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Isuzu Motors
Isuzu Motors
Ltd. (Japanese: いすゞ自動車株式会社, Hepburn: Isuzu Jidōsha Kabushiki-Kaisha, TYO: 7202), trading as Isuzu (Japanese pronunciation: [isɯzɯ], /iˈsuːzuː/), is a Japanese commercial vehicles and diesel engine manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo. Its principal activity is the production, marketing and sale of Isuzu commercial vehicles and diesel engines. It also has a number of subsidiaries, included Anadolu Isuzu (a Turkish joint venture with Anadolu Group), Sollers-Isuzu
Sollers-Isuzu
(a Russian joint venture with Sollers JSC), SML Isuzu
SML Isuzu
(formerly Swaraj Mazda), Jianxi Isuzu Motors
Jianxi Isuzu Motors
(a Chinese joint venture with Jiangling Motors Company Group), Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia, Isuzu Malaysia
Isuzu Malaysia
(Isuzu HICOM), Isuzu UK, Isuzu South Africa, Isuzu Philippines, Taiwan
Taiwan
Isuzu Motors, Isuzu Vietnam, and Isuzu Motors
Isuzu Motors
India. The company was established in 1916. In 1934, the company fused with the carmaker and was renamed Isuzu, after the Isuzu River. Isuzu has assembly and manufacturing plants in Fujisawa, as well as in the Tochigi and Hokkaidō
Hokkaidō
prefectures. Isuzu-branded vehicles are sold in most commercial markets worldwide. Isuzu's primary market focus is on commercial diesel-powered truck, buses and construction, while their Japanese competitor Yanmar
Yanmar
focuses on commercial-level powerplants and generators. By 2009, Isuzu had produced over 21 million diesel engines, which can be found in vehicles all over the world.[2] Isuzu diesel engines are used by dozens of vehicle manufacturers, including Ford Motor Company[citation needed] and the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance.[citation needed]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Linking with General Motors 1.2 Contraction begins

2 Market presence 3 Subsidiaries and joint ventures

3.1 Japan 3.2 Mimamori-kun
Mimamori-kun
Online service

3.2.1 See also

3.3 International efforts 3.4 Former international efforts

4 Isuzu Diesel Engines / Power Train Division

4.1 North American Master Distributors 4.2 Isuzu Diesel Powered Equipment

5 Important car, bus and light truck models

5.1 Current passenger vehicle and SUVs in production 5.2 Former passenger vehicle and SUVs production 5.3 Current Commercial vehicles in production 5.4 Former Commercial vehicles in production 5.5 Race cars 5.6 Concept cars 5.7 Buses (Philippines) 5.8 Buses (Thailand)

6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] Isuzu Motors' history began in 1916, when Tokyo
Tokyo
Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Ltd. planned a cooperation with the Tokyo
Tokyo
Gas and Electric Industrial Co. to build automobiles. The next step was taken in 1918, when a technical cooperation with Wolseley Motors Limited was initiated, yielding exclusive rights to the production and sales of Wolseley vehicles in East Asia.[3] In 1922 came the first ever Japan-produced passenger car, a Wolseley model, the A9.[4] The CP truck followed two years later; 550 of these were built by 1927.[5] In 1933, Ishikawajima Automotive Works merged with DAT Automobile Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Inc. (a predecessor of Nissan) and changed its name to Automobile Industries Co., Ltd. The products of this company, marketed as "Sumiya" and "Chiyoda",[3] were renamed Isuzu (after the Isuzu River) in 1934, following a meeting with the Japanese Government's Ministry of Trade and Industry (MITI). The word Isuzu translated into English means "fifty bells"—hence the focus on "bell" in both the later Bellel and the Bellett.

