Assembly Fujisawa Plant, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan Thames, New Zealand,Las Piñas, Philippines (1965-1974)
Body and chassis Class Compact Body style 2/4-door sedan 2-door coupé 2-door fastback coupé 3-door van 2-door coupe utility (Wasp) Powertrain Engine 1.3 L G130 OHV I4 1.5 L G150 OHV I4 1.6 L G160 OHV I4 1.6 L G161/G161S SOHC I4 1.6 L G161W DOHC I4 1.8 L G180 SOHC I4 1.8 L C180 diesel I4 Transmission 4-speed manual 3-speed automatic Dimensions Wheelbase 2350 mm (92.5 in) Length 4032 mm (158.7 in) Width 1499 mm (59 in) Height 1391 mm (54.8 in) Curb weight 921 kg (2030 lb) Chronology Predecessor Isuzu Hillman Minx Successor Isuzu Gemini The Isuzu Bellett is a subcompact car produced by the Japanese manufacturer Isuzu between 1963 and 1973. Designed by Isuzu, the Bellett replaced the Isuzu Hillman Minx, manufactured by Isuzu under license with the Rootes Group.
The car was available as a four-door or two-door sedan, a rare two-door station wagon marketed as a commercial vehicle, called the Bellett Express, and an even rarer one ton commercial variant marketed as the Isuzu Wasp. There was also a four-door sedan with different bodywork and rear suspension, called the Bellett B.
Lastly there was a two-door coupé and a fastback version of the same. After General Motors acquired a stake in Isuzu, the Bellett was replaced by GM's "global" T-car, initially called Isuzu Bellett Gemini and later simply Isuzu Gemini, which technically had little to do with its predecessor. A total of 170,737 original Belletts were manufactured. The word Isuzu translated into English means "fifty bells." The nameplate "Bellett" referred to "a smaller Bellel", a previous, larger model manufactured by Isuzu.