2007 Isuzu Rodeo – Top Speed

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Isuzu Rodeo

2007 Isuzu Rodeo

on 03.30.2007 12:00 by Simona

A facelift, plush new interior and new common-rail diesel engine are of the new ’07 Isuzu Rodeo which showrooms from April armed to make a major in the hotly-contested UK market for ‘lifestyle’ pickups.

Originally launched in the UK in 2003, the Rodeo racked up major awards in its first of going on sale, being as the most up-to-date and sophisticated in its

The Rodeo’s tally of awards Japan’s ‘2005 Good Award’, ‘Best Double Cab from Used Car Buyer and ‘Lifestyle Pickup Winner’ 4×4 magazine. The Rodeo won The Caravan Club’s ‘2005 of the Year Utility Class’ plus ‘Best-In-Class’ title What Van? magazine. with its fresh new look and refined, powerful and fuel-efficient engine plus improvements to its plush interior, the new-look is set to regain its crown.

The new three-model will comprise the Rodeo, Denver Max and later in the year a Denver Max LE which will an uprated engine courtesy of plus an ultra-luxury interior and equipment tally.

All models safety features normally found on passenger cars as ABS with EBD, twin airbags, door-intrusion beams, and rear crush zones and seatbelts for all occupants even the centre passenger.

Because of 1,000kg-plus payloads, all Rodeos a registered company to reclaim the Meanwhile, despite recent tax company car drivers still a substantial saving compared to running a typical mid-sized estate, MPV or 4×4.


This fifth-generation Isuzu is sold in vast volumes in than 80 countries worldwide for example, ‘Holden’ badges in Not only does it have a 37 per market share in Thailand it is built, selling a staggering units in 2006, but Isuzu has Number One best-seller in the one-tonne market since 1983.

the Rodeo has a 79 per cent market in Egypt, for example, 43 per cent in and more than 32 per cent in and New Zealand. Annual production 379,000 units in 2005 and Operations Thailand is the biggest of pickups in the world.

Meanwhile, the parent company of Isuzu is the One best seller worldwide for trucks (gross vehicle between 6.1 and 16 tonnes) with sales in 2004, for example. is also the biggest diesel producer in the world and on 7 November, signed a business agreement Toyota of Japan giving authority to take the lead in diesel engine research and Toyota’s share in Isuzu is 5.9 per

Prices for the five-seat, four-door Isuzu Rodeo range is exclusively 4×4 are: 2.5 Rodeo (manual) £13,990, 2.5 Rodeo Denver Max (manual) and 2.5 litre Rodeo Denver Max LE £19,990 (all On-The-Road but VAT).

New Rodeo Denver Max LE

Due in the year, the new ’07 Rodeo Max LE will boast the ultimate in luxury at an affordable price for business users.

Priced at On-The-Road (excluding VAT) in form, standard equipment include a Prodrive Performance and 18ins Shadow Chrome wheels with 255/60 Scorpion Zero tyres. It boasts leather seats and inserts, an LE mesh grille, a load-liner and a new branded LE hard

In addition, customers benefit a DVD satellite navigation system touchscreen plus a high-tech kit useful following recent changes regarding mobile Other Max features include a front A-bar, chrome steps, rear step rear light guards and steel door entry

This is in addition to air-conditioning, electric windows, leather-wrapped wheel, keyless-entry and selectable 4WD or 2WD at speeds up to 60 mph. Still development, its Prodrive Performance is expected to boost the 2.5 litre engine’s power from 136 PS to in of 160 PS with a torque target of lb ft.

High-Value New Rodeo Denver Max

to be the biggest seller and costing OTR (excluding VAT), the new Rodeo Max features chrome side-steps, front A-bar, rear bumper and brushed steel entry guards. The Rodeo Max also features keyless-entry and kit and load-liner and a radio with CD autochanger with MP3 capability.

Rodeo Far From Basic

being the entry-level model, the new has a specification befitting a mid-range car.

For example, air-conditioning, electric windows, 16 ins alloy keyless-entry central-locking, electro-luminescent and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are all as is a radio with single-disc CD with MP3 capability and iPod Like its sister models, projector-type headlamps are standard as as a trip computer with consumption read-out.

Costing OTR (excluding VAT), the Rodeo has a fully carpeted interior, a five-speed manual gearbox, floor-mounted handbrake, and fascia-mounted of 4WD or 2WD up to speeds of 60 mph.

Tough, New Look With Car-Like

Famed for its understated yet purposeful the ’07 Rodeo’s tough new combines car-like detailing a strong road presence. The is completely new with new bonnet, intake, bumper, wings, and projector-type headlamps. The rear panels behind the cab are also with smoother contours by a new tailgate and rear lamps.

All Rodeos have wide and clearly-defined wheelarch swage further enhanced by chunky-looking The cab design itself is especially integrated with the load bed the boxy, add-on look of of the Rodeo’s competitors.

Car-like extends to indicators now set in the door and tight panel-gaps. The facelifted flowing surface treatment is enhanced by the high-gloss mica or paint.

