Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced the Cummins B6.7 diesel engine will now be featured in the new 2022 Isuzu F-Series trucks for the U.S. and Canadian markets. This is the first product to come to market globally from the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) between Isuzu Motors Limited and Cummins Inc. that was formed in 2019.
The 2022 F-Series will be available in two medium-duty models – the Class 6 FTR (25,950-pound GVWR) and the Class 7 FVR (33,000-pound GVWR). Additionally, the lineup will include a de-rated Class 6 FVR. A total of eight wheelbases will be available for the FTR and FVR models.
The low-cab forward’s larger cab-to-axle space provides the Isuzu F-Series more cargo capacity versus conventional cab competitors with a comparable wheelbase, Isuzu officials said in a press release.This gives customers more versatility with their body application choices to accommodate heavier or more spacious cargo loads.
The FTR and FVR offer a 50-degree inner wheel cut that gives the Isuzu F-Series turning diameters between 43.7-foot (152-inch WB) and 65-foot (248-inch WB). Greater visibility is made possible by Isuzu’s low cab forward-designed cab and new LED headlamps, company officials said. The new interior design has dual-tone trim and enhanced seating.
The Cummins B6.7 is mated to an automatic 6-speed Allison RDS Transmission (2500 Series). With 260 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque, this is the highest horsepower and torque available from the Cummins B6.7.
This power increase in the Isuzu F-Series will easily move heavier payloads through today’s urban environments and over the road between distribution centers, according to the truckmaker.