Isuzu Trucks says it has responded to an increasing demand for light-duty, narrow cab, cab-chassis models with increased payload capacity and ease of driving, by announcing its new NMR 60/45 -150 model.
The all-new NMR 60/45 -150 provides yet another tailored road transport solution an additional 500 kg payload and also offers a two-pedal option which was not available to the NLR 55-150 model, which it replaces.
Isuzu says that the NMR 60/45 -150 meets the demand from operators across the construction, freight, waste, trade and essential service industries push to amidst a challenging landscape.
The company added that the boosted payload coupled with compact overall dimensions offers versatility and flexibility for operators navigating tight city streets, loading bays and laneways, offering operators optimum payload efficiency with all the access and manoeuvrability of the smaller, lighter N Series models. \
The NMR model will be available in two GVM s with either a 4,500 kg or 6,000 kg rating, with the lighter of the two ratings able to be driven on a car licence, enabling businesses to utilise a range of driving abilities.
Isuzu says that operators will also have additional payload capacity with the 6,000 kg GVM NMR variant, adding a 500 kg payload increase over the NLR 55-150 model.
Power comes from the Isuzu 4JJ1-TCS diesel engine with 110 kW at 2,800 rpm and 375 Nm at 1,600–2,800 rpm, offering a combination of performance, fuel economy and durability according to the company.
The new NMR can be specified with either a short 2,490 mm wheelbase or the 3,360mm medium wheelbase format and also with a torque converter–automated manual transmission.
Isuzu says it’s well-honed TC-AMT has been specifically designed and calibrated to deal with increased payloads, translating to improved component durability and parts longevity.
Safety wise the NMR comes equipped with standard driver and passenger side airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, ECE-R29 compliant cab, electric and heated mirrors, front cornering lamps, four-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Isuzu Electronic Stability Control (IESC) and anti-skid regulator (ASR).
In terms of ride quality the NMR 60/45-150 models has independent front suspension with coil springs on the front for vastly improved occupant comfort and ride.
IFS is a key feature of many other Isuzu N Series models in both cabin sizes, which the company says Isuzu’s provides stabilisation across the load spectrum, ensuring predictable and assured the ride when cornering and over undulating ground.
The company says this is important when it comes to driver fatigue, road shock and body-roll which it says are all proven to be significantly reduced with the addition of IFS.
The company says the new NMR 60/45-150 models deliver more productivity not only from a payload standpoint, but also from ease of use and manoeuvrability be it in construction and excavation, freight and delivery or a myriad of trade applications.
Isuzu says the new NMR 60/45-150 is available across the Isuzu Trucks dealer network from this month (June 2020).