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What are the differences between the ISUZU FORWARD and FORWARD JUSTON?

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ISUZU’s 4 ton trucks consist of the FORWARD and FORWARD JUSTON.
This time, we will explain why the same manufacturer sells two different kinds of 4 ton trucks.

The definition of small-sized, medium-sized, and large-sized trucks

The easiest way to categorize the truck sizes by sight is to separate them according to their loading capacities.

Small-sized Below 2 tons
Medium-sized Below 6.5 tons
Large-sized 6.5 tons and above



ISUZU adopts different names for its trucks based on their size categories.

Small-sized ELF
Medium-sized FORWARD, and FORWARD JUSTON
Large-sized GIGA

Both the FORWARD and FORWARD JUSTON are ISUZU’s lineup of medium-sized trucks

The FORWARD is the epitome of a medium-sized truck, whereas the FORWARD JUSTON is a medium-sized truck with a small-sized truck’s cabin.

The medium-sized FORWARD JUSTON contains a small-sized truck ELF’s cabin on top of the chassis, which is the same as that of the FORWARD truck.

As it contains a small-sized truck ELF’s cabin, it has the following merits:
・The price can be lowered.
・The weight is lighter, so the loading capacity can be increased.

With these characteristics, the FORWARD JUSTON is often rented in Japan and is especially popular because of its low cost.

Differentiating FORWARD and JUSTON

As a matter of fact, there are even some second-hand car dealers in Japan who cannot differentiate between FORWARD and FORWARD JUSTON.

The trick, as stated earlier, is to check if the truck contains the ELF’s cabin.

ELF JUSTON FORWARD

As you can see, both the ELF and FORWARD JUSTON’s cabins are almost the same, while the FORWARD’s cabin has a totally different shape.

Both units contain the chassis of the FORWARD, so it would be a good idea to decide based on the desired loading capacity or the ideal cabin environment.

The distribution prices for the FORWARD JUSTON are cheaper in Japan, so the export prices are also cheaper.

Compare the prices and the aforementioned differences to determine which suits you more before purchasing.

MITSUBISHI FUSO FIGHTER and FIGHTER MIGNON

MITSUBISHI FUSO makes similar vehicles.

The FUSO FIGHTER and FIGHTER MIGNON both have a loading capacity of 4, but the MIGNON contains the small-sized CANTER truck’s cabin.

Similarly, as these trucks use a lighter and smaller-sized truck cabin, its loading capacity is increased. The purpose of this is to reduce the cost of production and consequently, this lowers its selling price.

There are other 4 ton trucks sold by different manufacturers.
You can take a look at the models listed below.
We’ll be happy if you can find the truck most suited to your own needs.

MITSUBISHI FUSO FIGHTER
MITSUBISHI FUSO FIGHTER MIGNON
ISUZU FORWARD
ISUZU FORWARD JUSTON
HINO RANGER
NISSAN CONDOR

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