SML Isuzu Ltd.

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SML Isuzu Ltd. show­cased four new prod­ucts across cargo and pas­sen­ger space. The trucks the com­pany dis­played were based on Isuzu’s global ex­per­tise and de­sign phi­los­o­phy - the Global Se­ries (GS). Th­ese in­cluded the Sam­rat GS HD19, Sar­taj GS turbo-CNG, and Sam­rat GS tip­per. The Sam­rat GS tip­per is pow­ered by a four-cylin­der 3455 cc com­mon-rail tur­bocharged and in­ter­cooled engine pro­duc­ing 115 hp at 2600 rpm and a peak torque of 400 Nm at 1500 rpm. The tip­per is fit­ted with an EGR-based ex­haust gas af­tertreat­ment. Equipped with a five-speed trans­mis­sion, the tip­per, weigh­ing 9.5-tonnes, is equipped with a pneu­mat­i­cally op­er­ated PTO. The cargo di­men­sions of the su­per­struc­ture are 3195 mm x 2000 mm x 710 mm. The su­per­struc­ture body could sup­port a ca­pac­ity of 4.5 cu. m.

The Sam­rat GS is a 10.2-tonne truck with the same engine as the Sam­rat GS tip­per, and churns out 101 hp at 2600 rpm, and 310 Nm torque at 1500 rpm. The truck of­fers 5800 mm x 2060 mm x 1695 mm cargo space, and is claimed to be re-en­gi­neered ac­cord­ing to Ei­ichi Seto, CEO and MD, SML Isuzu, to op­er­ate in ex­treme, dusty con­di­tions. The air cleaner of the truck, said Seto, has been repo­si­tioned, and re­duces dust suc­tion. The Sar­taj GS truck show­cased by SML Isuzu was pow­ered by a 100 hp CNG tur­bocharged and in­ter­cooled engine that de­vel­ops 107 hp at 2800 rpm and 315 Nm peak torque at 1600 rpm. Weigh­ing 7.2-tonne with cargo body di­men­sions of 4270 mm x 2060 mm x 1695 mm, the truck is aimed at mar­kets where CNG is pre­ferred over diesel.

The Ex­ec­u­tive LX bus the com­pany dis­played, is also pow­ered by a CNG tur­bocharged engine. The bus comes in three dif­fer­ent seat­ing con­fig­u­ra­tions (19+D+1 push­back, 27+D+1 with semi reclining seats and 29+D+1 with semi reclining seats), and fea­tures ABS and a park­ing sen­sor with re­verse cam­era. Claimed to have re­ceived a pos­i­tive re­sponse across the coun­try, al­beit in the diesel guise, the bus is the first to em­ploy the new GS de­sign phi­los­o­phy. This phi­los­o­phy will be ex­tended to the en­tire LCV and ICV range. Apart from tech­ni­cal up­grades, the new GS de­sign phi­los­o­phy in­volves new el­e­ments like a re­designed grille, re­designed head­lamps, big­ger side view mir­rors and an im­proved front chas­sis frame.

At Auto Expo 2018, the com­pany also launched an ad­vanced telem­at­ics so­lu­tion called SML Saarthi. It has been jointly de­vel­oped with Minda, and of­fers com­pre­hen­sive ser­vice and fleet man­age­ment sup­port. Ac­cord­ing to Seto, all GS Se­ries trucks and buses start­ing April 2018 will be fit­ted with SML Saarthi.

⇩ SML Isuzu Global Se­ries line-up. ⇩ Ei­ichi Seto, CEO and MD, SML Isuzu with the Sam­rat GS HD19.

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