In the same time when Isuzu was selling the rebadged 5-door Opel Frontera in the U.S. as the Isuzu Rodeo, the same name was used to sell the D-Max pick-up truck. The vehicle was a joint effort together with GM. Basically, the frame was also used by GM for the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck, but Isuzu took a different approach for its pickup body. Manufacturing was in Thailand and, later on, in Turkey, at their joint-factory in Bursa with AIOS Turkish company.
Even if there was only one engine under the hood, a 2.5-liter turbodiesel, there were different bodyworks available, one of them being a single cab with a longer loading bed. It had two doors and, unlike the crew-cab, had two seats. The single-cab was available only as an RWD model, while the others could be ordered with a 4x4 transmission. The single-cab version was intended as a true working horse, with limited comfort but able to carry over 1-ton payloads. While the four-door versions received a 3.0 turbodiesel, the base 4x2 single-cab version held to the 2.5-liter unit. It was updated, though, according to the newest anti-pollution regulation norms in the EU.
The single-cab was available either as a chassis-cab, to receive specific bodies, or with a bed for loading different materials and a rear tailgate. Its production ended in 2011 when a new generation of the D-Max was launched. The Rodeo name was used for Isuzu Pickup only on some specific markets.
ENGINE SPECS - 2.5 D 5MT (205 HP)
|Power:||150.8 KW @ 5400 RPM|
205 HP @ 5400 RPM
202 BHP @ 5400 RPM
|Fuel System:||Common Rail|
|Top Speed:||108 mph (174 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||10.2 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Length:||202.9 in (5154 mm)|
|Width:||67.7 in (1720 mm)|
|Height:||64.3 in (1633 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||57.4/57.4 in (1,458/1,458 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||120 in (3048 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||7.6 in (193 mm)|
|Unladen Weight:||3560 lbs (1615 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||6283 lbs (2850 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||25.3 mpg US (9.3 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||37.3 mpg US (6.3 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||31.8 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||196 g/km|