The first Isuzu emblem, 1949–1974

Second generation Isuzu emblem, 1974–1991

Current Isuzu emblem, 1991–

In 1937 Automobile Industries was reorganized and formed into a new company, Tokyo
Tokyo
Automobile Industries Co., Ltd. It was founded with a capital of ¥1,000,000. Only in 1949 was Isuzu finally adopted as the company name. Meanwhile, in 1942, Hino Heavy Industries was split off from Isuzu, becoming a separate corporation.[6] Truck
Truck
production (TX40 and TU60) began anew in 1945, with the permission of the occupation authorities.[7] Beginning in 1953 the Hillman Minx
Hillman Minx
passenger car is produced under license of Rootes Group. The Minx remained in production until 1962, after the 1961 introduction of Isuzu's first own car, the Bellel.[3] Being a small producer making cars which were somewhat too large and pricey for the Japanese market at the time, Isuzu spent some time looking for a commercial partner. Under pressure from MITI, who were attempting to limit the number of automobile manufacturers in Japan, a cooperation with Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) began in 1966. This joint sales-service collaboration was seen as the first step towards an eventual merger.[8] The Subaru
Subaru
1000 was even shown in Isuzu's 1967 annual vehicle brochure, as a suitable complement to the larger Isuzu lineup.[9] This tie-up was over by 1968, when an agreement with Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
was formed. This ended even quicker, by 1969, and the next year an equally short-lived collaboration was entered with Nissan.[10] A few months later, in September 1971, what was to prove a more durable capital agreement was signed with General Motors. Linking with General Motors[edit] The first result of GM taking a 34% stake in Isuzu is seen in 1972, only months later, when the Chevrolet LUV
Chevrolet LUV
becomes the first Isuzu-built vehicle to be sold in the United States. To symbolize the new beginning, Isuzu also developed a new logo for 1974, with two vertical pillars which are stylized representations of the first syllable in いすゞ ("Isuzu").[5] In 1974 Isuzu introduced the Gemini, which was co-produced with General Motors
General Motors
as the T-car. It was sold in the United States as Buick's Opel
Opel
by Isuzu, and in Australia as the Holden
Holden
Gemini. As a result of the collaboration, certain American GM products are sold to Japanese customers through Isuzu dealerships. Holden's Statesman was also briefly sold (246 examples) with Isuzu badging in Japan
Japan
during the seventies.[11] Isuzu exports also increased considerably as a result of being able to use GM networks, from 0.7% of production in 1973 to 35.2% by 1976; this while overall production increased more than fourfold in the same period.[10] As a result of the GM joint venture, Isuzu engines were also used by existing GM divisions (some USA-market Chevrolet automobiles had Isuzu powertrains e.g. the Chevette and early S10/S15 trucks manufactured prior to 1985).

1966 Isuzu Bellett
Isuzu Bellett
1600 GT (PR90)

In 1981 Isuzu began selling consumer and commercial vehicles under their own brand in the United States. The Isuzu P'Up
Isuzu P'Up
was the first model sold to consumers as an Isuzu, rather than as a Chevrolet
Chevrolet
or Buick. Isuzu's then president Toshio Okamoto then initiated a collaboration with small-car expert Suzuki
Suzuki
to develop a global small car for GM, the S-car.[12] A three-way agreement of co-ownership was signed in August 1981, with Isuzu and Suzuki
Suzuki
exchanging shares and General Motors
General Motors
taking a 5% share of Suzuki.[12] Following on from this, in 1985 Isuzu and GM established the IBC Vehicles
IBC Vehicles
venture in the United Kingdom, producing locally built versions of Isuzu and Suzuki light vans (the Isuzu Fargo
Isuzu Fargo
and Suzuki
Suzuki
Carry); to be sold in the European market under Vauxhall's Bedford brand. During this period Isuzu also developed a worldwide presence as an exporter of diesel engines, with their powerplants in use by Opel/Vauxhall, Land Rover, Hindustan, and many others. Two Isuzu model lines (Gemini, Impulse) were marketed as part of the Geo division (Spectrum, Storm) when it was initially launched as a Chevrolet
Chevrolet
subsidiary. In the domestic Japanese market, OEM deals with other manufacturers were entered to aid the poorly performing passenger car arm. It led to the badging of Suzukis, beginning in 1986,[13] and Subaru
Subaru
small commercial vehicles as Isuzus (Geminett, Geminett II). This OEM tie-up occurred alongside the establishment of SIA (Subaru-Isuzu Automotive), an American joint venture with Fuji Heavy Industries
Fuji Heavy Industries
(the parent company of Subaru). Shortly afterwards, the Lafayette, Indiana
Lafayette, Indiana
plant became operational. Contraction begins[edit]

