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Isuzu updates D-Max as GM divorce dust settles

20 March 2018

Suddenly, crew cab pick-ups seem to be everywhere. Mercedes-Benz and Renault are the latest brands to launch four-door ladder frame models, while Peugeot is co-developing its own model with Changan. Meanwhile, Isuzu continues to quietly update the D-Max, adding refinements and new variants, keeping this stalwart of the one-tonne segment competitive.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chop Alfa or Sergio?

19 June 2015

Time for Alfa or Sergio to go? That was the title of a Comment piece by our US sales analyst Bill Cawthon which attracted plenty of looks on just-auto this week. Cawthon has decades of association with and analysis of the Chrysler part of Fiat Chrysler and a read is recommended.


Management briefing: India automotive update (2)

31 October 2014

India's automotive sector has suffered tougher times lately as the domestic economy has turned down. In this month's management briefing, Tony Pugliese examines the latest developments. This second instalment looks in a little more detail at domestic market trends by marque and exports [includes data tables].


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: D-Max lifts Isuzu sales by 85%

10 July 2014

Despite having a one-model range, Isuzu sales have been rising strongly in 2014, and outpacing the market. In June alone, volumes were up by 85%.

Latest interviews


Interview with Chrysler's Murtaugh

3 March 2008

Mark Bursa meets Phil Murtaugh, the man who built the foundations of GM’s China business, and who’s now looking to repeat the trick for Chrysler.


SsangYong UK MD interview

16 January 2008

Former Kia UK boss Paul Williams has traded a plan to launch the Chinese Landwind brand in Europe in favour of running the Korean SsangYong brand in the UK - and he’s got big plans. Mark Bursa reports


Q&A with Nissan's design chief

20 November 2007

Shiro Nakamura is widely considered to be one of the world’s foremost car designers. The senior vice president and chief creative officer of design, brand management for Nissan, started his career with General Motors in the 70s and Isuzu in the 80s and 90s where he was involved in the groundbreaking Isuzu Vehicross production car which prefaced the incredibly successful – and still expanding –small 4x4 soft-roader market segment. Guy Bird recently caught up with him.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Turkish Municipality selects Isuzu buses

3 December 2018

Yunta!, an Afyonkarahisar Municipality enterprise, chose Isuzu Novociti Life buses equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions when establishing the first bus fleet in town. The 36 Novociti Life buses with Allison T 2100 transmissions have delivered...


just-auto Plus only Isuzu and Cummins join over power-source business

4 October 2018

Isuzu Motors Limited ("Isuzu") and Cummins have signed Letter of Intent to jointly evaluate collaborative opportunities on power-source business. Automobile industry is facing "a once-in-a-century innovation" where power sources become...


Japanese collaborate on electric transmission R&D

6 June 2018

The Japanese automotive industry is pooling resources for the development of advanced powertrain technologies, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.


2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW - world debuts

27 October 2017

The following cars and concepts were world premieres at the 2017 Tokyo motor show.


Isuzu India develops local vendors for global use

15 May 2017

Isuzu is gradually increasing component sourcing from India for its global operations as it develops local vendors in the country.


Isuzu acquires GM's East Africa subsidiary

1 March 2017

Isuzu Motors is to acquire GM's stake in 'General Motors East Africa' (GMEA) as part of a strategy to expand in the region.


just-auto Plus only Isuzu acquires General Motors East Africa

28 February 2017

Isuzu Motors and General Motors have reached an agreement that Isuzu will invest in General Motors East Africa (hereinafter called "GMEA"). Isuzu is making this investment with the intention of expanding its commercial vehicle production and sales in...


Dana to supply axles, driveshafts for 2018 Isuzus

14 December 2016

Dana announced on Wednesday (14 December) it will begin supplying axles and driveshafts for the 2018 Isuzu FTR.  Production of this new Class 6 medium-duty truck will begin mid-2017.


just-auto Plus only Isuzu displays D-Max cabs at India Cold Chain show

24 October 2016

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited (IMI), on 17 October, 2016, showcased the new Isuzu D-Max S-Cab and the Isuzu D-Max Regular Cab at the India Cold Chain Show, being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. Specially designed to meet the growing demand...


just-auto Plus only Isuzu US reveals features of 2018 Isuzu FTR truck

14 October 2016

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, distributor of America’s bestselling low-cab-forward trucks, on 12 October, 2016, announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR. The company made...


just-auto Plus only GM introduces new Duramax engine on 2017 Sierra HD

30 September 2016

GMC on 29 September 2016, announced the redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel offered on the 2017 Sierra HD. This next-generation redesign offers more horsepower and torque than ever - an SAE-certified 445 horsepower (332kW) and net 910 lb.-ft. (1,234Nm) -...


just-auto Plus only Isuzu India makes key management changes

15 September 2016

Isuzu Motors India (IMI) and Isuzu Engineering Business Centre India (IEBCI) announced key management changes and appointments, on 15 September 2016. Hiroshi Nakagawa takes over as chairman of IMI with immediate effect. Hiroyasu Miura, the erstwhile...


2016 JAKARTA SHOW: World premieres

12 August 2016

There were global debuts from Daihatsu, Isuzu, Mitsubishi and Toyota at the 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show.


More details of GM-Isuzu light truck split surface

27 July 2016

More details have emerged of the ending of the long-standing joint venture between General Motors (GM) and Isuzu Motor to co-develop largely Asian-made pick-up trucks, according to reports in Japan citing Isuzu company sources.


