A World Class Manufacturer

Isuzu has had a good name in the diesel engine field for long time and had built over 23 million diesels since its predecessor developed Japan's first air-cooled automotive diesel engine in 1936. The company's history is highly respected because of not only its length but also its abundant fruits in responding to ever-changing demands of the market as well as of society.
With its technological edge, Isuzu has kept setting the pace for the industry in developing fuel-efficient, low-emission and powerful diesels. As a result, Isuzu excelled over other companies in the introduction of a direct-injection system and turbocharger incorporated with an intercooler and electronically controlled common-rail high pressure fuel injection system.
If it were not for their excellent reliability and durability, Isuzu diesels could not be used at the Japanese base for the national expedition program in Antarctica, nor could OEM-basis supply of automotive and industrial models to other companies have increased.
Recently, diesel engines are attracting attention globally for their fuel efficiency and durability. Especially, in Western Europe, diesel-powered passenger cars are recognized for its environmental friendliness and powerful performance. Even in USA where diesel are not popular historically, public interest toward fuel efficient and clean diesels is growing. Isuzu has a global diesel engine supply network that encompasses Europe, North America, Japan and other parts of Asia. Other than Isuzu, no diesel manufactures in the world has such global production and sales network.

Diesel Engine Production (includes industrial engines)
Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Heavy-Duty Engine
(5,000 cc-)
255,074 124,917 96,882 164,423 175,336
Light-Duty Engine
(-4,999 cc)
628,929 496,716 394,844 593,533 612,595
Total 884,003 621,633 491,726 757,956 787,931

Cumulative Production 20,805,318 21,426,951 21,918,677 22,676,633 23,464,564