Isuzu is a Japanese company that makes diesel engines and commercial vehicles. They’re not well known in the European market, but they’re a major player in the Japanese market, and their consumer vehicles are very popular in Asia and South America.
The basic model of Isuzu is the Isuzu Aveo, but there are numerous versions of the vehicle, such as the Isuzu Zeros and the Isuzu Bichuk. It’s important to note that the “Isuzu” part of their name is not an official title in Japan. The reason for this is that all company names should contain the character for “rain”. For example:
The part that’s left out is “Zu” which serves a very important purpose: in these strange cases, the “X” and “U” “Z” parts are swapped so that a single character is left. In the case of Isuzu, that’s not the case and the XUZUZ represents the ZERO symbol normally associated with an electric vehicle. Isuzu is normally written with “A” as a title and “う” as the standard case suffix.
Further, then the actual engine, the most important thing about Isuzu is the vehicle it produces. In general, this means that it will run on diesel (usually PuMlow) with a mixture of 87 octanes (the company’s designation for regular unleaded) and ethanol, and to achieve those low emissions, a large amount of the engine’s mass is dedicated to such an operation.
There’s a claim that their forthcoming electric vehicle will have a claimed “145 miles per gallon” in city driving, while the official EPA data puts the real EV range at an even lower 62 miles per gallon. In any case, if the specs are confirmed, a high mileage vehicle with a high gas mileage is expected to drive very well. The Isuzu is a very capable vehicle and the EPA hasn’t tested it, so the actual mileage will vary depending on how it’s driven.
The battery is just as important, if not more so than the engine.