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1967 Isuzu Unicab, a two-wheel-drive utility vehicle

1992 – Isuzu ended US sales of the Impulse (Geo Storm). The following year it stopped exporting the Stylus (the basis for the Geo Spectrum), the last Isuzu-built car sold in the US. 1993 – Isuzu began a new vehicle exchange program with Honda, whereby Honda
Honda
sold the Isuzu Rodeo[14] and Isuzu Trooper
Isuzu Trooper
as the Honda Passport and Acura
Acura
SLX, respectively. In return Isuzu began selling the Honda
Honda
Odyssey as the Isuzu Oasis. Thus, Honda's lineup gained two SUVs, and Isuzu's lineup gained a minivan. In the Japanese market, the Gemini (Stylus) was now a rebadged Honda
Honda
Domani and the Aska (originally based on the GM J-car) was a Honda
Honda
Accord. 1996 – the Isuzu Hombre
Isuzu Hombre
pickup, a badge-engineered GM truck (using the sheetmetal of the Brazil-market Chevrolet
Chevrolet
S10), was introduced, and Isuzu's United States sales reached a peak.

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1998 – General Motors
General Motors
and Isuzu form DMAX, a joint venture to produce diesel engines. Isuzu resurrects the beloved Amigo. The uniquely styled VehiCROSS concept is unveiled. 1999 – GM raises its stake in Isuzu to 49%, effectively gaining control of the company. GM quickly follows this up with the appointment of an American GM executive to head Isuzu's North American Operations. This is the first time a non-Japanese executive has ever held such a high position at Isuzu. The U.S. introduction of the production version of the heralded VehiCROSS is met with mixed reviews, as its high pricetag, unique styling and two-door configuration don't seem to meet with market demands. 2001 – Joe Isuzu, the immensely popular pitchman with implausible claims, is hired once again to promote the new Axiom. Isuzu sales begin to slide due to the aging of the Rodeo and Trooper, and poor management & lack of assistance from GM. Isuzu changes the name of the 2-door Amigo convertible to Rodeo Sport in an attempt to associate it with the better selling 4-door Rodeo. Movie Spy kids
Spy kids
features Isuzu Axiom and Trooper. In July, Isuzu announces a major financial reorganization and ceasing sport utility production in Japan (including the Trooper and the VehiCross), eliminate almost 10,000 jobs.[15] GM has been pushing the company to focus exclusively on producing commercial vehicles and engines.[15] Its Duramax engines in full-size pickup trucks have won rave reviews.[15] G.M. and Isuzu also plans to share distribution networks and Chevrolet
Chevrolet
is going to market an Isuzu product.[15] Early 2002 – Fuji Heavy Industries
Fuji Heavy Industries
(Subaru's parent company) buys Isuzu's share of Lafayette, Indiana
Lafayette, Indiana
plant. Subaru
Subaru
Isuzu Automotive (SIA) becomes Subaru
Subaru
of Indiana Automotive. After 8 years of heavy Honda
Honda
Passport sales and light Isuzu Oasis
Isuzu Oasis
sales, Honda
Honda
and Isuzu cooperatively end their vehicle exchange agreement. The Oasis is dropped, and Honda
Honda
replaces the Passport with the Pilot. Also, it was Isuzu's last year for passenger vehicles in Canada, as Isuzus in Canada were mostly sold at Saturn-Saab dealerships. Late 2002 – Isuzu initiates a recapitalization and debt-for-equity conversion plan to stave off a bankruptcy.[16] GM acquires 20% of DMAX, 60% of Isuzu Motors Polska
Isuzu Motors Polska
and Isuzu Motors
Isuzu Motors
Germany, and the rights to three types of diesel engine technology from Isuzu.[17] by paying 50 billion yen (about US$425 million).[16] GM also pays 10 billion yen (about US$85 million) for a 12% stake in the recapitalized company.[16] G.M. wrote off its investment in Isuzu in 2001.[18] 2003 – The Rodeo Sport is discontinued. July 2004 – Production of the Rodeo and Axiom cease. Sales in North America slow to just 27,188, with the discontinued Rodeo and Axiom making up 71% of that total. The number of Isuzu dealerships in the U.S. begins a rapid decline. 2005 – Isuzu dealers in the United States have only 2 models: the Ascender and the i-series pickup truck. The i-series is a rebadged Chevrolet
Chevrolet
Colorado, the Ascender is a re-badged GMC Envoy. At this point, Isuzu in the United States is primarily a distributor of medium duty trucks such as the N-series. These vehicles are sourced both from Japan
Japan
and U.S. plants in Janesville, Wisconsin and Flint, Michigan. Isuzu has 290 light-vehicle dealers in the U.S. as of August 2006, and sells an average of just two Ascenders per dealer per month. Plans to introduce a new Thai-built SUV, expected to be added for 2007, are shelved; Isuzu Motors
Isuzu Motors
Limited believes that a new SUV
SUV
would be too risky and proceeds with the launch of the i-series trucks. Rumors of Isuzu's withdrawal from the U.S. market are rampant. Despite extremely low sales figures of 12,177 passenger vehicles for 2005 (with leftover Axiom and Rodeos making up 30% of this), Isuzu Motors
Isuzu Motors
America announces its first profit in years, mainly due to restructuring cuts. 2006 – Production of the 7-passenger Ascender ends in February with the closure of GM's Oklahoma City Assembly plant, leaving Isuzu with the 5-passenger Ascender, built in Moraine, Ohio
Moraine, Ohio
and the low-selling i-Series as its only retail products. The company sold just 1,504 vehicles in North America in the first two months of 2006. GM ends its equity investment in Isuzu and sells all its shares to Mitsubishi Corporation, Itochu
Itochu
and Mizuho Corporate Bank, both GM and Isuzu claims the companies will continue their current relationship. There is no word as of April 12, 2006 on the effect this will have on DMAX operations.

