Isuzu

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. welcomed its newest dealership, located in Casper, Wyo. As a result of the addition of Isuzu Truck of Wyoming, the company now has dealerships in all 50 states. The dealership, located at 4113 W. Yellowstone Highway in Casper, is owned and operated by William F.

Isuzu Motors America LLC has opened a new (8,000 sq.ft.) technical engineering facility to better serve its engine and power unit customers and distributors in power generation, agricultural, construction and off-highway equipment manufacturing. "The new facility allows us to design, source prototypes and perform all validation tests in one building," said Cody Garcelon, director of Applications, Design and Sales Engineering of Isuzu Motors America.

Isuzu introduced its first dual-fuel 4HV1 engines and power units in the alternative fuels market to easily transition fuel choices on the job site. Isuzu is focused on eliminating downtime and rework within applications for equipment owners with these new power units and engines.

The Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding on Dec. 18 with the intent to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles in order to capture the opportunities in the ongoing transformation of the industry. In a first step, the intention is to establish a global technology partnership and to create a stronger, combined heavy-duty truck business for Isuzu Motors and UD Trucks in Japan and across international markets.

The 2019 Isuzu PowerTrain Distributor Conference and Sales Awards were held on June 11 at the Hyatt Regency located in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The conference presented new product offerings, sales achievement awards and marketing support. Isuzu's newest sales award category, the Winner's Circle Awards, completed its first cycle for 2018/2019.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. announced the development of a craft beer truck in collaboration with Supreme, Delivery Concepts Inc. and Bottle Logic (an Anaheim-based craft brewer). The craft beer industry has been in a red-hot growth pattern for the last five years.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. celebrated the 35th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the United States. Isuzu Truck of America Inc. was founded on March 21, 1984, and the first Isuzu truck arrived in the United States in November of that year.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. announced production plans for its 2019 and 2020 model-year lineup. Highlighting the announcement, which the company made at the National Truck Equipment Association's 2019 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, the addition of two new Class 5 gasoline engine models next year.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. broke multiple sales records in 2018, making last year its new benchmark for sales of Isuzu-brand trucks and Isuzu parts. This marks the fourth year in a row that Isuzu has established records in these important metrics.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. announced that its U.S. team of service technicians placed second in the 13th Annual Isuzu One Grand Prix World Technician Competition. This marked the second year in a row that Team USA won the silver medal in the prestigious event, a grueling, multi-stage competition requiring outstanding performance on written examinations and in hands-on tests of vehicle diagnosis and repair skills.

Isuzu Motors America, LLC has appointed Naoki Oka to executive vice president for Isuzu Motors America, LLC PowerTrain Division. Oka will be responsible for product development, internal resources and product distribution in The Americas. With extensive background in engineering products, quality improvements, training, sales and marketing and OEM customer service, Oka provides an excellent background for leading the PowerTrain Division into the future of power solutions to meet customer specific needs.