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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV

Isuzu tried to enter the market with an SUV developed together with GM and Honda, and it introduced a 3-version of its Trooper model in 1991 and upgraded it in 1998.

By the time Opel launched the Monterey, GM already had over 32 percent of the Isuzu's stakes. Both companies agreed that since the Japanese brand was almost unknown in Europe, Opel should take the badge and sell the Trooper. But somewhere on the road, they changed their minds again and allowed some Isuzu-badged vehicles to be sold on the European market. Apart from the five-door model, the Japanese carmaker offered a three-door version as well. But basically, it was a car built to beat Land Rover at its own game.

Unlike the Discovery, which was already a well-known product built by a renowned off-road carmaker, the Trooper was less known on the market. Its soft lines might have looked better for those trying to find a vehicle for their families. For the 1998 model, Isuzu tried a new front fascia with a chromed horizontal slat across the grille, new bumpers, and new headlights.

Inside, it was a vehicle well equipped. It featured all the comfort features such as air-conditioning, power mirrors, windows, and sunroof. Even though the three-door version had a shorter wheelbase, there was still plenty of room for three in the back and a large trunk good to carry all the needs for a weekend in the woods.

Under the hood, Isuzu installed a 3.5-liter V-6 engine built by Honda and, for selected markets, it introduced the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel unit.

ISUZU Trooper 3 Doors 1998 - 2002 2 Photos
ISUZU Trooper 3 Doors (1998 - 2002)ISUZU Trooper 3 Doors (1998 - 2002)
ISUZU Trooper 3 Doors 1998 - 2002
  2 gasoline engines
  • 3.2L V6 5MT (204 HP)
  • 3.5L V6 5MT (230 HP)
  3 diesel engines
  • 3.0L DTI 5MT (159 HP)
  • 3.1d 5MT (90 HP)
  • 3.1L TDI 5MT (126 HP)

ISUZU Trooper 3 Doors 3.2L V6 5MT (204 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.2L V6 5MT (204 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3165 cm3
Power
150 KW @ 5400 RPM
204 HP @ 5400 RPM
201 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
210 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
284 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
22.5 gallons (85.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
99.4 mph (160 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/70R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.9 in (4366 mm)
Width
72.2 in (1834 mm)
Height
72.2 in (1834 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.7/58.9 in (1,491/1,496 mm)
Wheelbase
91.7 in (2329 mm)
Cargo Volume
26.9 cuFT (762 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
22.4 mpg US (10.5 L/100Km)

ISUZU Trooper 3 Doors 3.5L V6 5MT (230 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.5L V6 5MT (230 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3494 cm3
Power
169 KW @ 5600 RPM
230 HP @ 5600 RPM
227 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
232 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
314 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
111.9 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/70R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.9 in (4366 mm)
Width
72.2 in (1834 mm)
Height
72.2 in (1834 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.7/58.9 in (1,491/1,496 mm)
Wheelbase
91.7 in (2329 mm)
Cargo Volume
41.6 cuFT (1178 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
16.8 mpg US (14 L/100Km)

ISUZU Trooper 3 Doors 3.0L DTI 5MT (159 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L DTI 5MT (159 HP)
Cylinders
V4
Displacement
2999 cm3
Power
117 KW @ 3900 RPM
159 HP @ 3900 RPM
157 BHP @ 3900 RPM
Torque
246 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
333 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
22.5 gallons (85.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
99.4 mph (160 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/70R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.9 in (4366 mm)
Width
72.2 in (1834 mm)
Height
72.2 in (1834 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.7/58.9 in (1,491/1,496 mm)
Wheelbase
91.7 in (2329 mm)
Cargo Volume
26.9 cuFT (762 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
22.4 mpg US (10.5 L/100Km)

ISUZU Trooper 3 Doors 3.1d 5MT (90 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.1d 5MT (90 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
3059 cm3
Power
66 KW @ 3600 RPM
90 HP @ 3600 RPM
89 BHP @ 3600 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
204 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
22.5 gallons (85.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
99.4 mph (160 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/70R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.9 in (4366 mm)
Width
72.2 in (1834 mm)
Height
72.2 in (1834 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.7/58.9 in (1,491/1,496 mm)
Wheelbase
91.7 in (2329 mm)
Cargo Volume
26.9 cuFT (762 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
22.4 mpg US (10.5 L/100Km)

ISUZU Trooper 3 Doors 3.1L TDI 5MT (126 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.1L TDI 5MT (126 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
3059 cm3
Power
92 KW @ 3600 RPM
125 HP @ 3600 RPM
123 BHP @ 3600 RPM
Torque
202 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
274 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
22.5 gallons (85.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
99.4 mph (160 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
16.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/70R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.9 in (4366 mm)
Width
72.2 in (1834 mm)
Height
72.2 in (1834 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.7/58.9 in (1,491/1,496 mm)
Wheelbase
91.7 in (2329 mm)
Cargo Volume
26.9 cuFT (762 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
22.4 mpg US (10.5 L/100Km)
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