Key Specs of Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross
D-MAX V-Cross Highlights
January 15, 2020: Isuzu is known to be among the world’s most well-known pick-up truck makers and they entered India only a few years back. The top of the line premium Pick Up in their range is the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross crew cab pickup that is sold both as a commercial vehicle as well as a private one. In the crew cab pickup market, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross offers by far the most premium and robust iteration of a pickup in our market, the Isuzu D-max V-Cross comes with a maximum permissible GVW of 2180Kg and has a kerb weight of 1945kg while the maximum legal payload rating is set at 225kg. It is only available is a Crew Cabin with cargo body vehicle configuration with a D+4 seating arrangement. The load body dimensions are - 1485 mm x 1530 mm x 465 mm while the wheelbase is 3095mm. The ground clearance for the Isuzu D-Max S-Cab is 190mm and it has a turning circle radius of 6.1m.
Powering the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is the company’s BSIV compliant 4 cylinder 1898cc Isuzu 4 Cylinder, Common Rail, VGS Turbo Intercooled Diesel. This engine produces a maximum power output of 150bhp made at 3600rpm while the peak torque rating of 350Nm arrives in the 1800-2600rpm range. The transmission duties are taken care by an Isuzu MSG-5K Synchromesh 5 Speed manual gearbox mated to a single dry plate clutch. The top speed of the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is limited at 175kmph and it offers a commendable gradeability of 25%. The fuel tank capacity is 55 liters.
In terms of features the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross offers power steering with tilt and telescopic adjustment while you get air conditioning as standard. The braking system consists of disc brakes all around and ABS is offered as standard.
Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross Price List (Variants)
|Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross High Plus Z Prestige||2850 kg|
|Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross High Z (4x4)||2850 kg|
|Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross Standard (4x2)||2850 kg|
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Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross Pickup- Expert Review
Isuzu is one of the fastest-growing personal and commercial vehicle makers in India. This Japan-based automaker, famous for manufacturing engines and commercial vehicles, realizing the potential in the Indian commercial vehicles market had launched the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross pickup truck in the country.
Isuzu D-Max V-cross is available in the 4X4 variant in the country and is pitted against Tata Xenon Crew Cabin and Mahindra Imperio. The Tokyo headquartered CV maker calls Isuzu D-Max V-Cross as the first Indian adventure multi-utility vehicle.
Ex-Showroom Price - INR 13,59,746 (Jaipur)
Engine - 2499 cc 4 Cylinder, Common Rail, VGS Turbo Intercooled Diesel
Mileage - 12.4 kmpl
Payload - 265 kg
Engine and Performance
D-Max V-cross from Isuzu comes powered by a 2499 cc Common Rail, VGS Turbo Intercooled Diesel engine. This engine works on a 4 cylinders model and complies with BS-III emission norms. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 78 bhp at 3,800 rpm and maximum torque figures of 176 Nm at 1800 - 2400 rpm. Isuzu D-Max V-cross comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
This pickup truck, in terms of performance, does not lag in power generation. The maximum 78 bhp figures are good, if not best in the category. It accelerates in a smooth manner and works on the tall gearing method. The maximum torque of 176 Nm at 1800 - 2400 rpm helps the V-Cross in sticky conditions. The 4X4 drive is great, especially when compared to other pickups available in India for buying. However, we do not feel that D-Max V-Cross is a big transitional pickup truck Indian consumers are looking for.
Vehicle Built and Load Capacity
Isuzu D-Max V-cross pickup truck is built on the standards set in Japan. The Tokyo based commercial vehicle maker has really done a splendid job in terms of its build quality. It looks a notch above, even the paints used on the body appear extra smooth. We are sure the Isuzu D-Max V-cross pickup truck will last even after a lot of off-road adventures. As we said, it is a Japanese brand, after all. The deck can only hold a maximum of 265 kg weight. This part has scope for significant improvement, especially because we Indians love to use our vehicles in every way possible. This 265 kg weight capacity may just be a turnoff for the Indian consumer.
Handling and Suspension
The incorporated power steering is a master-stroke especially given the size of the pickup. We mean, consider the 3095mm wheelbase this pickup is offered in and yet it feels better smooth to control and manoeuvre. We tested the vehicle on busy city roads, highways and on no roads as well. The steering never lost hope in us or shall we say we never lost hope in the power steering inside D-Max V-cross. It was a lot of fun driving and testing the vehicle.
The suspension part is excellent as well. All the pits, from smallest to the biggest we faced were absorbed beautifully by the pickup truck. It ensured a comfortable drive on all the roads it was tested on.
But, yes there is a catch, and that is we did not feel that comfortable while driving it off-road. The bumps were easily felt and it did cause pain in the back.
Braking and Safety
Braking and safety are the most important factors in a vehicle for us. It’s simple if a vehicle can reach 0-100 in 10 seconds time but can't reach 100 to 0 in lesser time than it’s of no use. And for the record, we fell in love with the braking abilities of Isuzu D-Max V-Cross.
The pickup comes loaded with ABS, which definitely is a game-changer. The brakes, on the other hand, are exactly what the pickup needs! This pickup truck is indeed a complete package in terms of braking and safety.
Design and Comfort
The first thing we noticed in the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is the number of muscles on the exterior body. It at first, appeared as an all American muscle pickup, but soon we were back to thinking that the pickup has been developed in Japan.
Designed like a beast, boy wouldn't this truck grab a lot of attention? It sure would. The headlamps are classy and so are the rearview mirrors. Overall the design is not a hastened one. It's carved with patience and off course elegance. And as we said earlier the ride quality is comfortable on city roads however lacks the punch while off-roading.
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