The much-awaited 2021 BS6 compliant Isuzu V-Cross line of lifestyle pick-up trucks has been launched in India. The pickup truck was discontinued after the implementation of the BS6 norms in India. The Isuzu V-Cross had created a ton of enthusiasts because of its off-roading capabilities along with modern interiors and features. The 7-seat version of the V-Cross, the MU-X has also been launched alongside. The pickup trucks are available with updated BS6 compliant diesel engines and manual and automatic transmissions. Let us take a look in detail at what the 2021 Isuzu V-Cross comes equipped with.
2021 Isuzu V-Cross – Exteriors
The updated Isuzu V-Cross family of pickup trucks comes with a modern-looking exterior design. In terms of the overall exterior design and dimensions, the 2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is too different than the outgoing model. The front end features similar-looking Bi-LED Projector Headlamps, LED DLRs for the modern looks, Shark-fin Antenna with Gun-metal Finish, Front Fog lamps with chrome bezels, a chunky bold front grille and broad bumpers for a great road presence. The Hi-Lander variants feature a grey front grille compared to the Z and higher trims which feature a chrome grille. The sides show the actual over 5m length of the SUV along with a massive over 3m long wheelbase which will make sure that the second-row passengers are sat comfortably with ample space. There are large 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, blacked-out B-Pillars and side steps to enhance the accessibility during ingress and egress. The rear also features the LED tail lamp unit and large cargo space because of being a pick-up truck. Isuzu is calling the overall appearance of its trucks sharp, aggressive and solid and we don’t disagree with that statement one bit.
2021 Isuzu V-Cross – Interiors, Features and Safety
The features list on the updated 2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is also quite extensive. This includes a 7-inch Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System with USB Input, DVD, AUX, iPod and Bluetooth Connectivity, Steering-mounted Audio COntrols, 3D Design Instrument Cluster with Chrome Rings, Premium Finish Dashbaird with Piano Black Inserts and Soft Touch Panels, Electrically Adjustable Driver Seat, Cruise Control, Multi-purpose Steering Wheel with Controls, Automatic Climate Control with additional AC Vents, Second Row USB Charging Ports, Adjustable Head Rests, Passive Entry and Start System, Live Surround Sound Roof Mounted Audio System, Anti-pinch Auto Slide Down Power Windows, Rear Parking Sensors with Camera and much more. The MU-X will feature certain extra features like the third-row with a one-touch split/fold function for added convenience.
On the safety aspect, there are features like ABS with EBD, ESP, Chassis and Cabin with Crumple Zones, Pre-tensioners with Load-Limiters for Front Seats, Pedestrian-friendly front fascia, Electronic Brake Assist, ISOFIX Child-seat Anchors, Traction Control System, Brake Override System, Electronic Stability Control, Hill-Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, 6 Airbags, Transfercase Protector and more.
2021 Isuzu V-Cross – Engines, Transmissions and Prices
The 2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross comes powered by a BS6 compliant 1.9-litre Common Rail diesel engine with Variable Turbo Geometry Turbocharger making 161 hp of peak power and 360 Nm of peak torque. The transmission options involve a 6-speed manual as well as automatic options. It will also feature a Shift-on-the-fly 4×4 system with High Torque Mode and High Ride Suspension for better off-road capabilities. To make the engine BS6 compliant there is plenty of tech like the LNT (Lean NOx Trap), DPD (Diesel Particular Diffuser) and Active Selective Catalyst Reduction which makes the V-Cross a lot more expensive than the outgoing model. The prices of the Isuzu are Rs 19.98 lakh for the 4×2 Z variant, Rs 20.98 lakh for the 4×4 Z variant and Rs 24.49 lakh for the 4×4 Z Prestige variant, ex-showroom.