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Isuzu Commercial Truck & Utilimaster Partner on New Commercial Van

April 30, 2010

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. and Utilimaster, Inc. recently introduced a new commercial walk-in van at the American Truck Dealers 2010 Convention & Expo in Orlando.

The walk-in van body is designed by Utilimaster Corporation atop a heavy-duty Isuzu NPR chassis and powered by Isuzu's 3.0L diesel engine. The van will combine the functionality and design flexibility of a custom-built work truck with the styling and ergonomics of a cargo van, all while expected to achieve best-in-class fuel economy savings, meeting the latest EPA emissions standards, offering true commercial truck capability, and delivering low cost of ownership, according to Isuzu.

Prototypes are scheduled to begin rolling off the line in the third quarter of this year, with full production scheduled for the second half of 2011. According to John Marshall, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Utilimaster, the companies have worked with key customers for more than 18 months on the development process.

The van is suitable for industries and vocations, such as:

  • Package delivery fleets.
  • Dry cleaners and laundries.
  • Contractors.
  • Heating and air conditioning technicians.
  • Cleaning services.
  • Electricians.
  • Plumbers.
  • Airports.
  • Moving and storage companies.
  • Florists.
  • Home health care providers.
  • Rent-to-own outlets.
  • Locksmiths.
  • Food distributors.
  • Lease/rental agencies.
  • Appliance repair and delivery firms.

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