Trooper Commercial

Press Kit

GENERAL

2003 ISUZU TROOPER COMMERCIAL

  • Now with a choice of LWB and SWB
  • Features 3.0 litre common-rail diesel engine – revised in 2002
  • Class-beating power and torque at 159 PS/245.6 lb ft
  • Boasts hair-trigger throttle response, petrol-like performance
  • Shares latest styling with passenger models
  • Sharper handling thanks to revised steering, suspension and wider track
  • Lower £15,849.47 on-the-road price (excluding VAT) continues

Due to strong dealer demand, Isuzu has introduced a long-wheelbase version of its 3.0 litre Diesel Turbo Trooper Commercial off-roader for the 2003 Model Year.

This complements the recently introduced 2.5 litre turbocharged and intercooled TF Pickup range which comprises Single or Crew Cabs in two or four-wheel drive.

It means Isuzu now has no fewer than eight light commercial vehicle models to offer everyone from farmers and construction companies to local authorities and emergency services.

Tough, Spacious, Practical
Based on the Trooper Duty passenger model, the new LWB Commercial offers generous load space of over 84 cu ft plus the convenience of four passenger doors and twin rear doors for convenient loading and unloading.

And with a maximum payload of 731 kg, braked towing limit of 3,500 kg and ground clearance of 210 mm, the new model will have wide appeal to anyone requiring a four-wheel drive workhorse.

Comfortable Specification, Painless Price
Priced at £18,097.02 on-the-road (excluding VAT), the Trooper LWB Commercial differs from the passenger Duty model by having a durable, flat, non-slip load floor, vertical cargo restraint, practical steel wheels instead of alloys, metal panels to replace the glass from the B-post rearwards and, of course, the removal of the rear seats.

Standard equipment includes a rear limited-slip differential, selectable ‘shift-on-the-fly’ four-wheel drive, power-steering, electric front windows and door mirrors, central-locking, engine immobiliser, tinted glass, cloth seat and door trim, mud-flaps and side-protection mouldings.

Meanwhile, the well-established Trooper SWB Commercial Standard continues at only £15,849.47 (excluding VAT) on-the-road.

A higher-spec model is now also available featuring central-locking and electric front windows. This costs £16,275 (excluding VAT) OTR.

Smoother, Quieter Common-Rail Diesel
At the heart of the Trooper’s enduring attraction is its twin overhead-camshaft 16 valve four-cylinder 3.0 litre Diesel Turbo engine with a massive 159 PS at only 3,900 rpm and an equally outstanding 245.6 lb ft of pulling power at 2,000 rpm.

The Trooper was the world’s first passenger car to be fitted with a common-rail and electronically-controlled unit injection – seen as the biggest diesel engine advance since direct-injection began to replace indirect-injection.

Improvements for 2002 included enhanced smoothness, refinement and starting characteristics, lower exhaust emissions and even better fuel economy.

In fact, the Trooper DT passenger models record 32.5 mpg on the Extra Urban Cycle yet can reach almost 100 mph and have a 0-62 mph time of 13.8 seconds in LWB form.

When fitted to the identically-bodied short wheel-base passenger model it means a 99.4 mph top speed and 0-62 mph time of 13.5 seconds.

Extensive Diesel Engine Revisions
Apart from better fuel economy, the latest Troopers are quieter and smoother-running thanks to extensive revisions.

Changes include a slightly lower compression ratio (down from 19:1 to 18:5:1) and a 0.3 mm deeper combustion chamber with new profiles to induce extra swirl. The result is more complete combustion, aiding efficiency.

The intake manifold has been re-designed to allow equal distribution of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) vapour between cylinders for lower emissions, while the intake throttle assembly and EGR valve have been relocated.

A special water-cooled heat exchanger has been fitted beneath and behind the exhaust down pipe. This EGR cooler makes the gasses more dense, lowering their temperature before they enter the cylinder – all in the aid of efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.

Likewise, for the same reason, a catalytic converter is now fitted immediately after the turbocharger near the exhaust outlet assembly to allow fast warm-up from cold.

Even the engine oil cooler, intercooler and turbocharger itself were changed for 2002, the turbo now spinning at a maximum of 150,000 rpm instead of 180,000 rpm.

Other significant improvements include a revised spray pattern for the fuel injectors and changes to the software for the engine management system ensuring better starting characteristics. For example, the engine will start and run even in the absence of a signal from the camshaft sensors.

Finally, a special spring has been fitted to the accelerator assembly giving better control during off-roading. Previously the Trooper’s lively throttle response thanks to its ‘drive-by-wire’ throttle and common-rail fuel-injection could make serious mud-plugging a little too lively.