Isuzu LT132L on a Hong Kong
Hong Kong
motorway

Isuzu LV486R CNG City Bus
Bus
in Bangkok
Bangkok
with the CNG-MPI Engine

June 2006 – Isuzu and GM agree to establish a joint venture called "LCV Platform Engineering Corporation (LPEC)" to develop a new pickup. Isuzu says it will use its engineering expertise to develop the pickup and GM will develop derivatives based on the integrated platform. October 2006 – Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Corp. becomes Isuzu's largest shareholder, after it converts all the preferred share in Isuzu it has held since 2005 into common stock, increasing its shareholding from 3.5% to 15.65%.[19] November 2006 – Toyota
Toyota
purchases 5.9% of Isuzu, becoming the third largest shareholder behind Itochu
Itochu
and Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Corporation, and the two companies agree to study possible business collaboration focusing on the areas of R&D and production of diesel engines, related emissions-control, and other environmental technologies. January 2007 – Isuzu and General Motors
General Motors
update the LCV range with a 3.0 litre common rail diesel engine that has far more torque and power than its predecessor. August 2007 – Isuzu and Toyota
Toyota
agree to develop a 1.6-liter diesel engine for use in Toyota
Toyota
vehicles sold in European markets. Details of development, production and supply of the diesel engine, are still under discussion, but in principle, Isuzu will play the leading role. Production is scheduled to begin around 2012. January 30, 2008 – Isuzu announces complete withdrawal from the US market,[20] effective January 31, 2009. It will continue to provide support and parts. The decision was due to lack of sales.[21] Some of the lack of sales have been blamed on consumer experiences with low quality engines and service.[22] Isuzu had been experiencing a slow decline since the late 1990s. In less than 10 years, they had gone from selling a complete line of cars, trucks, and SUVs, into being a specialized SUV
SUV
maker, and finally selling only a pair of rebadged, General Motors
General Motors
Trucks.[23] They will continue to sell commercial vehicles in the U.S.[24] December 17, 2008 – Isuzu, Toyota
Toyota
shelve development of clean diesel engine.[25] January 29, 2009 – Isuzu and General Motors
General Motors
announce that they were in talks to transfer the operation of the medium-duty truck production line in Flint, Michigan
Flint, Michigan
to Isuzu for a five-year period. In June, however, GM announced that these talks failed to reach an agreement, and GM instead ceased production of the Chevrolet
Chevrolet
Kodiak and GMC Topkick vehicles on 31 July 2009.[26] July 2016 Isuzu and Mazda
Mazda
agree to collaborate and Isuzu will produce the next-generation pickup trucks for Mazda
Mazda
outside North America. Isuzu’s plant in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
began operations in 2016 [27]

