Applications and Innovations
All 2012 Isuzu N-Series trucks meet EPA 2010 and CARB OBD emissions standards, and are clean-idle-certified. Isuzu diesel trucks are the first in their class to offer Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to reduce NOx emissions by 85 percent.
The N-Series trucks have a tighter turning circle than earlier models. Aisin six-speed automatic transmissions are standard on every 2012 diesel N-Series truck.
The 2012 N-Series gas truck is powered by General Motors’ 6.0L Gen IV small block V-8 engine, coupled to a new double-overdrive, six-speed automatic transmission with lockup torque converter that improves both vehicle performance and fuel economy. The engine boasts 297 horsepower and 372 foot-pounds of torque, a 100,000-mile maintenance-free ignition system, a long-life timing chain and cast stainless-steel exhaust manifolds.
New for 2012, the company’s N-Series gas truck is also available with an optional CNG/LPG-capable engine.
Hella launched the Hella Mega Beam LED Work Lamp Generation II at the show. This compact, high-output work lamp uses four high-performance LEDs as the light source and delivers 600 lumens of light output with a minimal power consumption of 15 watts. The low-power consumption requirement of Mega Beam’s LEDs makes it ideally suited for use on battery-operated vehicles or vehicles where the alternator is under heavy load.
At a temperature of 6,500 degrees K, the Mega Beam creates a bright white light that provides exceptional close-range illumination similar to daylight, says the company. This means, says Hella, that colors can be distinguished more clearly in the dark than in the yellowish light of halogen bulbs, making perception to the human eye significantly easier, and preventing fatigue.
Hella has released its new Hella Power Beam 2000 LED Work Lamp that provides 2,200 lumens of lighting output (at a light color of 5,700 degrees K) while using only 43 watts of power. This lamp incorporates 16 high-performance, long-lasting LEDs. The company says the Hella Power Beam 2000 has a lifespan of more than 16,000 hours and will last 100 times longer than a traditional halogen bulb.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America introduced its Canter FE/FG Series at the NTEA show. The new Class 3, 4 and 5 cabover models feature an advanced 4P10 turbocharged, dual-overhead cam, dual balance shaft, intercooled 4-cylinder diesel engine and a DUONIC six-speed, dual-clutch automated manual transmission.
Other features include Daimler’s BlueTec SCR emission control technology, extended service intervals (18,000 miles) and the company’s five-year/175,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
The FE models feature dual-caliper hydraulic disc service brakes with vacuum servo assist and ABS on all four wheels. The FG 4×4 uses hydraulic drum service brakes with ABS all around. All models include an electronic brake override system.
Canter FE models with a 110.2-inch wheelbase feature a 34.1-foot turning circle, which the company says is “shorter than the turning diameter of a MINI Cooper (35.1 feet).”
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