The Utilimaster Corp. in Wakarusa, Ind.,, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors Inc. announced today (March 8) that the Reach, a commercial van offering over 35% better fuel efficiency, made its world debut today at the 2011 National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) The Work Truck Show.
Executives from Utilimaster and Isuzu Commercial Truck of North America conducted a joint unveiling at the opening of the The Work Truck Show before a large audience. This commercial van is offered with three sizes of 450, 530, 640 cubic feet of cargo capacity and is scheduled for full production in the second half of this year, according to a news release.
This is the first commercial van to effectively meet the needs of two market segments. The durability, cargo capacity, fuel efficiency and extensive green features make it the best business decision for large fleets. But it is the modular commercial vocational packages — designed to take full advantage of the van’s expansive aisle width and headroom – that give the Isuzu dealer network a no-compromise solution for the thousands of fleets they serve in North America.
The Reach sets a new engineering and design standard in the commercial van market by delivering significant improvements across five performance vectors: cost of ownership, capacity/efficiency, durability, green and safety.