2019 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross facelift gets a number of cosmetic updates along with an all-black interior theme
Isuzu introduced the facelifted version of the D-Max V-Cross yesterday and it comes with notable changes. The Japanese manufacturer has mentioned that as much as 20 changes have been made to the lifestyle pickup truck and here we have listed the top five things you should know about the refreshed model:
1. Priced Same As Outgoing Model:
The 2019 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is priced the same as the outgoing model despite the updates incurred as the Standard variant is priced at Rs. 15.15 lakh and it goes all the way up to Rs. 17.03 lakh for the range-topping Z fully-loaded trim (all prices, ex-showroom Mumbai).
2. Gets A Slew Of Exterior Updates:
The most substantial of the changes can be seen on the exterior as the updated D-Max V-Cross gets Bi-LED headlamps, tweaked grille, fog lamps with chrome bezels, 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels as opposed to the previous 16-inch wheels, newly designed sidestep, blacked out B-pillar, new shark-fin antenna and slightly updated rear end with LED tail lamps.
3. Mildly Refreshed Interior And New Safety Features:
The interior, on the other hand, gains its share of updates but nothing as substantial as we had hoped. The cabin is adorned in a dark theme courtesy of the black interior while the top-spec Z grade is sold with perforated leather seats. The revised instrument cluster has been updated to feature gear shift indicator as well while the second row of passengers now gets access to a USB charging port. The updated seven-inch touchscreen is another key feature.
The range of safety features includes HSA (Hill Start Assist), HDC (Hill Descent Control), seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters, speed sensing auto door lock, driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder, dual front airbags, Anti-lock brakes, reverse parking sensors and so on.
4. Continues With BSIV Diesel Engine:
The biggest change expected on the facelift had to be the inclusion of an all-new BSVI compliant 1.9-litre turbocharged diesel engine producing more power and torque. However, it did not turn out to be the case, as the updated V-Cross continues to use the BSIV 2.5-litre diesel motor pumping out 134 PS and 320 Nm and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission with the shift-on-fly 4WD system.
5. New Colours And Passive Keyless Entry:
The mid-life facelift of the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross comes with seven different colour choices namely Sapphire Blue, Silky Pearl White, Titanium Silver, Ruby Red, Cosmic Black, Splash White and Obsidian Grey.
Of them, Sapphire Blue and Silky Pearl White are brand new. Additionally, Isuzu has included passive entry and start/stop system to the V-Cross’ range for the convenience of the driver.