Isuzu Takes To The Water
Isuzu Motors America, Inc., PowerTrain Division (ISZAPT) announced that it will enter the commercial marine engine market, effective January 2007. The
In May 2006 Isuzu gained EPA Tier 1 certification for the UM6WG1 marine diesel engine. It will be offered with three performance ratings from full power - continuous duty, to full power – intermittent duty, to intermittent duty. Following the UM6WG1 will be the UM6HE1 engine in the same fashion. Each model will be available as heat exchanger cooled (HEC) or keel cooled (KC) models. Subsequent models are the UM6SD1, UM6BG1, and later high power and high performance models.
The UM6WG1 marine diesel is available in three ratings: 505 hp at 1800 rpm, 600 hp at 2000 rpm and 650 hp at 2100 rpm. In time the ISZAPT network may expand to include a vast number of service dealers and a greater offering of product, the company said.