The first digit in the marking engine ISUZU says about the number of cylinders of the engine.
The next two letters indicate the engine belonging to the series. But in this case, if these two letters, the first standing V, then the motor is V-shaped.
The last digit indicates the revision number of the engine in the series.
Examples (this is all produced ISUZU currently own engines for cars and jeeps):
6VE1 - 6-cylinder V-twin petrol engine volume of 3.5 liters.
6VD1- 6-cylinder V-twin petrol engine volume of 3.2 liters.
4JX1 - 4-cylinder diesel engine in volume of 3,0 l.
Isuzu is a Japanese manufacturer of trucks, which was popular for about 90 years. Home Isuzu is very similar to other Japanese manufacturers of cars and trucks such as the Kia and Hyundai, which entered the automotive industry as a result of the company's growth and favorable conditions for expansion. Before Isuzu were Tokio Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, who planned to continue their business in 1910.
After a partnership with Tokio Gas and Electric Industrial Company, Ishikawajima released its first truck in 1918. Soon after the company made its first steps in the production of trucks, it has received a license to manufacture established in the UK Wolseley car, and preparing the basis for cooperation with foreign companies.
The company produced its first car in 1922. Despite the relatively early development of the car, he was far from perfect. After a 13-year leap in technology and continuously improve the product, the company solved the problem of creating a bus. Their prototype in 1935 was the first of its kind in Japan equipped with air brakes and engine mounted at the bottom of the car.
Two years later and after several mergers, was founded Tokyo Jidosha Kogyo Company, becoming a starting point for future activities of Isuzu with a focus on the development of diesel engines. By the end of the 40s the company has also expanded in the market of medium and large-sized truck, and she took the name of the river, Isuzu, which means "fifty bells ringing in harmony and celebration."
As for the "harmony and celebration," Isuzu equipment operated in conditions of extreme cold on the Japanese Antarctic base since 1955 observations. Four years later, the company introduced the world to the first two-ton truck, speeding further occurrence Series N. The growth attracted investors, including General Motors, with whom he co-produced models such as the Buick Opel and Chevrolet Luv - first cars Isuzu, which reached the North American markets.
A further increase in interest in Isuzu has led GM to strengthen the partnership with the Japanese car manufacturer, and opened the way to the US market. American Isuzu Motors Inc. It was founded in 1983, helping the company in the conquest of the world. Over 80s Isuzu gained great recognition in his own country, being awarded the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry over the 20th trophy of the design. Truck production reached 3 million threshold. units, ahead of other manufacturers, such as Daimler-Benz and earned the title of the largest truck manufacturer in the world.
90s brought new achievements with the release of Trooper and Rodeo models, and the last of them has won three times in a row Alcan Winter Rally. The introduction of new vehicles such as the Axiom and improved technologies such as co-developed the Duramax injection, Isuzu allowed to maintain its privileged position in the US market. As part of the GM group, Isuzu continues to be one of the largest suppliers of commercial vehicles and pickups. In addition to its huge offices in the US and market share, Isuzu is widely known for its low price and availability, which are the main attributes of their car.