...All Ascenders are powered by a 4.2-liter inline six-cylinder rated at 285 horsepower and 276 pound-feet of torque. It's mated to GM's proven but aging four-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of drivetrain, EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. Properly equipped, Ascenders are solid medium-duty workhorses able to tow up to 5,800 pounds. Safety: All 2008 Isuzu Ascenders include antilock disc brakes, stability/traction control and head curtain side-impact airbags. Government crash tests resulted in three out of five stars for driver-side...
...dual-zone climate control with rear-seat controls, velour cloth upholstery, 60/40 split rear seats, power windows and door locks, tilt-wheel steering, and a single-CD player.Option packages for the ’08 Ascender include the popular Preferred Equipment Package, with rear privacy glass, power driver’s seat, remote keyless entry, and cruise control, as well as the LS Package, with a limited-slip rear differential, power sunroof, heated outside mirrors, 6-CD changer, and leather-wrapped steering wheel. There’s also the Luxury Package including color-keyed exterior trim, leather seating, with...
...For 2008, Midnight Metallic and Black Garnet Metallic are new colors. The Ascender features body-on-frame construction and rack-and-pinion steering. Interior Second-row passengers get a 65/35-split folding seat. The second-row seats have a flip-and-tumble feature. Ascenders have dual-zone air conditioning, power windows and locks, and a CD player. Under the Hood The Ascender's 4.2-liter inline-six-cylinder engine was recalibrated for 2008 and recertified by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The engine delivers 285 horsepower, a slight decrease from the 2007 model's figure. Each engine...
Students of the FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria have designed a set of six KTM-inspired concepts. Using the edgy, futuristic design language made... read more January 7, 2009 by Nelson Ireson 4