The Isuzu Hombre was released as a four-wheel-drive version in 1998, brand-new to the model line. The new production line also offered a built-in theft-deterrent system and dual airbags. An airbag cut-off switch was also added so that children could ride in the front seats. In 1999, the Hombre was offered with several new colors to choose from. It also featured a new fascia bumper. Isuzu released a new three-door version of the car as well (SpaceCab). The 2000 Hombres suspension was upgraded and the horsepower was increased on the V6 engine models. A few new trim additions were made to various models during this year, too.