Even the exterior handles have a substantial yet exude quality, being of design but with an especially movement. Practical exterior include large wrap-round lights and a tailgate with lip

Spacious, Ergonomic, Comfortable

Considerable thought and effort has into the ’07 Rodeo’s resulting in car-like standards of surfaces such as the doors and plus ergonomics and seat previously unheard of in a pickup.

The one-piece fascia would not out of place in an upmarket executive with all major controls at hand. Air-conditioning controls are to use rotary dials and all models four-speed wipers with control. The improved manual is especially slick-shifting and every also has a floor-mounted handbrake.

A button allows the driver to ‘shift-on-the fly’ allowing 4WD or 2WD to be on the move at speeds up to 60 mph. For low the vehicle must be stationary but is equally simple.

As part of the facelift, the new-look Rodeo has new cloth seat and door new instruments with electro-luminescent new circular centre and side air a new silver-effect centre console and a new wheel with a bold encircled in chrome.

All Rodeos from extensive cabin with insulation placed in areas to heighten refinement. space is also generous the rear seat backrest at a comfortable angle unlike competitors which have a vertical rake. Rear legroom is also ample.

the rear doors are much than most competitors and can be up to 68.5 degrees allowing entry and exit. Headroom is mm with shoulder room of mm. In addition, the driver’s seat has up to 200 mm of

World-Beating New Common-Rail Diesel

As befitting the world’s biggest of diesel engines, the new Rodeo’s 2.5 common-rail diesel engine is an unit offering class-leading economy and exceptional refinement.

Key are twin overhead camshafts 16 valves and an advanced common-rail with an electronically-controlled fuel-injection Exceeding Euro4 emission this all-new engine has a system which runs at a 180 MPa for precise and constant ‘just-in-time’ supply.

This ensures a particle spray which fuel economy and reduces by providing a more complete process. The variable vane, turbocharger is also new and because the blades vary their according to engine speed stronger pulling power the rev-range.

Featuring a 95.4 mm bore and 87.4 mm …, this cylinder engine is especially quiet and free-revving and runs on a compression ratio. It is not related to the Isuzu Trooper’s common-rail which used engine oil to its fuel-injection pump.

Not only is a high 136 PS at 3,600 rpm but torque so for towing and mid-range acceleration is a 217 lb ft at only 1,800 rpm. is a full 36 PS more than the old 2.5 and even 5.5 PS better than the 3.0 litre while torque is up showing improvements of no less 50 lb ft and 10 lb ft respectively.

As a result, the new Rodeo is a 6.5 mph faster than even the old 3.0 at 102.5 mph, while the mph time is now 12.8 seconds a 38 per improvement on the previous 2.5 litre.

economy is class-leading at an outstanding 39.8 and 34.9 mpg on the Urban/Extra and Combined cycles. Meanwhile the CO2 is class-leading and comes down the old 3.0 litre’s 243 g/km to 213 g/km.

scrutiny of the new Rodeo 2.5 litre’s and torque graph shows it to not exceed the old 3.0 litre’s throughout the rev-range but significantly so from to 3,500 rpm. This the new vehicle is much more responsive at higher speeds, the old model’s tendency to ‘run out of

Prodrive Performance Pack To

As with the previous Rodeo, plans to offer a Prodrive Pack on the new 2.5 litre. This be standard on the range-topping Rodeo Max LE.

Target power is in excess of 160 PS torque of 250-plus lb ft and as with the 3.0 litre the extra performance is not through extra turbo but via a reprogrammed Electronic Control which uprates the fuel and alters the ignition timing.

As boost is unaffected, engine is not increased and allows Isuzu Limited to include PPP under its three year/60,000 mile

Partly because of their and efficient engine combustion all Rodeos have exceptionally service intervals of 12,000 including an oil change.

Outstanding Initiatives

The Rodeo’s standard features are truly outstanding for a and illustrate its importance worldwide in many countries it is chosen as a car such as in the Far East or the Greek

Standard features include a four-sensor anti-lock braking (ABS) with electronic distribution (EBD). This feature is especially important on a which has to cope with a variation between laden and weight.

The Rodeo’s EBD compensates for the front and load differences during before the ABS intervenes preventing axle lock-up which can some pickups. The front also have twin callipers which enhance effort and even out pad wear.

As of the facelift, the ’07 Rodeo has an braking system with a 230 mm (9.0 ins) tandem The brake pad material is also for better fade-resistance.

All Rodeos have twin front with side protection beams for all doors. The front and of the body have special zones designed to provide absorption during impacts the centre section and chassis are reinforced.

Stronger, Stiffer and Galvanised Body Panels

The cab on a separate chassis which is and more resistant to bending in the zone by 60 per cent and 50 per cent laterally compared to the old TF pickup. A cross member at the rear of the greatly increases torsional and spreads out the payload more

Helping both safety, and durability is a single-piece cabin which is also galvanized for corrosion-protection as are the cabin rear inner and outer doors, wings, wheel well tub floor and sides plus the

And on the subject of longevity, even the tank is rust-resistant, being of polyethylene unlike the vulnerable tanks of many other Rodeos supplied by official Isuzu (UK) Limited, enjoy extra rustproofing. involves a heavy-duty wax coating for the and cavity-injection of crucial box-sections.

