Talk:Isuzu Motors

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Past Tense[edit]

I notice that this article is written with only mixed clarity of tense... it dispenses with the past tense most of the time. I'm not sure what wikipedia's policy on this matter is, but imho it's trendy and stylish to ditch the past tense, but not good for an encyclopedia. I would like to clean this up and remove the present-tense stuff from the history of the company, stuff like, "The first result of GM taking a 34% stake in Isuzu is seen in 1972, only months later, when the Chevrolet LUV becomes the first Isuzu-built vehicle to be sold in the United States."

I'll check back into the talk page in a few weeks to see if anyone has any objection. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cellodont (talkcontribs) 01:38, 12 May 2017 (UTC)


This page needs to have more information on not only their commercial vehicle production, but their stance on emission standards. Isuzu is not known for making automobiles for the average consumer, they are known for their commercial vehicles. It is therefore a wonder why the entire article focusus on passenger cars. In 2005 specifically, while the article is making a point about Isuzu only selling two cars per month, and while the company is on the verge of leaving the U.S., how is Isuzu making a profit? A brief answer is given but it is downplayed by the meaningless car production.[edit]

You have basically changed this page from a well written piece, into an Isuzu sob story. (talk) 16:41, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Relationship with Rootes and GM[edit]

There seems to be a contradiction between the introductory text, which claims that Isuzu worked with General Motors from 1953, and the timeline, which says there was a relationship with Rootes (never part of GM) from 1953. The timeline first mentions GM in 1971. The Isuzu Gemini article further supports the presence of GM from the 1970s only, because it says the Gemini was replaced with a GM-derived model, after GM became involved – and from reading about the development of the non-GM Gemini, this replacement happened some time after 1969. – Kieran T (talk | contribs) 14:06, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Project Assessment[edit]

There are plenty of other aspects of the company which could be discussed and which are absent - corporate policies, aims, philosophy, attitude towards emissions standards. The History section could also benefit from being converted to paragraph format rather than the chronology list. LordAmeth (talk) 13:41, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

History Correction[edit]

In the mid-1960s Isuzus were sold in Hawaii, in quantities large enough to be a noticeable presence on the road. I have only memory, no documentation. LorenzoB (talk) 04:56, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Confusing Japanese car mergers.[edit]

I think you are confusing the 1933 Japanese car mergers. The Izuzu website quotes the 1933 merger with the "Dot" Auto Co. Not the "DAT" Auto Co. This is very misleading because the DAT Auto Co. merged with Nissan in 1933 and is the origins of the "Datsun" name. Though the Dot Automobile Manufacturing Inc. is referenced a zillion times on the internet, everyone is just copying and pasting. I can't find any reference to who or what they were. (at least in English.) and to make it more confusing there is a DOT motorcycle company in England back in 1933 that almost went out of business, so it started making trucks. This is around time same time Izuzu teamed up with Wolseley in England to start making trucks.

"In 1933 after Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. took control of DAT Motorcar Co."

"1933. Ishikawajima Automotive Works merged with Dot Automobile Manufacturing Inc., and changed its name to Automobile Industries Co., Ltd."

Dot Cycle and Motor Manufacturing Company —Preceding unsigned comment added by Superkato77 (talkcontribs) 19:57, 26 August 2010 (UTC) can anyone give a brief discreptive details about ISUZU 6RB1 diesel engine, find me on,frederick acheampong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:22, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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This page is very biased and opinionated.

January 30, 2008 - Isuzu announces complete withdrawal from the US market[2]. It will continue to provide support and parts. The decision is mainly affected by extremely low sales, and Isuzu's discontinuation of the Trailblazer/i-series exchange program. GM, for the first time in over 35 years, finds itself with the lack of an Isuzu pickup to re-badge as a GM product. As such, GM is currently attempting to design their own small pickup for the future, no longer relying on Isuzu for engines and design. Isuzu had been experiencing a slow decline since the late 1990s. In less than 10 years, Isuzu went from selling a complete line of cars, trucks, and SUVs, into being a specialized SUV-only manufacturer, and eventually only a memory. [3] They will continue to sell commercial vehicles in the U.S. [4]

No sources cited on any of this imformation. Needs fixed

Substituted at 21:45, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

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