Isuzu Motors has announced pre-bookings for the new D-Max V-Cross pick up. It has been priced at Rs. 12.49 lakhs ex-showroom, Chennai with deliveries set to begin in July 2016.
Adventure Utility Vehicle is what Isuzu Motors is calling their new D-Max V-Cross pick up. This is basically a more luxurious version of the D-Max pick up for buyers who want better interior comfort and features than the more focused D-Max. The V-Cross was showcased for the first time at the Auto Expo 2016 in February this year. The V-Cross segment of vehicles are very popular in the developed markets abroad, and are commonly used, not only for the off-roading and adventure activity, but also for daily commute and utility purposes. The vehicle has been tested for 40 lakh kms and is marketed as a tough and durable off-roading vehicle, with aggressive styling and a host of safety features.
The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is designed on the company’s iGRIP platform which is the abbreviation for ‘Isuzu Gravity Response Intelligent Platform’. It is powered by a powerful BS 4 engine that develops 134 BHP and 320 Nm of power and torque respectively, and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Some of the features on the V-Cross’s CRDi engine are Melt-in Liner, chain driven camshaft, Graphite coated pistons, cast roller rocker arm and piston bearings, Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) and an intercooler. On the insides you get features like Electro-Luminescent meters with MID, Tilt adjustable steering and steering mounted audio controls, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and loads of storage compartments. There is also a Shift on the fly 4-wheel drive selector that lets you shift from 4-wheel drive to 2-wheel drive without stopping.
On the safety front, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross comes with dual airbags, ABS with EBD and BA, ISOFIX rear seat, engine immobilizer and crumple zones. Isuzu Motors India Private Limited (IMI), a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, was established in August 2012 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The company has its dealership network in 26 key cities in India. Headquartered in Chennai, Isuzu manufactures the new generation of D-Max vehicles at its new state of the art manufacturing plant at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.