Isuzu N-Series trucks with gasoline engines will be equipped with Allison 1000 Series RDS transmissions, in order to meet emissions regulations. Allison Transmission will then be the exclusive transmissions supplier for the new gasoline-powered NQR and NRR Class 5 trucks by Isuzu.

With the upcoming challenges of emissions regulations, Isuzu paired its Class 5 low cab forward truck with a 6.0-liter V8 gasoline engine.

Isuzu N-Series
Allison 1000-Series transmission

Great reliability in tough environments

«Allison’s RDS transmissions are designed to increase performance and provide superior vehicle control», said Rohan Barua, Vice President, North America OEM Sales at Allison Transmission. «Combining our transmissions with Isuzu’s new sustainable trucks will not only meet stringent emissions standards, but will provide greater reliability in some of the toughest environments that our customers face. The PTO feature with Allison’s Transmission Control Module commands how and when the PTO engages, providing drivers better control by monitoring operating conditions».


The PTO option enables users to run power auxiliary equipment, such as dump truck bodies, tow truck winches, hydraulic tools and bucket lifts, providing even more capabilities in a variety of vocations. Many fleets have historically chosen to equip their trucks with PTO-enabled Allison RDS transmissions to add to the residual value to their trucks. The PTO functionality increases capability and flexibility of trucks in the secondary market.

Isuzu N-Series trucks expected later on this year

«For many years, Isuzu and Allison have provided a powerful combination to meet the needs of our customers and improve emissions in demanding conditions», said Shaun C. Skinner, President, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada.


The NQR and NRR with gasoline engines and Allison 1000 RDS transmissions are expected to be available as early as the fourth quarter of 2020.

Isuzu N-Series
Gas-powered Isuzu N-Series truck


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