Isuzu Motors India has updated its entire line-up of pick-up trucks and SUVs to meet the new BS-VI Phase II emission standards. The manufacturer claims that it updated its product portfolio by adding new features to select models in order to improve styling, safety, comfort, efficiency, and emission control. A new colour scheme called the 'Valencia Orange' has been added to the colour palette of the company's personal vehicle range. Following this, a palette of eight colours will now be available for prospective customers to choose from. Sharing his thoughts on the launch, Mr Toru Kishimoto, Deputy Managing Director of Isuzu Motors India, said, ‘We are excited to introduce our refreshed range of exciting products which are all set to address the needs of the evolving businesses, emerging urban consumers, and motoring enthusiasts. We are proud to have set the benchmark in presenting India with its first-ever Lifestyle Utility Vehicle, the ISUZU D-MAX V-Cross, and we are sure that the updated range will carry the success story forward. With the wide range of competent and versatile products, we are sure that there is an ISUZU for everyone.’
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Isuzu D-Max Regular Cab and S-Cab Range: New Updates
To effectively manage exhaust gas and particulate matter treatment, the Isuzu D-Max Regular Cab and S-Cab models are equipped with A-SCR (Active Selective Catalyst Reduction), added to the set of After Treatment Devices including LNT (Lean NOx Trap) and DPD (Diesel Particulate Diffuser). For optimal treatment management, the Isuzu D-Max Regular Cab and S-Cab are the only vehicles in the segment with electronically controlled Hot and Cold EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation).
The models and their variants now feature an Advanced MID (Multi-Information Display) cluster with silver inserts, which shows a DPD (Diesel Particulate Diffuser) indicator and sub-menu to indicate ‘Level,’ Automatic Regeneration, or warn the driver for manual ‘Regeneration’ operation. The range level indication for the DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid), fuel range to empty, and instant / average mileage are now displayed in a new submenu. Additionally, it has GSI (Gear Shift Indicator), which allows the driver to select the best gear in any driving situation to maximise the vehicle's torque, fuel efficiency, and drivetrain durability. Moreover, the Isuzu D-Max and S-Cab models come with a ‘Variable Speed Intermittent Windshield Wiper’ system for better visibility during rainy conditions.
According to the manufacturer, the updated model range also contains Idle Stop System (ISS), low friction tyres, and the auto transmission fluid warmer (AT Fluid) in automatic variants for improved fuel efficiency and reduced emission levels. The Regular Cab variants of the D-Max range start at Rs 10.65 lakh and go up to Rs 11.10 lakh. Meanwhile, the S-Cab variants range between Rs 12.55 lakh and Rs 13 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.
Isuzu Hi-Lander, D-Max V-Cross, Mu-x: What's New?
The mu-X models will now feature a new sporty grille. Speaking of the Hi-Lander, the 'Climate Control Auto AC unit with integrated controls' and 'Rear defogger' features found in the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross have been added to it to improve comfort and convenience, according to the firm. The Mu-X models retail between Rs 35 lakh and Rs 37.90 lakh. The Hi-Lander has a price tag of Rs 19.50 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.
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The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Z (4X2 AT), on the other hand, now has a sophisticated and refined appearance. It includes new design Black alloy wheels, Dark Grey ORVMs, and front fog lamp garnish. The dual-tone Premium Brown seat upholstery, along with Café Brown inserts on the dual-tone dashboard, door panels, and gear selector lever is now standard. The V-Cross also has a cruise control system with easy select controls on the steering wheel, which improves comfort and convenience. The new Traction Control Systems (TCS) on the model automatically apply the brakes when they detect a wheel losing traction on the road, and the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps keep the car from spinning out when traction is lost. Besides this, hill descent control and hill start assist are a few other features on offer. The Isuzu V-Cross range falls in the price bracket of Rs 23 lakh and Rs 27.36 lakh. Both prices, ex-showroom.
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