Isuzu Panther

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Isuzu Panther
Manufacturer PT Isuzu Astra Indonesia Co., Ltd.
Isuzu Philippines, Corp.
Also called Isuzu AUV (Russia)
Isuzu Crosswind/Hi-Lander Crosswind
Isuzu Sportivo
Chevrolet Tavera
Production 1991-present
Assembly Alabuğa, Russia (Sollers-Isuzu)
Jakarta, Indonesia (IAMI)[1]
Biñan, Laguna, Philippines (IPC)
Halol, Gujarat, India
Selangor, Malaysia
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Pickup truck
Body style 5-door station wagon
2-door pickup
Related Chevrolet Tavera
Engine 2.2 L C223 indirect injection Diesel I4
2.5 L 4JA-1 DI Diesel I4
2.5 L 4JA-1 DI low-pressure turbo diesel I4
Transmission 5-speed manual MSG5K
4-speed auto AW03-72LE
Wheelbase 2,680 mm (105.5 in)
Length 4,692 mm (184.7 in)
Width 1,771 mm (69.7 in)
Height 1,873 mm (73.7 in)
Curb weight 2,170 kg (4,784 lb)
Successor Isuzu D-Max (for pickup)

The Isuzu Panther is a line of multi-purpose vehicle, sport utility vehicle and pickup truck manufactured since 1991 by Isuzu developed in Indonesia for the Southeast Asian market. It is also manufactured and marketed in India under the name Chevrolet Tavera, a name which is also used in Indonesia for the gasoline version until 2007. It was developed together with General Motors as the "160 Project".[2]

The model is suited to carrying large loads of passengers or cargo. It was developed to meet local conditions in terms of climate, roads and family structure as a durable vehicle. The Panther is also popular in the Philippines as Hi-Lander, later the Crosswind. It was also known as the Hi-Lander in Vietnam.

In the Philippines, the Crosswind replaced the Hi-Lander in 2001, and was given a major redesign in early 2005 from the "Hi-Lander Crosswind" to just "Crosswind" as well as "Sportivo". Minor facelifts were given in 2007 and 2009 to the same format. It is now in its second generation. It is powered by the 4JA-1 Diesel Engine with the option of an 81 hp normally aspirated version or an 85 hp low-pressure turbocharged version. The third generation is also equipped with Isuzu‘s Flex Ride Suspension System.

First generation (1991-2000)[edit]

  • Capacity = 2238 cc
  • Engine Type = 4 CylinderOHV Indirect injection
  • Code = C223
  • Body = TBR Code 52
  • Maximum power = 60 hp/4300rpm

Type: (from the highest level)

  • Hi Grade
  • Royal
  • Total Assy (Deluxe)
  • Standard

First generation facelift (1996-2000)[edit]

  • Capacity = 2500cc engine
  • Engine Type = 4 Cylinder OHV 2500cc Direct Injection
  • Maximum Power = 84 hp 8/3900rpm
  • Machine code = 4JA1
  • Code Body = TBR 54

Type: (from the highest level)

  • New Hi-grade (1997-2000)
  • Hi-grade (1996-1997)
  • Hi sporty (1996-2000)
  • New Royale (1997-2000)
  • Grand Royale (1996-1998)
  • Royale (1996-1998)
  • Deluxe (1996-1998)
  • Standard

Second generation (2000-present)[edit]

  • Capacity = 2500cc engine
  • Engine =
    • OHV 4 cylinder 2500cc direct injection

4 cylinder ** OHV 2500cc direct injection (Smart, LM, LV, LS)

  • Turbo Diesel (Touring)
  • Maximum power = 84 hp/3900rpm
  • Frame Code= TBR541
  • Engine code = 4JA1

Type: (from the highest level)

Panther (Indonesia)

  • Grand Touring
  • Touring
  • LS
  • SS
  • LV
  • SV
  • LM (smart long)
  • SM (smart short)

Crosswind (Philippines)

  • X-MAX (Limited Ed)
  • Sportivo X (2012–present)
  • XUVi (2003 - 2005)
  • XUV (2001–present)
  • XTRM (2001 - 2004)
  • XTi (2001 - 2014)
  • XTo (2001-2005)
  • XT (2001–Present)
  • XL (2001–Present)

Second generation facelift (2005-present)[edit]

The second generation facelift model is similar to the original second generation, but with new headlights, front grille interior. The LS touring version has been given a turbo to meet Euro standards. In late 2013, it is the version of the Isuzu Crosswind for the Philippine market adding features the Sportivo X, in the load area below the flat storage compartment, and moved to the Euro standards.


Panther (Indonesia)

  • Grand Touring
  • Touring
  • LS Turbo
  • LV
  • LV FF
  • Smart
  • Smart FF

Crosswind (Philippines)

  • Sportivo
  • XUV



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