Isuzu Motors Ltd., trading as Isuzu, is a Japanese commercial vehicle and diesel engine company in Tokyo. Isuzu’s primary function is to manufacture, market, and sell Isuzu vehicles and diesel engines. Isuzu also hosts a number of sponsorships, including Anadolu Isuzu, Soller-Isuzu, SML Isuzu, Jiangxi Isuzu Motors, Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia, Isuzu Malaysia, Isuzu UK, Isuzu South Africa, Isuzu Philippines, Taiwan Isuzu Motors, Isuzu Vietnam, Isuzu Motors India, and BYD Isuzu. Isuzu owns and operates plants in Fujisawa, as well as in the regions of Tochigi and Hokkaidō.
Cars with Isuzu branding are sold in many auto markets worldwide. The main focus of the Isuzu market is on diesel, bus, and construction trucks, while its Japanese striker Yanmar focuses on electric and national planets. By 2009, Isuzu had produced more than 21 million diesel engines, which are available in cars worldwide. Isuzu diesel engines are used by many car manufacturers, including General Motors.
The history of Isuzu Motors began in 1916, when Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering Co, Ltd. it planned to partner with Tokyo Petr and Electric Industrial Co to build the cars. The next step was taken in 1918 when establishing a technical partnership with Wolseley Motors Limited, granting exclusive rights to the production and sale of Wolseley cars in East Asia. In 1922 comes the first Japanese-built passenger car, the Wolseley model, the A9. The CP truck followed after two years; 550 of these were built in the year 1927. In 1933, Ishikawajima Automotive Works was merged with DAT Automobile Production Inc. changed its name to Automobile Industries Co, Ltd.
The company’s products, which were marketed as “Sumiya” and “Chiyoda”, were renamed by Isuzu in 1934, following a meeting with the Japanese Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The word Isuzu translated into English means “fifty bells” – with a focus on “bells” at both Bethel and Bellett. Diesel engines are a major part of Isuzu Motor’s business with more than 20 million engines worldwide, Isuzu Motors America, is located in Plymouth, Michigan.