SML Isuzu Ltd.
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.