Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc, the North American branch of the leading Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer, recently marked its 35th anniversary.
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America was established on 21 March 1984. Eight months later, the United States received delivery of its first Isuzu truck—the medium duty, 87-horsepower KS22.
By 1986 Isuzu had become the number one provider of low-cab-forward trucks in the United States. It has remained so for the past 32 years.
In the US, Isuzu controls over 70 percent of the class 3-5 low-cab-forward truck market. Recently, the company announced that it would be adding two new gas-powered Class 5 trucks to its North American fleet, which already features several models in the N-Series Gas, N-Series Diesel and F-Series categories.
Shaun Skinner, President of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada, said the new models underscore the company’s commitment to future innovation and growth.
“While we are celebrating Isuzu trucks’ first 35 years in the North American market, we’re really looking forward,” he said. “The new NQR and NRR gasoline trucks coming next year demonstrate that we are focused on the future, and providing quality, reliability, and low cost of operation to the North American marketplace for another 35 years and beyond.”
Isuzu was established in Tokyo in 1916, making it one of the oldest vehicle manufacturers in Japan. In addition to the US, it has subsidiary companies in Australia, Turkey, Russia, India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the UK, South Africa, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam and East Africa.