Isuzu fargo

The Isuzu Fargo model is a car for freight traffic produced by the Japanese car company Isuzu Motors Ltd. from 1980 to 2001.

The first generation of the Fargo model was produced from 1980 to 1995.

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Like most Japanese cars, Isuzu Fargo had several export names. In Australia, "Fargo" was supplied by Holden (a subsidiary of General Motors) called Holden Shuttle. In Europe and New Zealand, the cars of the first generation "Fargo" were sold under the name Isuzu WFR. 

Isuzu fargo

This car was made with two types of bodies: a van and an SUV. The first cars that came off the assembly line in December 1980 had under the hood gasoline engines of 1.6 and 1.8 liters or a diesel engine of 1.8 liters. By August 1982, 2.0-liter diesel cars appeared. In the summer of the same year, the Isuzu Fargo version of the luxury type was introduced. Conditions increased comfort cabin created 9 soft seats. In addition, a hatch appeared in the roof of the car. In 1983, the car began to be produced with the all-wheel drive shut-off system. Until 1987, cars were produced with a four or five-speed manual gearbox. In 1987, the first cars appeared with a three-and four-speed automatic transmission.

In 1988, there was a significant change in the appearance of Isuzu Fargo. Now, along with bodies like a van and an SUV, this car began to be produced with a body like a pickup.

Isuzu fargo

1991 was a key year in the history of the development of the first generation of Fargo cars. This year, Isuzu is replacing diesel engines with a working volume of 1.8 and 2.0 liters with a new four-cylinder SOHC 2.4-liter 4FG1 engine. The power of such a power unit is 79 hp, at 4300 rpm. The car was completed with rear drum and ventilated front disc brakes, a five-speed manual gearbox, power steering.


The design of the car was entirely subordinated to the solution of a simple task - to be practical, that is, to have high cargo capacity, and at the same time create maximum comfort for the maximum number of passengers. In addition, thanks to the ability to fold and tidy the seats, the car could be easily transformed from passenger to freight transport.

In August 1993, a new modification of the 4FG1 engine appeared - a diesel engine with a turbocharger 4FG1-T. Thanks to the turbocharger, the power developed by this power unit increased to 135 hp. Standard equipment includes three-point seat belts and power windows, air conditioning has become available as an option.

Isuzu fargo

Despite the relative popularity of the first-generation Isuzu Fargo, over time, Isuzu Motors declined to develop its own cars and switched to the so-called co-production, i.e. their production takes place under a joint brand with other carmakers. Thus, the second generation of cars that appeared in 1995 was nothing more than a replica of the Nissan Caravan. Now the car began to be produced with a single body type van. Under the hood there was a diesel four-cylinder engine TD27 of 2.7 liters. The power of such a power unit was 85 hp, at 4300 rpm. In the wake of the advent of a new modification of the engine TD27 - TD27ETi, the Isuzu Fargo car was updated. Due to the appearance of turbocharging, the power developed by the car increased to 135 hp at 4000 revolutions per minute. Unlike cars with the TD27 engine, on which a five-speed manual gearbox was installed, cars with the new TD27ETi engine received a four-speed automatic. Also, the overall dimensions of the car have changed a little - it has become shorter and wider. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, a mounting for child seats and an airbag for the driver. In 2001, the Isuzu Fargo was discontinued.

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