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Isuzu begins production of 2022 F-Series

Oct. 21, 2021
New Class 6-7 models feature Cummins B6.7 diesel engine, complete OEM’s range of gasoline- and diesel-powered low cab forward trucks

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America recently began production of its highly anticipated 2022 F-Series trucks. The new F-Series is powered by the Cummins B6.7 diesel engine and offers models in both Class 6 and—new for Isuzu—Class 7.

The F-Series trucks are the first product to come to market from the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) between Isuzu Motors Limited and Cummins. The F-Series trucks are being assembled in Charlotte, Mich.

“The advanced, more powerful Cummins B6.7 engine will create new opportunities for our dealers,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “We now offer a complete range of Class 3 through 5 gasoline-powered models and Class 4 through 7 diesel-powered trucks, by far the widest range of low cab forward trucks in the marketplace.”

Three F-Series models are available:

  • Class 6 FTR: 25,950-pound GVWR         
  • Class 6 FVR Derate: 25,950-pound GVWR          
  • Class 7 FVR: 33,000-pound GVWR        

F-Series models:

  • Are available in eight wheelbases, from 152 to 248 inches, accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet in length
  • Can be equipped with air suspension
  • Offer a 50- or 100-gallon fuel tank based on wheelbase
  • Come in a Standard Cab configuration with three-across seating

The low cab forward design’s longer cab-to-axle (CA) dimension provides Isuzu F-Series trucks more cargo capacity vs. conventional cab competitors with a comparable wheelbase. This gives customers more versatility with their body application choices to accommodate heavier or bulkier cargo loads, Isuzu said.

The FTR also available with optional low-profile tires.

Every 2022 Isuzu F-Series model is equipped with the most powerful version of the Cummins B6.7 Efficiency Series. This 6.7-liter, inline six-cylinder diesel engine produces 260 horsepower and 660 lb.-ft. of torque.

“The Cummins B6.7 has a legacy that goes back almost 40 years, so we’re excited to see it in the Isuzu F-Series,” said Rob Neitzke, executive director of Cummins on-highway OEM business. “It gives Class 6 and 7 truck buyers in the U.S. and Canadian markets new ways to experience the B6.7 with configurations that didn’t exist before today.”

The Cummins B6.7 is mated to an automatic six-speed Allison RDS transmission (2550 Series with park pawl for FTR, 2500 Series with no park pawl for FVR). This robust powertrain is engineered to provide the optimum blend of power that drivers demand with the fuel economy and reliability that owners enjoy.

As with all Isuzu trucks, the FTR and FVR offer superb maneuverability, visibility and comfort, Isuzu added. Drivers will appreciate the 50-degree inner wheel cut that gives the Isuzu F-Series class-leading turning diameters between 43.7 feet (for 152-in. wheelbase models) and 65 feet. (for models with the 248-in. wheelbase). Isuzu’s low cab forward design, along with new LED headlamps, will give drivers greater visibility.

And Isuzu’s rugged chassis and Hexapod cab, together with the new Cummins/Allison powertrain, promise to maintain Isuzu’s long-standing reputation for low total cost of ownership, the company maintained.

The 2022 Isuzu F-Series will be available at Isuzu’s network of more than 300 dealerships, located in all 50 states, beginning in November 2021.

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