The Isuzu N-Series trucks in Australia come with impressive payload capacities, efficient diesel engines and a range of customisable options. The N-Series stands as a solid choice for buyers seeking transportation solutions for the right price in the Australian market.

Where Are Isuzu N-Series Trucks Manufactured?

Isuzu Motors Ltd., commonly known as Isuzu, is an established Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. The company primarily focuses on the production, marketing and sale of commercial vehicles including trucks and buses.

Isuzu N-Series trucks are manufactured in several places around the world to meet regional demand and ensure constant production and distribution. The main manufacturing location is in Fujisawa, Japan, however there are assembly facilities in other countries, including Thailand and the United States.

Main Specs of the Isuzu N-Series

Some of the standard features of the N-Series include:

    • multimedia Unit featuring a 10.1 Inch (25cm) touchscreen display
    • ergonomic steering wheel
    • independent Front Suspension, for a more comfortable ride in the cab.

In the 4×2 N-Series trucks, a camera equipped with dual lenses is attached to the dashboard. It precisely assesses the size, distance and speed of surrounding vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists on the road. The safety specs that Isuzu N-Series features include:


    • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). The purpose of the ABS is mainly to prevent sliding. It identifies if the wheel is locked and not turning. Then ABS will release the locked wheel brake and reapply pressure to reduce locking but still maintain control of the vehicle.
    • Anti – Skid Regulator (ASR). The ASR will detect if one wheel is spinning more on a surface than another. This implies to the system that there is a slippery surface to which it will respond by applying brakes to the spinning wheel.
    • Hill-Start Aid (HSA). HSA is only included on the manual transmission N-Series trucks. When the truck comes to a stop midway up a hill, the brake pressure is maintained until the clutch is released so the truck doesn’t roll backwards when starting.
    • Traffic movement warning. This system keeps a close watch on stationary vehicles ahead. If the vehicle immediately in front moves beyond a set distance (i.e. starts braking) and the driver doesn’t follow suit, a warning alert comes into play. This proves to be quite handy, especially at traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.
    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW). The LDW system identifies lane markings or road edges. If the driver unintentionally drifts out of their lane, a warning sound is activated. The driver has the option to choose between two sensitivity settings or turn the system OFF.
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC). ESC uses data from sensors to watch how the driver is steering and controlling the vehicle. If it senses issues like understeer, oversteer or a potential roll-over, ESC can adjust power, brake individual wheels and maintain control of the vehicle.
    • Customisable Speed Limiter (CSL). The CSL keeps the truck from going too fast by adjusting how much fuel goes into the engine. It pays attention to both vehicle and engine speed to make sure it stays within a set speed limit.

Isuzu N-Series Accessories

There are various accessories available for the N-Series trucks:

    • Bull bars
    • Weathershields
    • Headlight protectors
    • Floor mats
    • Seat covers
    • Dash mats
    • Under body tool boxes
    • In tray tool boxes
    • Reverse cameras
    • Side steps
    • Towbars
    • Wash stations.

Fuel Consumption

N-Series fuel consumption comes down to a few main things. If you are driving your truck into a headwind your fuel consumption will obviously be higher than it usually would be without that headwind. The fuel consumption of these trucks can vary, typically ranging from 13 to 20 litres per 100 kilometres. In certain conditions, such as facing a strong headwind while driving, it may even extend to the 20 to 25 litres per 100 kilometres range. According to, every 10% decrease in truck weight can reduce fuel use by 5% to 10%.

How Many Kilometres Can Isuzu N-series Trucks Go?

The lifespan of an Isuzu N-Series truck can vary depending on several factors, including maintenance, driving conditions and usage. With proper maintenance and regular servicing, an Isuzu N-Series truck can last for hundreds of thousands of kilometres before experiencing any significant issues. Some well-maintained Isuzu trucks have been known to pass the 1,000,000 kilometres mark before requiring major repairs or replacement. Factors such as driving habits, maintenance routines and terrain can impact the longevity of the vehicle.

Payload and Pallet Capacity of Isuzu N-Series Trucks

The N-Series GVM ranges from the smaller NLR model with a GVM of 4500kg, to the biggest N-Series model the NQR with a GVM of 8700kg. The payload capacity for the N-Series NRL stands at 2600kg, while the NQR weight capacity is around 5700kg. In terms of pallet capacity, the smaller end models can typically hold 8 pallets while the bigger models can carry 12-14 pallets. Bulky freight and fragile items can be transported with ease on this truck.

Isuzu N-Series Price in Australia

For “almost new” second-hand N-Series models in Australia, prices can range from $50,000 to $110,000. This is without any additional trays, cages or extra rigging.