Isuzu Motors India has just updated its entire lineup in India to comply with the new BS 6 Phase II norms that came into effect from 1 April 2023. The brand also given its range of SUVs and pick-up trucks added features while the D-Max V-Cross and MU-X also get mild exterior updates. Here are all the details.
Isuzu V-Cross, mu-X
Isuzu’s flagship pick-up truck offering in India, the V-Cross get a mild exterior and interior refresh alongside the new updated powertrains. The V-Cross (4x2 automatic) models now gets front fog lamp garnish, dark grey ORVMs and new black alloy wheels as standard. The pick-up truck is also offered with an all new colour, Valencia Orange.
On the inside changes are limited to a new dual-tone black and brown theme which enhances the overall appeal of the vehicle. In addition, we can also see brown inserts around the dashboard, door panels and the gear lever.
Safety has also taken a big leap with the new updated as the four-wheeler now features cruise control, hill descent control, hill-start assist, and ESC as standard.
Compared to the V-Cross, changes on the flagship mu-X SUV is limited to a more aggressive front grille that lends the car its sporty looks.
Both the Isuzu V-Cross pick-up and the mu-X SUV come powered by a 1.9-litre turbodiesel engine that churns out 161 bhp and 360 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
Isuzu D-Max, Hi-Lander
Isuzu’s D-Max Cab and S-Cab models now get an advanced MID (multi-information display) in the instrument cluster with silver inserts. It now displays the DPD (Diesel Particulate Diffuser) indication and sub-menu to indicate "Level," Automatic Regeneration, as well as notify the driver for manual 'Regeneration' operation. Both models also get a new idle start/stop system and low friction tyres.
In terms of features, the D-Max and S-Cab now get variable speed intermittent windscreen wipers and gear shift indicator in the MID while the Hi-Lander additionally gets climate control and a rear defogger.
The D-Max is powered by a 2.4-litre turbodiesel unit that makes 78 bhp with 176 Nm of peak torque. The Hi-Lander is powered by a 1.9-litre turbodiesel motor pumping out 161 bhp with 360 Nm of max torque. The D-Max’s motor is mated to a 5-speed manual while the Hi-Lander’s engine is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox.