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Trooper Commercial piles on power and torque

COMMON RAIL diesel technology is the main feature of Isuzu's revamped Trooper Commercial, bringing increased power and torque. The changes bring the model into line with the latest passenger models, which were upgraded in 1998.

The new 3.0-litre turbodiesel unit produces 159PS at 3,900rpm and 245lb-ft of torque at 2,000rpm as opposed to 115PS and 192lb-ft on the old model. The van has a 0-62mph time of 15.6 seconds with three adults aboard and a top speed of 99.4mph. Fuel economy figures on the combined cycle are 25.9mpg. Common rail diesel technology is fast catching on as vehicles containing it offer startling increases in power with no fuel consumption penalty.

The Trooper Commercial also gets a styling upgrade, with a more rounded bonnet and wings, new curvy headlamps and a more prominent grille. The wider track (up by 2.4in) reduces body roll, while shocks and anti-roll bar have been uprated. At the rear end, the Trooper offers 1.73cu metres of load space with two asymmetric doors. Payload is 685kg. On sale now, the Trooper Commercial costs £16,167 ex-VAT.

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