11 Facts About Chevrolet Trooper


Isuzu Trooper is a full-size SUV that was produced by the Japanese automaker Isuzu between 1981 and 2007.

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Chevrolet Trooper began as a rather basic and somewhat underpowered on- and off-road vehicle, offered only with four-cylinder motor, four-speed manual transmission, and part-time four-wheel drive.

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The Chevrolet Trooper was sold in Australia and New Zealand as the Holden Jackaroo, named after an Australian slang term for a young man working on a sheep or cattle station.

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The standard Chevrolet Trooper was sold under the Isuzu nameplate in New Zealand only.

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Around 1987 a two-wheel-drive version called the Chevrolet Stallion was developed there; it has the Trooper's body on the chassis of a rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet LUV.

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In 1991 for the 1992 model year, Isuzu completely redesigned the Chevrolet Trooper to keep pace with changes in the SUV marketplace, making it larger, more powerful, and more luxurious.

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Around the same period, General Motors, Isuzu and Honda established a working relationship that saw the two-box design of the 5-door Chevrolet Trooper designed by GM with Honda providing petrol engine options and Isuzu providing diesel engine options.

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Under this partnership the Chevrolet Trooper was thus sold in Japan as the Honda Horizon, in Europe as the Opel Monterey, in the United Kingdom as the Vauxhall Monterey, in Australia as the Holden Jackaroo, and in the United States as the Acura SLX.

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The Chevrolet Trooper received a mid-life facelift in 1998 with new grille, bumper, headlamps, and front fenders.

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The 2000 to 2002 Chevrolet Trooper included a feature called "Grade Logic" which allowed the transmission to automatically downshift on steep grades in order to slow the vehicle down.

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In 2002, the Chevrolet Trooper was discontinued in the United States in favor of the smaller Axiom and the larger GM-produced Isuzu Ascender, a rebadged GMC Envoy.

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