• Isuzu KB

The Isuzu Faster (for Faster) was a pickup truck, the Isuzu offered on the domestic market 1972-1994. Furthermore, the model under different names was offered worldwide by 2002 and then replaced by the Isuzu D-Max.

The Faster based on the Isuzu Florian and replaced the Isuzu Wasp from. The pickup with the internal abbreviation for the shorter KB20 KB25 and for the longer wheelbase variant, many shared components including doors and front of the vehicle with the Isuzu Florian. It was produced in conjunction with this work in Fujisawa in Kanagawa in Japan.

The Isuzu Faster was a traditional pickup with ladder frame chassis and leaf spring on the rear axle as a rigid axle. Front wishbones were used. In contrast to the previous Wasp there was also a long wheelbase version, which was available as a crew cab. Standard engine was a 1584cc petrol engine with 48 kW/65hp in addition to a 1951cc diesel engine with 36 kW/49hp. In some markets, there was also a 1817cc petrol engine with an output of 51 kW/72hp. The power transmission was performed using 4-speed manual transmission. 1976 there was a revision with new front design, front disc brakes and optional 3-speed automatic transmission available. As of 1979, all-wheel drive in export models available with the abbreviation KB40.

In most export markets the model as Isuzu KB or Isuzu pickup truck was driven. Since General Motors in 1971 had participated in Isuzu, our model from GM was offered as the Chevrolet LUV.

Here the distribution of Faster was acquired by General Motors. There he was sold as the Chevrolet LUV.

Holden imported the Faster as of November 1972 as the Chevrolet LUV. In 1977 the model was marketed as Isuzu KB.

In Europe, the Faster by Bedford and Opel was marketed as the Bedford KB, and in many markets, but also as an Isuzu pick-up or Isuzu KB.

Partly as Isuzu Faster or just pickup.

Faster double cabin

Chevrolet LUV

The second generation is referred to as KB Isuzu world. The reason was this export name of Faster II In addition, the model also export Isuzu P’up was called. For the first time offered Isuzu on the domestic market an SUV with four-wheel drive, the Isuzu Faster Rodeo. This was initially available only for the version with short wheelbase and later had a structure behind the cab of GRP. First, there were the same engines and transmission options. 1983 launched the model revised with new engines and transmissions. In addition to a 2.2 L diesel engine with 45 kW/61hp, there was now also a 2.5 L diesel engine with 55 kW/75hp. Also new was now a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 58 kW/79hp. Each with five-speed manual, or optional depending on the market available as standard. 1984 were the engines previously used, which were installed in the predecessor, from the program. In addition, there were only 5-speed manual transmission. In 1985 the Spacecab version. It was an extended single cab with extra side windows and a folding three seat bench in the back room. At the same time was a minor facelift and a new 2.3-liter gasoline engine with 80 kW/110hp was available. In 1987, the Faster was again slightly revised with new grille. Furthermore, on request, a power steering was available.

In North America, there was the continued Faster than Chevrolet LUV, but noted General Motors in 1982 to sell the Chevrolet LUV in favor of own-developed Chevrolet S-series one. Therefore Isuzu took over the sales in 1982 even under the name Isuzu P’up (short for pickup).

As in North America, the Isuzu Faster was offered here under the name Chevrolet LUV. It was produced for this market in Chile in CKD kit way up to the appearance of Faster TF 1988.

Hier bot Holden Holden Rodeo on the way.

Here, the model was still offered as Bedford Isuzu KB or KB.

Back as the Isuzu Faster or Isuzu KB.

Isuzu P’up with GRP Superstructure

Chevrolet LUV

Chevrolet LUV Doppelkabine

In May 1988, the Faster TF appeared on the domestic market. Only the 2WD models were called Faster, while 4WD models were called Isuzu Rodeo. The cab was now longer than its predecessor with a larger windshield. When driving a 2.2-liter gasoline engine with 85 kW/115hp, a 2.3-liter with 72kw/96hp and a 2.6-liter with 88 kW/120hp were used. A 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine and 74 kW/100hp completed the offer. All were available with 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic transmission. The previous body styles, a two-door Single Cab, Space Cab or a two-door sports Cab said elongated single cabin as well as a four-door double cab were further offered. In addition, the Faster with GRP Superstructure on Extended Cab In addition to the Isuzu Rodeo was also became the Isuzu Wizard (in Europe Opel Frontera) based on the TF Faster developed.

1992 took place a facelift of Faster TF and a 2.8-liter turbo diesel with direct injection and an output of 81 kW/110hp replaced the previous diesel engine.

In October 1994, ended the sale of Faster TF in Japan, where he also received no successor. In 1997, the Faster TF series a facelift with rounder front design and a redesigned dashboard, similar to the 1995-1997 built Isuzu Wizard. Airbags for driver and passenger were now fitted as standard depending on version.

In North America, Faster TF series appeared already in 1987 as Isuzu Pickup. It was produced for the market at that time hiesigem together with Subaru-powered Isuzu factory Subaru-Isuzu Automotive in Lafayette, Indiana. The only engines available were the 2.6 L petrol engine and from 1991 to 1994 exclusively a GM 3.1 L V6 gasoline engine with 89 kW/120hp. 1996 Isuzu Hombre there replaced the Faster the TF.

Like its predecessor, was offered here again under the name Chevrolet LUV the Isuzu Faster TF. Again, the model was manufactured in CKD construction and exported to Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, Paraguay, Colombia and Venezuela. In total, more than 220,000 units were produced. In the late 1980s, an additional assembly in Bogotá, Colombia began by Colmotores and in Quito, Ecuador from Omnibus BB Transportes (now General Motors OBB) with a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine with 59 kW/80hp. Here the production of the Chevrolet LUV/Isuzu Faster TF has been discontinued and replaced by the Isuzu D-Max was not until October 2005.

Holden introduced the TF series again as a Holden Rodeo. From 1998 there was a 3.2-liter GM V6 petrol engine with 140 kW/188hp. The 3.2-liter V6 was the most powerful engine in a pick-up in Australia until he was replaced by the new Rodeo based on the Isuzu D-Max 2003. The Holden Rodeo was updated in 2001 and received a new 3.0-liter V6 common-rail injection diesel engine with 96 kW/129hp next clear indicator lenses and another Grille.

Here the model from 1988 was offered as Isuzu Campo. As of 1991, there were then as Opel Campo bzw.Vauxhall Brava. From 2002, here also the Isuzu D-Max offered in the United Kingdom Isuzu Rodeo. In Germany there is the D-Max only since 2006.

Teilweise als Isuzu Rodeo und Opel Campo. Als Isuzu TFR, Isuzu Dragon Eyes, Isuzu Dragon Power und Honda Tourmaster in Thailand. Isuzu Fuego auf den Philippinen, als JinBei SY10-Serie und Foton Aoling T-Serie in China. Als Isuzu Invader in Malaysia. Ebenfalls ersetzt durch den Isuzu D-Max.

Most offered as Opel Campo. As Chevrolet T-series in Egypt and Isuzu Ippon in Israel. Also replaced by the Isuzu D-Max.

Chevrolet LUV

Holden Rodeo Facelift Version

Opel Campo Sports Cab

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