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Isuzu Grafter Wins Light Truck of the Year Award

The Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne truck range was recently awarded ‘Light Truck of the Year’ at the Great British Fleet Awards 2020. 

On awarding the accolade, the judges said “Isuzu’s forward control light truck continues to grow in popularity. The 3.5 tonne Grafter provides impressive payload, with compact overall dimensions, making it ideal for urban use. With a downsized 1.9 L engine and a choice of manual or semi-automatic transmission, operating costs are also kept low.”

The awards ceremony, which covered 35 categories, was judged by a panel of Fleet World Group editors and recognised innovative new products and services that contributed to safer and more efficient fleets as well as streamlined operations.

The award was collected by Isuzu Trucks, and their representative said, “Since we launched the new light weight Grafter range in 2017 it has gone from strength to strength, breaking all records in terms of sales and on-the-road performance. With market leading reliability and payload, the Isuzu Grafter is now the ‘go to’ truck at 3.5 tonne. Winning this award is independent recognition of the outstanding performance of the Grafter over the past few years.”


The new Isuzu N35 Grafter Green range comes with a choice of standard cab colours, flint grey or white and they are available in both single and twin rear wheel configurations. The Grafter Green range offers improved performance, significant weight savings and a much higher quality ride. The Grafter range is also Euro-6 compliant.

Managing director of Isuzu Truck UK said, “Grafter Green introduces new proven technology to the UK market, with many changes to the specification that will certainly differentiate the range from its predecessors. As a global manufacturer, Isuzu Motors has listened to UK customer feedback over the years and the changes have now been incorporated throughout the new Grafter Green model range for the UK market.”

The Grafter Green range has plenty of advantages over its predecessor, from reduced sound levels to more concise steering and improvements in handling.The trucks also has a reduced chassis cab weight, enhancing the long term reputation of Isuzu for outstanding payload capacity.

Incredibly hard working and versatile, the Isuzu Grafter range can take on any job at hand without compromising on comfort and driveability. The smoother ride has not gone unnoticed by owners who mention that the new Grafter has much better suspension and is generally more economical. 

The main benefits of the Isuzu Grafter Green range:

  • More fuel efficient - the new engine is more fuel efficient due to the design and reduced displacement with reduced CO2 emissions

  • Capable of operating in new London ultra-low emission zone

  • Fuel filter - the new fuel filter arrangement can cope with more stringent fuel delivery

  • Reduced noise - the new models feature a rear engine cover to reduce noise and protect the engine components

  • Improved gearbox - new Isuzu 6 speed MCV6W manual gearbox improved gear selection

  • Keyless entry coded key fobs

  • Updated interior trim and red seatbelts as standard

If you are ready to upgrade to the Grafter Green range, contact our knowledgeable team today who would be pleased to answer any questions you have. We are located in Warrington, Cheshire and our customers come from Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Stockport and North Wales but we can serve customers nationally.

As standard, all Isuzu trucks come with a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty, 24 hour emergency assistance and an award winning Isuzu CARE programme.

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