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Isuzu Bighorn Overview
The Isuzu Bighorn, more commonly known as the Isuzu Trooper in the UK is a mid-sized SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle). It was produced by the Japanese manufacturer Isuzu from 1981-2002. This vehicle was marketed under many different brands across the world market, such as: Chevrolet Trooper and Holden Monterey. This vehicle is best off road and doesn’t run that well on road. It is well priced and well built but doesn’t have the best looking interior.
Isuzu Bighorn History
The first generation (1981-91) model was introduced in 1981, and initially was called the Rodeo Bighorn, with the Rodeo part of the name soon being dropped. The engines used, lacked a bit power but when they were improved upon, there was several problems with the new engines. It wasn’t until 1987 that they introduced their own V6 engine which was to be a huge success. For one year in 1989 there was a short wheel based version released.
The second generation (1991-2005) had a real makeover, changing the look and making the vehicle more powerful and luxurious. The SUV market had been changing and the Bighorn needed to keep up with these trends to stay competitive in this market. Again some major engine changes took place, offering larger engines to make the vehicle more powerful. An agreement was made with Honda for them to market this vehicle under their own badge, calling it the Horizon or Acura depending on the country it was marketed for.
The first generation engines were available in 2.0, 2.3 and 2.6 in petrol and 2.2 and 2.8 in diesel. The next generation showed the need for more power so the engine sizes increased to 3.2 and 3.5 petrol and 3.0 and 3.1 diesel. If you want economy on this vehicle then you best go for the diesel engines as these vehicles tend to consume large amounts of fuel.
This vehicle has both manual and automatic gearboxes available. There are 4 and 5 speed manual and a 4 speed automatic, with the 4 speed manual only being available in the first generation model. Have a look at the Isuzu gearbox parts page of our website.
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