Market presence[edit]

Isuzu Gemini
Isuzu Gemini
with European (Maltese) registration plates

Isuzu NHR (Elf) light truck

In most of Asia
Asia
and Africa, Isuzu is mostly known for trucks of all sizes, after Isuzu small automobile sales drastically plummeted and Isuzu had to drop all sales of sedans and compact cars in the late 1990s. In the days when Isuzu sold passenger cars, they were known for focussing on the diesel-engined niche. In 1983, for instance, long before the explosion in diesel sales, diesels represented 63.4% of their passenger car production.[28] In 2009, Isuzu abandoned the United States consumer market due to lack of sales. Isuzu as a corporation has always been primarily a manufacturer of small to medium compact automobiles and commercial trucks of sizes medium duty and larger, but markets around the world show different needs. Isuzu Motors
Isuzu Motors
America discontinued the sale of passenger vehicles in the United States effective January 31, 2009. The company explained to its dealers that it had not been able to secure replacements for the Isuzu Ascender
Isuzu Ascender
and Isuzu i-Series
Isuzu i-Series
that would be commercially viable. Isuzu sold 7,098 cars in the year 2007. This action did not affect Isuzu's commercial vehicle or industrial diesel engine operations in the United States.[21] Isuzu has a contract with Budget Truck
Truck
Rental to manufacture their rental trucks, shared with Ford, GMC, and Navistar International.[29] In Australia, Isuzu was for many years a major supplier of light commercial and domestic vehicles to Holden
Holden
(General Motors). However, by 2008, Holden
Holden
was sourcing few Isuzus. At this time Isuzu began to sell the D-Max under the Isuzu name. Subsidiaries and joint ventures[edit] List of Isuzu Japanese facilities Japan[edit] The Fujisawa Plant was built and opened for production November 1961. It is located at Tsuchidana, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, and is still producing commercial vehicles for domestic Japanese use and international exports. The Toghichi Plant, located at Hakuchu, Ohira-Machi, Tochigi, Tochigi, is where the engines are currently built. Mimamori-kun
Mimamori-kun
Online service[edit] Mimamori-kun, which means to watch, monitor, or observe in Japanese, (literally "Mr. Watcher")[30] is a commercial vehicle telematics service developed by Isuzu Motors
Isuzu Motors
for monitoring and tracking commercial vehicle operations and movements in Japan. The service uses GPS
GPS
satellite tracking services, and began February 2004. It is connected to the internet and provides government mandated driver activity logs, and records how long the driver was on-duty and how much time was spent driving. The service also records when the driver took lunch breaks, where the truck stopped and for how long, and when the driver logged off for his duty shift. The service has been modified for personal use in Japan
Japan
to keep track of family members, to include elderly members of health status and location of children for safety purposes.[31] Some of the main features include Internet Digital Tachograph, the first of its kind wirelessly in Japan, combined with hands-free communication, voice guidance, and text messages displayed from the dispatch office. The system also has a password enabled vehicle theft prevention feature that will not let the vehicle start without the driver having entered a password. See also[edit]

Telematics Field service management Field force automation Mobile enterprise application framework Mobile asset management

International efforts[edit]