Seatbelts Plus ISOFIX Seat Mountings

The front have impact load-limiting and are height-adjustable as are the two outer rear

Every Rodeo occupant benefits from a three-point even for the rear centre And ISOFIX child seat are fitted to the two outer rear This makes the Rodeo suited for use as a ‘lifestyle’ family

Car-Like Security Features

car-like security features an engine immobiliser for all models a warning reminder should the key be left in the vehicle inadvertently.

an alarm is standard together central door locking a keyless entry facility a rolling code for even security. This works by the code between the key and the vehicle time the Rodeo is locked and like shuffling a pack of

New Rodeo Really Measures Up

dimensions, payloads and towing are among the best available for example, a maximum load length of 1,380 mm. The Rodeo has a highly competitive 1,075 kg

This is comfortably over the 1,000 kg threshold. The towing is equally impressive at a class-leading kg. The Rodeo 4×4’s ground is a generous 205 mm while approach and angles are 34 degrees and 21 degrees.

Manual Transmission

Isuzu Rodeo

All models a fascia-mounted button to select allowing 4WD or 2WD to be engaged on the move at up to 60 mph. For low ratio the vehicle be stationary but selection is equally

Water Wading Snorkel

And Tyres Up To The Job

The Rodeo has a braking especially designed for demanding use and features large 280 mm ventilated discs and 295 mm rear drums improved, fade-resistant pad material for the new The dual-circuit braking system has a larger tandem servo 230mm.

In addition, all Rodeos a sophisticated three-channel, four-sensor braking system (ABS) electronic brakeforce distribution Generous 245/70 R 16 tyres are to 16 x 7 ins alloy wheels on the Rodeo and Denver Max and 255/60 R 18 tyres on 18 x 8.5 ins on the Rodeo Denver Max LE.

Rugged Yet Suspension And Steering

Rugged yet best describes the Rodeo’s which combines the toughness for heavy-duty use with precise and a smoother ride than competitors.

The Rodeo features power-assisted steering as used on all passenger cars. This the less precise recirculating steering of its predecessor. Some pickups still persevere recirculating ball which the feed-back and precision of the Rodeo’s

Front suspension is independent for a ride, employing wishbones and bars. An anti-roll bar is standard.

rear suspension layout for a pickup is a live axle by semi-elliptic steel leaf This is favoured by hard-working because of its simplicity, durability and to absorb punishing payloads.

for the Rodeo, Isuzu has carefully the rear springs to work in with the front suspension to the unladen choppiness displayed by rival models. Ride is further enhanced by the standard of gas-filled double-acting shock for both the front and rear

Reassuring Warranty

All Rodeos by official importer, Isuzu Limited, enjoy a three mile ‘bumper-to-bumper’ mechanical plus six years’ anti-perforation

Rodeo owners also from full membership of Assistance which provides years’ cover comprising home’, roadside and European or recovery. Thanks to engineering and the use of high-quality oil, maintenance are twice that of many at 12,000 miles or 12 months.

Key Highlights

Other major items

Alloy wheels

Body-colour side mouldings and extended

Electrically-operated door mirrors turn indicators

Front fog

Air-conditioning with pollen

Six-speaker sound system for player

Higher-grade cloth and door trim and luxury

Keyless entry with

Height-adjustable steering wheel

steering wheel and gear-knob

Little-Known History

Isuzu is best selling medium manufacturer and a world-leader in the design and of diesel engines. The Rodeo is the in a line of one-tonne pickups back over 31 years and sold in more than 100

However, the very first vehicle was a locally-assembled British-designed A9 car. That was in 1922, the Wolseley the first passenger car made in Japan.

Isuzu’s with the British Wolseley was signed in 1918 and its antecedent was established in 1893, trading the name of Tokyo Ishikawajima and Engg.Co. Ltd.

By 1924 the Wolseley CP 5-ton payload was recognised as an official military by the Japanese government. The first to carry the ‘Isuzu’ badge was in when the Ishikawa Automotive Co. Ltd launched a model named the Isuzu river.

This past Japan’s oldest the Ise Shrine of Mie prefecture.

Various and amalgamations took place the 1930s and 40s and during World War the company that was to become developed the water-cooled DA diesel This was later fitted to makes of truck used in the reconstruction with the company of Isuzu Motors Ltd being in 1949.

Domestic demand for trucks exploded during the 1940s and throughout the 50s, establishing Isuzu as Number One for and diesel engines. Isuzu’s Elf was in 1959 and is still Japan’s light-duty truck. In order to international competitiveness, Isuzu into a tie-up with General Motors Corporation.

is now no GM connection but on 7 November, 2006, of Japan and Isuzu signed a agreement which gives authority to take the lead in diesel engine research and Toyota’s share in Isuzu is 5.9 per

The Rodeo known as the D-Max in countries was launched in Thailand, it is built, in May 2002. It rapidly a 43 per cent market share and more than 167,000 in 2006.

In fact, the D-Max the record for being the best-selling ever in Thailand, reaching units in less than one after start of production.

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