Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced the availability of its 2008 gas-powered Isuzu N-Series low cab forward trucks. The new model features the Vortec 6.0L V8 engine with 325 horsepower (up from 300 horsepower previously) and a Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic transmission with lockup torque converter and overdrive. With a choice of four wheelbases, the trucks can accommodate 10- to 20-foot body lengths and body/payload combinations ranging from 6,829 to 9,411 pounds. GVW ratings remain at 12,000 and 14,500 pounds. A new Hexacube cab offers increased head, shoulder and leg room. Storage areas include the driver seat back, dashboard, glove box, overhead storage shelves and rear storage organizer. Map pockets are built into the new, fully trimmed door panels, the automaker says. Additional safety items found on the 2008 N-Series include: a new seat belt design, low-cut side windows, larger 17-inch by 8-inch side mirrors with integrated convex sections and available heated mirrors. For more information, visit or call (866) 441-9638.