Allison Transmission, Isuzu and Cummins Showcase New Isuzu F-Series Vehicles During Ride & Drive Event
Isuzu’s F-Series Class 6 and Class 7 trucks exclusively feature Allison Transmissions
INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allison Transmission, Isuzu, and Cummins recently hosted a Ride & Drive event for fleet customers and members of the media to showcase the new Isuzu F-Series Class 6 FTR and new Class 6 and 7 FVR trucks, exclusively equipped with Allison’s Rugged Duty SeriesTM (RDS) transmissions paired with the Cummins B6.7 engine.
At the Ride & Drive event, attendees were invited to test drive Isuzu’s recently launched F-Series vehicles featuring a low cab forward design that provides more cargo capacity versus conventional cab competitors with a comparable wheelbase. This gives customers more versatility with their body application choices to accommodate heavier or bulkier cargo loads. Customers in attendance shared their feedback on the performance of the Class 6 FTR and Class 6 and 7 FVR vehicles.
“I drove the Isuzu Class 6 vehicle when it first came out three or four years ago, and the acceleration now feels much faster than it did then,” said Philip Orosco, Director of National Fleet and Heavy Truck Sales, LKQ Corporation. “The gear shifting was also smooth. When you press your foot on the pedal the FTR transitioned very smoothly.”
“I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the Isuzu FVR was to drive. The maneuverability and visibility are terrific,” said Heather Haberstroh, New Vehicle Acquisition Supervisor, Enterprise Fleet Management. “I very much enjoyed driving the Class 7 truck. Despite its large size, visibility while driving is great, and it was also easy to maneuver around the cones on the course with very little effort.”
“The Isuzu FVR model is much easier to maneuver than I first expected. It’s very comfortable,” said Natashia Wright, Regional Fleet Maintenance Team Lead, Carvana. “Once you learn to turn properly, it’s so simple to operate even compared to some cars I’ve driven. I really love this truck.”
The Isuzu Class 6 FTR model is equipped with the Allison 2550 RDSTM six-speed fully automatic transmission, and the Class 6 and 7 FVR features the 2500 RDS model. Allison’s RDS transmissions, with available FuelSense® 2.0 software, are paired with the proven Cummins B6.7 diesel engine to increase performance and provide drivers with superior control. The robust powertrain is engineered to provide the optimal blend of power and reliability that drivers expect from this proven combination along with the fuel economy improvements that fleet owners need in order to reduce emissions and meet evolving industry standards.
The 2022 Isuzu F-Series is available now at Isuzu’s network of over 300 dealerships, located in all 50 states.
About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is a leading designer and manufacturer of propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles and the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions that Improve the Way the World Works. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (tactical wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a presence in more than 150 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil, manufacturing facilities in the USA, Hungary and India, as well as global engineering resources, including electrification engineering centers in Indianapolis, Indiana, Auburn Hills, Michigan and London in the United Kingdom. Allison also has more than 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.
About Isuzu Trucks
Isuzu commercial trucks have been the best-selling low cab forward trucks in America every year since 1986. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. is the distributor of Isuzu commercial vehicles in the United States. Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information, call (866) 441-9638 or visit www.isuzucv.com.
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