Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low-cab-forward trucks, said the 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich. The truck rolled off the line on Friday, June 10.
“Last April, we announced that our partners at Spartan Motors had produced their 20,000th gas-powered Isuzu truck in only four years. Now, only a year later, we celebrate another 10,000 trucks produced,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.
“The demand for gasoline-engine low-cab-forward trucks is growing, and we’re the only brand able to meet that need. But we couldn’t do it without the performance and reliability of our Isuzu N-Gas truck and the tremendous build quality of the finished product, thanks to Spartan.”
A Vortec 6.0-liter small-block V8 engine that produces 297 horsepower at 4,300 rpm and generates 372 pounds-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm powers the Isuzu N-Series gas truck. The powerplant is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with double overdrive and lock-up torque converter for enhanced fuel economy and performance.
An optional version of the engine is capable of being converted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, or propane).
“We not only offer the best gas-powered LCF truck in North America, we offer it in a wide range of configurations to meet our customers’ needs,” Skinner said. “So we expect to announce many more production milestones in the future.”