Isuzu has launched the 2021 BS6 D-Max V-cross in India at starting price of Rs 16.98 lakh. While the updated model looks similar to the older version, it gets a new base-spec Hi-Lander variant, a new BS6 engine and an option of a manual transmission with the 4X4 drive option.
Here is a detailed price list:
Hi-Lander 4X2 MT
Rs 16.98 lakh
V-Cross Z 4X2 AT
Rs 19.98 lakh
V-Cross Z 4X4 MT
Rs 20.98 lakh
V-Cross Z Prestige 4X4 AT
Rs 24.49 lakh
*ex-showroom Tamil Nadu
The BS6 V-Cross is powered by a 1.9-litre diesel engine that makes 163PS and 360Nm, 13PS and 10Nm more than the older model. It is mated to a 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed automatic transmission. It also comes with 4X2 and 4X4 drive options depending on the variant.
In terms of design, the Hi-Lander looks quite basic. It gets halogen headlamps flanking the black plastic grille, black ORVMs, body-coloured door handles and steel wheels with wheel covers. The V-Cross, on the other hand, gets projector LED headlamps, dual-tone alloy wheels, fog lamps, chrome front grille, sidestep, roof rails and chrome door handles while the basic design remains similar to the Hi-Lander version.
Similarly, on the inside, the cabin layout remains unchanged. The Hi-Lander gets basic features like manual AC and rear parking sensors. Over the Hi-Lander, the Z and Z Prestige variants get features like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted controls, push-button start, auto AC, 6-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, 6 airbags, parking camera, electronic stability program, hill launch assist and hill descent control.
As far as competition is concerned, the Isuzu D-Max has no direct rivals in India.