With a body designed by Utilimaster atop the manufacturer’s rugged NPR chassis, the Reach commercial walk-in van is powered by a 3.0-liter diesel engine. The biodiesel fuel-compatible 4JJ1-TC turbocharged engine generates 150 hp and is mated to an Aisin medium-duty six-speed automatic transmission. The van is offered with a 151-inch wheelbase with either a 12- or 14-foot body. With an interior up to 27 inches higher than a conventional van, the cargo area can offer 540 or 630 cubic feet of storage, the company says. The van employs impact-resistant composite panels that are designed to reduce overall maintenance costs. For example, in the event of a collision, the vehicle’s lower body cladding can easily and quickly be replaced with simple tools, reducing costly downtime. The Reach design allows the driver to quickly enter the cargo area without leaving the vehicle. Its array of modular vocational packages affords buyers a choice of factory- or field-installed options that are designed to take full advantage of the van’s expansive aisle width and headroom. In addition, the van offers either rear swing doors or an integrated composite roll-up door.
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