Isuzu Truck UK is expanding the range of options for its popular Grafter range for 2021, together with new finance and long-term warranty plans.

With immediate effect, the  3.5 tonne truck range now incorporates a choice of models on the most popular Grafter 120hp, which includes a new option over the standard 6-speed manual transmission of a fully automatic 6-speed gearbox for the first time, as well as incorporating updated steering and suspension features.

"In co-operation with our colleagues in Japan, we have been able to refine the driving performance, reliability, and efficiency of this range, but keeping our unique forward cab design,” explains Richard Waterworth, head of sales at Isuzu Truck UK.

“Not only does the fully automatic gearbox now make the Grafter even easier to drive, especially within urban environments where it works at its best, but it is now even lighter in weight than its predecessor, whilst offering further improved driving performance as well as reduced emissions."

The Grafter N35.125 (A) 6D Temp chassis is available in both single and twin rear wheel models, featuring the Aisin AWR6B45, 6-speed fully automatic gearbox with sequential shift, which itself is 35 kg lighter than the old model. Consequently, a typical 2021 Grafter N35.125 (SA) SWB model has a kerb weight of 1765 kg (excluding driver and fuel). Isuzu has also confirmed that the current Easyshift semi-automatic transmission option will continue to be the preferred option on the higher horsepower Grafter N35.150 model.

The 2021 Grafters are also supplied with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty as standard, and Isuzu has also introduced an extended warranty and free service package covering additional four and five-year options.This enables customers to choose from either the four year or five-year warranty period package, with the option of three mileage parameters at 12,500 miles, 18,750 miles or 25,000 miles per annum.

“Our new after sales offering has proved extremely popular since we first introduced it and shortly, we will be announcing a further three new flexible finance packages, including a ‘Buy now, pay later’ plan, which will enable operators to maximise the productivity of their Isuzus, whilst easing the financial burden of new vehicle acquisition,” adds Richard Waterworth.