The Isuzu N Series/Elf ã„ã™ã‚ž N ã‚·ãƒªãƒ¼ã‚º (Isuzu N Series, N ã„ã™ã‚ž ã‚·ãƒªãƒ¼ã‚º)/ã„ã™ã‚ž · ã‚¨ãƒ«ãƒ• (Isuzu Erufu, ã„ã™ã‚ž · ã‚¨ãƒ«ãƒ•) Series of medium trucks are a branch of diesel trucks produced by Isuzu. In Central and South America are known for the N Series, which is the name of the project.
This model was initially available in Japan, Hong Kong and other Southeast Asian nations, and in the mid 80’s model the natural replacement of the Elf series became & N to the number of trucks that replaced him, and its like the Isuzu Truck its substitute; when that model became available for everyone, since the late 80s. appears for the first time in Latin America, later to be started distributed in nations like Colombia (currently sold with countermarks Chevrolet and several distinctive, such as "Powered Isuzu"), Chile, and Peru (under the Chevrolet brand, as in Colombia), and other nations.
For the Andean Common Market (which includes Chile and Peru), the production and assembly process is carried out in the facilities of GM-Colomotores in Bogotá; and are locally known as Serie N, and Colombia is the market leader with annual sales of between 20,000 to 60,000 units of this reputed model, which is made almost entirely from 1991, with an increasing rate of production given the Colombian market needs and other external customers for this light truck.
In Malaysia, this truck is manufactured by local firm Heavy Industries Corporation of Malaysia (HICOM or) under the name of HICOM Perkasa, but oddly bearing the hallmark of Isuzu N Series. Its manufacture begins in 1958, the first units being delivered in the Asian market. In Australia another important market for the Elf Series and N-Series thanks to tariff exemptions to which they are entitled to use parts would consolidate local manufacturing since the 70s to use locally-made components that would make an irreplaceable truck routes in Australia by asu economy and robustness.
In Indonesia, the Isuzu N-Series trucks are not only used as trucks, but also used as minibuses, which are producers bodied by local bodies. Versions with 4-wheel drive, like the NHR-55 and NKR-55 is often commonly see as bus tours or tourist transportation turn as school buses and corporate transportation.
In the United States, Japan and other nations, its principal competitors are Bering MS, Mitsubishi Fuso FE the series and the UD 1200/1300/1400 Series trucks, Mitsubishi Fuso Canter, Nissan Atlas, Toyota Dyna and Hino Dutro series.