DMAX (engines)
DMAX (engines)
- former jv with General Motors
General Motors
in United States for production of diesel engines Ghandhara Industries
Ghandhara Industries
- jv in Pakistan
Pakistan
- trucks, buses Guangzhou Automobile Group Bus
Guangzhou Automobile Group Bus
- jv in China - buses HICOM Automotive Manufacturers (Malaysia)
HICOM Automotive Manufacturers (Malaysia)
- jv in Malaysia
Malaysia
- trucks, SUVs Industries Mécaniques Maghrébines
Industries Mécaniques Maghrébines
- jv at Kairouan, Tunisia
Tunisia
- trucks, SUVs Isuzu (Anadolu)
Isuzu (Anadolu)
- jv in Turkey
Turkey
- trucks, buses Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia
Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia
- jv in Indonesia
Indonesia
- trucks, SUVs Isuzu HICOM Malaysia
Isuzu HICOM Malaysia
- jv in Malaysia
Malaysia
- trucks, SUVs Isuzu Commercial Truck
Truck
of America, Inc. Isuzu Malaysia
Isuzu Malaysia
- jv in Malaysia
Malaysia
- trucks, SUVs Isuzu Motors Polska
Isuzu Motors Polska
- former jv in Poland
Poland
- diesel engines, taken over by General Motors Isuzu Motorsports - Australia and Thailand Isuzu Philippines
Isuzu Philippines
- jv in the Philippines
Philippines
- trucks, SUVs General Motors
General Motors
De Portugal-FMAT S.A. at Tramagal near Abrantes (Assembling company of all Bedford & Isuzu medium to heavy diesel trucks and 4X4 Pickup models since the 1960s then vehicles are sent for sale in Portugal and Spain) The assembling of Isuzu commercial trucks is carried out by the Az Universal Motors which is part of the AzGroup in the Azerbaijan. Isuzu Truck (UK)
Isuzu Truck (UK)
- at the former IBC factory Dunstable, England
England
- trucks, SUVs Isuzu Truck South Africa
Isuzu Truck South Africa
- jv in South Africa
Africa
- trucks Isuzu Vietnam
Isuzu Vietnam
- jv in Vietnam
Vietnam
- trucks, SUVs Jiangling Motors
Jiangling Motors
- jv in China - trucks, SUVs Qingling Motors
Qingling Motors
- jv in China - trucks, SUVs SML Isuzu
SML Isuzu
- jv in India, formerly Swaraj Mazda Sollers-Isuzu
Sollers-Isuzu
- jv in Russia - trucks Taiwan Isuzu Motors
Taiwan Isuzu Motors
- jv in Taiwan
Taiwan
- trucks Thai Rung Union Car
Thai Rung Union Car
- Thailand
Thailand
- assembles SUVs

Former international efforts[edit]

Subaru
Subaru
of Indiana Automotive, Inc. - former jv in United States, interest sold to Subaru
Subaru
- cars, SUVs Zexel
Zexel
- Japan
Japan
- auto components, now part of Bosch

Isuzu Diesel Engines / Power Train Division[edit] Diesel engines are a major part of the Isuzu Motor's business with over 20 million engines worldwide.[32] The diesel power division, known as the PowerTrain Division, of Isuzu Motors
Isuzu Motors
America, is located in Plymouth, Michigan.[32] North American Master Distributors[edit] Southwest Products[33] - Covering California, Nevada and Arizona.[33] United Engines[33] Mack Boring Parts[33] M & L Engine[33] Isuzu Diesel Powered Equipment[edit] Ag Equipment

Harrington Seed Destructor[34]

Generator Sets Construction Equipment

CRAFTCO Paving Equipment[35] - CRAFTCO manufacturers a variety of paving equipment that is powered by Isuzu Diesel Engines.[35]

Important car, bus and light truck models[edit]

Isuzu CXZ (Giga) heavy truck

Isuzu Journey
Isuzu Journey
operated by Citibus (New Zealand)

2005 Isuzu D-max Spacecab Hi-lander in Thailand

Isuzu CQA650A/T

Isuzu LV223S

Isuzu LV423R

Isuzu MT111QB

Current passenger vehicle and SUVs in production[edit]

2002–present, D-Max Pickup Truck, a top selling diesel sold in the majority of Isuzu markets (excluding North America) 2011–present Isuzu D-Max
Isuzu D-Max
Second Generation 2013–present Isuzu Mu-X Successor from Isuzu Mu-7, developed from Isuzu D-Max

Former passenger vehicle and SUVs production[edit]

