The bond between Isuzu and GM continues to be fairly robust and the businesses nonetheless share rebadged vehicles and pickups between them. Even is the success of this enterprise isn’t good and Isuzu’s rebadged i-Collection pickup didn’t managed to beat a whole lot of hearts, the businesses are prepared to maneuver one.
2008 Chevrolet W-Series
Sadly, the Chevrolet W-Series medium appears to share the identical unhealthy karma with the Chevrolet T-Series whose unsuccessful result in its untimely dying in 2009.
With solely two months after the N Series was launched in Japan, Chevrolet launched the W Collection in US however shortly after, in January 2009 the American firm determined to wind-down its medium-obligation truck operations.
The Chevrolet W Series was provided with each single and crew cab configurations in Class 3 (W3500), Class four (W4500), Class 5 (W5500), and sophistication 5 (W5500)
Design 2008 Chevrolet W-Series
The Chevrolet W Series shares the identical exterior design with the Isuzu N Collection. Not like many of the American vehicles which include a standard cab configuration, the Chevrolet W Series includes a cab over engine development which helps it deal higher with the slender metropolis streets.
The general design is fairly trendy and we just like the distinctive radiator grille which comes with a pleasant shiny remedy.
The entrance lights are positioned vertically and the higher half is barely raked forming a pointy design which supplies the automobile a particular look.
The bumper comes with a fundamental design, however has a strong development, having the ability to withstand to small impacts with out breaking down.
The cab is fitted with a large, panoramic windscreen and the decrease a part of the lateral home windows is sloped to enhance the facet visibility.
The doorways are fitted with giant seize handles and you may climb inside straightforward utilizing a set of handy footsteps.
The 2008 cab was utterly redesigned and the brand new era W Collection has moved to a a lot boxier construction, which provides extra inside house.
All Chevrolet W Series vans now come normal with energy steering, energy home windows, and energy door locks.
Interior 2008 Chevrolet W-Series
Because of the low floor clearance and the large opening doorways (ninety diploma). As soon as inside you might be “welcomed” by a fairly rugged and rudimentary design.
Evidently that the plastics are a part of the laborious class and the supplies are additionally fairly low-cost. Fortuitously, the construct high quality is best than anticipated and the cab is able to endure the punishment of harsh jobs with dignity.
Many of the controls are positioned inside simple attain and we additionally just like the instrument cluster which is fitted with large, simple o learn gauges.
The dashboard is flat allowing you to retailer numerous objects on its neat floor. There may be additionally a convent glove field and a set of helpful door pockets. Different storage compartments may be discovered above the pinnacle and behind the seats.
Imaginative and prescient from the driving force’s seat is sweet in all instructions, and the elevated seating place that the Chevrolet W Sequence has to supply permits a far superior view in visitors.
We additionally like the usual leap seats, which include a number of helpful changes and options corresponding to three-level seatbelt, adjustable vertical shock-absorbers, built-in warmth restraint and twin-stage air lumbar with lateral assist. For enhanced consolation the steering wheel options tilt and telescopic changes.
Engines And Performance
The 2008 Chevrolet W Series was out there with a brand new Isuzu 5.3 liter inline 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine.
The brand new engine supplies a most output of 205 hp @ 2900 and 441 lb.ft @ 1850 of torque, assembly the 2007 EPA emission requirements. The 5.2L diesel unit is supplied with a normal gasoline/water separator that’s heated with returned gas and includes a sprint-mounted warning lamp. This separator warns the driving force when water is current within the gas filter and must be drained, which helps stop car downtime and helps a extra environment friendly operation.
To cut back emissions, the diesel engine makes use of a sophisticated exhaust fuel recirculation (EGR) system and a variable geometry turbocharger.
When geared up with the 5.three liter engine, the truck was supplied with both a regular Isuzu 6-velocity handbook, or an elective Aisin six-pace automated transmission.
In addition to the brand new Isuzu engine, the Chevrolet W Collection was supplied with GM’s 6.zero liter gasoline V8 engine which is obtainable for the W3500 and W4500 fashions. The V8 cranks out 325 hp and 360 lb.ft of torque and is mated on a Hydra Matic 4 speed computerized transmission. For elevated effectivity, the V8 unit could be additionally modified to run on both LPG or CNG.