Isuzu discontinued the BS4 D-Max V-Cross in India last year due to the introduction of new BS6 norms. Now, it seems like the carmaker is gearing up to re-launch the D-Max V-Cross in the BS6 avatar soon as a pair of the lifestyle truck was spotted at an Isuzu dealership.
By the looks of it, the BS6 D-Max V-Cross looks similar to the BS4 model. The silver colour SUV gets mono-tone alloy wheels and misses out on roof rails and sidestep suggesting it is a lower-spec model. The blue colour SUV, on the other hand, looks like a higher variant with dual-tone alloy wheels, roof rails and chrome door handles.
Coming to the interior, it looks identical to the BS4 model. It gets the same touchscreen infotainment system which is likely to miss out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features on offer include powered driver’s seat, auto AC, push-button start, cruise control, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, traction control, and rear parking sensors.
Both the SUVs featured a Ddi badging at the back suggesting they will be powered by the 1.9-litre diesel engine as before. In the BS4 disguise, it produced 150PS and 350Nm mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. While the automatic transmission can be seen in the images, Isuzu might also introduce a 6-speed manual transmission on the BS6 D-Max. The 2.5-litre diesel engine (134PS/320Nm) that was offered on the BS4 D-Max is not expected to make it to the BS6 era.
Isuzu is expected to launch the BS6 D-Max V-Cross in April 2021. It is expected to be priced at a premium of around Rs 1 lakh over the BS4 variant which was priced from Rs 16.55 lakh and Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). The D-Max V-Cross has no direct rivals in India.