- June 27, 2016
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Review: 2015 Isuzu NLR 45-150 Tipper
2015 Isuzu NLR 45-150: The Introduction
The Australian trucking industry has always been among the steadiest and consistently improving sector in the Australian market for many years. After all, the business of transporting goods is also one of the continuously evolving market all over the world. With that in mind, one thing that has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, from both manufacturers and truck operators is the prospect of using more light commercial trucks. It’s not really surprising though since these trucks provide plenty of upsides compared to the usual ute that some small-scale contractors use for light-duty operations. And of course, perhaps the most captivating thing about these machines is that you don’t really need a special permit to operate one, as it only requires a standard car license to drive these 4.5k GVM workhorses (and below). How’s that for a fast start? In any case, the subject of our review today nicely fits in in this category of versatile vehicles and it might as well be the perfect truck for your business: the 2015 Isuzu NLR 45-150 Tipper.
2015 Isuzu NLR 45-150: Key Features
Excellent cabin interior
The NLR 45-150 offers some of the best cabin design and configuration you’ll see in the market today including: a contoured adjustable driver’s bucket seat and front passenger bench seat with 2-seat capacity, padded roof lining and vinyl floor covering, electric windows, and 2 DIN, two speaker radio/CD/DVD Digital Audio Visual Entertainment (DAVE) unit with 6.2” LCD touchscreen for superior comfort and entertainment. In addition, the dash features a familiar Isuzu setup that makes for easy access and good visibility on all of the truck’s instruments and controls.
Good standard features
If you’re really in search of a truck that could empower your business right away, then Isuzu NLR 45-150 will certainly make more sense for you than most of the other machines in its class. The truck boasts of a range of features that make it absolutely in condition to get you operations started away. Additionally, the truck features stronger elements and components for a much more durable and well-balanced design that have been some of the trademark of Isuzu’s light commercial truck line.
For contractors who are likely to demand more from their vehicle or customise it to better fit their business, Isuzu also introduced some strong transmission and engine options to power up your operation. Furthermore, at an extra cost, you may also opt to add a 2,500 kg rated towbar, airbag compatible bullbar, Isuzu satellite navigation including three years of free updates, and tyre pressuring monitoring system to boost the truck’s performance and safety rating.
Improved control system
Aside from the ergonomically designed dashboard, the NLR 45-150 is also complemented by a key-operated engine start/stop and steering lock, hill assist slow/fast engagement control and on/off switch except AMT pack, electronically driven speedometer and tachometer, and other range of controls and instrumentation. To add, the trucks are backed by an ABS, ASR traction control, and IESC stability control and braking system.
2015 Isuzu NLR 45-150: Price
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2015 Isuzu NLR 45-150: The Verdict
The 2015 Isuzu NLR 45-150 Tipper packs some serious amount of able features despite its lighter load and more compact frame. The improved safety components also add great value to the truck, together with its compliance with international and local standards. The 4 cylinder 16 valve with chain driven DOHC is a solid engine that should power the truck through a bulk of light to medium-duty tasks, while Isuzu Cares comprehensive support comes in as great support especially for investors who are just venturing out in the trucking market. Rounding up, the NLR 45-150 Tipper is a solid car license truck that’s light on its weight, but heavy on features.