Isuzu Class 5 Gas-Powered Trucks


Surgenor Truck to Offer Industry’s First 19,500-lb GWVR Low-Cab Forward Truck with a Gas Engine

Production has begun on the highly anticipated lineup of Isuzu’s Class 5 gasoline-powered trucks. The two new models, which will be available in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

The 17,950-pound GVWR NQR and the 19,500-pound GVWR NRR will be powered by a 6.0L gas-powered V-8 engine. The Isuzu NRR will be the first 19,500-pound-GVWR low cab forward truck in the industry to offer a gasoline engine option.

New NQR and NRR Models Offer More Versatility

Both the NQR and NRR offer standard cab with seating for three or a crew cab which seats up to seven, allowing customers more versatility with choosing their Isuzu Class 5 Truck.  Wheelbases range from 132.5 to 176 inches. Much like the Isuzu’s Class 3 and Class 4 gas trucks, both the NQR and NRR will have a 38.6-gallon stainless-steel fuel tank.

The new Class 5 N-Series trucks feature the widest range of gas engine options in the low cab forward market and the series also meets the upcoming new and stringent emission requirements.

The NQR Gas and NRR Gas join a complete line of Isuzu medium-duty LCF trucks, including diesel-powered N-Series models (NPR, NQR and NRR) with GVWRs from 14,500 to 19,500 pounds; Class 3 and 4 NPR and NPR-HD gas models powered by a 6.6L V-8 engine; and the diesel Class 6 FTR with wheelbases from 152 to 248 inches and a GVWR of 25,950 pounds.


Powerful Engines and Power Takeoff

Both trucks featured in the new Class 5 N-Series have a 6.0-liter V8 engine, which has been certified and supplied by Power Solutions International and built from a Vortec V8 block customized to Isuzu specifications.

The engine is mated to a six-speed Allison® 1000-series transmission with power takeoff (PTO), marking another milestone for Isuzu as this is the first time Isuzu has offered PTO in a gas-powered truck, which will be especially useful for vocations that require that kind of capability.

New Isuzu Class 5 Models

⦁    Class 5: GWR NQR 17,950-lb
⦁    Class 5: GWR NRR 19,500-lb

The trucks will be assembled by Builtmore, a division of Shyft Group, in Charlotte, Michigan.

Other Class 5 Gas Chassis Advantages

Easy Ingress and Egress: With a vertical pull-activated door handle, 90-degree door opening and conveniently placed grab handles, entering and exiting the cab is safe and easy. The self-cleaning first step allows debris to fall through to the ground below and when the door is closed, it is safely concealed.

Flat and Convex Side Mirrors: To increase rearward visibility, every Isuzu truck is equipped with a manually adjustable flat and convex side mirror.
Lighting: Isuzu trucks are equipped with halogen headlights with high/low beams and daytime running lights.

Water Channels: Isuzu truck roofs are specially designed to direct water away from the windshield for better visibility. The channels also help minimize pooled water spilling over the door when you exit the cab.

Clean Frame Rails: Isuzu truck roofs are specially designed to direct water away from the windshield for better visibility. The channels also help minimize pooled water spilling over the door when you exit the cab.

Dual Rear-Wheel Chassis: Managing heavier payloads is not a problem with the Isuzu N-Series’ dual rear-wheel chassis that provides a study platform. The design also delivers enhanced traction at the rear wheels for better acceleration while providing responsive steering control from the front wheels.

In-Frame Fuel Tank: The 38.6-gallon in-frame fuel tank is conveniently placed between the rear frame rails. This rearward position keeps the tank free from interfering with body mounts and doesn’t clutter the frame rails. The larger tank also helps provide increased range to keep refueling time to a minimum.

Four-Wheel Disc Brakes and Multi-Leaf Suspension: The gas-powered NQR and NRR are equipped with front and read disc brakes that allow for enhance stopping power as well as pedal feel. This braking system, coupled with a hardy multi-leaf suspension system helps manage heavy payloads while enhancing the driving experience.

The Isuzu gas-powered Class 5 NRR or NQR have the advantages of Isuzu’s low cab forward design, including outstanding maneuverability, exceptional visibility, and easy operation, not to mention an attractive initial price point. Customers also benefit from Isuzu’s outstanding warranty coverage and reputation for quality and durability.

Contact truck sales in Ottawa or Kingston to learn more about the new Isuzu Class 5 Gas trucks.