Latest On ISUZU D-Max V-Cross

July 10, 2017: Post GST, the ex-showroom prices of the Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross have gone down. The margin of price reduction is different in different cities, depending on the older tax structure. Priced have dropped across all variants.

Delhi: The Isuzu Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross is now priced at Rs 12.72 lakh, as opposed to Rs 13.3 lakh pre-GST. This is a drop of approx Rs 58,000.

Mumbai: The Isuzu Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross is now priced at Rs 12.69 lakh, as opposed to Rs 13.4 lakh pre-GST. This is a drop of approx Rs 71,000.

Do note that prices for insurance are marginally higher, as they are taxed at 18 per cent instead of the earlier 15 per cent.

Isuzu has had a long association with India. Not many of the millennials would recall, the Ambassadors, the Contessas and also a bunch of commercial vehicles were powered by the engines from the Japanese manufacturer. Now that the Sri City manufacturing plant has commenced production, Isuzu has quickly launched the V-Cross luxury pickup that had been showcased at the Auto Expo 2016.

The V-Cross gets the standard Isuzu garb we have seen in the MU-7 and D-Max. The radiator grille has thick borders and a single horizontal slat. The headlamps are swept back and get projector units. The butch looking SUV has a higher ground clearance than the D-Max along with a wider track and a longer wheelbase. The twin-cab pickup seats five and runs on 16-inch alloy wheels and gets roof rails and turn-indicators on the chrome ORVMs.

The cabin is finished in black with silver highlights for the centre console and door trims. The dashboard design is simple and gets a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with USB and AUX input along with Bluetooth connectivity. It gets climate control and tilt adjustable steering wheel and a height adjustable driver seat. The twin pod instrument cluster gets a multi-function display to read out the two electronic trip meters along with other vital information. For storage, you have a two-part glove box, driver armrest storage and cup-holders in the front. On the safety front, it gets dual front airbags and ISOFIX mounting points for child seats in the rear.

The V-Cross is powered by the 134bhp four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine which develops 320Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a manual gearbox and also gets a shift-on- fly four-wheel drive system. It gets double wishbone suspension setup in the front with anti-roll bar and long-span leaf springs in the rear with gas shock absorbers. It also gets ABS and EBD along with brake assist.

The V-Cross is a luxury pickup truck – a niche segment in the Indian market. While Tata and Mahindra have been there for a long time with the Xenon XT and the Scorpio Getaway, the volumes haven’t been much. But, with the lifestyle product segment, the one where the Isuzu V-Cross stands, is growing. If you want a big burly luxury pick-up truck for weekend getaways, the V-Cross certainly fits the bill.

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