Ascender was first presented on a Motor-show in New York in April, 2002. This off-road vehicle was changed in the model row of company by a car Trooper. It was worked out in the USA by forces designer and design units business concern General Motors, owning 50 Isuzu, on the platform of GMC Envoy XL. For reduction of prices of development and unitization the exterior of car was exposed to the minimum changes, appeared the new chrome-plated grate of radiator with six brand name opening, hardly changed front bumper and headlights.
Ascenders collect on the plants of GM in Moraine (Ohio) and Oklahoma City (Oklahoma).
The car is offered in two variants - base 5-local (4868х1897х1826) and extended 7-local (5273х1932х1917) with a wheel-base a 2869 mm and 3277 mm accordingly. A seven local version became the leader of model row, especially as it first seven local off-road vehicle of company for all the time of her existence. Megascopic length allowed accommodating the additional third row of seats in the back-end of car. Access on him is facilitated by a wide lateral postern and easily folded back of the second row of seats.
Among features constructions are easier and durable frame made the method of hydro forming, fully independent spring front pendant and back bridge, on five longitudinal and diagonal levers.
An exterior does not abound pretentious novelties, but fully attractive, the brand name lines of brand of Isuzu are looked obviously. Ascender distinguishes one 17-inch alloy disks, sporting lockers and molding on the side-frame of basket.
Base for both versions is an overhead engine 4,2 L. R6 24V (275 hp, 373 Nm), by optionally on Ascender 7 - Passenger set a motor 5,3 L. of V8 16V (300 hp, 407 Nm). A gear-box is a mechanical 5-step or 4-step «automat» with overdrive.
Ascender is offered in three acquisitions - S, LS and Limited. The electronic system of stability and ABS is elements of standard acquisition. The lateral pillows of safety in two rows behave to the options. Adjusting of hauling effort, differential with enhance able internal friction; sunny hatch is included in acquisition of LS, CD-charger and luggage rack on a roof. In the top-version of Limited the panel of devices and cantilever are finished by an expensive plastic «under a tree», and seats, steering wheel and lever of selector of automated CAT covered by a skin.
Heating of seats, audio system Bose and managed pedals is also counted in a list.
In February, 2006 7-local Isuzu Ascender took off from a production by reason of closing of plant in the state Oklahoma, USA. By the way, this version made a 22.5 percent of annual sales of company Isuzu in the USA.