American Isuzu Motors Inc. (AIMI) today announced April commercial vehicle retail sales numbers of 1722 trucks helping keep Isuzu’s commercial vehicle division’s year-to-date retail sales figures on the same record pace as 1999’s banner year-to-date numbers.

The successful April retail sales figures were headlined by the Class-5 FRR. Continuing to build its reputation among business operators, the FRR counted 114 sales in April nearly tripling last April’s retail sales figures. AIMI’s other Class-5 offering, the NQR also had an impressive month with 292 trucks sold, pushing the NQR to a full 24 % increase over 1999’s year-to-date numbers. The NPR continued as the mainstay of the AIMI commercial vehicle lineup with combined sales of the diesel and gas powered models totaling 1177 units.

“The new year has been extremely successful for our commercial vehicle division. Coming off our best first quarter performance in the company’s history we are looking forward to continued success and the strong April retail sales numbers are very encouraging. We attribute this continuing success of the commercial vehicle division to the sustained contributions of our dealer network. This cohesive relationship between Isuzu, our dealers and customers is a vital aspect that we feel contributes to our continued success in no uncertain terms,” said Jim Underwood, Senior Vice President, COO, Commercial Vehicle.

Isuzu commercial vehicles are distributed through a network of 205 commercial vehicle dealers across the U.S. Isuzu trucks have been the number one low cab forward trucks in the U.S. for 15 consecutive years. Over 225,000 Isuzu-designed Class 3-7 vehicles have been sold in the U.S. since 1984. For information call 800-785-5445 or contact on the worldwide web.