2018 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross pick-up launched at Rs.14.26 lakh

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The 2018 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross with updates has been launched in the country and gets a host of new features and equipment on board. The updated D-Max V-Cross is accessible in 2 variants – Standard and High, and is priced at Rs.15,76,240 and Rs.14,26,241 (all prices, ex-showroom) respectively. The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is a fun off-roader that has found a strong liking in India. While the powertrain under the hood remains the same, the 2018 V-Cross is marginally more expensive than the previous version. Hike in prices. The premium pick-up was launched in the country in May 2016, and this is the first major upgrade to the model ever since.

The D-Max facelift gets exterior tweaks, interior changes and more kits than the model to be substituted. While the front is similar, the side step is a new addition – as is the tweaked tailgate with a chrome handle. The higher-spec V-Cross High trim also gets chrome detailing on the rear bumper, LED daytime-running lights and LED tail-lamps. A new Ruby Red exterior finish has also been introduced, which will be available alongside the previously offered Orchid Brown, Cosmic Black, Titanium Silver, Obsidian Grey and Splash White colours.

On the inside, the standard D-Max V-Cross gets a new touchscreen audio system that doubles as the reversing camera. The High trim also adds a six-way electrically adjustable driver seat, black leather seats and a multi-functional steering wheel that comes with cruise control. The safety kit also sees the addition of electronic stability control and traction control. The safety pack has seen a major upgrade on the 2018 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross that includes ABS, while features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System (TCS) are available on the range-topping ‘High’ trim. The new V-Cross also gets a completely new Ruby Red colour scheme in addition to the existing list including Orchid Brown, Cosmic Black, Titanium Silver, Obsidian Grey and Splash White.

Under the bonnet, the lifestyle pick-up truck retains the 2.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine that produces 136hp at 3,600rpm and 320Nm of peak torque at 1,800-2,800rpm. This motor is coupled to a 5 speed manual transmission that sends power to all four wheels. In a niche of its own with no direct rivals, the D-Max V-Cross is Isuzu’s most popular passenger vehicle, outselling its MU-X sibling.