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Super Dooper Trooper Compass Unveiled At SEMA

CERRITOS, Calif., Oct. 31 -- American Isuzu Motors Inc. today unveiled the Isuzu Trooper ARB Project Compass, a concept vehicle that demonstrates how a Trooper can be customized for both off-road readiness and state-of-the-art electronics with readily available accessories. The vehicle made its debut at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

American Isuzu worked closely with ARB, Australia's largest manufacturer and distributor of quality four-wheel-drive vehicle accessories, to make the Trooper ARB Project Compass a rugged and extreme off-road vehicle. Among the ARB accessories fitted to the Trooper:

     *  Front and rear Air Locker air-operated locking differentials
     *  SRS-compatible bull bar with Warn electronic winch
     *  Air compressor and tire inflation kit
     *  Freezer fridge with insulated transit bag
     *  Roof pack rack
     *  TowMaster tow bar (rated to tow up to 5,000 pounds)
     *  Old Man Emu-tuned suspension, including Nitrocharger twin-tube
        low-pressure gas shocks and progressive-rate coil springs
     *  IPF driving lights
     *  Safari air induction snorkel

Other accessories fitted to the vehicle to maximize its off-road image include:

     *  Primax 17-inch alloy wheels
     *  BFGoodrich P265/70R17 tires
     *  Overlander rear bumper and taillamp guards

Inside, the Trooper features accessories designed to deliver unparalleled comfort and state-of-the-art entertainment and security technology. Driver and passengers are coddled with customized leather seating by Classic Soft Trim, Inc. -- all the better to enjoy the highlight of the interior, the Clarion Joy Ride Auto PC System. This system, introduced on a special Isuzu Rodeo at the 2001 Consumer Electronics Show, includes:

     *  Dolby 5.1 Digital Surround Sound with DVD, CD-R and MP3 capability
     *  600 watts of power
     *  Navtech-driven navigation system
     *  Seven-inch LCD touch panel front monitor
     *  Dual five-inch LCD rear headrest monitors
     *  Ungo security system with remote start

The interior package features Scoshe EFX wiring and digital interconnects and customized installation by Audio Options.

The Isuzu Trooper ARB Project Compass will be available to the automotive press for evaluation after the SEMA Show concludes.

ARB is Australia's largest and industry leading manufacturer and distributor of quality four-wheel drive vehicle accessories, with distribution outlets in most countries around the world. The company manufactures and stocks the world's most respected and sought-after brands, including ARB Air Locker locking differentials and bull bars and Old Man Emu (OME) shocks and suspension.

American Isuzu Motors Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Isuzu sport utility vehicles and diesel engines. For more information, call (800) 662-2464 or access