It has been a while since Isuzu D-Max V-Cross lifestyle pick-up truck has been missing from our market. The reason for discontinuation was the implementation of BS6 emission norms in the country last year. Isuzu has finally come up with the BS6 compliant diesel engine for the D-Max V-Cross. The details of the specifications of the upcoming off-roader have been leaked online and the features list is now extensive. However, it must be understood that the current-gen international model of the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is not making its way into our market. Rather, the last-gen model itself has been updated. The Indian customers have been welcoming the lifestyle off-roading products like the Mahindra Thar and the D-Max V-Cross has already gained a ton of popularity since the last time. Therefore, the off-roading enthusiasts are very excited about this launch, which might happen at the beginning of May 2021. Until then, let us see in detail, what the updated 2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross will come equipped with.
2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross- Exteriors and Dimensions
In terms of the overall exterior design and dimensions, the 2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross will not be too different than the outgoing model. The front end will feature similar-looking Bi-LED Projector Headlamps, LED DLRs for the modern looks, Front Fog lamps with chrome bezels, a chunky bold front grille and broad bumpers for a great road presence. 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 will be large 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, blacked-out B-Pillars and side steps to enhance the accessibility during ingress and egress. The rear will also feature the LED tail lamp unit and large cargo space because of being a pick-up truck. Overall, the update 2021 D-Max will retain the resemblance with the last-gen model but will have a fair few modern design cues to differentiate it from that.
2021 Isuzu D-Max 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, Electrically Adjustable Driver Seat, Cruise Control, Multi-purpose Steering Wheel with Controls, Automatic Climate Control, Adjustable Head Rests, Passive Entry and Start System, Live Surround Sound Roof Mounted Audio System with 8 speakers, Anti-pinch Auto Slide Down Power Windows and much more. On the safety aspect, there are features like ABS with EBD, Traction Control System, Brake Override System, Electronic Stability Control, Hill-Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, 6 Airbags, Transfercase Protector and more.
2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross- Engines, Expected Prices and Rivals
The 2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross will come 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. There is the option of a 6-speed automatic gearbox on both variants with one having the 4×4 drive system. 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. The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross will be available in seven colour options – Cosmic Black, Splash White, Titanium Silver, Silky White Pearl, Spinal Red, Sapphire Blue and Galena Gray. We expect the prices to be in the range of Rs 17 lakh to Rs 21 lakh, ex-showroom. The rivals of the D-Max include Mahindra Thar which is very popular these days and Force Gurkha which will be launched sometime later this year.
Source: Team BHP