Isuzu has started production of its F-Series truck models in Charlotte, Michigan.

Isuzu has started production of its F-Series truck models in Charlotte, Michigan. 

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America 

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, distributor of America’s low cab forward trucks, announced that production of its 2022 F-Series trucks has begun. The new F-Series is powered by the Cummins B6.7 diesel engine and offers models in both Class 6 and — new for Isuzu — Class 7.

The 2022 Isuzu F-Series will be available at Isuzu’s network of over 300 dealerships, located in all 50 states, beginning in November 2021.

The F-Series trucks are the first product to come to market from the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership between Isuzu Motors and Cummins. These F-Series trucks are being assembled in Charlotte, Michigan.

“The advanced, more powerful Cummins B6.7 engine will create new opportunities for our dealers,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “We now offer a complete range of Class 3 through 5 gasoline-powered models and Class 4 through 7 diesel-powered trucks, by far the widest range of low cab forward trucks in the marketplace.”

Three F-Series models are available:

  • Class 6 FTR: 25,950-lb. GVWR     
  • Class 6 FVR Derate: 25,950-lb. GVWR     
  • Class 7 FVR: 33,000-lb. GVWR     

F-Series Models are available in eight wheelbases, from 152 to 248 inches, accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet in length, can be equipped with air suspension, offer a 50- or 100-gallon fuel tank based on wheelbase, and come in a Standard Cab configuration with three-across seating.

The FTR also available with optional low-profile tires.

Every 2022 Isuzu F-Series model is equipped with the most powerful version of the Cummins B6.7 Efficiency Series. This 6.7L, inline six-cylinder diesel engine produces 260 hp and 660 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Cummins B6.7 is mated to an automatic 6-speed Allison RDS transmission (2550 Series with park pawl for FTR, 2500 Series with no park pawl for FVR). This powertrain is engineered to provide the optimum blend of power that drivers demand with the fuel economy and reliability that owners enjoy, Isuzu officials said in a press release.

The FTR and FVR offer a 50-degree inner wheel cut, providing turning diameters between 43.7 feet (for 152-inch wheelbase models) and 65 feet (for models with the 248-inch wheelbase). Isuzu’s low cab forward design, along with new LED headlamps, is designed to give drivers greater visibility.

Originally posted on Work Truck Online

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