litre turbodiesel V6
The Isuzu ZEN concept from the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show was
in fact a creation of British designer Geoffrey Gardiner,
despite the fact that the styling influences for the vehicle
came from a variety of sources including Japanese 'tatiami'
rooms, modern art and architecture.
The ZEN concept was partially a development of the Isuzu
KAI concept from 1999, but moreover it was a new vehicle
which explored the viability of a vehicle which combined
the off-road potential of a SUV with the practical functionality
of a van.
The interior of the Isuzu ZEN was divided into two areas.
The passenger compartment, and a fully enclosed cargo
area at the rear which could be sealed off from the passenger
Powering the Isuzu ZEN was a front-mounted 3.0 litre turbodiesel
V6 which drove all four wheels via a four-speed automatic
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