BELLETT 1800 Diesel Model PRD10
Motorization began in full force in 1963 when the first section of the Meishin Expressway went into operation. The BELLETT, a smaller passenger car developed independently after the BELLEL, came along as the successor of the Hillman.
In order to satisfy the varying preferences of motorists, the combination of the seats, transmission control and parking brake could be selected in whatever way the customers desired .
Excellent high-speed performance, steering stability and riding comfort were made possible by a low center of gravity and four-wheel independent suspension.
This diesel engine was an epoch-making small and high-speed engine for a passenger car at that time, and showed an excellence of the diesel engine technologies of Isuzu Motors.
|Type||Water-cooled inline 4-cylinder|
|Maximum output||50 PS (37 kW)|
|Overall length||4,090 mm|
|Overall width||1,510 mm|
|Overall height||1,405 mm|
|Complete vehicle curb weight||990 kg|
|Riding capacity||5 people|
Origin of a name
The vehicle was a sister car of the BELLEL and given the name BELLETT. BELLETT means small BELLEL.