Isuzu Gemini I-Mark 3rd 4th 5th generation
(1990 to 2000)
|Also called||Isuzu Stylus|
|Body style||2-door coupe 3-door hatchback 4-door sedan|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Engine||1.5 L 4XC1 I4 (JT150) 1.5 L 4XC1-T turbo I4 (JT150) 1.6 L 4XE1 DOHC I4 (JT190) 1.8 L 4XF1 DOHC I4 1.7 L 4EC1 diesel/TD I4 (JT600)|
|Transmission||3-speed automatic 5-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||96.5 in (2,451 mm)|
|Length||165.0 in (4,191 mm)|
|Width||66.1 in (1,679 mm) 66.7 in (1,694 mm) (4WD sedan)|
|Height||54.1 in (1,374 mm)|
|Related||Geo Storm Isuzu Impulse Asüna Sunfire|
The Isuzu Gemini Coupe was the basis for the Isuzu Impulse and Geo Storm in the United States and Canada, and for the Asüna Sunfire which was sold for the Canadian market for the 1993 model year only.
A 4-door sedan with similar mechanical components was sold as the Isuzu Stylus in the United States and Canada. The Geo versions lacked some of the more expensive and advanced features of the Isuzu (and Asüna) versions.
All these variations were used on the last of the Geminis—Isuzu Impulse, Isuzu Piazza, Isuzu Gemini MkII, Isuzu Stylus, and Asüna Sunfire.
The third generation appeared in March 1990. Body size was wider than the previous generation.
The series name was called the type JT641S, the type JT641F, and the 4WD car is the same type JT191S. The car is 1,700 cc turbo diesel type JT191F, 4WD gasoline turbo cars with 1,600 cc DOHC gasoline type intercooler JT151F, the car is 1,500 cc, and 1,600 cc DOHC gasoline car gasoline. The top-line Stylus RS model had either the 1.6 L turbo engine (1991) or the 1.8 L non-turbo engine (1992).
The higher trim level packages offered "ZZ handling by Lotus" and "specification Irmscher" as the performance models in the lineup, but was carryovered from previous generations.The top model was the "Irmscher R" JT191S type is equipped with a high-power engine + full-time 4WD. The suspension packages that were installed on the second generation Isuzu Piazza were also shared on the Gemini sold in Japan, including the four wheel steering setup.
It was originally intended to be a four-door sedan, and coupe from September 1990, three-door hatchback has been added in March 1991 later. Sedan sales has been started from December 1990 under the name "STYLUS" in the North American market. As the recession began to take hold in Japan, known as the "bubble economy", Isuzu was affected particularly hard, and after a corporate restructuring, Isuzu decided to abandon passenger car production and focus on commercial truck and SUV production, as the Isuzu Trooper and the Isuzu Rodeo found many buyers internationally, with badge engineered versions sold in Europe as Vauxhalls and Holdens in Australia with assistance from General Motors, and Honda also selling the Honda Passport and the Acura SLX.
The total production volume of vehicles was 406,625 units at the end of the third generation (from HQ Isuzu), with 17,754 units sold in the United States (from Ward's Automotive Yearbook).
|Body style||4-door sedan|
|Related||Honda Civic Honda Domani Honda Integra SJ Rover 400|
Isuzu halted production of the Gemini and replaced it with a rebadged version of the Honda Domani.
|Also called||Honda Domani Acura EL|
|Body style||4-door sedan|
|Wheelbase||103.1 in (2,619 mm)|
|Related||Honda Civic Honda Integra Rover 400 Honda CR-V|
The 1997 Gemini generation was a rebadged Honda Domani sedan. Production of this model ended in 2000.
In Australia, the 1982–1984 Holden Gemini was assessed in the Used Car Safety Ratings 2006 as providing "significantly worse than average" protection for its occupants in the event of a crash
Isuzu Geminis and I-Marks were the most popular taxicab models in the Philippines in the 80s and early 90s. Models were phased out and gradually replaced with newer models from Toyota and Nissan.