Towing capacity grows for Isuzu pickups

Isuzu Motors America says its 2008 pickup models will offer up to 1,500 lb. more towing capacity, as well as new safety options that include head-curtain side-impact airbags and electronic traction control. The extended cab version of Isuzu's mid-sized pickup will continue to be available as either the i-290 with a 185-hp. 4-cyl. engine or the i-370 with a 242-hp. 5-cyl. engine. A 4-sp. automatic

Isuzu Motors America says its 2008 pickup models will offer up to 1,500 lb. more towing capacity, as well as new safety options that include head-curtain side-impact airbags and electronic traction control.

The extended cab version of Isuzu's mid-sized pickup will continue to be available as either the i-290 with a 185-hp. 4-cyl. engine or the i-370 with a 242-hp. 5-cyl. engine. A 4-sp. automatic transmission is standard with the larger engine and optional with the 4-cyl., which comes with a 5-sp. manual as standard. Also returning in 2008 is a crew cab version of the i-370 with the same powertrain.

Both i-370 models increase towing capacity from 4,000 to 5,500 lb., while the i-270 receives just a 100-lb. increase to 3,200 lb. with the optional automatic transmission and 2,000 lb. with the standard manual.

Isuzu says other new options for its 2008 pickups will include an in-dash CD changer, and integrated trailer hitch and wiring harness.

Isuzu says it will continue offering a 7-yr./75,000-mi. powertrain limited warranty and 24-hr. roadside assistance coverage for its pickups.
www.isuzu.com

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