Serves the Commercial Small Fleet Market of 10 – 50 Vehicles

Isuzu to Sell Large GM-Made SUV

November 2, 2001

Japan's Isuzu Motors Ltd. on Nov. 2 announced it will launch a seven-passenger large sport utility vehicle next year, built by its partner General Motors Corp. GM owns 49 percent of Isuzu.The 2003 Isuzu Ascender, to go into production in September 2002, will share many components with GM's long-wheelbase Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL, both of which are also scheduled to go on sale next year.The Ascender, to be built at GM's Moraine, Ohio plant, will be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in late March, according to Chip Letzgus, executive manager of corporate communications.Isuzu didn't release price and expected sales volume for the new SUV.According to industry analysts, the addition of the Ascender should help Isuzu's sales, which are down more than nine percent this year despite the addition of the Axiom sport utility vehicle and the continuing popularity of SUVs.Isuzu expected to sell about 18,000 Axioms this year, but sales have totaled only about 4,000 since it went on sale in the spring.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Sponsored by

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher