It starts with the state-of-the-art Isuzu 4JJ1-TC 3.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, standard in every ReachTM commercial van. This powerful, economical, long-lasting example of Isuzu engineering has been proven in demanding business applications around the world.
The 4JJ1-TC’s dual overhead camshafts eliminate push rods to minimize power-robbing friction. Its common-rail fuel injection system wrings the energy out of every drop of fuel, and a cast-aluminum cylinder head reduces weight while four valves per cylinder ensure optimum breathing efficiency.
The standard Aisin heavy-duty, six-speed automatic transmission has been specifically engineered to partner with the Isuzu diesel engine to achieve optimal performance and economy. Its double overdrive reduces fuel consumption and engine noise at highway speeds, plus the automatic lock-up torque converter in second through sixth gears reduces engine heat and virtually eliminates power loss.
Isuzu’s fuel-efficient powertrain is mated to a versatile Utilimaster body designed to be as economical as it is practical.
Utilimaster employs impact-resistant, lightweight molded body panels. The structural components are a hybrid of aluminum and highly-engineered polycarbonate sandwich panels—the end result is a corrosion-resistant body that is 600 pounds lighter than walk-in vans of equivalent lengths.
In addition, extensive wind tunnel testing optimized the Reach body shape. This aerodynamic design cuts through the air with a drag coefficient that is 13.1% lower than current competitive vans.
Improved fuel economy not only reduces your cost of ownership but it helps the environment as well, and one of the Reach’s advantages is its small carbon footprint.
The Reach’s engine meets the most stringent emissions standards in the world. Isuzu’s 4JJ1-TC engine comes with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) injection reducing NOx levels in engine exhaust by 85%.
Another eco-friendly feature is that the Reach’s body stepwell liners and front wheelwell liners are molded from recycled tire product.
Replacing a van driven 20,000 miles/year with a ReachTM commercial van can save 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 11 tons every year! This is more than a mere improvement—it is a lower cost-of-ownership revolution. Now uncompromising performance with an ecological advantage is within Reach.