Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced today that production has begun on the U.S. market’s first and only low-cab-forward medium-duty diesel engines to meet the newest and strictest emissions standards.
The 2011 Isuzu N-Series trucks have already began to roll off the line at Isuzu Motors Limited’s factory in Fujisawa, Japan and will arrive in U.S. dealerships in early August 2010.
The trucks are the first in-class trucks on the market to offer Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) injection to meet three requirements:
- Compliance with the U.S. EPA’s 2010 emissions standards (EPA 2010), which require reductions in NOx
- Compliance with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) HD-OBD requirement that trucks over 14,001 lbs. GVWR employ on-board diagnostics equipment to monitor and verify NOx and particulates emissions levels
- Clean-idle certified