The NPR 45/55-155 Tradepack comes with dual-rear wheels and a choice of 3365mm medium wheelbase (MWB) or 2765mm short wheelbase (SWB) like our test vehicle. Its 5.2-litre turbo-diesel engine is available with a six-speed manual transmission, or six-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) like our example for a list price of $79,177.
It has six 16-inch steel wheels and 195/85R16 Michelin tyres with a full-size spare and is loaded with equipment tailor-made for hard work. In addition to the well-equipped tray (see Design), there’s also a genuine Isuzu 3500kg-rated tow-bar and polished aluminium bull bar, low light-capable reversing camera, loud reversing alarm, roof-mounted clearance lamps, front fog lamps and door-mounted cornering lamps.
The standard cab colour is Arc White, but alternative colours like our Quick Silver example are available at no extra cost. It comes with a chrome grille, keyless entry, heavy-duty anti-slip steps, driver’s bucket seat with mechanical suspension and weight adjustment up to 130kg, height and reach-adjustable steering column, big door mirrors with power adjustment, heating and lower wide-angle view, cruise control and more.
Its Android-based multimedia system, with 6.2-inch touchscreen and DAB+ radio, is pre-loaded with Isuzu sat-nav plus there’s 32GB of internal storage and multiple connectivity including internet radio via smartphone, external camera inputs, navigation, reversing sensors and tyre pressure monitoring. There’s also plenty of the latest safety tech headlined by AEB, forward collision warning and more.