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Isuzu ELF Truck
The Isuzu Elf is a medium duty truck produced by Isuzu Motors Ltd. since 1959. Outside Japan, it is known as N series. The range of Isuzu Elf trucks was originally mainly available in Japan and other Asian countries. The Isuzu Elf Truck brings performance with styling, power, economy and safety features. The models are powered by the next-generation 4HK1-TCN power plant is the latest in ISUZU's lineup of clean and fuel-efficient diesel engines.

This advanced engine offers power and great fuel economy for cost-effective business. Isuzu ended up offering a very wide variety of bodyworks for the first Elf. There was the original integrated bed, as well as a separate truckbed with dropsides. There was a double-cab version available, as well as special bodywork for dedicated purposes such as a soda truck, a dumper, and a tanker. The Isuzu ELF trucks propose three values of trucks for life in the future. They are "a best-fit vehicle for a new driver's license system," "an energy-saving vehicle in the age of new emission standard," and "safety and security."

Based on the requirements for Isuzu Elf trucks gathered from around the world, Isuzu improved safety, economic efficiency, and environmental performance of a Elf truck to the maximum possible extent on a global scale.

Generations of Isuzu ELF Trucks

 

First Generation

In 1959:- The Isuzu ELF cab-over 2-tonne (4,400 lb) Elf (TL221) was originally introduced in August 1959. It was originally only available with the 1.5 liters (1,491 cc) GL150 petrol engine with 60 PS (44 kW). It had single headlights and rear-hinged doors. A longer wheelbase version, on 2,460 mm (97 in) versus the 2,180 mm (86 in) of the regular version, was also available. This carries the TL251 chassis code.

In 1960:- A 2-liter diesel engine with 52 PS (38 kW) was introduced (TL121/151), a first for the class in Japan - this was soon followed by diesel models from Isuzu's competitors.

In 1962:- The engines of Isuzu ELF were updated, and now have 72 and 55 PS (53 and 40 kW) respectively. The chassis codes were changed to TL321/351 for the diesel version, reflecting the installation of the all-new DL201 engine. A little later, the chassis codes were reorganized and were now TLG10/11 for the petrol models and TLD10/11 for the diesel.

In 1964:- The long wheelbase model of Isuzu ELF became the standard version. And the diesel was also upgraded to the larger 2.2-liter C220 with 62 PS (46 kW).

In 1965:- The front was redesigned, now with twin headlights.

 

Second Generation

In 1967:- The all-new "Isuzu Light Elf Truck" was added to the existing lineup; this lighter duty version was rated for a 1.25-tonne payload (2,800 lb). It had single round headlights and a KA-series chassis code; it came with the same 1471 cc G150 engine as fitted to period Isuzu Belletts, providing 68 PS (50 kW). This was the first of the second generation Elf to be introduced, heavier duty models soon followed and replaced first-generation variants.

In 1968:- The second generation Elf appeared (TL21/TLD21 series).

In 1969:- The "Isuzu Light Elf Truck" was upgraded to 1.5-tonne (3,300 lb) and now offered a more powerful 1.6-liter engine (G161AB) with 75 PS (55 kW).

In 1970:- This part of the range became the Isuzu Elf 150 while the regular Isuzu Elf (2-2.5 tonnes) became the Isuzu Elf 250; the Isuzu Elf 250 was updated to a 2.4-liter diesel engine. This was combined with the introduction of the heavier duty, 3.5-tonne (7,700 lb) Elf 350. This re-shake of the lineup was then followed by the very modern Elf Mi-Pack in April 1972. The Mi-Pack was a front-wheel-drive model with a flat and low loading floor, only 450 mm (18 inches) off the ground. Because of its high price combined with customer reluctance to a front-wheel-drive truck it was retired after only a few years on the market. Instead, a low-floor model of the Elf 150 was added to the lineup in 1974, featuring small twinned rear tires. The heavier duty Isuzu Elf 350 truck was not immediately replaced but continued in production until the 1980 model year, when in February an Isuzu Elf 350 model of the third generation Elf was introduced ("350 Wide").

