Isuzu expands Giga range with 415hp entry

Isuzu has expanded its presence in the heavy duty truck market with the introduction of an additional model to the Giga range, the 415 CXZ/CXY Premium 6×4.

Available with either steel (CXZ) or Hendrickson airbag (CXY) rear suspension, the Giga 415 provides a new entry-level heavy duty Isuzu, positioning itself between the 350hp FX range and the 455 CXZ/CXY Giga.

Powering the 415 is a detuned version of the 15.7 litre, 6-cylinder SiTEC Series III engine used in the other Giga models, producing 309 kW (415 hp) @ 1,800 rpm and 1,863 Nm @ a low 1,300 rpm. The engine complies with stringent Euro V emission standards.

The 415 comes standard with Isuzu's 12-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) and features Meritor axles with standard diff cross locks for improved traction. Vehicle GVM is 24,000 kg and GCM is 54,000 kg, lending itself to a wide variety of applications either as a short haul prime mover or as a rigid truck.

On the safety front the Giga 415 is well catered for with driver's SRS airbag and seatbelt pretensioners, anti-lock braking system, ECE-R29-compliant cabin and Front Underrun Protection Device (FUPD). On the inside, the driver is treated to a spacious cabin with top-of-the-range Isri 6860 seat with integrated seatbelt, while an ADR 42-compliant sleeper with mattress is also provided for convenient short rests on the road.

Also standard is fully-integrated climate control air conditioning and Isuzu's multimedia unit featuring radio/CD and Bluetooth, accessed via a 4.8″ LCD touch screen. The system also boasts provisions for SD card, USB and 3.5 mm plug inputs.

Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) Product Planning and Engineering Support Manager, Colin White, says the Giga 415 broadened the application base of Isuzu's heavy duty range. “The Giga 415 will sit very comfortably between the 350 hp FX range and its more powerful Giga stablemates which have power of 455 and 510 hp respectively,” he explains.
“The specification lends itself exceptionally well to tipper and dog or local prime mover work.”

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