Isuzu Oasis

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Isuzu Oasis
Isuzu Oasis -- 03-28-2012.JPG
Manufacturer Honda
Also called Honda Odyssey
Honda Shuttle
Production 1996–1999
Assembly Sayama, Japan
Body and chassis
Class Minivan
Layout FF layout
Related Honda Odyssey
Engine 2.2L 130 hp (97 kW)F22B6 SOHC VTEC I4 (96-97)
2.3L 150 hp (112 kW)F23A7 SOHC VTEC I4 (98-99)
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2830 mm (114.4 in)
Length 1996–97: 4575 mm (187.2 in)
1998–99: 187.6 in (4,765 mm)
Width 1793 mm (70.6 in)
Height 1996–97: 1640 mm (64.6 in)
1998–99: 63.6 in (1,615 mm)

The Isuzu Oasis is a minivan that was produced as result of an agreement between Isuzu and Honda from 1996 to 1999. It was the only minivan sold by Isuzu.

Under the agreement, Honda would purchase Isuzu Rodeo and Isuzu Trooper vehicles to be sold as the Honda Passport and Acura SLX, respectively. Meanwhile, Isuzu would purchase Honda Odyssey, the Honda Accord and Honda Domani vehicles to be sold as the Isuzu Oasis, the Isuzu Aska and Isuzu Gemini, respectively. Though the Oasis was essentially the same vehicle as the Odyssey with a lower sticker price and a better warranty, Honda's more prominent brand recognition propelled the Odyssey to greater sales. The Oasis was sold from the 1996 model year to the 1999 model year in the United States. The Odyssey was redesigned for 1998, but Isuzu still sold the original body with minor changes all the way through 1999. Later Oasis models came with a 2.3L VTEC engine similar to the engine found in the sixth-generation Honda Accord. The Oasis remains a rare and extremely obscure car with few left on the road today, due to low sales of under 3,000 each year in production. Oasis vehicles were used as New York City taxis.[citation needed]

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