1953–1962, Minx, Isuzu produced Hillman Minx
Hillman Minx
under licence 1961–1966, Bellel sedan 1963–1973, Bellett sedan (PR10/20) and two-door GT (PR90 & PR91) 1967–1983, Isuzu Florian 1968–1981, 117 Coupe 1974–2000, Gemini/I-Mark/Stylus sedan 1983–1992, Piazza/Impulse/Storm hatchback 1983–2002, Aska sedan 1983–2002, Trooper midsize SUV 1983–1995, Isuzu P'up
Isuzu P'up
and TF models
TF models
Japan
Japan
built from 1987–1991, US built 1991–1995 1989–1994, Amigo compact SUV
SUV
(First generation) 1991–2004, Rodeo mid-size SUV
SUV
also was rebadged as the Honda Passport 1991–present, Panther, a van sold in Indonesia, sold as the Isuzu Hi-Lander / Crosswind in the Philippines, also sold throughout the ASEAN, and in India
India
as the Chevrolet
Chevrolet
Tavera 1996–1999, Isuzu Oasis
Isuzu Oasis
minivan, a rebadged Honda
Honda
Odyssey 1996–2000, Isuzu Hombre
Isuzu Hombre
pickup truck, a rebadged Chevrolet
Chevrolet
S10 1996–2001, Isuzu Vertex
Isuzu Vertex
sedan 1998–2003, Amigo/Rodeo Sport compact SUV
SUV
(Second generation) 1999–2001, VehiCROSS halo SUV 2001–2004, Axiom midsize SUV 2002–2008, Ascender Midsize SUV, a rebadged GMC Envoy 2006–2008, i-280/i-350 pickup truck (a product of the co-developed D-Max platform Isuzu sells overseas) I-290/I-370 in later 2004–2013, Isuzu MU-7
Isuzu MU-7
Midsize SUV
SUV
develop from Isuzu D-Max
Isuzu D-Max
that was on sale only in Thailand, Philippines, India
India
and China.

Current Commercial vehicles in production[edit]

Elf - Light Duty Truck
Truck
(N-Series) Forward - Medium Duty Truck
Truck
(F-Series) Giga - Heavy Duty Truck
Truck
(C-Series, E-Series) Gala - Heavy Duty Bus Gala Mio - Medium Duty Bus Erga - Low Deck Heavy Duty Bus Erga-J - Heavy Duty Bus Erga Mio - Low Deck Medium Duty Bus Journey - Light Duty Bus Journey-J - Medium Duty Bus Reach - commercial van offering over 35 percent better fuel efficiency, assembled by Utilimaster Corporation[36]

Former Commercial vehicles in production[edit]

H-Series - Heavy Duty Truck
Truck
in United States only (Rebadged from GMC Topkick and Chevrolet
Chevrolet
Kodiak)

Race cars[edit]

1969 R7, Group 7 racecar 1970 Bellett R6, Group 6 racecar

Concept cars[edit]

1970 Bellett MX1600 1983 COA 1985 COA-II 1987 COA III, AWD mid engine coupe 1989 Costa 1989 MultiCROSS 1989 4200R 1991 Como, a pickup-style crossover with a Lotus Formula One engine[37] (the name was later used for the rebadged Nissan
Nissan
Caravan E25 produced from 2001) 1991 Nagisa 1991 Terraza 1993 XU-1 1993 VehiCROSS 1995 Deseo 1995 Aisance 1997 VX-2 1997 Isuzu Zaccar 1999 Isuzu VX-O2 1999 Revolutionary Vehicle-KAI 1999 ZXC 2000 Isuzu VX-4 2001 Zen 2001 GBX

Buses (Philippines)[edit]

LV314K LV314L CJM470 CJM500 LT132 LV423 LV123 PABFTR33PLB FTR33P FTR45 PABFVR33P

Buses (Thailand)[edit]

CQA650A/T JCR600YZNN LT112P LV223S LV423R LV486R LV771 MT111QB

See also[edit]

Japanese Car portal Companies portal

List of automobile manufacturers General Motors
General Motors
Company Ghandhara Industries List of Isuzu engines Zexel

References[edit]

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