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New look, new tech for Giga

New look, new tech for Giga

Aeolus Truck & Driver News

 May 2022   

The biggest new vehicle offering from Isuzu Trucks, the Giga C and E Series models, will debut with a suite of enhanced safety and product features when they go on sale in New Zealand later this year.

The list of new developments is highlighted by added safety features, an all-new cab design and a new cab option, as well as a new additional warranty cover.

“Key to the success and popularity of Isuzu Trucks is dependability, reliability as well as nationwide after-sales support and service,” said Dave Ballantyne, General Manager of Isuzu Trucks New Zealand.

“The new Giga models add to Isuzu Trucks proven reputation and will significantly enhance what we are able to offer our customers, thanks to an expanded range which now consists of 29 models.”

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The biggest new vehicle offering from Isuzu Trucks, the Giga C and E Series models, will debut with a suite of enhanced safety and product features when they go on sale in New Zealand later this year.

The list of new developments is highlighted by added safety features, an all-new cab design and a new cab option, as well as a new additional warranty cover.

“Key to the success and popularity of Isuzu Trucks is dependability, reliability as well as nationwide after-sales support and service,” said Dave Ballantyne, General Manager of Isuzu Trucks New Zealand.

“The new Giga models add to Isuzu Trucks proven reputation and will significantly enhance what we are able to offer our customers, thanks to an expanded range which now consists of 29 models.”

New safety features are to the fore on the new model, including the introduction of EBS braking with Electronic Stability Control and Hill Start Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning. Autonomous Cruise Control and Adaptive Driving Beam lights also feature across the Giga portfolio.

The refreshed cab design, introduced for the first time on the 2022 Model Year, delivers improvements to driver ergonomics. One of the first new features to notice is an all-new ISRI seat, the advanced design ensuring maximum comfort and safety.

From the driver’s seat, a new multi-information display is easily visible and is capable of conveying a variety of information in a clear, concise, and easy to interpret manner.

The availability of an all-new, ‘Super High’ cab, available on CYJ530 and EXY530 MT/AMT models, enhances all-round functionality. Included in the new design is the introduction of a number of roof mounted storage spaces.

“Such storage pods allow the driver to safely and securely stow items away, out of the cabin environment when travelling and away from prying eyes when parked up,” said Mr Ballantyne.

The front of the new 530 models receives a chrome appearance treatment, while a new look lights package, consisting of front LED with auto headlights and LED rear lamps (not available on EXY model), provides added at-night ability, both from a ‘seeing’ and ‘being seen’ standpoint.

At the heart of the Giga is the renowned 6WG1 engine, retained for its reliable reputation.  The engine ratings remain carryover compared with the current VC36 model range, with the exception of the 400hp models which increase to 420hp.

From a mechanical perspective, the Eaton RTLO18918 is now standard across all manual transmissions and a clutch brake replaces the counter shaft brake for these transmissions.

Furthermore, all 29 Giga models in the range now feature a new additional warranty cover, taking the total warranty period to five-years/ 500,000km warranty.

The new additional warranty enhances peace of mind and offers substantial benefits from a cost-of-business perspective.

Isuzu Truck dealers around the country are taking orders on the new models now, with the first of the new arrivals anticipated to arrive in Q3 of this year.  


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