Be prepared for the apocalypse with the ultimate off-road duo.

In case you’ve missed the opportunity to buy one of the rarest Isuzus ever made, the Vehicross, the Japanese company has a new concept that might make you curious. It’s simply called the Concept X and has two versions – one traditional pickup and one based on an SUV.

The first one (dimension specs below) shares its underpinnings with the D-Max truck and has been significantly reworked to feature a ground clearance of 370 millimeters (14.56 inches). The departure and approach angles are equally impressive – 38.5 degrees and 49.7 degrees respectively. The vehicle rides on independent front and multi-link rear coil suspension, and 38-inch Toyo Open Country off-road tires. Most of the body components, including the fenders, hood, and 10,000-lbs (4.5-tonne) front and rear winches, are custom. Power comes from a 3.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine with a Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD), mated to an Aisin-sourced six-speed automatic gearbox.

Isuzu Concept X
Isuzu Concept X
Length (inches): 216.56 Width (inches): 84.64
Height (inches): 82.67 Ground Clearance (inches): 14.56

The Concept X MU-X Spec (dimension specs below) is based on the MU-X seven-seat body-on-frame luxury SUV sold in Australia as a competitor for the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. It uses the same 3.0-diesel motor and the same suspension components, and is basically the same vehicle as the D-Max Spec but with a different body and interior.

Stopping power is provided by six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes with 390 mm and 355 mm respectively full-floating discs. The only difference in terms of off-road capabilities between the two concepts is the departure angle, which is lower on the MU-X Spec model – 37.3 degrees versus 38.5 for the D-Max Spec.

Isuzu Concept X
Isuzu Concept X
Isuzu Concept X
Length (inches): 196.85 Width (inches): 84.64
Height (inches): 82.67 Ground Clearance (inches): 14.56

Isuzu is not discussing its plans for the concept duo – whether it will remain strictly in conceptual form or will enter production as a limited edition hardcore series, but we assume the manufacturer is simply showcasing what its engineers are capable of.

 

Additional details are available at the press release section below.

Source: Isuzu

Gallery: Isuzu Concept X

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CONCEPT X - D-MAX SPEC SHEET

DIMENSIONS

Length (mm): 5,500
Width (mm): 2,150 
Height (mm): 2,100  Ground Clearance (mm): 370 
Approach Angle: 49.7°   Departure Angle: 38.5° 

 

ENGINE
Isuzu 4JJ1 Hi-Power Euro5 3.0 litre turbo diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve with Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD) 

TRANSMISSION
6-speed Aisin AWR6B45II Automatic 

BRAKES
Front: Custom TBS Racing six-piston calipers with 390mm full-floating discs 
Rear: Custom TBS Racing four-piston calipers with 355mm full-floating discs

SUSPENSION
7” suspension lift with independent front and multi-link rear coil suspension. Custom 60mm remote reservoir shock absorbers. 

WHEELS & TYRES
Wheels: Method MR610 Con6 20×12 (-52mm offset, 4.5” backspace) 
Tyres: Toyo Open Country 38/15.5R20 Mud Terrain

OTHER
Custom fabricated steel fenders and bonnet 
Custom fabricated alloy bull bar 
Custom fabricated alloy tray and sports bar 
10,000-lbs WARN Zeon 10-S Platinum winches front and rear

CONCEPT X - MU-X SPEC SHEET

DIMENSIONS

Length (mm): 5,000 Width (mm): 2,150
Height (mm): 2,100 Ground Clearance (mm): 370
Approach Angle: 49.7° Departure Angle: 37.3°

ENGINE 
Isuzu 4JJ1 Hi-Power Euro5 3.0 litre turbo diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve with Diesel Particulate Diffuser (DPD)

TRANSMISSION 
6-speed Aisin AWR6B45II Automatic

BRAKES
Front: Custom TBS Racing six-piston calipers with 390mm full-floating discs
Rear: Custom TBS Racing four-piston calipers with 355mm full-floating discs

SUSPENSION
7” suspension lift with independent front and multi-link rear coil suspension. Custom 60mm remote reservoir shock absorbers. 

WHEELS & TYRES
Wheels: Method MR610 Con6 20×12 (-52mm offset, 4.5” backspace) 
Tyres: Toyo Open Country 38/15.5R20 Mud Terrain 

OTHER 
Custom fabricated steel fenders and bonnet 
Custom fabricated alloy bull bar 
Custom fabricated alloy tray and sports bar 
10,000-lbs WARN Zeon 10-S Platinum winches front and rear