Isuzu Motors India unveiled
India’s 1st “Adventure Utility Vehicle” the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross at the 2016
Auto Expo, which began at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.
The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross will
cater to the growing need for an ‘Adventure Utility Vehicle’ that provokes the
spirit of adventure with a combination of rugged and durable off-roading
capability and passenger vehicle like comforts. There is growing interest
amongst Indians to explore new facets of life and the new Isuzu D-Max V-Cross
will complement the dreams of adventurous pursuits.
The price of the new Isuzu
D-Max V-Cross (Private Registration) would be approximately Rs. 15 lakh and
that of the commercial version of the Isuzu D-Max CrewCab will be approximately
Rs. 8.5 – 9.5 lakhs. The price for the Isuzu D-Max Single Cab (Commercial
Version) will be announced later. All indicated prices are approximate and are
subject to the current duty/tax/levy structure and are ex-showroom, Chennai.
The prices are subject to change and would be finalised at the time of
announcement of booking.
Powered by a 134 hp, BSIV
compliant, high pressure Common Rail Fuel Injection Diesel Engine, the powertrain
is mated to a robust 5 speed Manual Transmission that delivers a maximum torque
level of 320 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm. The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is equipped with
off-roading features like 4WD (shift-on-fly) drive mode, High Ride suspension
that offers higher ground clearance, wider track with longer wheel base. The
chassis frame is designed with a new iGRIP feature (Isuzu Gravity Response
Intelligent Platform) ensures greater stability even at hi-speeds and sharp
The Isuzu D-Max V -Cross comes
with a 4WD (4X4) configuration, High Ride and a host of exciting features and
can be registered as a “Personal Vehicle”. The ‘V-Cross’ badge is unique to the
personal lifestyle vehicles.
For commercial purposes, the Isuzu
D-Max will be available in various 4X4 and 4X2 configurations, with a
combination of Crew Cab / Single Cab, High Ride / Normal Ride and flat deck /
arch-deck load bodies. Isuzu D-Max will also be available as a Cab-chassis
Susumu Hosoi, Chairman &
Representative Director, Isuzu Motors Ltd., and Mr. Naohiro Yamaguchi, Managing
Director, Isuzu Motors India, unveiled the new range of Isuzu D-Max pick-ups
which include the commercial range also for India, at a press conference held
at the Isuzu Motors India stall (Hall No 1, stall E2).
Speaking at the occasion,
Susumu Hosoi noted, “India is gaining huge significance in the global arena,
thanks to the fast moving economy and thrust on various growth factors. This
has helped in promoting a ‘sense of optimism’ in the country. A country with
such zeal and dynamism needs a brand that exemplifies the positivity it enjoys.
Isuzu will support the endeavour to ‘Make in India’ with its brand promise
‘Never Stop’ and bring out products that will support the growing aspirations
“We are extremely pleased to
unveil the new range of Isuzu D-Max for India”, said, Naohiro Yamaguchi, Managing Director, Isuzu
Motors India, speaking at the unveil event, adding that “The pick-up market in
India is expected to grow manifold and Isuzu has laid strong emphasis on
offering a range of its latest D-Max products. We have sensed intense
anticipation for a thorough-bred Adventure Utility Vehicle, amongst Indians. To
satisfy the sense of adventure, we have introduced India’s first ‘Adventure
Utility Vehicle’, the “Isuzu D-Max V-Cross”. The new Isuzu D-Max V-Cross will
excite the pulse of every adventurous Indian as it has done in other parts of
the world. The new range of commercial purpose Isuzu D-Max pick-ups will
continue to be a preferred pick-up for many business enterprises, thanks to the
versatility and functionality it offers.”
The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is the
2nd generation pick-up from Isuzu’s stable, currently available in markets like
Europe, Australia, Thailand and South America. The pick-up is tough and
durable, encompassing aggressive styling and a host of safety features. It is
backed by ISUZU’s legendary engineering that offers best-in-class efficiency
Besides the proven off-road
capable features, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross has a host of contemporary features
that offer customers an urban-class driving experience. The exterior of the
vehicle sports an aggressive wedge shaped design with perfect proportions of
flowing lines. Aerodynamic design and muscular fenders makes it look more
robust with a dominating road presence. It adorns projector headlamps, 16”
Alloy Wheels, Sporty Roof Rails, ORVM with turn side indicator and chrome
finish for front grille, ORVM and door handles.
The interiors of the V-Cross
come with state-of-the-art features to offer customers car-like comforts with
ergonomically designed driver seats, steering mounted audio controls,
electro-luminescent meters with MID (Multi Information Display) and 7” touch
screen audio system with USB input, DVD, AUX, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.
The optimised door size largely helps
in easy ingress and egress. Besides these, the Adventure Utility Vehicle comes
loaded with features that makes driving a pleasurable one. The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross
has many advantages over a Sports Utility Vehicle viz., a large open deck that
can carry luggage/equipment to suit the needs of long roadtrips, adventure
trips, vacationing etc.
The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross will
be produced at the new Isuzu Motors India manufacturing plant at Sri City,
Andhra Pradesh, reinforcing Isuzu’s long-term commitment to India and support
the “Make in India” initiative.
Isuzu Motors India also
revealed its brand promise “Never Stop”. The brand’s promise is derived from
the innate qualities of Isuzu’s products and its capabilities that enable
customers to keep exploring new avenues in their personal life and business.