Opening sequence for the launch of the 2018 Isuzu FTR at the Class Above 2017 Isuzu Dealer Meeting in San Antonio, TX.
The production of the Isuzu all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment—the 2018 Isuzu FTR—began , Monday, May 8, 2017.
The truck’s combination of low-cab-forward design, Class 6 GVWR and four-cylinder diesel engine gives it fantastic maneuverability, the ability to carry more cargo than a conventional Class 6 truck, and outstanding fuel efficiency. This is a true medium-duty Class 6 truck designed and built for this market, in this market.
The FTR is powered by Isuzu’s renowned 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine—a first in the segment. It generates 520 lbs.-ft. of torque and 215 horsepower and carries a B10 durability rating of 375,000 miles—meaning that 90% of engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul. The truck has a gross vehicle weight rating of 25,950 lbs.
Eight wheelbase lengths, ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodate bodies from 14 feet to 30 feet, allowing for a wide variety of body applications.
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