For the last few years, Isuzu hasn't been much of a competitor in the compact-truck market.
As the Japanese automaker focused on closing down its car division and improving its Rodeo and Trooper sport-utility vehicles, it virtually ignored its small pickup, letting it languish in the market without an air bag, four-wheel anti-lock brakes or up-to-date styling.
Thanks to a massive assist from General Motors, those shortcomings have been addressed in the all-new Isuzu Hombre.
The Hombre, built in America for Isuzu by GM, is based on the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma pickups. Hombre wears different fenders and grille but is mechanically identical to the GM trucks.
As with the GM compact trucks, the... Read More