Allison Transmission, Isuzu, and Cummins recently hosted a Ride & Drive event for customers to showcase the new Isuzu F-Series Class 6 FTR and new Class 6 and 7 FVR trucks, exclusively equipped with Allison’s Rugged Duty Series (RDS) transmissions paired with the Cummins B6.7 engine.
At the Ride & Drive event, attendees were invited to test drive Isuzu’s recently launched F-Series vehicles featuring a low cab forward design that provides more cargo capacity versus conventional cab competitors with a comparable wheelbase. The companies say this gives customers more versatility with their body application choices to accommodate heavier or bulkier cargo loads. Customers in attendance shared their feedback on the performance of the Class 6 FTR and Class 6 and 7 FVR vehicles.
The Isuzu Class 6 FTR model is equipped with the Allison 2550 RDS six-speed fully automatic transmission, and the Class 6 and 7 FVR features the 2500 RDS model. Allison’s RDS transmissions, with available FuelSense 2.0 software, are paired with the proven Cummins B6.7 diesel engine to increase performance and provide drivers with superior control.
Isuzu says the robust powertrain is engineered to provide the optimal blend of power and reliability that drivers expect from this proven combination along with the fuel economy improvements that fleet owners need in order to reduce emissions and meet evolving industry standards.
The 2022 Isuzu F-Series is available now at Isuzu’s network of over 300 dealerships, located in all 50 states.