Isuzu’s Popular NPR200 Tradepack Returns for a Limited Time
Following the success of previous models, Isuzu will shortly introduce the latest edition of its ready-to-work favourite, the Tradepack, offering convenience, value-for-money and all the benefits of Isuzu’s Euro V, EEV cab chassis.
Until stocks last, tradesmen will be able to enjoy the ease-of-use of a car-licence truck while at the same time enjoying benefits such as greater load space and towing capacity that a 4.5 tonne GVM truck offers compared to most standard utilities or vans.
The NPR 200 Tradepack is available in two versions: Standard and Premium.
In the Standard guise, the Tradepack is fitted with a heavy duty aluminum tray body measuring 4,500 mm x 2,122 mm with two-piece 303 mm high drop sides. For added practicality, the body features a three-piece ladder rack, incorporating a zinc-coated headboard. The two galvanised coated rear racks are removable should the full tray load space be required.
Towing is catered for with a genuine Isuzu 3,500 kg tow bar incorporating a 24 V, 7 pin flat plug trailer wiring harness and chrome tow ball.
For protection, the truck is fitted with a genuine airbag-compatible Isuzu polished aluminum bullbar. The package is completed with special Tradepack decals and mudflaps.
Power for both models comes courtesy of the four-cylinder turbocharged and air-to-air intercooled SiTEC Series III 155 engine, producing 114 kW of power at 2,600RPMand 419 Nm of torque between 1,600 – 2,600RPM.
In the Standard model, the SiTEC 155 is mated to Isuzu’s smooth-shifting 5-speed syncromesh transmission.
And for even greater value and convenience, genuine Isuzu satellite navigation by Navteq is also included in the Standard model, with special features such as truck routes, and mapping data supplied on an SD card.
The Premium version provides all the features of the Standard Tradepack along with factory-painted silver cab and a black powder coated, lockable steel toolbox (600 mm x 450 mm x 450 mm), located under the passenger side of the tray.
Other Premium inclusions are the 6-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), instrument panel multi-information display, cruise control, chrome grille, auto control for air conditioning, front fog lamps and a driver suspension seat.
Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) Marketing Manager, Jeff Birdseye says the ready-to-work Tradepack is perfect for those who want to upgrade from a one tonne utility or van.
“The Tradepack is ideal for busy tradespeople who want to make a purchase and have the vehicle on the job site shortly afterwards*,” Mr Birdseye said.
“Customers don’t have to wait for a body to be built and fitted, and there are also cost savings to be had by purchasing a fully specified cab chassis and body rather than adding components such as tray and bullbar individually.
“It’s also versatile with seating for three, greater payload and towing capacity – the Tradepack is a real workhorse.
“Environmentally-conscious buyers will also be pleased to know that the Tradepack not only adheres to Euro V emission standards, but meets the considerably more stringent EEV measure.”
Isuzu pioneered its ready-to-work concept several years ago and now offers a range of light and medium duty models including the Tradepack and a selection of factory Tippers.
*Once registered and insured.