Built To Deliver
The Isuzu Trooper Commercial offers farmers and tradesmen all the benefits of an all-terrain vehicle able to carry sizeable loads with the style and comfort of a passenger car.

Selectable four-wheel drive makes the Commercial ideal for the building trade, utility companies, farming, emergency services, and operators who simply require the reassurance that only four-wheel drive can provide.

The Commercial’s convenience and safety features include front seat-belt pretensioners and selectable 4WD on the move, standard pollen filter and an immobiliser which isolates the fuel pump as well as the starter motor.

Based on the short-wheelbase passenger variant of the highly successful Trooper range, the rugged SWB Commercial is a highly practical cargo carrier.

A useful 1.73 cu m load volume is complemented by two asymmetric side-hinged rear doors. This gives the choice of opening a large or small rear door for use in confined spaces. In addition, a payload of 636 kg makes the Trooper more than a match for the majority of car-derived vans.

Prodigious levels of power and torque combined with selectable 4WD, a dual range transfer box, limited-slip rear differential and impressive ground clearance allow the Trooper Commercial to cope with the toughest of tasks.

Now, all Troopers feature ‘shift-on-the-fly’ which allows the driver to change to and from 4WD on the move at speeds up to 62 mph.

Virtually unstoppable off-road ability, whether it be for true mud-plugging or simply greater traction in slippery conditions, is easily achieved by using the floor-mounted lever to select 4WD; the front hubs are of the automatic free-wheeling variety.

Despite its rugged design, the Isuzu Trooper Commercial is also an extremely comfortable mode of transport.

Excellent axle articulation and long wheel travel give outstanding off-road agility, while front wishbone/torsion bar suspension and the rear four-link, coil sprung live axle with front and rear anti-roll bars provide impressive stability both on and off-road.

Generous levels of equipment fitted as standard reveal the SWB Commercial's passenger-vehicle heritage and include fully-adjustable velour covered seats, a heated rear window, rear wash/wipe, tinted glass and power steering.

They will also enjoy the reassurance of three years’ membership of Isuzu Assistance, a comprehensive home and roadside repair and recovery package valid throughout the UK and Europe.

In addition, sales and servicing support is well-established and widespread, with 
95-plus dealers within the Isuzu (UK) Limited network.

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  • Now with a choice of LWB and SWB
  • Features 3.0 litre common-rail diesel engine – revised in 2002
  • Class-beating power and torque at 159 PS/245.6 lb ft
  • Boasts hair-trigger throttle response, petrol-like performance
  • Shares latest styling with passenger models
  • Sharper handling thanks to revised steering, suspension and wider track
  • Lower £15,849.47 on-the-road price (excluding VAT) continues

Due to strong dealer demand, Isuzu has introduced a long-wheelbase version of its 3.0 litre Diesel Turbo Trooper Commercial off-roader for the 2003 Model Year.

This complements the recently introduced 2.5 litre turbocharged and intercooled TF Pickup range which comprises Single or Crew Cabs in two or four-wheel drive.

It means Isuzu now has no fewer than eight light commercial vehicle models to offer everyone from farmers and construction companies to local authorities and emergency services.

Tough, Spacious, Practical
Based on the Trooper Duty passenger model, the new LWB Commercial offers generous load space of over 84 cu ft plus the convenience of four passenger doors and twin rear doors for convenient loading and unloading.

And with a maximum payload of 731 kg, braked towing limit of 3,500 kg and ground clearance of 210 mm, the new model will have wide appeal to anyone requiring a four-wheel drive workhorse.

Comfortable Specification, Painless Price
Priced at £18,097.02 on-the-road (excluding VAT), the Trooper LWB Commercial differs from the passenger Duty model by having a durable, flat, non-slip load floor, vertical cargo restraint, practical steel wheels instead of alloys, metal panels to replace the glass from the B-post rearwards and, of course, the removal of the rear seats.

Standard equipment includes a rear limited-slip differential, selectable ‘shift-on-the-fly’ four-wheel drive, power-steering, electric front windows and door mirrors, central-locking, engine immobiliser, tinted glass, cloth seat and door trim, mud-flaps and side-protection mouldings.

Meanwhile, the well-established Trooper SWB Commercial Standard continues at only £15,849.47 (excluding VAT) on-the-road.

A higher-spec model is now also available featuring central-locking and electric front windows. This costs £16,275 (excluding VAT) OTR.

