Isuzu has announced that the 2007 version of its Rodeo has been boosted with a new 2.5-litre common rail diesel engine and an "extensive facelift".
A range of benefits will result from the upgrades, including a new fuel economy rate of 39.8mpg on an extra urban cycle â€“ 4.9mpg better than the old three-litre model.
Carbon emissions have also been reduced to 213g/km, compared to the previous level of 243g/km, despite the Rodeo now being able to achieve a top speed of 102mph.
All Rodeo 07 models will include safety features which, according to Isuzu, are normally found only in cars, such as ABS, twin front airbags, door intrusion beams, front and rear crush zones and three-point seatbelts for all occupants.
Among the aesthetic elements of the entry model in this line are 16-inch alloy wheels, electro-luminescent instruments and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The front end of the 4×4 has also been redesigned, with a new bonnet, intercooler intake, bumper, wings and grille, while the rear side panels have been revised with smoother contours.
Isuzu’s full range will comprise the Rodeo, Rodeo Denver Max and the Denver Max LE.