The truck which has led Isuzu’s dominance of the Australian truck market, the Elf, turns 60 this year. Renamed the N Series for the Australian market, this set of light duty truck models have headed the Isuzu truck sales results throughout the company’s 30 year leadership of the truck sales figures in this country.
There was plenty to see at the Brisbane Truck Show this year including electric trucks, the Reo and Foton, plus Tatra.
With a wealth of updates and improvements, Iveco’s ‘Generation X’ – the new Stralis X-Way – represents a comprehensive upgrade over its predecessor in terms of driver safety, comfort and convenience. Diesel News’ Paul Matthei looks at how these systems can improve driver behaviour while driving an example from Melbourne to Sydney hitched to a semi-trailer and grossing 40.5 tonnes.
Two new models from Kenworth, the T410 and the T360, are part of a general realignment of the Kenworth range, as the 2.1 metre wide standard cabin design works its way across the offering from the Bayswater-based company.
The latest Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian named by the Australian Trucking Association sees a Linfox truck driver honoured following his remarkable actions and compassion at a multi-vehicle crash site in February.
According to reports on European websites, including Commercial Motor, Iveco are about to release a new version of the Stralis, and included in those plans is a big banger from Iveco. Reports suggest a completely new cabin for the Stralis among a substantial range of new features.
The introduction of the new 500 Series Standard Cab has seen Hino trucks get smarter and reveals another step into the future with the Japanese truck maker. Diesel News takes a turn behind the wheel of Hino’s latest release.
Cummins and Isuzu have announced another step forward in their partnership by entering into the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership agreement. The agreement formalises a business structure for the two companies to evaluate and carry out opportunities to jointly develop and bring new diesel and diesel-based powertrains to global markets.
As President and CEO of a global organisation like Scania Truck, Henrik Henriksson, is always looking at the bigger picture. He shares his views about the future of truck manufacturing with Diesel News.
It was a great opportunity, driving the new Kenworth T410 and T360, this is the next step for Kenworth in the process of integrating their new cabin concept across the whole range. Diesel News look the trucks for a short test drive.