Isuzu NPR for sale in the Philippines
The Isuzu NPR is a product line of medium duty trucks under the renowned low cab forward (LCF) trucks line, the N-series. It uses Isuzu’s unique nomenclature for naming their vehicles. The letter P tells consumers that vehicles under this nameplate are wide cab models and the letter R is an indication that they have a rear-wheel drivetrain.
Under the NPR nameplate are numerous body configurations such as 14-meter and 16-meter long vehicles with optional bodies such as an aluminium van, refrigerated van, insulated van, FB body, dropside, chiller van, cab and chassis and a boom truck.
Why should you buy an Isuzu NPR?
Performance and engine specs
Under the hood, the NPR has multiple powertrains to choose from. One of the most commo is the 4.3 liter in-line 4, OHC, direct injection desel engine with automatic stop device which is found on the 66 E unit and surges 120 horsepower and 285 Nm of torque. When this NPR variant is driven in highway conditions it can reach a top speed of 103 kilometers per hour.
Much like other models under the N-series, the NPR has a ladder type channel section frame and a monocoque construction. It also has a tilt cabin with the engine underneath it. Its steering is made more responsive thanks to alloy steel leaf springs with telescopic shock absorber found on its front and rear suspension. Other exterior equipment includes cornering lamps, Multi-reflector Park and signal lamps and a bonded type, laminated green windshield.
The NPR’s cabin is very spacious and can easily accommodate three people. Passengers will also enjoy its comfort-centric features such as an idling control switch, room lamp, glove box, seat back tray (on mid passenger) and 2 pieces of pull-out type dashboard mounted cupholders. The Upholstery is fabric covered and seats are sliding and can be reclined with integrated foldable headrests.
What are the standout features of the NPR?
The NPR has been mechanically tweaked to endure a payload of up to 6 tons and features a 100 liter fuel tank with in-line Bosch, all speed mechanical governor fuel system, perfect for long drives without stopping. Some variants also come with 6-wheels instead of the usual four for better weight distribution and better road traction.
Isuzu has equipped the NPR with utilitarian safety and security features like driver and passenger assist grips, an anti-slip aluminium step and 3-point ELR driver seat belts.
Isuzu NPR price
A brand new 6-wheeler, 16-feet Isuzu NPR has a price tag of P1.252 million, while a used or second hand unit can be bought for P700,000 or less for 2010 models and older, depending on its general condition and mileage.
The NPR has long travelled the roads of the country carrying an assortment of products and goods with ease. The vehicles under this nameplate have multiple configurations fitted for every need of small and medium-sized business firms. Locally it competes with nameplates such as the Mitsubishi Fuso Canter, the Hyundai TDN and the Hino SH.
In general, small businesses that need medium-duty trucks should definitely consider the Isuzu NPR for its:
- Large cargo space
- Utilitarian cabin
- Durable body frame
- Low maintenance cost
Under the N-series, the NPR line is considered the second largest next only to the NQR. The NPR line can carry up to 6 tons of payload while the NQR can go up to 8 tons.