Isuzu Toughness Convinces Coastguards

Isuzu Rodeo Denver

Isuzu Rodeo as used by West Dorset Coastguards

The toughness of Isuzu trucks has convinced West Dorset coastguards to put two Rodeo pickups into service.

And so far the new 2.5 litre one-tonne Rodeo Denver double cabs are proving more than man enough for the job.

West Dorset District Council Transport Manager, Andy Cadman, said: “We have been running 16 larger Isuzu trucks for some time and their reliability, dealer back-up and general aftersales support has been excellent.

“We tested the new Rodeo pickup against a Nissan Navara and the end-user reported the Rodeo was just that little bit better.

Its whole-life costs are also tremendous and far superior to that of the Land-Rovers we ran previously.

We will run the Rodeos for seven years covering general duties around the harbours of Lyme Regis and West Bay and their four-wheel drive will prove useful on the slipways.”

The two Rodeos are fitted with front-mounted winches, reversing cameras and towbars and electrics. They were supplied by Isuzu dealer, Ferndown, Bournemouth.

Winner of a host of accolades, the Isuzu Rodeo range now starts at £13,999 (on the road but excluding VAT) for the 2.5 litre Denver.

All models have alloy wheels, air-conditioning, leather steering wheel, a Pioneer CD/tuner/MP3 player, tinted electric windows, ABS with EBD, rear step bumper and three-point seat-belts for all five occupants.

Published 1 February 2008 Melanie Carter

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