Isuzu Pup Specsby Tracy Underwood
The Isuzu P'up is a small pickup truck built in Japan. The truck was introduced in America in 1972 as the Chevy LUV, designed to compete with the Datsun and Toyota trucks that were claiming a market share of American new truck sales. In 1981 Chevrolet designed and built the S-10 pickup to replace the LUV, and Isuzu responded by badging the former LUV as an Isuzu P'up. The P'up was produced until 1988, when it was replaced with a new design.
The Isuzu P'up was available with a four-cylinder gasoline engine displacing 1.8 liters and rated at 75 horsepower and a four-cylinder diesel engine displacing 1.8 liters and rated at 58 horsepower.
The P'up was available with a four-speed manual transmission standard or an optional five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission.
The gasoline-engined P'up was rated 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. The diesel version was rated 33 mpg city and 44 mpg highway.
The P'up was available in a short 104.3 inch wheelbase and a long 117.9 wheelbase version. Both rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions were offered. The P'up was rated for a load of 1,680 pounds.
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