CAF FVT December 2016 / January 2017 : Page 3

2017 Van and Truck reView HinO wheels, blind spot assist is now a stand-258 Hino has introduced the 2017 Hino 258 alone option, passenger side mirror has been high horsepower model for 2017. Well suited changed to a curved mirror for improved for tow operators requiring durability and visibility, and a new chrome grille is available performance in difficult conditions. It takes as an accessory option. the 7.6L diesel engine used, which produces Sprinter For 2017, all 3500 cargo van models 230hp and adds 30hp for a total of 260hp, with 4.49t GVWR have the option of a super it also takes the standard 520 foot/pounds single tire with a larger tire for the rear wheels. of torque and adds 140 ft/lbs of torque for a The wheels are 285/65/R16C for the rear, total of 660ft/lbs of torque. It is mated to a and 205/75/R16C for the front, this allows for six-speed Allison automatic transmission. The 1.22 metres of space between wheel wells. new engine option is available on 217 inch Other options available are leather steering wheelbase models. wheel with chrome element, painted metallic bumpers (on Obsidian Black and Brilliant Silver iSuZu N-Series Isuzu will begin building the 2018 exterior models), an improved rearview camera N-Series Diesel NPR-HD, NQR, and NRR models that offers a greater viewing angle and width, in January 2017. New available features include: and an emergency exit window (on 3500 a CAN Interface adapter for easy installation 170” and 170” extended cargo vans). Super of telematics without interfering with vehicle high roof option is now only available with diagnostics, and new red high visibility seat 5.0t GVWR models. The 2500 models have belts required for some corporate or govern-available swivel seats. Badging on the vehicle ment safety departments. Additional safety has also been changed. enhancements include: shift-key interlock, and niSSan new seat belt warning light. Other changes Frontier New Crew Cab 4x4 SV with premium specifically useful for the Canadian climate package and moon roof trim option added. include revised threaded stud battery connec-tions, new optimized battery cover, and the TITAN/XD To read CAF’s First Drive article on the Titan and Titan XD please go to page 6. availability of heated fuel filter. FTR The new Class 6 2018 Isuzu FTR is added to the lineup and includes: 25,950 pounds GVWR, available in eight wheelbase lengths ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet long, and Dana axles with capacity of 12,000lbs up front and 19,000lbs rear suspension. A turbocharged Isuzu 5.2-liter 4HK1-TC engine outputs 215 horsepower and 520 foot/pounds of torque and is mated to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission with power take-off (PTO) capability. NV and NV200 have no changes. Tacoma A new TRD Pro model is added to the lineup for 2017. The off-road oriented model has a 3.5L Atkinson cycle V-6 engine, FOX 2.5 Internal bypass shocks tuned by TRD which has position-sensitive damping, internal floating pistons, hardened oversize shock shafts, improved suspension droop travel and bottom out resistance, TRD-stamped front skid plate, TRD-tuned front springs, TRD tuned stainless steel exhaust, tow package, with standard hill assist control and active traction control, electronic control locking rear differential, and, on models with automatic transmission, crawl control and multi-terrain select. TRD Pro offers a unique front grille with TOYOTA badge with colour surround, black hood scoop and graphic, and over fenders, LED fog lights, LED DRLs, projector headlights with black bezels and auto on/off, external TRD Pro and 4x4 badging, 16” alloy wheels. TRD leather heated front seats, TRD shifter and floor mats, premium audio with integrated navigation, rear parking assist sonar, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, and 4.2” information display. Also on Tacoma, heated front seats added to SR5 models. Rear sliding window on double cab, and new 4x4 double cab TRD off-road short box six-speed automatic transmission. Tundra For 2017, heated seats are standard on all Tundra SR5 Plus grades (replacing the discontinued SR5 grades), navigation is now standard on all TRD Off-Road models, and Limited grades receive a power passenger seat and a spray-in bed liner. The off-road oriented TRD Pro models receive standard Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert for 2017. Also on Tundra there is colour and package changes. FVT TOYOTa Model 325 Model 325 is a class 5 conventional truck (medium duty), which has a new one-piece windshield, which provides an expansive view from the cab making it well suited for city distribution and in congested areas. The new windshield compliments the trucks automotive-like interior. Model 325 has a GVW of 19,500 pounds and is equipped with hydraulic brakes. It is standard with the PACCAR PX-7 engine that can deliver up to 300 horsepower and 660 MercedeS-BenZ Metris Minor changes for 2017, with new alloy foot/pounds of torque. December 2016 / January 2017 Vol. 25, No. 5 PeTerBiLT Fleet Vans & Trucks is published five times per year by Bobit Publishing Canada Ltd. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the consent of Bobit Publishing Canada Ltd. Please address all correspondence to the Editorial and Executive Offices at: 1001 Champlain Ave. Suite 206, Burlington, Ontario, L7L 5Z4 Tel: (289) 288-9994, (877) 870-0055 Fax: (289) 288-9996 Web site: www.fleetbusiness.com E-mail: caf@fleetbusiness.com Publications Mail Agreement No. 249378 ISSN 1716-7566 Date of Issue: December 2016 www.fleetbusiness.com Publisher Keith McLaughlin kmclaughlin@fleetbusiness.com Ext. 202 Managing Editor Mario Cywinski mario@fleetbusiness.com Ext. 205 Contributing Editor Jake McLaughlin jake@fleetbusiness.com Ext. 201 Programs Manager Beth McLaughlin beth@fleetbusiness.com Ext. 203 Accounts Manager John McClung john@fleetbusiness.com Ext. 207 FLEET VANS AND TRUCKS | DECEMBER/JANUARY 2016-17 3

