Category Archives: Isuzu Trucks

Japanese Truckmakers 2007 domestic market shares

Market share in calendar year 2007

Maker Hino Mitsubishi Fuso Isuzu Nissan Diesel Total
Trucks 28,909 19,082 27,101 13,936 89,028
Market share 32.5% 21.4% 30.4% 15.7% 100.0%

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Isuzu Calendar 2008 March, April

Isuzu Calendar 2008

WASP 1963

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Isuzu Calendar 2008

Isuzu Calendar

The First-generation ELF 1963

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Isuzu Introduces First Low Cab Isuzu Forward, Gas-Powered Crew Cab

Isuzu Forward Gas Crew Cab

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has announced the availability of the industry’s first gas-powered, low cab forward crew cab truck. The new model features a Vortec 6.0 Liters V8 engine with 325 hp and a Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic transmission with lockup torque converter and overdrive for increased performance and efficiency.

Carrying seven workers, the crew cabs are available with 150-inch and 176-inch wheelbases to accommodate 12-foot and 16-foot bodies. GVW ratings are 12,000 pounds and 14,500 pounds, with payload allowances ranging from 6,251 to 8,821 pounds.
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Isuzu Rolls Out New N-Series, F-Series

Isuzu N Series

Isuzu recently showed off its new N-Series low-cab-forward truck. Enhancements for 2008 are focused on increasing driver comfort and safety, with a new cab-mounting system said to deliver a smoother ride. The cab itself is larger and more spacious, with more side-to-side and front-to-back room, providing more seat travel on both standard and crew-cab models.

The N-Series also features a new dashboard with a full complement of easy-to-see gauges and warning lamps. A 5-inch opening can accommodate such optional equipment as radios, GPS systems and rear-view cameras.

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Opening Ceremony of Isuzu Ukraine

Isuzu Motors Limited (Isuzu) held the opening ceremony of Isuzu Ukraine [Isuzu Automotive Company, Ukraine], a truck/bus sales joint venture in Ukraine, at Bogdan headquarters on April 28, local time.

Approximately 500 people related to the venture participated in the ceremony, including Isuzu President Yoshinori Ida, Bogdan President Oleg Svinarchuk, and Sojitz Corporation (Sojitz) Managing Executive Officer Kazunori Teraoka.

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General Motors Cuts Loose Isuzu

Reports are that General Motors has sold its 7.8% stake in Isuzu Motors to a group of investment partners and strategic shareholders in the Japanese manufacturer of trucks, commercial vehicles, and diesel engines. The deal will put about $300 000 000 in GMs pocket, and will still allow business relationships between the two companies to continue. Those include the manufacturing of light trucks in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, diesel-engine efforts in Europe and the USA, and the GMC-Isuzu commercial truck venture (such as the GMC W-series that is produced in Janesville, WI).

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