While the pickup culture never blossomed here, that was Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is arguably responsible for giving this segment a much-needed shot in the arm. However, the V-Cross was pulled off the shelves due to the stricter emissions standards that went into effect early last year. Even so, Isuzu now wants to restart the lifestyle pickup with a BS6 engine. Accordingly, the 2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross BS6 was recently tested by a Sumit Shinde.
Abroad, Isuzu offers the Third generation D-Max V-Cross, However, the Janese car maker will continue to sell the second generation model in our market. Compared to the older version, the new model looks much higher quality and even has a revised ladder frame chassis for improved driving stability and reduced NVH values. It’s a 3.0 liter oil burner. On the other hand, the now defunct D-Max V-Cross made to Indian specification with two diesel engine options was offered for sale – 1.9-liter and 2.5-liter. The former developed 150 hp to 350 Nm and was available with a 6-speed auto box, while the latter developed 134 hp to 320 Nm and was combined with a 5-speed manual transmission.
The 2021 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross will likely only be available with the 1.9-liter engine, but the automaker could offer 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The power and torque values could change slightly. As can be seen from the latest pictures, the pickup is unlikely to have any update other than the updated powertrain. Similar to the BS4 version, the BS6 model offers features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, LED lighting front and rear, air conditioning, power windows, keyless entry with push button and electrically adjustable driver’s seat, double airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, TC and rear parking sensors.
The BS4 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross was previously available in a price range of 16.55 to 19.99 lakh (ex showroom). However, the updated version could ask for a premium of up to INR 1 lakh over its predecessor. Interestingly, last year, Isuzu announced that the BS6 D-Max V-Cross could cost a whopping INR 4 lakh more than the BS4 version. However, the same thing looks very unlikely with the