimetre-wave radar to measure the distance from a preceding vehicle for additional safety at any speed.
Isuzu Australia’s national sales manager, Les Spaltman said the evolution of Isuzu’s key prime mover was exciting.
“We’re always interested in developments at the heavier end of our global product range, and the Giga on display in Tokyo was impressive to say the least,” said Spaltman.
“With the prospect of a partnership between Isusu and Cummins in the wings, we’ll continue to closely watch the innovation of the Giga into the future,” he said.
Isuzu also showed its ELF EV Walk-through Van conceot in Tokyo, with the brand presenting the next-generation light delivery vehicle with some interesting features.
Isuzu says the design takes full advantage of its EV architecture by allowing for a walk-through structure, providing greater access for its operator and says the ease of access, combined with 3D Surround Multiview periphery monitoring technology equates to greater efficiencies in the urban pick-up and delivery realm.
Isuzu also unveiled its striking FL-IR autonomous concept vehicle for the first time in Tokyo, which the truck maker says was designed to give showgoers a glimpse into the future of long-haul road transport.