Isuzu’s Lifestyle Pickup Now Back On Shelves But At A Steep Premium

The Japanese manufacturer now offers the D-Max in two trims: Hi-Lander and V-Cross


Isuzu has launched the updated D-Max pickup truck at Rs 16.98 lakh (ex-showroom). Unlike before, the new lineup now consists of two models: Hi-Lander and V-Cross. The former replaces the V-Cross’s Standard variant as the new entry-level model. Importantly, a rear-wheel drivetrain has been introduced in select variants for the first time to keep prices in check. 

Here are the prices:

Isuzu D-Max 

Old Price

New Price


Hi-Lander 4x2 MT (New)


Rs 16.98 lakh


V-Cross Standard 4x4

Rs 16.54 lakh



V-Cross Z 4x4 MT

Rs 18.06 lakh

Rs 20.98 lakh

Rs 2.92 lakh

V-Cross Z 4x2 AT (New)


Rs 19.98 lakh


V-Cross Z Prestige 4x4 AT

Rs 19.99 lakh

Rs 24.49 lakh

Rs 4.50 lakh

All prices, ex-showroom

The D-Max is costlier now by up to a whopping Rs 4.50 lakh! The Hi-Lander is Rs 44,000 dearer than the previous base-spec (Standard), which packed a 4x4 system. 

D-Max Hi-Lander


The D-Max Hi-Lander is, for all intents and purposes, the new barebones version of the V-Cross. Gone are the chrome trims on the exterior, while the alloys have made way for steel wheels (with plastic wheel caps). On the inside, the dashboard is at best austere with only the essentials like a manual air-con, power windows, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors. 

The Hi-Lander gets only a manual transmission and rear-wheel drivetrain. All in all, it’s a workhorse.

D-Max V-Cross


Save for the engine upgrade, the D-Max V-Cross remains cosmetically unchanged. It continues with the touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, cruise control, electronically adjustable driver’s seat, 8-speaker audio (with roof-mounted speakers), alloy wheels, and bi-LED projector headlamps. 

Also Read: D-Max V-Cross Variant-wise Feature List Explained

Passenger safety is taken care of by six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with camera, electronic stability control, hill descent control, and hill start assist.  

What Powers The Truck?


Under the hood is an updated version of Isuzu’s 1.9-litre diesel engine. The now BS6-compliant motor develops 163PS and 360Nm, 13PS and 10Nm more than before. Also, it gets a new 6-speed manual gearbox, which will be sold alongside the 6-speed automatic transmission.

Select variants of the V-Cross come with a four-wheel drivetrain and a low-range gearbox. The larger 2.5-litre diesel engine has been discontinued.

Isuzu D-Max Rivals 


In India, there’s no direct rival to the Isuzu D-Max. That said, for almost the same money, you can consider the Mahindra Thar, Tata Harrier, and Jeep Compass

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