TOKYO – With sales dipping to their lowest level in more than three decades last year, there finally may be some light at the end of a long and dark tunnel for Japanese truck makers. Demand for trucks with more than 2 tons gross vehicle weight (GVW) fell 7% in 2002 to a 37-year low of 164,059 units. During the final quarter, however, makers reported 4% average monthly growth, followed by 24% and 32% jumps in January and February of this year. Isuzu’s 2-ton Elf KR meets new ...

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