Jan 31st, 2008 by RJ Menezes
Isuzu Motors America told its U.S. dealers on Wednesday that it will quit the American market on January 31, 2009. The Japanese factory has floated around in total obscurity for far to long. With their only offering to the U.S. market being the Acender and the i-series small pickup. Both models are redressed Chevy and have almost zero following in the market.
Isuzu said it was pulling out of the light-vehicle market because GM might quit building the Ascender and the i-series. The company has about 200 U.S. dealers, who sold only about 7,000 vehicles in 2007 and the company said it was unable to find suitable replacements for the Ascender and the i-series. In a statement, Isuzu said it “will continue to honor all product warranties and roadside-assistance programs and will maintain its owner relations call center.”
That’s good I guess. That way the two or so people who still care can have someone to talk too.