American Isuzu Motors posted October retail sales of 1,280 commercial vehicles, its strongest October on record. Year-to-date sales were 16,749, up 24% from 1998 and just 112 units short of total sales for all of 1998 -- a record year for Isuzu.
The company says a major factor in its strong 1999 is the NPR gas truck line which is the only gas-powered truck currently available in the Class 3-4 low cab forward market. Overall, it says, Isuzu badged trucks account for over 40% of the Class 3-7 import commercial truck market.