Photo by Joanne Tucker.
The N-Series from Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (ICTA) was named Work Truck Magazine’s 2013 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year at the 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show, held in Indianapolis March 6-8.
Twelve vehicles were included in an online ballot and voted on by professional fleet managers, who were asked to consider which medium-duty truck model best fit their fleet requirements, including application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance, and lifecycle costs.
“All of us at Isuzu are proud to learn that the fleet managers and the readers of Work Truck Magazine have voted our Isuzu N-Series to be the Work Truck Magazine Truck of the Year!” said Brian Tabel, director of marketing for ICTA. “Isuzu is proud to offer the medium duty market the most diverse line of trucks in the business. We have our 4J 150 hp diesel engine in our NPR ECO-MAX to offer customer with a high fuel efficient diesel engine in our 12,000 GVW truck.
"We also have our 4H 215 hp diesel engine in our 14,500- to 19,500-lb. GVW for those customers that need the high FVW and higher horsepower. Plus, we are the only manufacturer to offer the only gas powered low cab forward with a 297 hp V-8 gasoline engine. We also offer the customers on our gasoline truck with the option to convert the engine over to CNG or LPG.”