The Isuzu - GM Holden Jackaroo
winner of the 1996 Australian Safari (right) pictured at
the 1997 Melbourne
1996 Jackaroo at the Canberra 4WD Show (staked tyre).
The Jackaroo started life is the Isuzu Trooper, looking like its main competitor, the Mitsubishi Pajero. As the Pajero has become more rounded, the Jackaroo has become chunkier. Both have grown and now offer V6s, a 3.2L in the Jackaroo's case. This growth has left room for a smaller 4WD in the GM range - the Frontera made by Vauxhall (GM U.K.) which reminds one of the original Jackaroo, funny that.
Class winning, Mobil 1 Trial, photo - IGM.
Suspension is independent at the front, like many medium 4x4s, and live-axle at the rear. This is a good combination on-road but does not give the ultimate in wheel-travel off-road.
Isuzu - General Motors Jackaroo 1995, 1996.SWB and LWB, 3.2L petrol V6 and 3.1L diesel:
(Pictures: 2 via Karl Bossard,
3 by Isuzu - General Motors)
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