Truckmaker Isuzu Motors’ first fiscal half net income rose 15.5% year on year to JPY33.73bn (US$434.42m). Operating income declined 6.2% to JPY43.84bn on sales off 9.2% to JPY658.14bn.

For the fiscal year ending 31 March 2012, the company expects sales of JPY1.43 trillion, (up 1%), operating income of JPY94bn, (down 6.6%) and net income of JPY74bn, (down 43.4%).