Industry Insights

Isuzu Through The Ages (2009 – 2018)

Australia’s number one truck brand came into its own in 1989, launching some of the most familiar truck models on Australian roads.

Three decades later and Isuzu is still number one and still providing the best, fit-for-purpose road transport solutions in the country. So, if you are a fan you can’t fail to be impressed over the next few minutes as we take a look at the trucks and technology that’s literally shaped Australian road transport forever.

2009 – 2018: Unchartered Territory

Despite the challenges of maintaining prolonged leadership in a mature and competitive market, Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) has never been one to rest on its laurels.

In 2011, IAL broke new ground releasing four low emission N and F Series Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered trucks.

Caption: 2011 customer Corio Waste’s CNG Isuzu FSR

This release rode on the models’ adherence to stringent Euro V emission requirements while maintaining existing power and torque figures.

By 2012, IAL had released its most eagerly anticipated model range to date – the 8×4 FY Series range, including one 10×4 (with liftable ‘tag’ axle). Mated to the Allison 4430 automatic transmissions, several models in this series changed the heavy-duty segment forever, inching Isuzu ever closer to the fabled heavy-duty crown.

Caption: Boodle Concrete’s 2013 FYJ 2000 Agitator

In 2013, Isuzu became the first manufacturer in Australia to introduce Telematics technology, providing greater insight and operational efficiencies for Australian businesses.

IAL dominated the light-duty market in 2016 with the launch of its Servicepack Ready-to-Work range which won the Best Light Truck award by Delivery Magazine. The Ready-to-Work range continues to be a market favourite particularly with the recent introduction of Tri-Tipper and Vanpack variants.

Caption: 2017 Isuzu NLR Tri-Tipper at work.

As we begin a new year, the future remains bright for Isuzu Trucks after 30 consecutive years of market leadership.

With a strategy to remain ahead of the curve, IAL is focussed on the continuous innovation of its current product range, staff support programs and customer satisfaction services.

Isuzu Trucks wouldn’t be where it is today without the dedication of its staff, its Dealers and the unwavering loyalty of its customers.