Isuzu to build pickup trucks for Mazda

11 July 2016

Isuzu is to build Mazda's next generation pickup truck on an OEM basis, ending a collaboration with Ford that dates back to the late 1970s.


just-auto Plus only Isuzu N-Series 30,000th truck rolls off the Spartan Motors line

15 June 2016

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, announced the 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, facility in Charlotte, Michigan. The truck rolled off the line on Friday, 10 June, 2016. “Last April, we announced...


just-auto Plus only ASEAN NCAP announces test results of seven car models

1 June 2016

In conjunction with the fourth edition of ASEAN Automobile Safety Forum (AASF) 2016 held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) announced the test results of seven car models that had been...


just-auto Plus only Isuzu India launches D-Max V-Cross

10 May 2016

Isuzu Motors India on 9 May 2016, announced the opening of bookings for the much-awaited Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross, ‘Adventure utility vehicle’ priced at an attractive INR1,249,000 (US$18,714.64) (ex-showroom, Chennai). The deliveries of the vehicle will...


just-auto Plus only Isuzu rolls out first India made D-Max pickup at SriCity, Andhra Pradesh plant

29 April 2016

The new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant of Isuzu Motors India (IMI), was inaugurated by Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh at SriCity, Andhra Pradesh. The new generation ‘Isuzu D-Max V-Cross’ - India’s first...


just-auto Plus only Isuzu Trucks US promotes Shaun Skinner as president

31 March 2016

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, distributor of America’s bestselling low cab forward trucks, announced today that Shaun C. Skinner, Executive vice president and General manager, will become the President of the company. He will replace Hisao Sasaki,...


2016 Delhi Auto Expo - world premieres list

4 February 2016

Chevrolet, Fiat, Hyundai, Isuzu, Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Renault, Tata Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen all had vehicle and/or concept world premieres at 2016's New Delhi Auto Expo.


DMAX finances US$82m future diesel improvements

14 December 2015

DMAX, a diesel engine joint venture between General Motors and Isuzu,  is to plough US$82m of finance for future Duramax diesel engine-related productivity improvements, creating around 150 jobs during the next three years, dependent on State and local incentive approvals.


just-auto Plus only New investment in DMAX's plant opens 150 jobs

11 December 2015

DMAX, will invest US$82m at the DMAX plant for future duramax diesel engine-related productivity improvements, creating approximately 150 jobs over the next three years at the joint venture between General Motors and Isuzu, dependent on state and local...


just-auto Plus only US: Isuzu recalls 13,671 vehicles over fuel tank issue

16 November 2015

Isuzu Manufacturing Services of America (Isuzu) is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 Isuzu NPR and NPR-HD and Chevrolet W3500 and W4500 trucks manufactured 16 March 2005, to 13 August 2008 and 2006-2008 GMC W3500 and W4500 trucks manufactured 18 July...


just-auto Plus only SOUTH AFRICA: Isuzu rolls off 30,000th truck from Kempston Road plant

16 November 2015

Isuzu Trucks South Africa (ITSA) has rolled off the 30,000th Isuzu truck from the production line at General Motors South Africa's (GMSA) Kempston Road plant. This milestone was achieved during an eight year period of production under ITSA, after a joint...


just-auto Plus only SOUTH AFRICA: GM sales rise 3% m/m to 5,301 units in October

4 November 2015

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) sold 5,301 units in October up 3% from September and posting the best sales results since October 2013. This against the backdrop of industry sales dropping 2%. Sales were mainly driven by South Africa's favourite sub...


just-auto Plus only THAILAND: Isuzu unveils D-Max facelift

4 November 2015

Isuzu unveiled D-Max facelift in Thailand. The new model features eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, tyre pressure monitoring system, roof rails and more. It will come with two engine options - a 147 hp/350 Nm 1.9 litre Ddi Blue Power turbodiesel and...


just-auto Plus only INDIA: Isuzu establishes new company in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

3 November 2015

Isuzu Motors has set up a new company - Isuzu Engineering Business Centre India Private (IEBCI) - in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to source components and focus on R&D activities. The company will work towards improving the efficiency and quality of Isuzu's...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Isuzu launches remodelled ‘GIGA’

29 October 2015

Isuzu Motors has full-model-changed the popular rigid-type models (equipped with the 6UG1 engine) in its heavy-duty truck series, 'GIGA', and has launched them in Japan. GIGA The new GIGA, has evolved from a stand-alone truck into a 'connected carrier...


Japan sales slump again in September

23 October 2015

New vehicle sales in Japan continued to fall in September, by 7.6% to 479,375 units from 518,772 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).

Isuzu news

just-auto Plus only Turkish Municipality selects Isuzu buses

3 December 2018

Yunta!, an Afyonkarahisar Municipality enterprise, chose Isuzu Novociti Life buses equipped with...


just-auto Plus only Isuzu and Cummins join over power-source business

4 October 2018

Isuzu Motors Limited ("Isuzu") and Cummins have signed Letter of Intent to jointly eval...


Japanese collaborate on electric transmission R&D

6 June 2018

The Japanese automotive industry is pooling resources for the development of advanced powertrain...


Isuzu updates D-Max as GM divorce dust settles

20 March 2018

Suddenly, crew cab pick-ups seem to be everywhere. Mercedes-Benz and Renault are the latest brand...


2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW - world debuts

27 October 2017

The following cars and concepts were world premieres at the 2017 Tokyo motor show. Information...


Isuzu India develops local vendors for global use

15 May 2017

Isuzu is gradually increasing component sourcing from India for its global operations as it devel...



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