Isuzu D-Max V-Cross
Isuzu D-Max V-CrossPR handout

Isuzu Motors India has launched its adventure utility vehicle D-Max V-Cross at Rs. 12.49 lakh, ex-showroom, Chennai. Prospective customers can now book the vehicle while deliveries will reportedly begin from July. The Japanese auto maker recently started production of the D-Max V-Cross — unveiled at Auto Expo 2016 — at its newly opened manufacturing facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.

The D-Max V-Cross is based on the iGRIP (Isuzu Gravity Response Intelligent Platform) technology that claims greater stability even at high speeds and sharp curves. The exterior of the vehicle sports an aggressive design. It features projector headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and rear-view mirrors with turn indicators. The pick-up also comes with a dash of chrome for the front grille, the rear-view mirrors and the door handles.

Isuzu claims the interiors of the V-Cross come with ergonomically designed driver seats, steering-mounted audio controls, electro-luminescent meters with MID (Multi Information Display) and a 7-inch touch-screen audio system with USB input, DVD, AUX, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.

Its 134bhp BSIV-compliant 2.5-litre CRDi diesel engine is mated to five-speed manual transmission and delivers 320Nm of torque at 1,800-2,800rpm. The pick-up features 4WD (shift-on-fly) drive mode and high-ride suspension, which offers higher ground clearance.