03, February 2016: New Delhi: In a pursuit to offer the dynamic and enthusiastic IndianS a product to boost the spirit of adventure, 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. Mr. 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.
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 variant.
The ISUZU D-MAX V-CROSS is 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 curves.
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 optimized 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.