A cavalcade of Isuzu’s FX and upgraded Giga Series trucks took to the road from 21 May 2009, travelling around the country to give prospective customers a unique opportunity to view and test drive the latest Isuzu Heavy Duty range.
Comprising four trucks, the cavalcade is led by Isuzu’s flagship Gigamax EXY 510, the first Japanese manufactured prime mover rated at over 500 hp to be available in Australia. The Gigamax features a 15.7 litre 6-cylinder SiTEC Series II 510 engine, which produces 382 kW (512 HP) of power @ 1,800 rpm and 2,255 Nm (1663 lb.ft) of torque @ 1,300 rpm, making it suitable for B-double applications.
The Gigamax’s SiTEC Series 510 engine is coupled with Isuzu’s own second generation MJX 16 Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), which features a fully automated constant mesh and electronic solenoid shift.
The Gigamax has Meritor ELSA (Euro-type) front and rear disc brakes with WABCO electronic braking system (EBS), ISRI 6860 air suspended driver’s seat and driver airbag, and an ECE-R29 compliant cab. Other driveline components include front and rear Meritor axles and an electronically controlled four bag per axle rear air suspension system.
The cavalcade also includes other representative models from the new Giga Series and recently released FX ranges, for customers to test drive either at an Isuzu Dealership or in their own working environment.
All current Isuzu FX and Giga Series trucks meet EuroV (Japanese New Long Term 05 and ADR 80/03 equivalent) emissions ratings.