Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross Facelift Launched At Rs 15.51 Lakh
- by Aniruthan Srithar
- Jun 20, 2019
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The D-MAX V-Cross has got some crucial changes to make it more desirable
- The front end gets an aggressive-looking grille and sleek headlamps.
- Major changes at the side and back include new alloy wheels and LED tail lamps.
- Inside, the D-MAX V-Cross gets an all-black dashboard, door pads and seats.
- It also gets new safety features to make it compliant with the AIS 145 safety norms.
- Continues to be powered by the same 2.5-litre BSIV-compliant diesel engine.
Isuzu has launched the facelifted version of its butch pick-up truck, the D-MAX V-Cross. Priced from Rs 15.51 lakh for the standard variant and Rs 17.03 lakh for the top-spec ‘Z’ variant (ex-showroom, Mumbai), the facelifted pickup costs around Rs 24,000 more than the pre-facelifted model. With such a marginal price hike for the facelifted model, let’s see what it brings to the table.
The Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross facelift gets a more aggressive face than before. A brand new chrome grille dominates the front which is flanked by sleeker headlamps that now house a funky looking ‘L’ shaped DRL. Lower down, there are new fog lamp housings which has grown in size and have a chrome finish. At the side, there are new 12-spoke alloy wheels that have now grown up in size to give it a more macho look and if you look close, there is a newly designed side step as well. Changes at the rear include a new set of LED taillamps and a new chrome bumper.
Isuzu has also given the pickup two new exterior shades -- ‘Sapphire Blue’ and ‘Silky Pearl White’.
On the inside, the dashboard, door pads and seats are now finished in black compared to the previous black-beige combo. There is a new instrument cluster with a gear-shift indicator and on closer inspection, the silver inserts on the dashboard and door pads have been replaced by piano-black inserts. Apart from that, the layout of the dash remains identical to the pre facelift truck.
The D-MAX V-Cross adds some new features to its kitty. This includes keyless entry with push button start, cruise control, leatherette upholstery and a USB charger for the second row. Talking about standard features, the D-MAX V-Cross gets a touchscreen infotainment system, steering-mounted audio controls, climate control, power windows and electrically adjustable driver seat.
The facelifted model also adds safety features to its kitty. While dual airbags and ABS were offered as standard previously, the pickup now gets speed-sensitive auto door locks, driver and co-driver seatbelt warning and high speed alert as standard to make it compliant with the upcoming AIS 145 safety norms. Top-spec models also come with ESP, traction control, hill-start assist and hill descent control.
Powering the facelifted D-MAX V-Cross is the 2.5-litre BSIV-compliant diesel engine that’s found in the pre-facelift model. t produces 134PS of power and 320Nm of peak torque. Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, the DMAX V-Cross comes with a shift on the fly four-wheel drive system. We had expected Isuzu to bring in the BS6 ready 1.9-litre diesel engine with the automatic transmission as it has been spied on test previously.
The pre facelift Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross always scored high on desirability thanks to its butch looks, practicalilty and go-anywhere capability. And with the facelifted model, Isuzu wants to take it a step further. With competitive pricing and no direct rivals, it is the sole choice for enthusiasts looking for a feature-loaded pick-up truck in India.
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