Isuzu Commercial Truck of America released the start of production dates for their 2023 N-Series gasoline and diesel trucks. This announcement was made at the National Truck Equipment Association’s 2022 Work Truck Week show, held in Indianapolis.
Shaun C. Skinner, president of Isuzu’s American and Canadian heavy-duty trucking divisions, told Heavy Duty Trucking supply should ramp up this year as supply-chain issues are resolved.
The 2023 N-Series includes Class 3 and 4 trucks with a choice of gas or diesel engines. Gas-powered trucks use a 6.6-liter direct-injection V8 equipped with variable valve timing. This engine produces 350 HP and 425 lb-ft. Of torque. These trucks are available with standard and crew cabs with wheelbases ranging from 109 to 176 inches. Depending on how the truck is equipped, GVWR ranges from 12,000 to 14,500 lbs. This allows this truck line to accommodate bodies between 10 and 20 feet long. Gas trucks go into production in April 2022.
The 2023 N-Series diesel uses Isuzu’s 5.2 liters turbocharged, four-cylinder 4HK1-TC engine. It produces 215 HP and 452 lb-ft. Of torque. All diesel engines are 50-state emissions certified. GVWR ranges from 14,500 to 19,500 lbs, while wheelbases range from 109-212 inches. These models are compatible with bodies from 109 to 212 inches. Like the gas trucks, both standard and crew cabs are available. Production of the 2023 model diesel started in January of 2022.
The cab gets a styling refresh this year, while all models now come with front and rear disc brakes. The advanced driver assistance system package now includes adaptive cruise control. This lets the driver set their desired speed and following distance. The package also includes automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning, introduced last year.