Vehicle selection – choosing the best truck for a transport task – is a key function of fleet management. And it all starts with considering the correct Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) within a range of trucks. Nothing could be easier than selecting from South Africa’s widest truck range. ISUZU's Next Generation Trucks range includes 23 N-Series models offering GVMs from 4,200kg to 8,500kg and 24 F-Series models offering GVMs from 11,000kg to 26,000kg.
For towing and trailer operations, the ISUZU N-Series includes Gross Combination Masses (GCM) ranging from 7,050kg to 12,000kg with the F-Series GCMs ranging from 16,000kg to 36,000kg.
Vehicle selection does not stop at GVM and GCM – there are different transmission options including class-leading Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). ISUZU has four N-Series models and six F-Series models equipped with AMT technology. Allison torque convertor transmission is available in the ISUZU FV 1400, while the Next Generation FVM 1200 moves up from a 6-speed ZF to a 9-speed ZF transmission.
Cab configuration – a critical choice for crew transport
ISUZU leads in the safe transfer of driver and crew. It is a legal requirement that goods and passengers are separated by a partition. The new N-Series has five crew cab models with GVMs ranging from 5,500kg to 7,700kg and two new F-series models at 14,000kg GVM.
ISUZU’s New Variable Warranty Enhances Fleet Owner Choice
The first of its kind in South Africa, ISUZU Motors South Africa offers an innovative aftersales solution in the form of Variable Warranty plans. These are specifically tailored to fit the needs of short, medium, or long-haul operators and will enhance ISUZU truck customers' experience.
The ISUZU Variable Warranty Plan allows greater flexibility for truck customers. In addition to the standard two-year unlimited-kilometer warranty, customers and operators can opt-in for a Variable Warranty plan, extending the warranty period to either three, four, or five years.
The Variable Warranty Plan is valid from the date of sale of a new vehicle to the original retail purchaser up to a maximum of 500,000km on N-Series trucks, and 700,000km on F- and FX-Series trucks. Maintenance terms and conditions apply to the specific Variable Warranty selected.
The Variable Warranty Plan is available at no additional upfront cost on all new ISUZU truck chassis cabs across the N-Series, F-Series, and FX-Series ranges purchased and operating in South Africa. This excludes truck bodies and certain applications such as tippers, compactors, and mixers.
T&Cs apply regarding specific service/maintenance schedules.
Telematics for the Entire ISUZU Truck Range
ISUZU satisfies modern fleet management expectations with the most up-to-date telematics system. Telematics offers real-time fleet management and driver development – it is an essential component of driver training. Telematics is also leading evidence in any court action following a road incident and thus protects a driver against spurious claims.
The entire ISUZU range benefits from a telematics-ready truck and stolen vehicle recovery hardware installed at factory. This includes a panic button and driver ID tag reader already installed.
Compatible with the Mix Telematics fleet management system, it is also compatible with existing third-party fleet management systems at a small additional cost. The stolen vehicle recovery service ready – BEAME – has been installed for some years.
Tubeless Tyres – Fleet Owners Choice
The entire ISUZU truck range now comes equipped with tubeless tyres. The advantage built into tubeless tyres is cooler running – the result of no friction between a tube and the tyre itself. Lower operating temperature has the additional benefit of extending the tyre life for lower variable costs.
Less rolling resistance from a tubeless tyre results in lower fuel consumption – lowering the cost of ownership.
Market demand for ISUZU used trucks sets the tone for the biggest fixed cost factor – depreciation. All the engineering fine-tuning comes together in ensuring an economic second life for an ISUZU used truck. This brings a return on the cost of investing in a new ISUZU N- or F-Series Truck, again lowering the total cost of ownership.