Isuzu baby tray magnificent
It’s built ready to work, writesGRAHAMSMITH
ISUZU is making it easier for light-commercial drivers to get into a more productive vehicle with the rollout of its entry-level, ready-to-work NLR 200 Traypack truck.
The smallest Traypack is aimed squarely at business owners who are tired of the compromises they have to make with a ute and want to step up to a vehicle that can get the job done.
Isuzu is offering the NLR Traypack in short and medium wheelbase models with a payload capacity about two tonnes.
The short-wheelbase model is fitted with a 3630mm x 1995mm aluminium drop tray with one dropside on each side. The medium-wheelbase version is 870mm longer, with a 4500mm x 1995mm tray and two dropsides on each side.
As with all of Isuzu’s ready-towork models, the Traypack can be driven straight from the dealer to the job site.
The Traypack can be driven on a car licence, which makes it ideal for a small business wanting to step up to a larger workhorse.
Making the transition even easier are Isuzu’s car-like features: anti-skid brakes, driver’s airbag, hill-start assistance, traction control and an easy-driving, economical four-cylinder engine.
With 150kW and 375Nm on tap, the 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine has all of the get up and go needed to carry a decent payload and still haul a loaded trailer.
Front coil suspension soaks up the bumps and makes for a comfortable ride in the cab.
The NLR Traypack is $33,990 for the short-wheelbase model and $34,990 for its longer sibling.
For that you also get remote keyless locking, power windows and mirrors, airconditioning and CD player.
Comfortable: the Isuzu NLR 200 Traypack has carlike features such as anti-skid brakes, driver’s airbag, hill-start assistance and traction control.