Research & Development

With reliability as the foundation, developing a world standard.



We are incorporating the world's leading diesel and commercial vehicle technologies in products.
By continuing to strive for ultimate performance in the areas of Environment and Economy, Isuzu protects the earth's natural heritage and contributes to the daily life of people all over the world.

For truly global design, Isuzu creates products on the basis of strong conviction in its mission.
Commercial vehicles and diesel engines must meet common global standards of performance and quality. For example, state-of-the-art environmental performance brings real benefits only when taken beyond national borders and is not limited to Japan. For this reason, Isuzu has shifted its development focus from the domestic market to the idea of global design. Environmental regulations in individual countries are no longer a factor as Isuzu develops diesel engines meeting future regulations of all markets worldwide and creates unique global strategy vehicles in the heavy-, medium- and light-duty segments as well as pickup trucks. "Gaining the trust of people everywhere" is the development philosophy. This, in turn, is supported by the base concept of "SEE Technology," or the idea of pursuing technological excellence in the three critical areas of Safety, Economy and Environment.

"Smoother" Automatic Transmission Series
Smoother-Ex
Isuzu's original mechanical automatic transmissions optimized for individual vehicle classes- Smoother-G for heavy-duty vehicles, Smoother-Fx for medium-duty trucks and Smoother-Ex for light-duty trucks. Smoother transmission series offer various benefits, including reduced lifecycle and maintenance costs, improved fuel efficiency and less driving fatigue for a higher level of safety.

4-bag air suspension
4-bag air suspension
The 4-bag air suspension system of four air springs on the rear axle effectively absorbs road shock and significantly reduces shifting and damage of shipments. It also shortens the time needed for loading and unloading, simplifies packing and lowers maintenance costs. In addition, the comfortable ride raises the level of safety by reducing fatigue and improving handling.

HEXA-POD
Design philosophy is consistent in all Isuzu trucks. The HEXA-POD design of a somewhat enlarged hexahedron is based on the concept of Solid, Clean and Emotional, and strives for functionality with no unnecessary lines, facets or frame elements. To clearly establish the Isuzu identity, a six-hole continental grille is used, evoking an image of five continents and Japan.
HEXA-POD

Digital development
Digital development
Full-scale digital development is used in the development of the commercial vehicles. Individual sections share tasks from an early stage of development, increasing the speed of analysis and evaluation of vehicles through linkage with results from actual vehicle tests. Digital development has made it possible to solve difficult issues in a short period of time, such as realizing light weight while improving reliability and durability.