The evening of Friday November 12 was one of importance in the world of Major Motors – an event to celebrate our 50th Anniversary and to mark the release of the new updated N Series.
The event was celebrated at our Forrestfield dealership with 100 people turning up for some great food and drinks from The Vintage Bar Perth and Cheat Meats.
On display was a timeline photo wall marking the significant events in the 50-year life of Major Motors…hailing from the year of 1971 when Attwood Motors, founded by Mr Young in 1934, developed a commercial vehicle arm to the Attwood motor vehicle business, naming it Major Motors.
The array of trucks that have featured in the life of Major Motors starting off with the General Motors brands of Bedfords and Chevrolets has been nothing short of amazing, especially after the advent of the Isuzu’s.
As the night was also one to mark the arrival of the new upgraded N Series, we had four of the new trucks on display.
Interest in the upgrades of this extremely popular Series has been considerable.
It undoubtedly demonstrates that there has been a really strong growth of interest in having intelligent safety feature systems included in trucks.
Standard features on the 4x2 models include: autonomous emergency braking that can recognise pedestrians; a lane departure warning that sounds if the truck starts to drift; and a distance warning system to alert the driver if they’re getting too close to the vehicle in front.
In addition to these features, they also come standard with:
ABS – Anti-lock Braking;
ASR – Anti Skid Regulator;
HSA - Hill Start Aid on trucks with manual transmissions;
ALS – Automatic Lighting System that monitors lighting to automatically turn on headlights and taillights;
CTW - Cab Tilt Warning that gives an alarm signal if the cab is not properly fixed
CSL- Customisable Speed Limiter.
Long gone are the days when trucks were spartan – having virtually none of the accessories that featured in the best of cars.
Among the many standard features are dual air bags for the driver and front passenger, seatbelt pretensioners, anti-intrusion bars plus there are cornering lamps that the driver can switch on for night - time manoeuvring.
The Isuzu Multimedia System is retained with its 16cm display and intuitive menu that connects your mobile to read out messages that includes voice control and hands-free Bluetooth as standard.
A massive range to choose from!
The N Series has 82 models available encompassing the NLR, NLS, NMR, NNR, NPR, NPS and NQR range, plus there is the 4X4 and all - wheel drive options.
6 speed manual
6 speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT)
Automated Manual Transmission with Torque Converter (TC AMT) in the NLR, NMR and NNR Models
To suit the tasks required of the trucks there are options for the type of cabin and they’re available in short, medium and long wheel-base models.
Engine choices: 110kW (375Nm torque); 114kW (419 Nm torque); 140kW (513 Nm torque).
The ready to work range continues with Tray Pack, Van Pack, Service Pack, Tippers, Trade Pack, and Dual Cab tray.
Along with all this the 4 X 2 models come with a mighty Isuzu 6 year/250,000 klm factory warranty plus free of charge 24 hour Isuzu Roadside Assist.