May 4, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on May 4, 2015

Isuzu LogoBrief History About Isuzu

Isuzu Motors was founded in 1916 in Japan and was formed by the joining of several companies, including Wolseley Motors Limited in 1918.

Isuzu are primarily a commercial vehicle and diesel engine manufacturer and supply or have supplied engines to many of the worlds largest car makers. They have also on many occassions built cars and 4×4’s for consumers. One such car was the Piazza Turbo (Isuzu Impulse) designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, which got great reviews at the 1979 Tokyo Motor Show.

Isuzu Piazza Turbo
Piazza Turbo 1985-1989