Isuzu, the Japanese-based company that manufactures the Chevy Low Cab Forward for GM, has just debuted the Isuzu NRR EV, an all-electric variant of the NRR series truck.
Set to arrive in early 2024 as a 2025 model-year vehicle, the new NRR EV truck features a suite of changes as compared to the ICE-powered trucks, most notable being the all-electric powertrain. Isuzu offers the electrified truck with multiple battery pack configurations, starting with three packs for a combined capacity of 60 kWh and up to 80 miles of range, all the way to nine battery packs with a 180 kWh capacity and up to 235 miles of range on a single charge.
Besides the powertrain, the exterior was also updated to become more aerodynamic, thus resulting in a quieter cab and a more efficient truck overall. On the inside, the climate controls have been moved around and are now positioned in the instrument panel. Additionally the 2025 NRR EV is available with the optional Advanced Driver Assistance System package, which equips the all-electric truck with a bevy of safety technologies.
For those who may be wondering why this is significant news for General Motors, the answer is simple. As previously mentioned, GM bases the Chevy Low Cab Forward truck off the current Isuzu NRR pickup. This begs the question, will GM eventually launch its own all-electric version of the LCF? This is certainly a possibility.
As a reminder, the current Chevy Low Cab Forward is offered with three ICE powerplants, including the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine, rated at 350 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque, the 5.2L I4 I1B turbodiesel, rated at 214 horsepower and 452 pound-feet of torque, and the Cummins 6.7L I6 LCB turbodiesel, rated at 260 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque.