Isuzu Oasis (1996-1999)
2.2L SOHC 140 hp (96-97) 2.3L SOHC VTEC 150 hp (98-99)I4
|Wheelbase||2830 mm (114.4 in)|
|Length||1996–97: 4575 mm (187.2 in) 1998–99: 187.6 in (4,765 mm)|
|Width||1793 mm (70.6 in)|
|Height||1996–97: 1640 mm (64.6 in) 1998–99: 63.6 in (1,615 mm)|
The Isuzu Oasis was a minivan produced as result of an agreement between Isuzu and Honda from 1996 to 1999. It was the only minivan sold by Isuzu.
Under the agreement, Honda would purchase Isuzu Rodeo and Isuzu Trooper vehicles to be sold as the Honda Passport and Acura SLX, respectively. Meanwhile Isuzu would purchase Honda Odyssey, the Honda Ascot and Honda Civic vehicles to be sold as the Isuzu Oasis, the Isuzu Aska and Isuzu Gemini, respectively. Though the Oasis was essentially the same vehicle as the Odyssey with a lower sticker price and a better warranty, Honda's more prominent brand recognition propelled the Odyssey to greater sales.
The Oasis was sold from the 1996 model year to the 1999 model year in the United States. The Odyssey was redesigned for 1999, but Isuzu still sold the original body with minor changes all the way through 1999. Later Oasis models came with a 2.3L VTEC engine similar to the engine found in the sixth-generation Honda Accord. Oasis vehicles were used as New York City taxis.