Isuzu Trooper (Isuzu Bighorn) is a classic Isuzu frame SUV. Exported to other countries under the names Isuzu Bighorn, Opel Monterey, Vauxhall Monterey, Holden Jackaroo, Acura SLX, Subaru Bighorn, Chevrolet Trooper. A model like Isuzu was not officially delivered to Russia, but was successful in the used car market. Until 2005, Isuzu Trooper (Bighorn) was sold in the Philippines . The Trooper was replaced by the Isuzu Alterra .
|Years of production||1981 - 2003|
|Assembly||Tokyo, Europe, Great Britain and others.|
|Other designations||Isuzu Bighorn|
Holden jackaroo / monterey
|Body type||5-dv. SUV (5 places)|
|Layout||front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive|
|Wheel formula||4 × 4|
|On the market|
|Related||Isuzu Rodeo , Isuzu Amigo , Opel Frontera|
|Similar models||Opel Monterey Isuzu Bighorn|
The first generation Trooper (1981-1991) was available in three- and five-door bodies, with a continuous rear axle and independent front suspension. In the Japanese market, the car was originally introduced as the Isuzu Rodeo Bighorn, but soon a part of the name - Rodeo - was canceled. The early engine range was represented by a 2.0-liter gasoline and 2.2-liter diesel engine (73 PS (54 kW)). The all-wheel drive system with disc brakes on all wheels was controlled by a three-position transmission mode switch. In 1986, Isuzu introduced its own four-cylinder 2.3-liter 4ZD1 112 PS engine (82 kW, 110 hp). The engine was unsuccessful. Due to problems, Isuzu used the standard GM 2.8L V6 engine for 1987, while their own new V6 engines could be manufactured. In 1987, Isuzu introduced the 120-horsepower (89 kW) 2.6-liter (4ZE1) I-TEC gasoline engine for the US market. In addition, a 2.8-liter V6 General Motors engine, borrowed from the Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, was available. Models from 1988 to 1991 were equipped with a rear axle split axle and all-wheel disc brakes. In addition, the 1987 models were already equipped with rectangular headlights.
Presented in 1991 in Japan . Available in three- and five-door bodies. It was equipped with a 3.2-liter V-type six-cylinder gasoline engine ( 6VD1 SOHC and DOHC with a capacity of 177 hp and 200 hp ), as well as a 3.1-liter diesel four-cylinder engine ( 4JG2 , power of 120 hp ).
After restyling, the cars were equipped with a gasoline V-engine with a volume of 3.5 liters (6VE1 DOHC giving out 230 hp), as well as a diesel four-cylinder volume of 3.0 ligher 4JX1 , equipped with a Common Rail system that likes to cause problems to owners.
Diesel cars were equipped with automatic transmissions of A340, manufactured by Aisin , 4L30E was installed on gasoline cars which is not split into this car and causes problems for owners in the form of automatic transmission overheating and friction clutch combustion.
Also in 1992, a special MAGIC II series was released in a limited edition of 500 pieces.
- 1992 - Trooper won in its class at an Australian safari .
- 1993 - Trooper cars took first and second place in a class in an Australian safari .
- 1994 - Trooper triumphed in its class at the Paris-Dakar Rally Marathon.
- 1994 - Trooper came first in its class at Pharaoh's Rally .
North America - Isuzu Trooper (1983-1989), Isuzu Trooper II (1990-2002), was sold by Honda under the Acura brand - Acura SLX (1996-2000).
South America and Africa - Isuzu Trooper and Chevrolet Trooper.
Colombia - Chevrolet Trooper (first generation), Chevrolet Trooper 960 (second generation).
Venezuela - Isuzu Caribe 442.
Asia (excluding Japan) - Isuzu Trooper, also sold by General Motors as the Chevrolet Trooper.
Japan - Isuzu Bighorn, sold by Honda Corporation as the Honda Horizon and Subaru Corporation as the Subaru Bighorn.
Europe - Isuzu Trooper (first and second generation) and Opel / Vauxhall Monterey (restyled model of the second generation).
Russia is only the Opel Monterey. New Zealand - Isuzu Trooper, Holden Jackaroo, Holden Monterey.
Australia - Holden Jackaroo, Holden Monterey.