SOURCE: Isuzu Motors America, Inc.
January 30, 2008 15:24 ET
Effective January 31, 2009
CERRITOS, CA--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - Isuzu Motors America, Inc. announced today
that, effective January 31, 2009, it would discontinue distributing new
Isuzu passenger vehicles in North America. The discontinuation of passenger
vehicles results from the prospective cessation of production by General
Motors Corporation of the Ascender sport utility vehicle and the i-290 and
i-370 pickup trucks.
"It has always been our intention to remain in the U.S. market," said Terry
Maloney, president and COO. "However, we were unable to secure any
commercially viable replacements for these vehicles."
Although Isuzu will cease supplying passenger vehicles in North America, it
will continue to stand behind its customers and dealers here for years to
come. Specifically, Isuzu will continue to honor all product warranties and
roadside assistance programs and will maintain its owner-relations call
center. In addition, to assure long-term service to its customers, Isuzu
will be offering all current, U.S. Isuzu vehicle dealers the opportunity to
continue on as service dealerships for Isuzu. "Let me make it crystal
clear," Maloney said. "Isuzu will discontinue the sales of vehicles only.
Our parts and service operation will remain fully functional. We expect the
vast majority of our dealers will continue as service-only dealers."
Isuzu Motors America, Inc., is the U.S. distributor of Isuzu sport utility
vehicles and diesel engines. For more information call (800) 662-2464 or
CONTACT:Isuzu News Bureau(800) 662-2464www.IsuzuNewsBureau.com
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