With the NPR Diesel, NPR Gas, NQR and FTR each setting new annual sales records, Isuzu truck sales topped 20,000 units. Isuzu dealer network sales were up 31% over the record sales figures of the 1998 model year.
In the low cab forward market (Class 2C through Class 4), Isuzu commercial trucks have a 60% market share. Isuzu Class 5-7 low cab forwards posted a one-year increase of 8 points in market share, rising from 24% to 32%.
Isuzu's number one seller, the NPR Diesel, set a sales record of 11,463. In its first full year of sales, the Class 5 NQR sold 2,100 trucks, just short of doubling the previous year's figure.