Isuzu Axiom XST concept shares over 90% of its components with the
2002 Axiom SUV
Axiom XST Proves to be a Possible and Practical Concept By:
The award winning Isuzu Axiom SUV may get a new addition to its lineup,
previewed in one of three Axiom based concept vehicles - the XST sport
The XST features
a rear cabin access system very similar to the Chevrolet
Avalanche's Midgate. The rear window lifts up and the rear seats fold
down to quickly expand bed length and provide additional cargo space.
A very trick integrated aluminum bed extender neatly folds open to provide
even more room.
aiming that Axiom XST at "extroverted, expressive and individualistic"
buyers who are looking for a truck that matches their outgoing lifestyle.
2003 Subaru Baja,
the Axiom XST wears the same exterior sheetmetal as the Axiom SUV from
the C-pillar forward, but from the C-pillar back its all new. The exterior
also adds heavy cladding for character that looks similar to the material
used in spray-in bed liners. The bed surface of the XST is covered in
the same cladding / spray-in material.
interior has a sophisticated navigation and GPS system plus DVD/CD
passenger interior utilizes bucket seats up front and a bench in the rear.
Almost all of the seating and floor surfaces are trimmed in a synthetic
material designed to repel moisture and prevent staining. A sophisticated
navigation system helps get driver and passengers to their destination
featuring a voice response system with dashboard GPS displays. A six disc
CD changer can also handle DVDs for rear-seat passengers to watch movies.
for its heavy duty Duramax diesel engines found in Chevrolet and GMC full
size pickups, Axiom XST demonstrates Isuzu's 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6
and its high pressure common-rail fuel injection system. The engine is
designed to run quietly and on cleaner burning, low sulfur fuel.
uses Intelligent Suspension Control (XSC) and Torque-on-Demand (TOD) for
superior traction in all weather conditions. ISC constantly monitors each
shock absorber to reduce body motion in hard braking, acceleration and
turns while TOD helps limit wheel slippage on slick or loose surfaces.
the XST with production in mind if consumer reaction to the truck is positive.
In fact it shares over 90% of its parts with the 2002 Axiom SUV.
the C-pillar forward, its strictly Axiom SUV sheetmetal