West / Regional Reports

Isuzu ECO-MAX Trucks Return From Nationwide Tour

Two Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX trucks visited over 200 truck dealers. (Click on the image for an enlarged view.)

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. announced that its low-cab-forward medium-duty trucks have returned from their nationwide introductory tour. The ECO-Advantage Tour showcased the fuel-efficient, emissions-reducing technology found on the 2011 Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX trucks.

Two upfitted versions of the Isuzu NPR ECO-MAX visited over 200 Isuzu truck dealers between Sept. 7 and Nov. 17. The lightweight ECO-MAX Tool Pro was upfitted with a recyclable aluminum utility body engineered by The Reading Group LLC. The streamlined ECO-MAX Aero Body featured an aerodynamic van body designed by Supreme Corporation.

Both ECO-MAX trucks are powered by Isuzu’s clean and efficient 3.0-liter dual overhead camshaft, turbocharged diesel engine, which is engineered to achieve 20 percent better fuel economy than the engine it replaces. This engine meets the strict EPA 2010 and CARB HD-OBD emission standards.

Isuzu said that real-world fuel mileage from the tour resulted in the NPR ECO-MAX Tool Pro truck achieving 15-21 miles per gallon. The NPR ECO-MAX Aero Body truck demonstrated mileage of 15-23 miles per gallon. Each vehicle used less than 10 gallons of DEF fluid. DEF fluid is the diesel engine fuel additive used in all 2010 and later EPA compliant diesel engines.

At each stop on the ECO-Advantage Tour, representatives of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America delivered product presentations and conducted training for local dealership sales, service and parts personnel. Representatives of Reading and Supreme were also available to answer questions at select locations.

“Whether you’re a fleet manager, a small business owner, or just an interested member of the public, we wanted everyone with an interest in environmentally friendly truck design to see the state of the art in the industry and to experience the fuel economy these vehicles provide,” said Shaun Skinner, executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

For more information about the complete line of 2011 Isuzu N-Series trucks, visit www.isuzucv.com.

Publication date: 11/29/2010

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Leslie McDowell

Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

More Podcasts


NEWS 04-13-15 cover

2015 April 13

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Global Warming

Do you believe in man-made global warming?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con