 

Third Generation

In 1975:- The third generation Isuzu Elf Truck arrived in June 1975, in Elf 150 10 ft., Elf 150 14 ft. 6 wheels and Elf 250 forms are standard.

In 1977:- A 250 Low-Flat model Isuzu Elf was added, followed in 1978 by a facelift and an altered front grille.

In 1979:- A 3.3-liter 4BC1 engine of the 2-tonne (4,400 lb) Isuzu Elf 250 and 350 wide was introduced, called the "Elf 250 Super". There was also an "Elf 150 Super" version, has the 2.4-liter C240 diesel engine and The 2.8-liter 4BA1 engine for the Elf 150 14 ft. 6 wheel version and Isuzu Elf 250 wide with heavy-duty transmission.which was usually installed in the Isuzu Elf 250.

In 1980:- The Isuzu Elf Truck was updated to meet Japan's 1979 emissions standards, which was also when the design was changed to accommodate a tilting cab. The Isuzu Elf 250 Wide and 350 Wide were added, with KT and KS chassis codes respectively, meaning that the second generation Isuzu Elf 350 could finally be retired.

In 1981:- The Isuzu Elf 150 14 ft. And Elf 250 are standard using the 4BA1 engine and 4BC1 for the Elf 350 wide. The range of Isuzu Elf truck underwent another facelift, with an updated dashboard as well. For the third generation Isuzu Elf the diesel engines had been modernized for more ease of operation, while the world's then smallest direct injection diesel engine - the 3.3-liter 4BC2 - was also introduced. It arrived in 1982 and replaced the less powerful 4BC1 which had appeared in 1979.

In 1983:- The diesel engines were again modified, reflecting new Japanese emissions standards for commercial vehicles. While the third generation Isuzu Elf was mostly replaced in 1984.

 

Fourth Generation

In 1984:- The fourth generation Isuzu Elf range appeared in July 1984. This Isuzu Elf was exported widely across the world and manufactured in several different countries. It was also the first model to use the long-running Isuzu N-series label. In Japan this generation was only offered with direct injection diesel engines, introducing the new 2.8-liter 87ps 4JB1 family industrial version with dual mode transmission depending in the application. And the 3.6-liter 4BE1 direct injection engine for the Isuzu Elf 250 and Isuzu Elf 350 NPR. which replaced the long-running 4ba1 as the standard Elf 150 10 ft. And Isuzu Elf 150 14 ft. 6 wheels.

In 1987:- A 16 ft. heavier version of Isuzu Elf 350 wide has arrived. With The long stroke direct injection with dual mode manual transmission 3.9-liter 4BD1 and 4BD1 turbo, diesel engine and the four-wheel-drive (4WD) version of the Isuzu Elf 250 was introduced, this was originally only available with the 110 PS (81 kW) 4BE1 engine.

 

Fifth Generation

In 1993:- The fifth generation Isuzu Elf appeared in July 1993, with more sculpted headlights. The 2.8 4JB1 and 4JB1T are standard on both Isuzu Elf 150 10 ft/14 ft. and Isuzu Elf 250 along with 3.6 4BE1. The non-turbo 4JB1 features a new VE Rotary injection pump which increases power to 90ps and euro emission.

In 1995:- The Isuzu Elf truck received minor changes, including upgraded, cleaner diesel engines. The H-series 4.0-liter 4HE1 and 4.3-liter 4HF1. The 16 ft. Chassis with H-series engine are standard while the 14 ft. Version is still in production.

In 2004:- Subsequent to a few minor changes, the Isuzu Elf truck underwent more major facelifts with new, larger, trapezoidal headlamps.

 

Sixth Generation

In 2006:- The sixth generation Isuzu Elf truck was released in December 2006 and February 2007. By the time the full range was available, the fifth generation Isuzu Elf truck was retired. The headlight-turn signal cluster is now configured in the shape of the Isuzu "twin bar" logo, which was used from 1974-1991.

 

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