Launched last month, Isuzu has commenced the deliveries of the D-Max V-Cross in India. The pickup has been positioned in a niche market space with no other product to compete against, so far
Early last month, Isuzu India updated its portfolio to meet the BS6 emission norms and introduced a new model under the D-Max vertical, the Hi-Lander. Now, the company has commenced the deliveries of its BS6 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross.
The 'Z' variant of the BS6 D-Max V-Cross comes with a 4x2 six-speed automatic transmission setup for the price of Rs 19.98 lakh. Similarly, the ‘Z’ variant with a 4x4 six-speed manual transmission has been priced at Rs 20.98 lakh. The top of the line ‘Z Prestige’ variant is available with a 4x4 layout, exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission for Rs 24.49 lakh. All the aforementioned prices are ex-showroom.
The engine is a 1.9-litre unit as before and the power is rated at 160bhp at 3,600rpm. The peak torque output is now rated at 360Nm from 2,000 to 2,500rpm.
Currently, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is positioned in a niche market space where it does not find any competition. However, Mahindra has confirmed that the company is readying a five-door Thar which will be positioned right beside the D-Max V-Cross as a lifestyle-offroader. The longer and more practical Thar is expected by 2023, and you can read about it by clicking here.
Other reports on the internet suggest that Toyota is getting the Hilux pick-up to the Indian market sometime by the end of 2021. The Hilux is expected to be based on Toyota’s IMV-2 platform that underpins the Innova Crysta and the Fortuner as well. If the reports are to be believed, the Toyota Hilux will join in the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross in the Rs 20-25 lakh market space by the festive season.