Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced at the American Truck Dealers 2010 Convention & Expo that the N-series of Isuzu gasoline trucks are set to begin production in the second quarter of 2011 and will be assembled by Spartan motors.
Spartan will assemble all gasoline-engine models of the Isuzu N-Series framework at one of its facilities. The power train will employ a General Motors 6.0-liter V8 gasoline engine and Hydra-Matic 6-speed transmission.
GM assembled the gasoline-powered N-Series trucks until their plant ceased operations in 2009. Last month, Isuzu announced that an agreement had been reached with GM for the supply of transmissions and gasoline engines used for gas-powered Isuzu NPR and NPR-HD trucks in both single and crew cab models, and that these vehicles would be reintroduced for the 2012 model year.