Isuzu Motors Ltd.
Isuzu quitting U.S. car market

No lie, Isuzu is outta here. The Japanese automaker, famous for its commercials featuring a less-than-honest salesman, said Wednesday that it would stop selling passenger vehicles in the U.S., as sales declined to almost nothing in recent years. The move, effective one year from today, marks the end of a 27-year run here and makes Isuzu the first Asian car company to abandon the world's largest market since South Korea's financially troubled Daewoo stopped selling here in 2002. Although Isuzu's U.S. sales were paltry of late -- it made just 7,098 of the 16.1 million new vehicles sold in the country last year -- the company's influence on the industry, as innovator...