2005 Isuzu i-280 and i-350 Pickup Preview
Is a rebadged GM better than a GM?
It gets worse. Isuzu trucks will come with a 7-year/75,000-mile powertrain warranty and seven years and 75,000-miles of roadside assistance. That pretty much trounces the 3-year/36,000-miles of coverage offered on the Chevy and GMC. Assuming that 2006 Isuzu i-280 and i-350 pricing is competitive, which would you rather buy - a Chevy Colorado or an Isuzu-badged duplicate with four years and 39,000 miles of extra warranty coverage?
We're betting on the Isuzu. But notice that this warranty is not as good as the old one Isuzu used to offer on models like the Rodeo. Lack of confidence in the product, perhaps?
The Isuzu i-280 and i-350 pickup trucks were unveiled at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. Production is due to begin in June 2005 at GM's Shreveport, Louisiana assembly plant.