India-bound Isuzu V-Cross Facelift Displayed At BIMS 2019

by Harish Kumar | 27/03/2019
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The India-bound Isuzu V-Cross facelift has marked its world’s premiere at the Bangkok International Motor Show 2019.

The pickup trucks segment has seen Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, as far as it’s known, a game challenger amongst the Southeast Asian automotive playground. Well, its compelling presence at the heart of the total segment’s sale volumes is something we can never deny. So when the Isuzu V-Cross facelift took off its skin-tight camo wrap at the ongoing BIMS 2019, it completely rides a whole bunch of enthusiasts’ interests.

Isuzu V-Cross facelift, side profile

The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross has been a best seller at the pickup truck segment

The updated D-Max V-Cross, after its public introduction in Thailand, will make its local debut there and in some other countries in the region. Since the vehicle was caught plying on the road near Pune, presumably undergoing ARAI test cycles weeks before its global debut, it will more likely to be launched in the Indian market sooner rather than later. With just around one year away from the upcoming BSVI emission norms deadline, the upgraded India-bound Isuzu V-Cross is thought straight to bring in a refreshed powertrain system.

At the moment, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross has been on sale in India with a special type of engine- a 2.5-litre high-pressure CRDI option (Common Rail Fuel Injection Diesel engine) which comes to develop a decent 134hp of maximum power and 320 Nm of highest torque at around 1,800 to 2,800 rpm. Power is delivered smoothly via a five-step manual gearbox combined with a shift-on-fly 4WD drive mode. Reportedly, the Thai-spec Isuzu V-Cross can offer a brand new 1.9-litre VGS turbo-diesel engine that comes mated to a 6-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission as an option, good enough for a 150 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. Whether Japanese manufacturer could offer the automatic variant on the 4WD configuration like that of the Euro-spec lifestyle pickup truck or not is still a big question mark.

facelifted Isuzu D-max V-Cross, front angular look

The facelifted Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is expected to arrive in India this calendar year

During the ongoing Motor Show, the facelifted Isuzu V-Cross displays a fleet of visual updates including a heavily-reworked silhouette with revised grille and bumper, larger 18-inch alloy wheels that is supposedly making its way to India as well. The equipment list, on the other hand, encompasses Electronic Stability Control, Cruise Control, Traction Control, 6-way electrically adjustable driver seat, LED taillights, LED daytime running lights, start-stop push-button and more.

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