New Isuzu V-Cross Limited Edition launched with new powertrain
The popular ISUZU V-Cross lifestyle pick-up truck has now come in a new special edition model named ‘Z-Prestige’. It is priced at Rs. 19.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Isuzu V-Cross limited edition has been endowed with a powerful 1.9 litre Ddi engine paired with a first in segment 6-speed Automatic Transmission. As per Isuzu, this new engine along with the new transmission will offer a unique driving experience on both on and off-road driving conditions. The limited edition model also gets enhanced premium appeal and safety features.
The Isuzu’s in-house newly developed 1.9 litre diesel engine is good to deliver 150 PS of maximum power along with an impressive 350 Nm of top torque. Despite being a smaller displacement motor, the new 1.9 litre oil burner is more powerful and also more fuel efficient. Thus, the new diesel motor packs more power than that of the existing 2.5 litre oil burner that is capable of generating 148 bhp of power and 350 Nm of peak torque. While both the diesel engines of the Isuzu V-Cross are currently available in their BS4 versions. The new 1.9 litre engine will be getting upgraded to be BS6 compliant later this year, while the older engine is thought to be getting discontinued when the BS6 norms come to effect in April 2020.
The new V-Cross Z-Prestige limited edition model also offers enhanced premium look and feel with its cabin flaunting a new two-tone Brown-Grey colour scheme, perforated premium leather seat upholstery and soft-touch trims on the dashboard and door trims. The variant has also been endowed with better features including live-surround speakers on the roof.
Moreover, the Z-Prestige trim model also comes braced with better safety equipments with 6-airbags and Brake-Override System (BOS).
The other noteworthy features include bi-LED headlamps, 18 inch alloys, roof rails, shark fin antenna and a 7 inch touchscreen integrated infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity.
The new Z-Prestige limited edition complements and enhances the overall premium and sporty appeal of the V-Cross range that offers multiple drive options along with great comfort and improved safety quotient, to make the pick-up truck more enticing than ever.
The Isuzu V-Cross pick-up truck is now available in the Indian car market in three model trims, namely - Standard, Z and the newly launched Z-Prestige limited edition. The new Z-Prestige trim is available in four exterior colour choices, namely - Cosmic Black, Pearl White, Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue. The other variants are available in the colour options of Obsidian Grey and Titanium Silver.
The V-Cross first launched in India as the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross back in 2016, and is a very unique model as it is the only lifestyle pick-up in the country’s auto industry. It has gained significant success in India and is a popular product in several international markets. The new 1.9 litre diesel motor is already selling in the international markets, and now comes to India as well.
The Isuzu V-Cross does not have any direct rival in India, but being an AWD model it has competition from the likes of the Jeep Compass, Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner.