The updated D-Max V-Cross Pickup truck will pack a new BSVI-ready 1.9-litre diesel engine and a new 6-speed automatic gearbox in its heart.
The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is all set to come back to the Indian stage after experiencing a major revision. In late last month, the popular lifestyle pickup in a heavy skin-tight camo wrap was spotted undergoing its running trials in India, hinting out the first glance at the physical and mechanical aspects of the vehicle.
2019 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross (facelift) will step back to the Indian market soon to rival the likes in the pickup truck segment.
According to these set of spy pics from outside to inside, we can assume that the 2019 Isuzu V-Cross will join the domestic playground with a more powerful engine and a refreshed automatic transmission. The outgoing 2.5-litre diesel burner will be absent making space for a smaller yet more potent 1.9-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine option which is, reportedly, in charge of generating 160 hp of max power and 360 Nm of max torque. These figures thereby post 26 horsepower and 40 Nm units of power-torque increase when compared to the previous-gen model.
Remarkably, the new engine will help the car conform to the stringent BSVI emission norms which are projected to come into effect pan-India on April 1 2020. Note that the existing motor of the V-Cross pickup has been discontinued in virtually all markets around the globe. Additionally, an all-new 6-speed automatic unit will come coupled with the new diesel option to take on the transmission duties on the vehicle. Another 6-speed manual transmission, at the same time, will come as an alternative to the old-gen 5-speed manual unit.
The all-new Isuzu D-Max V-Cross (facelift) had its premiere at BIMS 2019.
A bunch of tweaks will be done inside the pickup truck’s cabin as well. In specifics, it will sport a new brown-black combination colour scheme replacing the beige-brown option in the current model. A more advanced infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is also in the pipeline while a suite of enhanced safety features is also making its way to the facelifted edition.
Undoubtedly, engine, transmission and features updates might lead to an increment in the price range of the vehicle, great or small. Some car dealers said that the D-Max V-Cross automatic would be positioned Rs 2.5 Lakh above the current model. It is expected to go on sale in the coming months at the price bracket of around Rs 15-18 Lakh (ex-showroom, India).