1981-87: Isuzu P’up and Trooper II
In 1981, after nearly a decade building the LUV for GM, Isuzu decided to market its mini-truck under the Isuzu banner and, unlike the LUV of the same era, that included a diesel option. The P’up was the familiar LUV now finally bearing its own badges. For 1984 the Trooper II SUV was introduced and a diesel was on the options list. Both had the same C223 2.2L NA diesels as the LUV and the S-10 to 1986 and the C223T turbo diesel was an option in both for ’86 and ’87. The Isuzu diesels were gone from the United States after that but soldiered on elsewhere in the world for some years.
DISPLACEMENT: 2.2L (136.6ci)
POWER: 62 hp @ 4,300 rpm/80 hp @ 4,000 rpm TORQUE: 93 lb-ft @ 2,200 rpm/
128 lb-ft @ 2,200 rpm
COMPRESSION RATIO: 21:1 ASPIRATION: Natural/turbocharger
1981 Isuzu P’up diesel 1984 Isuzu Trooper II
2.2L C223 NA diesel 2.2L C233T turbo diesel