2017 Van And Truck Review

Hino

258 Hino has introduced the 2017 Hino 258 high horsepower model for 2017. Well suited for tow operators requiring durability and performance in difficult conditions. It takes the 7.6L diesel engine used, which produces 230hp and adds 30hp for a total of 260hp, it also takes the standard 520 foot/pounds of torque and adds 140 ft/lbs of torque for a total of 660ft/lbs of torque. It is mated to a six-speed Allison automatic transmission. The new engine option is available on 217 inch wheelbase models.

Isuzu

N-Series Isuzu will begin building the 2018 N-Series Diesel NPR-HD, NQR, and NRR models in January 2017. New available features include: a CAN Interface adapter for easy installation of telematics without interfering with vehicle diagnostics, and new red high visibility seat belts required for some corporate or government safety departments. Additional safety enhancements include: shift-key interlock, and new seat belt warning light. Other changes specifically useful for the Canadian climate include revised threaded stud battery connections, new optimized battery cover, and the availability of heated fuel filter.

FTR The new Class 6 2018 Isuzu FTR is added to the lineup and includes: 25,950 pounds GVWR, available in eight wheelbase lengths ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet long, and Dana axles with capacity of 12,000lbs up front and 19,000lbs rear suspension. A turbocharged Isuzu 5.2-liter 4HK1-TC engine outputs 215 horsepower and 520 foot/pounds of torque and is mated to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission with power take-off (PTO) capability.

Mercedes-Benz

Metris Minor changes for 2017, with new alloy Wheels, blind spot assist is now a standalone option, passenger side mirror has been changed to a curved mirror for improved visibility, and a new chrome grille is available as an accessory option.

Sprinter For 2017, all 3500 cargo van models with 4.49t GVWR have the option of a super single tire with a larger tire for the rear wheels. The wheels are 285/65/R16C for the rear, and 205/75/R16C for the front, this allows for 1. 22 metres of space between wheel wells. Other options available are leather steering wheel with chrome element, painted metallic bumpers (on Obsidian Black and Brilliant Silver exterior models), an improved rearview camera that offers a greater viewing angle and width, and an emergency exit window (on 3500 170” and 170” extended cargo vans). Super high roof option is now only available with 5. 0t GVWR models. The 2500 models have available swivel seats. Badging on the vehicle has also been changed.

Nissan

Frontier New Crew Cab 4x4 SV with premium package and moon roof trim option added.

TITAN/XD To read CAF’s First Drive article on the Titan and Titan XD please go to page 6.

NV and NV200 have no changes.

Peterbilt

Model 325 Model 325 is a class 5 conventional truck (medium duty), which has a new onepiece windshield, which provides an expansive view from the cab making it well suited for city distribution and in congested areas. The new windshield compliments the trucks automotivelike interior. Model 325 has a GVW of 19,500 pounds and is equipped with hydraulic brakes. It is standard with the PACCAR PX-7 engine that can deliver up to 300 horsepower and 660 foot/pounds of torque.

Toyota

Tacoma A new TRD Pro model is added to the lineup for 2017. The off-road oriented model has a 3.5L Atkinson cycle V-6 engine, FOX 2.5 Internal bypass shocks tuned by TRD which has position-sensitive damping, internal floating pistons, hardened oversize shock shafts, improved suspension droop travel and bottom out resistance, TRD-stamped front skid plate, TRD-tuned front springs, TRD tuned stainless steel exhaust, tow package, with standard hill assist control and active traction control, electronic control locking rear differential, and, on models with automatic transmission, crawl control and multi-terrain select.

TRD Pro offers a unique front grille with TOYOTA badge with colour surround, black hood scoop and graphic, and over fenders, LED fog lights, LED DRLs, projector headlights with black bezels and auto on/off, external TRD Pro and 4x4 badging, 16” alloy wheels. TRD leather heated front seats, TRD shifter and floor mats, premium audio with integrated navigation, rear parking assist sonar, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert, and 4.2” information display.

Also on Tacoma, heated front seats added to SR5 models. Rear sliding window on double cab, and new 4x4 double cab TRD off-road short box six-speed automatic transmission.

Tundra For 2017, heated seats are standard on all Tundra SR5 Plus grades (replacing the discontinued SR5 grades), navigation is now standard on all TRD Off-Road models, and Limited grades receive a power passenger seat and a spray-in bed liner.

The off-road oriented TRD Pro models receive standard Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert for 2017. Also on Tundra there is colour and package changes.

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