Ísar is a pioneering low environmental impact solution for passenger transport in low infrastructure areas around the world.

A total logistics package using unique, road-legal Ultra High Mobility vehicles.


Ísar eru fyrstu farþegabílar heims gerðir frá grunni fyrir 46-54” dekk, niðurstaða víðtæks samráðs fjölda aðila í ofurjepparekstri og björgun með aðilum í hönnun og smíði. Ísar fást 4, 6 eða 8 dyra, fyrir allt að 18/24 manns, knúnir endurnýjanlegri orku eftir óskum kaupenda.

Fyrsta frumgerð er ökuhæf, upphaf raðsmíði áætlað 2020-2021.

Markmið Ísar er einfalt:

Að skapa bestu götuskráðu ofurjeppa heims.


Ísar TorVeg HD specs:

Seating: Up to 24 passengers incl. driver


   4 door:  4.700 mm

   6 door:  5.550 mm

   8 door:  6.400 mm

Width:: 2.550 mm

Max inside width: 2.400 mm

Height (road setting): 2.050 mm

Curb weight: Less than 3.000 kg

GVW: 3.490-5.500 kg

Towing: TBD

Tyres: 46”-54” Low Ground Pressure

Suspension: All independent. Rising rate, fully adjustable, 40 cm wheel travel, Kneeling system. Wheel Lift system.



Spark ignition: GM L86 DI V8 6,2l 420 hp/625 Nm, biomethane/petrol/methanol

 Transmisson: GM HydraMatic 10L80, 10 speed. Spread:.: 4.70 - 0.64    

 Compression ignition: VM 630 EcoDiesel V6 3,0l 260 hp/650 Nm, diesel/biodiesel/biomethane

Transmisson: ZF 8HP 8 speed. Spread: 4,714 - 0,67:1

Transfer boxes: BW 44-45/Atlas, 2-4 speed, up to 11,7:1 reduction

Differential rear: Dana 80, 100% lock

Differential front: Dana 60, 100% lock












Ísar is a pioneering low environmental impact solution for passenger transport in low infrastructure areas around the world

Core of our total logistics solutions are unique Ultra High Mobility vehicles made for a myriad of uses on and off road

Reconstructed, flotation-tyred trucks and vans from Iceland carry people across the Antarctic, over the Greenland icecap, and serve 365 days a year in the brutal Icelandic Highlands. Based on decades of modification experience, Ísar is now building a clean sheet design for up to 18/24 people, running 46"-54" diameter Low Ground Pressure tyres, yet with exemplary road manners.

The goal is simple: To revolutionize the transport of people in areas of low or no infrastructure, anywhere, anytime.

Let's take an example: It takes a day of shaking over a bumpy track to get from your community to a hospital, or just shopping. Ideally, a motorway would be built, but cost is prohibitive. Instead, Ísar vehicles ply the route at same speeds and comfort levels as normal cars on a normal road. Journey time is slashed, comfort and safety doubled, at a fraction of the investment cost for infrastructure for normal cars.

The Ísar is purpose designed around people, with visibility, accessibility, comfort and amenities never seen before in this elevated class of vehicles. The fully driver controlled High Ground Coverage rising rate air cushion suspension with adjustable damping manages a full 40 cm of free travel. Yet, in spite of the extreme off-road performance, Ísar vehicles are built to comply with applicable European Road Vehicle Standards, and therefore a global market.

The Ísar is a modular platform, initially available in three wheelbase lengths, 4 door, 6 door or 8 door. The rear offers a short overhang for absolute off-road performance, or longer overhang for more luggage/cargo space. The roof is a fortified Cargo Carriage Roof or Aurora Viewing double glazed transparent. Dedicated cargo as well as Combi versions are available. Future variants include a 2.15m wide Medium Duty, a 1.8m wide Light duty, and 54” tyre amphibious Ultra Duty cab-forward derivatives of our unique modular design.

Two powertrains are initially available:

The tough and extremely efficient VM 630 diesel/biogas V6, 260hp/650Nm, coupled with the ZF 8HP eight speed automatic transmission and Borg Warner 2.6:1, locking transfer case.

The powerful GM GenV petrol/biogas/ethanol/methanol V8, 420hp/625Nm, coupled with a 10 speed GM automatic transmission and 2.7:1 locking transfer case.

Replacement of fossil fuel use for non-carbon emitting energy is integrated into the basic design. We are currently closing in to signing a pioneering contract for setting up a game-changing, total transit and travel solution in a country outside Iceland.

Our EMEP Extreme Mobility Electric Propulsion concept will allow access to pristine nature without pollution.

The drivetrain is specced to take all the use and abuse we well know such vehicles are subjected to in the extreme environments we love to explore. As an example, we install Dana 80 rear and Dana 60 HD front differentials, highly oversized components, for years of reliable work, ending the fragility and enormous maintenance needs of current modified "supertruck" vans and SUVs. 

The Ísar is built mainly from 5054 aluminium alloy, for lightness, stiffness and to end the rust propensity of mild steel bodies. Super high strength Swedish Weldox steel is used for suspension parts, frames and subframes, galvanized and/or epoxy coated for decades of maintenance-free duty. Due to the clean-sheet approach, corrosion-resistant, lightweight materials choices and "No Dead Luggage" design concept, the Ísar is one to three tons lighter than any current full-house modified 4x4 of similar capacity.

The Ísar´s looks is the work of Automotive Designer Bjarni Hjartarson, graduate from IED in Torino, Italy. Form in this case in fact follows function, and all the usual add-ons for normal modded 4x4´s are integral to the Ísar’s design. Snorkel engine air intake, massive skid pan, extensive lighting all around, and a big-screen cockpit more like a modern aeroplane´s than the usual messy modified 4x4´s HMI, ergonomically integrating all functions.

The Ísar is a dedicated tool for safe, swift, non-destructive travel in wilderness areas.

Our "LIGHTFOOT" environmental concept can help spare nature from suffering intrusive road infrastructure. Instead, Ísar vehicles can economically carry passengers at normal road speeds over "bad" roads or no roads at all. Ísar impacts natural surfaces minimally through the huge Low Ground Pressure tyres with pressure control, and is in general designed, from the outset, to impact our besieged environment as little as possible whilst remaining reliable and economical. Powertrains only rely on fossil fuel to the extent necessary to ensure occupant safety far away from built-up areas. The first prototype uses biogas from local household waste, geothermally produced methanol is an option for our spark-ignited powertrain, and electric hybrid to fully electric solutions are in development. 


Ísar is a brand of Jakar ehf in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.

We are a team of entrepreneurs, engineers, fabricators, business experts and end users, aiming to change the way people travel in areas of low or no infrastructure, globally.

Ísar operates with a cluster of specialist companies in Iceland, EU and North America.

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