The US military pays General Motors – Chevrolet’s parent company – over $ 214 million for the vehicles. The ISV is light, agile and can carry up to nine soldiers. It is even so light that it can be hung under a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Due to its compact dimensions, it is even possible to load the ISV in a Boeing CH-47 Chinook. Actually, the US military wants 2065 copies of the ISV, but there is now ‘only’ budget for 649 pieces.
Based on Chevrolet Coloroda ZR2
According to General Motors, the ISV is based on the platform of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and about 90 percent of all parts match those of consumer cars. It is powered by a 188 hp 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel, which is mated to a six-speed automatic. We wonder if there are still body parts to be mounted, because that is how the nine soldiers on board have to sand, or worse.