HISTORY OF ISUZU
MORE THAN 1OO-YEAR LONG HISTORY
The purpose of transportation is to connect people, and we at ISUZU pride ourselves in doing beyond that.
In the past, ships were the best way to transport large amounts of goods and people. In fact, the history of ISUZU dates back to a shipyard established by the
Tokugawa shogunate in 1853. Water transportation inevitably shifted towards that of land and the shipyard began, in 1916, to plan the manufacture of automobiles. This was the foundation of ISUZU.
ISUZU’s grand heritage includes the manufacture of Japan’s first passenger car, the A9 in 1922, the first truck, the CP in 1924, and the first air-cooled diesel engines, the DA4 and DA6 in 1936.
“ISUZU” was first used as the name of the TX trucks and the BX bus in 1934. It is also the name of the holy river that flows through ISE Grand Shrine, the oldest and most important shrine in Japan. ISUZU was adopted as the company name in 1949.
ISUZU has supported logistics and mobility for connecting people’s lives from the outset. Our products have widely been used in more than 120 countries around the world including on the vast African continent.
MADE FOR AFRICA
THE BEST PRODUCT WITH THE BEST VALUE
We at ISUZU have an extensive Research and Development program for our African vehicle. This ensures that ISUZU Trucks in Africa have all been built for optimal use in African conditions. When buying an ISUZU, you’ll be getting the best product with the best value – and at the shortest lead-time.
TRIED, TESTED & TAILORED FOR AFRICA
ISUZU Trucks offer a superior payload topped with great startability and gradeability, making it easy to drive and operate with a variety of customer usage specifications on demand. What’s more, ISUZU Trucks are extremely durable and easy to inspect, maintain and repair thanks to readily available ISUZU Genuine Parts.
EFFICIENT PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY GUARANTEED
We Know time is money, and so is lead-time. That’s why we ensure that all ISUZU dealers keep ready-to-drive ISUZU Trucks (truck and body) – with a specialized inventory for immediate delivery. If your ideal truck is not available, the request truck will be produced and shipped promptly via the ISUZU production System.
THE BEST VALUE FOR YOUR INVESTMENT
We make sure that all ISUZU dealership inventories are managed optimally in order to cut unnecessary logistical costs when it comes to the safe delivery of new vehicles. ISUZU builds TRUCKS according to customer’s needs, allowing us to cut over specification and additional waste packaging
WHY CHOOSE ISUZU FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
An ISUZU TRUCK is a workhorse like no other, and those to be found on the Middle East continent are no exception. A good workhorse does one thing well: Generate Income. They generate income because the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is remarkably low. This makes our trucks very popular the world over. ISUZU has enjoyed the No. 1 spot in Japan for 19 consecutive years and also ranks first in many African countries at present.
4JB1 (EURO I)
2 771 cc
57 kW (78 PS) / 3 600 rpm
170 Nm (17.3 kgm) / 2 000 rpm
4JB1-TC (EURO II)
2 771 cc
65 kW (88 PS) / 3 400 rpm
196 Nm (20.0 kgm) / 2 000 rpm
4HG1 (EURO I)
4 570 cc
85 kW (115 PS) / 3 200 rpm
291 Nm (29.7 kgm) / 1 600 rpm
4JJ1-TC (EURO II)
2 999 cc
96 kW (131 PS) / 2 800 rpm
330 Nm (33.7 kgm) / 1 600 – 2 600 rpm
4HK1-TCN (EURO II)
5 193 cc
110 kW (150 PS) / 2 600 rpm
402 Nm (41.0 kgm) / 1 600 rpm
4HK1-TCC (EURO II)
5 193 cc
140 kW (190 PS) / 2 600 rpm
510 Nm (52.0 kgm) / 1 600 rpm
4HK1-TCS (EURO II)
5 193 cc
154 kW (210 PS) / 2 600 rpm
637 – 706 Nm (65.0 – 72.0 kgm) / 1 600 rpm
6HH1-S (EURO I)
8 226 cc
143 kW (195 PS) / 2 850 rpm
490 Nm (50.0 kgm) / 1 700 rpm
6HK1-TCN (EURO II)
7 790 cc
177 kW (240 PS) / 2 400 rpm
706 Nm (72.0 kgm) / 1 450 rpm
6HK1-TCS (EURO II)
7 790 cc
206 kW (280 PS) / 2 400 rpm
882 Nm (90.0 kgm) / 1 450 rpm
6WF1-TCC (EURO II)
14 256 cc
287 kW (390 PS) / 1 800 rpm
1 863 Nm (190.0 kgm) / 1 100 rpm
6WG1-TCC (EURO II)
15 681 cc
338 kW (460 PS) / 1 800 rpm
2 256 Nm (230.0 kgm) / 900 rpm
One cannot arrive at the present day quality of our engines, without having produced many of them. Since the 1936 completion of our DA4 and DA6 diesel engines, ISUZU has manufactured over 26 million engines. Some of the important aspects we’ve learned and perfected:
- Bottom-end torque is important for commercial vehicle engines. To this end, ISUZU has ensured that our engines have superior torque from low engine speeds, allowing for easy pull away and low speed driving under load. Drivers of ISUZU TRUCKS will immediately notice how easy our vehicles are to drive, the first time they engage the clutch.
- Peak power is also important for highway cruisers. ISUZU TRUCKS have great acceleration in a highway-speed range.
- Having a wide range of engines for our African customers is important. We have both large displacement mechanical pump engines and smaller displacement common rail turbo engines available to meet customer’s needs.
ISUZU TRUCK CHASSIS
A TOUGH ENGINE DEMANDS A STRONG BODY
VEHICLE DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE
When driving an ISUZU TRUCK, one has a sensory experience. ISUZU cabins and even engines have been designed with the driver in mind. Low noise and vibration levels and high comfort expectations all contribute towards a pleasurable and productive ISUZU driving experience. This, coupled with superior build quality, gives our trucks a durable and ever-lasting feeling.