Smoother, Quieter Common-Rail Diesel
At the heart of the Trooper’s enduring attraction is its twin overhead-camshaft 16 valve four-cylinder 3.0 litre Diesel Turbo engine with a massive 159 PS at only 3,900 rpm and an equally outstanding 245.6 lb ft of pulling power at 2,000 rpm.

The Trooper was the world’s first passenger car to be fitted with a common-rail and electronically-controlled unit injection – seen as the biggest diesel engine advance since direct-injection began to replace indirect-injection.

Improvements for 2002 included enhanced smoothness, refinement and starting characteristics, lower exhaust emissions and even better fuel economy.

In fact, the Trooper DT passenger models record 32.5 mpg on the Extra Urban Cycle yet can reach almost 100 mph and have a 0-62 mph time of 13.8 seconds in LWB form.

When fitted to the identically-bodied short wheel-base passenger model it means a 99.4 mph top speed and 0-62 mph time of 13.5 seconds.

Extensive Diesel Engine Revisions
Apart from better fuel economy, the latest Troopers are quieter and smoother-running thanks to extensive revisions.

Changes include a slightly lower compression ratio (down from 19:1 to 18:5:1) and a 0.3 mm deeper combustion chamber with new profiles to induce extra swirl. The result is more complete combustion, aiding efficiency.

The intake manifold has been re-designed to allow equal distribution of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) vapour between cylinders for lower emissions, while the intake throttle assembly and EGR valve have been relocated.

A special water-cooled heat exchanger has been fitted beneath and behind the exhaust down pipe. This EGR cooler makes the gasses more dense, lowering their temperature before they enter the cylinder – all in the aid of efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.

Likewise, for the same reason, a catalytic converter is now fitted immediately after the turbocharger near the exhaust outlet assembly to allow fast warm-up from cold.

Even the engine oil cooler, intercooler and turbocharger itself were changed for 2002, the turbo now spinning at a maximum of 150,000 rpm instead of 180,000 rpm.

Other significant improvements include a revised spray pattern for the fuel injectors and changes to the software for the engine management system ensuring better starting characteristics. For example, the engine will start and run even in the absence of a signal from the camshaft sensors.

Finally, a special spring has been fitted to the accelerator assembly giving better control during off-roading. Previously the Trooper’s lively throttle response thanks to its ‘drive-by-wire’ throttle and common-rail fuel-injection could make serious mud-plugging a little too lively.

Built To Deliver
The Isuzu Trooper Commercial offers farmers and tradesmen all the benefits of an all-terrain vehicle able to carry sizeable loads with the style and comfort of a passenger car.

Selectable four-wheel drive makes the Commercial ideal for the building trade, utility companies, farming, emergency services, and operators who simply require the reassurance that only four-wheel drive can provide.

The Commercial’s convenience and safety features include front seat-belt pretensioners and selectable 4WD on the move, standard pollen filter and an immobiliser which isolates the fuel pump as well as the starter motor.

Based on the short-wheelbase passenger variant of the highly successful Trooper range, the rugged SWB Commercial is a highly practical cargo carrier.

A useful 1.73 cu m load volume is complemented by two asymmetric side-hinged rear doors. This gives the choice of opening a large or small rear door for use in confined spaces. In addition, a payload of 636 kg makes the Trooper more than a match for the majority of car-derived vans.

Prodigious levels of power and torque combined with selectable 4WD, a dual range transfer box, limited-slip rear differential and impressive ground clearance allow the Trooper Commercial to cope with the toughest of tasks.

Now, all Troopers feature ‘shift-on-the-fly’ which allows the driver to change to and from 4WD on the move at speeds up to 62 mph.

Virtually unstoppable off-road ability, whether it be for true mud-plugging or simply greater traction in slippery conditions, is easily achieved by using the floor-mounted lever to select 4WD; the front hubs are of the automatic free-wheeling variety.

Despite its rugged design, the Isuzu Trooper Commercial is also an extremely comfortable mode of transport.

Excellent axle articulation and long wheel travel give outstanding off-road agility, while front wishbone/torsion bar suspension and the rear four-link, coil sprung live axle with front and rear anti-roll bars provide impressive stability both on and off-road.

Generous levels of equipment fitted as standard reveal the SWB Commercial's passenger-vehicle heritage and include fully-adjustable velour covered seats, a heated rear window, rear wash/wipe, tinted glass and power steering.

They will also enjoy the reassurance of three years’ membership of Isuzu Assistance, a comprehensive home and roadside repair and recovery package valid throughout the UK and Europe.

In addition, sales and servicing support is well-established and widespread, with 
95-plus dealers within the Isuzu (UK) Limited network.

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